Whether traveling by air or vehicle, you’ll love Columbia’s easy access. Only ten cities in America have three major Interstates transecting their metropolitan areas and Columbia is one of them. Columbia is served by I-20, I-26 and I-77, and is within 90 miles of I-85 and I-95, making travel to our city simple from every direction. Other major area highways include US 1, 21, 76, 176, 178, 321, 378 and 601.
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is served by American Airlines, Delta, and United.
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport, (CLT) is less than two hours away and may be a better alternative, particularly for intercontinental travelers. It is served by the Columbia Charlotte shuttle. For Reservations Call (803) 783-5123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $55 one way for adults and $28 one way for children under the age of 12.
For the convenience of travelers, the following car rental companies are located in the airport terminal-lower level Baggage Claim area.
The following taxi services provide transportation to and from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The taxi pick-up area is just outside the terminal – lower level baggage claim. An average taxi ride to downtown from the airport to Columbia costs approximately $25- $30. Also, be sure to check with the hotel you are staying at to see if they provide complimentary shuttle service.
Uber and Lyft are also available.
Amtrak provides passenger train service 800-USA-RAIL and freight services provided by Norfolk Southern Systems and CSX. Greyhound Bus Lines offers interstate bus service.