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

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Fly to Columbia  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Columbia (CAE) MIA - CAE

$206 - $882

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Savannah, Ga 1014 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Columbia, Sc 1096 / ...

$94 - $220

3 alternative options

Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) MIA - GSP
  2. Take the bus from Greenville to Columbia

$198 - $782

Train  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak Silver Star

$102 - $312

Drive  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Columbia 636.2 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to Columbia is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Columbia is to fly which costs $200 - $900 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Miami to Columbia. However, there are services departing from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound and arriving at Columbia Amtrak via Miami Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 37 min.

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The distance between Miami and Columbia is 574 miles. The road distance is 636.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Columbia without a car is to train which takes 17 h 37 min and costs $100 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Miami to Columbia, including transfers.

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Miami to Columbia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Miami Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Miami to Columbia is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $200 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $320 and takes 17 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $220 and takes 19 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Miami Airport to Columbia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Miami to Columbia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Columbia Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Miami to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 573.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and Columbia, SC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Miami to Columbia every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Miami to Columbia once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 16 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Jacksonville, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Tampa, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Flights from Miami to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Miami to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Miami to Columbia via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Miami to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Miami to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,200
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Miami Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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 Miami, Fl to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Columbia, Sc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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