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Baltimore - Columbia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Baltimore to Columbia. Traveling by bus from Baltimore to Columbia usually takes around 10 hours and 20 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance440 mi (708 km)
Shortest duration10h 20m
Cheapest price$100.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Baltimore to Columbia

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Velma

September 19, 2023- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: The trip was better than I expected. We arrived on time. It seemed worry free. Cons: All in all everything was good. There was a little odor problem. Tips: I think I need to take another trip to respond. I don't really know but the trip was good. No real problems.

5.0

Jamar

February 17, 2023- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Very peaceful comforting. Cons: Only thing I would say that could be improved is the charger outlet for the new iPhone chargers. Tips: Being a usb charger for your phone.

4.0

Colleen

September 30, 2022- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: It is a great way to go somewhere at a good price and I didn’t have to do the driving. Cons: I would like lights above the seats so I could see to read.

Price trends for buses from Baltimore to Columbia

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JulJul

Monthly avg. prices

$125$100$75$50$25ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Columbia?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Baltimore to Columbia. Wanda Coach is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Wanda Coach210h 20m$100.00
  • 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 $100 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

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 10:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore to Columbia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Baltimore to Columbia. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore, MD to Columbia, SC; ticket prices start at $104.00.

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 bus leave from in Baltimore?

Main departure station: 5501 O'Donnell St. (TA Gas Station)

Most buses depart from the main station in Baltimore.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • 5501 O'Donnell St. (TA Gas Station)

Where does the bus arrive in Columbia?

Main arrival station: 1729 Broad River Rd

All buses from Baltimore arrive at one main station in Columbia.

All bus stations in Columbia:

  • 1729 Broad River Rd

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