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Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train

The journey from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train is 405 mi and takes 14 hr 9 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:04 PM and the last at 10:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train for as little as $89.45 or as much as $220.93. The best price for this journey is $89.45.

Lowest Price$89.45
Journey Duration14 hr 9 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$89.45
Highest Price$220.93
First Departure3:04 PM
Last Departure10:00 PM
Distance405 mi
DepartureWashington, DC
ArrivalColumbia, SC
CarriersAmtrak

Washington, DC to Columbia, SC Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jul 12, 2024

Traveling from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train?

On average, a train ticket from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC will cost you $127.23. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $89.45. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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The prices for train tickets from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $127.23. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train?

With a distance of 405 mi between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC, it will usually take 14 hr 9 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 14 hr 9 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC covers a distance of 405 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 14 hr 9 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 10 hr 37 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC?

The first daily departure from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC leaves at 3:04 PM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 10:00 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first departure of the night from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC leaves at 3:04 PM, while the last journey sets out at 10:00 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Washington, DC to Columbia, SC route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC. You can start your journey in Washington, DC at stations such as Springfield - Franconia,Washington DC Union Station,Baltimore–Washington International Airport, BWI,Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, DCA. These connect to stations including Columbia Station in Columbia, SC. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC.

How many journeys from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC are there every day?

On average, there are 1 daily departures from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 1 departures from Washington, DC which travel directly to Columbia, SC. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $88.99 to $221.89 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 60% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC

The cheapest Washington, DC - Columbia, SC train tickets can be found for as low as $96.78 if you’re lucky, or $121.11 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $146.65.

Find the best day to travel to Columbia, SC by train

When travelling to Columbia, SC by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Washington, DC to Columbia, SC CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
45.62kg
Bus
48.88kg
Flight
130.36kg
Car
104.29kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC are 45.62kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC? By taking the train between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC you will save 84.74kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.26kg compared to a bus and 58.67kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC?
A train ticket from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC is $127.23. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $89.45.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC is $89.45. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC by train?
Washington, DC to Columbia, SC is 405 mi.
How long does the train between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC take?
Washington, DC to Columbia, SC is on average 14 hr 9 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 10 hr 37 min.
How many train connections per day go from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC?
Washington, DC to Columbia, SC has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC leave?
The earliest train from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC departs at 3:04 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC depart?
The latest train from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC departs at 10:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $89.45 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Washington, DC to go to Columbia, SC.
What's the fastest journey time between Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC is 10 hr 37 min.
Is there a direct train from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC?
Yes, there is a direct train between Washington, DC and Columbia, SC.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to Columbia, SC by train?
The train journey from Washington, DC to Columbia, SC creates 45.62kg of CO2 emissions.

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