There are 4 ways to get from Columbia to Hilton Head Island by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Columbia Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take a taxi from Savannah Amtrak to Hilton Head Island

$119 - $177

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbia, Sc to Beaufort, Sc 1097
  2. Take the bus from Lowes to Hwy 278 302

$42 - $75

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Columbia to Hilton Head Island 160.1 miles

$15 - $23

Fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Hilton Head (HHH) CAE - HHH

$365 - $1,830

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia to Hilton Head Island is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia to Hilton Head Island is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Columbia and Hilton Head Island is 125 miles. The road distance is 160.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Hilton Head Island without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 27 min and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Columbia to Hilton Head Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Hilton Head Island is to bus which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $40 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $360 - $1,900 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbia Airport to Hilton Head Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbia to Hilton Head Island is 160 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Columbia to Hilton Head Island.

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  • Distance: 125.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Columbia, SC, USA and Hilton Head Island, SC, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbia to Hilton Head Island via Columbia, Sc, Beaufort, Sc, and Lowes in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Columbia to Hilton Head Island every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbia to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Columbia Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbia, Sc to Beaufort, Sc
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Palmetto Breeze Transit
Website
palmettobreezetransit.com
Bus from Lowes to Hwy 278
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
palmettobreezetransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Savannah Amtrak to Hilton Head Island
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$85 - $100
A1 Taxi of Savannah
Phone
+1 912-925-9900
Website
facebook.com
Yellow Cab of Savannah
Phone
+1 912-604-9845
Website
yellowcabofsavannah.com

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