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Newark-Columbia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to Columbia?

Lowest Price$110.00
Fastest Train14h 16m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark 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 Newark to Columbia?

In the last month, $130.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Columbia, SC. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $40.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Columbia?

The distance between Newark and Columbia is approximately 598 miles, or 963 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 16 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 Newark to Columbia are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

The earliest train departs Newark at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Newark to Columbia?

Trains leave the station in Newark twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Columbia faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Columbia to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Columbia for $121.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to Columbia?

2 train services operate from Newark, New Jersey to Columbia, South Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak115h 36m$213.12
Amtrak Silver Service114h 21m$122.23

Where is the train station in Newark?

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Columbia:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Columbia?

Columbia has one train station:

  • 850 Pulaski St

Price trends for trains from Newark to Columbia

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55JunJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

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