There are 3 ways to get from Gaithersburg to Columbia by bus, taxi or car

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Line 201 bus, line 305 bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from SHADY GROVE & station to Burtonsville Park & Ride 201 / ...
  2. Take the line 305 bus from Burtonsville Park & Ride to COLUMBIA MALL & RING RD wb 305 / ...

$3 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gaithersburg to Columbia 34.2 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Gaithersburg to Columbia 34.2 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Gaithersburg station to Columbia. However, there are services departing from SHADY GROVE & station and arriving at COLUMBIA MALL & RING RD wb via Burtonsville Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Gaithersburg and Columbia is 21 miles. The road distance is 34.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Gaithersburg to Columbia without a car is to line 201 bus and line 305 bus which takes 1 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Gaithersburg to Columbia, including transfers.

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Gaithersburg to Columbia bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at SHADY GROVE & station.

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Gaithersburg to Columbia bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at COLUMBIA MALL & RING RD wb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaithersburg to Columbia is 34 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Gaithersburg to Columbia.

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There are 192+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gaithersburg to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 20.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

What companies run services between Gaithersburg, MD, USA and Columbia, MD, USA?

You can take a bus from Gaithersburg to Columbia via Burtonsville Park & Ride in around 1 h 41 min.

Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from SHADY GROVE & station to Burtonsville Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from Burtonsville Park & Ride to COLUMBIA MALL & RING RD wb
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Gaithersburg to Columbia
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Reston Express
Phone
+1 703-402-1137
Website
restonexpress.com

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