There are 3 ways to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC Charleston - Atlanta, GA (0991)

$94 - $115

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Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Charleston Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak Palmetto / ...
  2. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak Silver Star

$101 - $194

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) 105.7 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Charleston Airport (CHS) and Columbia Airport (CAE) is 97 miles. The road distance is 105.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $90 - $120.

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Map of how to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE).
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  • Distance: 97.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Charleston Airport (CHS), USA and Columbia Airport (CAE), USA?

South Eastern Stages operates a bus from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE) via Charleston Amtrak, Savannah Amtrak, and Columbia Amtrak in around 5 h 41 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charleston Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Savannah Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 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
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