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There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Columbia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Columbia (CAE) BUF - CAE

$216 - $982

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  23 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Columbia, Sc 1097 / ...

$106 - $249

3 alternative options

Train  •  23 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Columbia Amtrak Station Silver Star

$169 - $474

Bus Megabus  •  24 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Columbia, SC

$110 - $180

Drive  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Columbia 755.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Columbia is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Columbia is to fly which costs $210 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo station to Columbia station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Amtrak Station and arriving at Columbia Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 51 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Columbia is 629 miles. The road distance is 755.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Columbia without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 9 min and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Buffalo to Columbia, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Columbia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Columbia is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $210 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 23 h 9 min, you could also train, which costs $160 - $480 and takes 23 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Columbia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Buffalo to Columbia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Columbia Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 628.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Columbia, SC, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Buffalo to Columbia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Columbia via Columbus, OH, Columbus, Oh, and Columbia, Sc in around 23 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
Train from New York Penn Station to Columbia Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
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 Columbus, Oh to Columbia, Sc
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo to Washington
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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Bus from Washington to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Columbia is 756 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 45 min to drive from Buffalo to Columbia.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Columbia Airport.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 204 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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