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|Fastest Train||34h 38m|
|Trains Per Day||2|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Columbus 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Columbus to Columbia?
What is the price of a train ticket from Columbus to Columbia?
In the last month, $178.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Columbus, OH 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 9 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $33.50 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Columbus to Columbia?
The distance between Columbus and Columbia is approximately 426 miles, or 685 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 hours and 38 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 Columbus 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 Columbus at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Columbus to Columbia?
Trains leave the station in Columbus twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Which train should you take from Columbus to Columbia?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Columbus, Ohio to Columbia, South Carolina. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||2||1d 15h 7m||$194.50|
Where is the train station in Columbus?
There is one train station in Columbus:
- Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
Where is the train station in Columbia?
Columbia has one train station:
- 850 Pulaski St
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