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Train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station Northeast Regional / ...

$71 - $229

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Bus, line 310 bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Baltimore, MD
  2. Take the bus from White Marsh Park & Ride to N BROADWAY SB & MONUMENT STns 56
  3. Take the line 310 bus from Wolfe St & Orleans St to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb 310 / ...

$17 - $41

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Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Columbia 211.3 miles

$20 - $30

Fly New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA
  2. Take the bus from K ST & 14TH ST NW wb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb

$73 - $289

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Baltimore, line 501 bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Baltimore (BWI) JFK - BWI
  3. Take the line 501 bus from Arundel Mills Mall to Little Patuxent Pkwy / Running Brook Rd

$139 - $516

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA
  2. Take the bus from K ST & 14TH ST NW wb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb

$131 - $513

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD
  3. Take the bus from K ST & 14TH ST NW wb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb

$139 - $430

Fly New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles, bus  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD
  2. Take the bus from K ST & 14TH ST NW wb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb

$126 - $336

Manhattan to Columbia by bus and walk

The journey time between Manhattan and Columbia is around 7h 58m and covers a distance of around 214 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 27m. Operated by Megabus and Maryland Transit, the Manhattan to Columbia service departs from New York and arrives in LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb. Typically 17 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 58m
Fastest journey time:
5h 27m
Journey distance:
214 miles
Services per week:
17
Cheapest price:
$17
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Columbia bus and walk schedules

Manhattan → Columbia
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The most affordable way to get from Manhattan to Columbia is to drive, which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Columbia is to train which costs $70 - $230 and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Columbia. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb via White Marsh Park & Ride and Wolfe St & Orleans St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Columbia is 187 miles. The road distance is 211.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Columbia without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs $70 - $230.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Manhattan to Columbia, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Columbia bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Columbia is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs $70 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus and line 310 bus, which costs $16 - $45 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Manhattan to Columbia bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 186.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Columbia, MD, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $120 and the journey takes 2h 55m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to Columbia via White Marsh Park & Ride, N BROADWAY SB & MONUMENT STns, and Wolfe St & Orleans St in around 6h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from New York JFK to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $170
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$130 - $190
First Class
$170 - $310
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York to Baltimore, MD
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from White Marsh Park & Ride to N BROADWAY SB & MONUMENT STns
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
More information at
Maryland Transit
Bus from Wolfe St & Orleans St to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
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Maryland Transit
Bus from K ST & 14TH ST NW wb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
More information at
Maryland Transit
Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland
Website
transitrta.com
Bus from Arundel Mills Mall to Little Patuxent Pkwy / Running Brook Rd
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transitrta.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Columbia is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Manhattan to Columbia.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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