Directions from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE)

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC 0989

$71 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus via Columbia  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia 0987

$56 - $91

2 alternative options

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

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 25 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charleston Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Charleston Airport (CHS) and Columbia Airport (CAE) is 155 km. The road distance is 169 km.

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.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Columbia Airport (CAE), including transfers.