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There are 4 ways to get from Athens to Columbia by taxi, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take a taxi from Athens to Greensboro
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro to Columbia, SC Atlanta

$105 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Columbia, SC Atlanta

$49 - $70

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Athens to Columbia 176.2 miles

$17 - $25

Shuttle, fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Columbia (CAE) ATL - CAE

$184 - $895

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Columbia is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Columbia is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between Athens and Columbia is 135 miles. The road distance is 176.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Athens to Columbia without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 4h 30m and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Athens to Columbia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Columbia Airport is the direct flight which takes 56m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Columbia is 176 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Athens to Columbia.

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Delta offers flights from Atlanta Airport to Columbia Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Atlanta Airport is to shuttle which takes 2h and costs $30 - $45.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 135.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Athens, GA, USA and Columbia, SC, USA?

South Eastern Stages operates a bus from Athens to Columbia twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Greensboro to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Athens to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Other operators
Taxi from Athens to Greensboro
Ave. Duration
44m
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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