Travel from Raleigh to Columbia-SC-USA

Train, bus or fly from Raleigh to Columbia?

Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Columbia once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Raleigh to Columbia 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

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How to get from Raleigh to Columbia

ModeDurationPrice
From Raleigh Amtrak train to Columbia Amtrak.4 h 37 min$72
From GoRaleigh Station bus to Durham then Megabus to Columbia, SC.7 h 20 min$33
From Raleigh drive to Columbia.3 h 42 min$27
From W Edenton St at S Harrington St line 100 bus to Raleigh/Durham airport, fly to Columbia airport, then taxi to Columbia.4 h 34 min$532

How long does it take to get from Raleigh to Columbia?

The train from Raleigh Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak takes 4 h 37 min including transfers and departs once daily.

Is there a direct train between Raleigh and Columbia?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Columbia Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

Is there a direct bus between Raleigh and Columbia?

No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Columbia. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Columbia, SC via Durham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

Operators from Raleigh to Columbia

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Go TriangleGo Triangle
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
DeltaDelta
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
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