The distance between Madison to Columbia is 772.45 miles or 1242.82 km. A train trip from Madison to Columbia typically takes 35 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Columbia faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 35 hours and 18 minutes to get from Madison to Columbia.
Going from Madison to Columbia by train takes over 35 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Saturday trains from Madison to Columbia 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Columbia. One train carrier operates regular service on the Madison to Columbia route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Madison to Columbia, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Madison to Columbia, 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 Madison to Columbia, which start at $166.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Madison to Columbia start from $238.00, and on average cost $238.00. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Columbia. Amtrak in Madison leaves from UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and one other station. And in Columbia trains arrive at 850 Pulaski St,
From Madison to Columbia train travel on Amtrak takes 35 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Columbia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 35 hours and 18 minutes.