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Driving To Columbia

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.

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By Rail

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.

USC HorseshoeBy Air

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is served by Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways. Direct flights from New York City take less than 2 hours.

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport,,  (CLT)  is less than two hours away and there is a shuttle service to both hotels.  It is the Columbia Charlotte shuttle:  For Reservations Call (803) 783-5123.

Car Rental

For the convenience of travelers, the following car rental companies are located in the airport terminal-lower level Baggage Claim area.

  • Alamo-National Car Rental  803-822-5180
  • Avis Car Rental  803-822-5100
  • Budget Car Rental  803-822-8346
  • Hertz Car Rental  803-822-8341
  • Thrifty Car Rental  803-822-2300

Taxis & ShuttlesColumbia skyline

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 Columbia costs approximately $15- $17.  Also, be sure to check with the hotel you are staying at to see if they provide complimentary shuttle service.

  • Ard’s Shuttle 803-791-5767
  • Blue Ribbon Taxi 803-754-8163
  • Capitol City Cab 803-233-8294
  • Checker Yellow 803-799-3311
  • Classic Cab 803-348-0662
  • Earth Shuttle 803-714-0080
  • Shuttleways 803-783-0265