There are 8 ways to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia by bus, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus via Birmingham, Al  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia, SC

$82 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta GA to Columbia, SC

$65 - $108

6 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Atlanta, Ga 1522 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Columbia, SC Atlanta

$73 - $130

Train  •  21 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Tuscaloosa Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Cary Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak

$150 - $385

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Tuscaloosa to Columbia 418.4 miles

$40 - $60

Bus to Birmingham, fly to Columbia  •  6 h 21 min

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

$248 - $1,258

Bus, bus to Atlanta, fly to Columbia  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Columbia (CAE) ATL - CAE

$209 - $959

Bus to Birmingham, fly to Augusta, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to Augusta (AGS) BHM - AGS
  3. Take the bus from Augusta, GA to Columbia, SC

$256 - $1,109

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia is to bus and fly which costs $240 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tuscaloosa to Columbia. However, there are services departing from Tuscaloosa Amtrak and arriving at Columbia Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center and Cary Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 26 min.

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The distance between Tuscaloosa and Columbia is 382 miles. The road distance is 418.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $80 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $390 and takes 21 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 382.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Tuscaloosa to Columbia via Birmingham, Al, Atlanta, Ga, Peachtree St @ Alabama St, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, Atlanta, GA, and Columbia, SC in around 9 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tuscaloosa to Columbia via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center and Cary Amtrak in around 21 h 26 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Augusta via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Birmingham to Augusta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
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 Tuscaloosa Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
13 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$350 - $490
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Cary Amtrak to Columbia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Tuscaloosa, Al to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$21 - $26
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Tuscaloosa, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Augusta, GA to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com

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