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Baltimore - Columbia Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Baltimore to Columbia. Traveling by coach from Baltimore to Columbia usually takes around 10 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach coach can make the trip in 10 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance440 mi (708 km)
Shortest duration10h 20m
Cheapest price£79.45
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Coach lines2

Price trends for coaches from Baltimore to Columbia

Average prices by travel date

£83£56£28MayJun

Monthly average prices

£60£48£36£24£12JJASONDJFMAM

Prices as travel date approaches

£79£64£48£32£163020100

What coach companies travel from Baltimore to Columbia?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Baltimore to Columbia that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Wanda Coach usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
PandaNY Bus110h 25m£79.45
Wanda Coach210h 21m£79.45
  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Baltimore to Columbia, with prices starting from £79.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from £79 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Baltimore and Columbia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Baltimore to Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 10 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 440 miles from Baltimore to Columbia. However, the fastest coach only takes 10 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Baltimore to Columbia for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Baltimore?

The first coach leaves at 22:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Baltimore to Columbia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Columbia each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Baltimore to Columbia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Baltimore to Columbia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore, MD to Columbia, SC; ticket prices start at £70.71.

City Information

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Columbia

Columbia, SC

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As the capital city of South Carolina, Columbia offers plenty of historic attractions and exciting activities that will keep tourists of all ages satisfied. Sitting at the heart of the city is the South Carolina State Museum, which boasts the most impressive collection of permanent and changing exhibits in the state, as well as in the Southeast. One of the top highlights of the museum is its amazing planetarium that has a height of 55 feet. If you are traveling with kids, EdVenture should certainly be on your list. The museum’s prime attraction is a giant 10-year-old with his own fake digestive tracts and vertebrae, allowing kids to explore anatomy with ease. Nature lovers should not miss out on the chance to enjoy an outdoor day at Lake Murray, which features a vast range of activities such as boating, fishing, paddling, etc.

Columbia features an exciting food scene that is brimming with new talents. For an amazing lunch, The Gourmet Shop and their famous chicken salad will be a great choice. If you wish to enjoy a dinner with wine, Lula Drake is the place to be.

Columbia’s principal bus station is located 710-A Buckner Rd on the outskirts of the city. The main Amtrak train station is located on Pulaski St in the heart of downtown near the University of South Carolina campus. Columbia is served by Amtrak’s Silver Service line. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is the main airport and it is located five miles southwest of the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Baltimore?

Departure stations

Baltimore has two coach stations with service to Columbia.

All coach stations in Baltimore:

  • 5501 O'Donnell St Cut-off

  • 1200 Ponca Street

Where does the coach arrive in Columbia?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Columbia.

Coach stations in Columbia:

  • 1729 Broad River Rd

  • 1715 Broad River Road

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