There are 6 ways to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 51 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 - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia

$56 - $114

5 alternative options

Bus South Eastern Stages  •  11 h 26 min

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

$58 - $111

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Tuscaloosa to Columbia 418.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Birmingham, fly to Columbia  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Tuscaloosa Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to Columbia (CAE) BHM - CAE

$261 - $1,280

Bus, bus to Atlanta, fly to Columbia  •  6 h 33 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

Train to Birmingham, fly to Augusta, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Tuscaloosa Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to Augusta (AGS) BHM - AGS
  3. Take the bus from Augusta to Columbia

$252 - $1,108

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 takes 6 h 33 min and costs $200 - $1,000.

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The distance between Tuscaloosa and Columbia is 611 km. The road distance is 669 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to get from Tuscaloosa to Columbia, including transfers.

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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, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station in around 8 h 51 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Augusta via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 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 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Birmingham to Augusta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to Augusta via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Birmingham to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tuscaloosa Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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.

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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Augusta to Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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