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How much are train tickets from Wilmington to Columbia?

Lowest Price$98.00
Fastest Train12h 31m
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Wilmington-Columbia Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Wilmington to Columbia right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Wilmington to Columbia?

In the last month, $98.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilmington, DE to Columbia, SC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $24.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Wilmington to Columbia?

The distance between Wilmington and Columbia is approximately 499 miles, or 803 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 31 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Wilmington to Columbia are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Wilmington at 11:00am and arrives in Columbia around 12 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Wilmington to Columbia?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Columbia with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Columbia to Wilmington. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wilmington to Columbia for $106.00.

Which train should you take from Wilmington to Columbia?

2 train services operate from Wilmington, Delaware to Columbia, South Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 2m$166.00
Amtrak Silver Service112h 35m$116.00

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

There is one train station in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak Station - 100 French St

Where is the train station in Columbia?

Columbia has one train station:

  • 850 Pulaski St

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