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Flying into Beautiful Columbia

Guests traveling to Columbia can find cheap flights and enchanting history. Hotel deals are abundant and the hospitality is top-notch. Travelers enjoy great deals on hotels throughout the city, including the eclectic Five Points Area and the refined government seat.
Hotels in Columbia
Graduate Columbia
$115 avg/night
The 1425 Inn
$129 avg/night
Hilton Columbia Center
$129 avg/night
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Cheap Flights to Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina is served by the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), an efficient and comfortable airport. It has forty non-stop flights to/from major cities likes Washington, DC, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Philadelphia. There are several airlines serving Columbia, South Carolina including Delta, United, US Airways, and American Eagle.

Because Columbia is a smaller airport, flights can be costly and direct flights hard to find. Travelers looking for cheap, direct flights may opt for flying into Charlotte, North Carolina (89 miles away) and driving to Columbia.

Drive to/from the Airport

The Columbia Airport is only six miles from downtown and easily accessible from four major highways.

With parking just outside the terminal door, there's no need for travelers to worry about shuttles and off-site transportation to get to their vehicles. Parking is extremely reasonable. The first twenty minutes are free, and the weekly rate is $66. Valet parking is available for $14 a day.

Most major rental car companies operate on-site by baggage claim. Taxis are available outside of the terminal at the baggage claim level. Several hotels offer courtesy shuttles including the Marriott Columbia Hotel and the Embassy Suites.

Avoid July Visits

July and August bring the hottest temps and the most rainfall to Columbia so it's not the best time for outdoor activities. However, if museums are on the travel itinerary, summer is a great time for a visit. 

Come to Columbia for the Festivals

Columbia kicks off the year with a World Beer Festival and Restaurant Week in January and keeps on going. Visitors enjoy St. Pat's in Five Points (March) and Columbia's Style Week (June) as well as the South Carolina State Fair (October). Columbia's calendar bursts with events every month of the year.

Many of Columbia's festivals surround the delicious food and beverages this city offers. Columbia Food Tours shows guests around Columbia's epicurean hotspots.

Columbia is home to many museums, including the South Carolina State Museum; the Columbia Museum of Art; 701 Center for Contemporary Art; and EdVenture, the Southeast's largest children's museum. 


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