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There are 9 ways to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia by train, plane, car, bus or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Meridian, fly to Columbia  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station to Meridian Union Station
  2. Fly from Meridian (MEI) to Columbia (COU) MEI - COU

$239 - $854

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  16h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Memphis, Tn
  3. Take the night bus from Memphis, Tn to St Louis, Mo
  4. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbia, Mo

$120 - $179

7 alternative options

Drive to Huntsville, fly to Columbia  •  7h 8m

  1. Drive from Tuscaloosa to Huntsville
  2. Fly from Huntsville (HSV) to Columbia (COU) HSV - COU

$349 - $1,466

Bus to Birmingham, fly to Columbia  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to Columbia (COU) BHM - COU

$361 - $1,566

Drive to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional, fly to St. Louis, bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Drive from Tuscaloosa to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional
  2. Fly from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) to St. Louis (STL) GTR - STL
  3. Take the bus from St. Louis Airport to Columbia, MO

$322 - $1,204

Bus to Birmingham, fly to St. Louis, bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to St. Louis (STL) BHM - STL
  3. Take the bus from St. Louis Airport to Columbia, MO

$302 - $1,117

Bus  •  17h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo
  4. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbia, Mo

$122 - $174

Bus via New South Memphis  •  17h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, AL to Memphis, TN
  3. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to St. Louis
  4. Take the bus from St. Louis Airport to Columbia, MO

$162 - $191

Drive  •  10h 43m

  1. Drive from Tuscaloosa to Columbia 624.8 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia is to drive and fly which costs $340 - $1,500 and takes 7h 8m.

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The distance between Tuscaloosa and Columbia is 480 miles. The road distance is 624.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 16h 33m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 10h 27m to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Meridian Airport to Columbia Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 14m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tuscaloosa to Columbia is 625 miles. It takes approximately 10h 43m to drive from Tuscaloosa to Columbia.

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American Airlines offers flights from Meridian Airport to Columbia Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 480.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h 27m

What companies run services between Tuscaloosa, AL, USA and Columbia, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Tuscaloosa to Columbia via Birmingham, Al, Nashville, Tn, St Louis, Mo, and Columbia, Mo in around 17h 28m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Meridian to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Meridian to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Meridian to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to St. Louis via Atlanta, Orlando
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to St. Louis via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to St. Louis via Atlanta, Covington
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to St. Louis via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Huntsville to Columbia via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Birmingham to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station to Meridian Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Night bus from Memphis, Tn to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbia, Mo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $60
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Mo-X
Website
moexpress.com
Bus from St. Louis Airport to Columbia, MO
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
moexpress.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, AL to Memphis, TN
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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