Columbia travel guide

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You're Going to Love Columbia

With a population of 99,615, Columbia is a must-see destination in Maryland, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Columbia

If you’re looking for affordable options, Maggiano's - Columbia (10300 Little Patuxent Parkway) and Uncle Julio's - Columbia (10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Ste 2530) are great picks.

When to visit Columbia

Columbia in December
Estimated hotel price
S$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel
Columbia in December
Estimated hotel price
S$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Columbia

Plane

When flying to Columbia, you’ll arrive at Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI), which is located 17 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Columbia from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 32h 30m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Columbia, followed by Acela. The train journey from Columbia to Baltimore takes 0h 27m and costs around S$ 15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Richmond, expect to pay about S$ 34 for a 1h 47m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Columbia is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 298 km from Columbia. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Columbia, including Megabus, Washington Deluxe and Peter Pan Bus Lines. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Columbia takes 274 km and will cost you around S$ 27. From New York, the ticket costs about S$ 30 for a journey of 386 km. Columbia’s bus station is located 4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Columbia, you’ll arrive at Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI), which is located 17 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Columbia from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 32h 30m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Columbia, followed by Acela. The train journey from Columbia to Baltimore takes 0h 27m and costs around S$ 15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Richmond, expect to pay about S$ 34 for a 1h 47m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Columbia is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 298 km from Columbia. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Columbia, including Megabus, Washington Deluxe and Peter Pan Bus Lines. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Columbia takes 274 km and will cost you around S$ 27. From New York, the ticket costs about S$ 30 for a journey of 386 km. Columbia’s bus station is located 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Columbia

Airlines serving Columbia

KLM
Good (846 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
LOT
Good (663 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,928 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (559 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,543 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,364 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
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Where to stay in Columbia

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia South and Extended Stay America Select Suites - Columbia - Gateway Drive.

Where to stay in popular areas of Columbia

Most booked hotels in Columbia

Live! Casino And Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 288+
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 200+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baltimore Air
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 148+
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 168+
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Bwi Airport Baltimore
2 stars
Good (6, Good reviews)
S$ 78+

Hiring a car in Columbia

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in Columbia (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in Columbia is Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Premium car hire (Chevrolet Impala or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in Columbia (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in Columbia is Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Premium car hire (Chevrolet Impala or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.