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Bus or Train to Columbus, Ohio


The Columbus Greyhound bus terminal is located at 111 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215.

Those staying at the Ohio State dorms may want to use the student union bus terminal at 1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210.


Amtrak connects to the Columbus, OH (COL) Greyhound Bus Station, (111 East Town St, Columbus, OH 43215). The nearest train stations are in Cincinnati (CIN) and Cleveland (CLE).

To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

New York—Washington, DC—Cincinnati—Indianapolis—Chicago
The Cardinal operates between New York and Chicago three days a week, offering unforgettable views of the Southeast's stunning natural beauty. You'll see gently rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, and the wild white-water rivers of West Virginia as they can only be seen by train. Heading westward, the train rolls along the banks of the mighty Ohio River — from the quaint towns of Ashland and Maysville, to the skyline of Cincinnati. From there, your journey continues to Indianapolis, and then northward to Chicago.

Capitol Limited
Washington, DC—Pittsburgh—Cleveland—Chicago
The Capitol Limited train runs daily between Washington, DC and Chicago. You'll follow the historic B&O line on your journey through the Potomac Valley, past historic Harpers Ferry and the Allegheny Mountains into Pittsburgh. Cross into Ohio heading north to Cleveland, and then across Ohio and Indiana into the center of Chicago.

Lake Shore Limited 
New York/Boston—Albany—Chicago
Daily Service between Chicago and New York City, through South Bend, Cleveland and Buffalo, along Some of the Prettiest Shorelines of the USA. You'll travel along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway. In New York State, you'll pass through the Finger Lakes region to Albany, capital of the Empire State. From there, travel through the Berkshires and stop in Pittsfield, where you can tour the house where Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick. Or, visit the Berkshire Museum. In Boston, make connections to Providence and Mystic Seaport on our Regional service.

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