Cheap train tickets from Columbia, SC to Charlotte


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How much are train tickets from Columbia, SC to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$63.50
Fastest9h 9m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Columbia, SC to Charlotte?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Columbia to Charlotte is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Columbia to Charlotte was $64.25. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Columbia, SC to Charlotte?

The distance between Columbia and Charlotte is approximately 85.48 miles, or 137.53 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 15 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 9 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Columbia to Charlotte?

On Saturday trains from Columbia to Charlotte are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Columbia to Charlotte?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Charlotte. One train carrier operates regular service on the Columbia to Charlotte route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Columbia to Charlotte, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Columbia to Charlotte, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Columbia, SC to Charlotte, which start at $20.00.

One train company connects Columbia to Charlotte


Amtrak train tickets from Columbia to Charlotte start from $63.50, and on average cost $76.45. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Charlotte. Amtrak in Columbia leaves from 850 Pulaski St, And in Charlotte trains arrive at 1914 N Tryon St,

From Columbia to Charlotte train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlotte faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 9 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $79.06 for a one-way train ticket to Charlotte.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Columbia on their way to Charlotte:
  • 850 Pulaski St
There is one train station where trains from Columbia arrive in Charlotte:
  • 1914 N Tryon St