There are 6 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia by bus, subway, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw 5A
  2. Take the bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb to PHELPS LUCK DR & HIGH TOR HILL nb 345

$8 - $12

5 alternative options

Subway, bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station Silver
  2. Take the bus from SILVER SPRING METRO STATION nb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb 305 / ...

$11 - $20

Bus via LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw 5A
  2. Take the bus from 7TH ST & INDEPENDENCE AVE SW nb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb 305 / ...

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia 55.9 miles

$5 - $8

Towncar  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a town car from Dulles Airport to Columbia 55.8 miles

$180 - $260

Shuttle  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dulles Airport to Columbia

$16 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia is to towncar which costs $180 - $260 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Columbia is 38 miles. The road distance is 55.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at PHELPS LUCK DR & HIGH TOR HILL nb via INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Columbia, MD, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Columbia via D St Sw & 7Th St Sw and INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb in around 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb to PHELPS LUCK DR & HIGH TOR HILL nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from SILVER SPRING METRO STATION nb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from 7TH ST & INDEPENDENCE AVE SW nb to LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD opp wb
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dulles Airport to Columbia
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Shuttle from Dulles Airport to Columbia
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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Trips from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)