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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Columbia by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2h 48m

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

$71 - $160

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Bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from New York - 69 Chrystie St to Baltimore Nyc
  2. Take the bus from LIBERTY ST & LEXINGTON ST sb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb 320

$12 - $27

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Drive  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from New York to Columbia 207.5 miles

$20 - $30

Train to New York JFK, fly to Baltimore, line 501 bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  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

$117 - $444

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Baltimore, line 501 bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Baltimore (BWI) LGA - BWI
  3. Take the line 501 bus from Arundel Mills Mall to Little Patuxent Pkwy / Running Brook Rd

$91 - $313

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 20m

  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

$119 - $530

Fly New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 32m

  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 - $279

Fly New York JFK to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 28m

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

$99 - $510

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

  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

$127 - $387

New York to Columbia by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Columbia is around 8h 48m and covers a distance of around 221 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 48m. Operated by Coach Run and Maryland Transit, the New York to Columbia bus service departs from New York - 69 Chrystie St and arrives in LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
8h 48m
Fastest bus time:
8h 48m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$12
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
21:30
Last bus departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Columbia bus schedules

New York → Columbia
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Columbia is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Columbia is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Columbia is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Columbia is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Columbia is to train which costs $70 - $160 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Columbia. However, there are services departing from New York - 69 Chrystie St and arriving at LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb via ODONNELL ST CUTOFF & TRAVEL CENTER wb, CALVERT ST between PRATT ST & LOMBARD ST nb and LIBERTY ST & LEXINGTON ST sb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 42m.

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The distance between New York and Columbia is 183 miles. The road distance is 207.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Columbia without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs $70 - $160.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from New York to Columbia, including transfers.

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New York to Columbia bus services, operated by Coach Run, depart from New York - 69 Chrystie St station.

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The best way to get from New York to Columbia is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs $70 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $27 and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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New York 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 New York to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 48m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 29m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Columbia via Baltimore, ODONNELL ST CUTOFF & TRAVEL CENTER wb, LOMBARD ST & CALVERT ST wb, CALVERT ST between PRATT ST & LOMBARD ST nb, FAYETTE ST PLAZA wb, and LIBERTY ST & LEXINGTON ST sb in around 5h 42m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
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 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $170
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 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
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from New York - 69 Chrystie St to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
gotobus.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from LIBERTY ST & LEXINGTON ST sb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 New York to Columbia is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3h 37m to drive from New York to Columbia.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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