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University of South Carolina Columbia - - Transportation

The closest airport is Columbia Metropolitan Airport , which is only 8 miles from the city center of Columbia, SC.


Getting around in Columbia, SC

Public Transportation 




The mass transit service, in the Columbia area, is offered by CMRTA (Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority), which serves greater Columbia, as well as Cayce, West Columbia, Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Springdale, and the St. Andrews area, operating express shuttles and bus service in the city and the nearby suburbs.


Columbia is also served by the Greyhound Lines, through a station located on Gervais Street, in the eastern part of downtown, providing Columbia with intercity bus transportation.




Rail service is offered daily, by Amtrak, with the Silver Star trains connecting the city with Washington DC, New York City, Jacksonville, Savannah, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, through an Amtrak station located at 850 Pulaski St.


Major Highways and Roads 


The major highways and roads, which serve Columbia, are: I-26, I-20, I-77, I-126, US 1, US 21, US 76, US 176, US 321 and US 378, as well as SC 12, SC 16, SC 48, SC 215, SC 262, SC 277, SC 555, SC 760, and SC 768.

How to get to University of South Carolina Columbia campus?


Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: Head west on Aviation Way and take the 1st left to stay on Aviation Way. Turn left at Air Commerce Dr. and take the 1st right to stay on Air Commerce Dr. Turn right at S Carolina 602/Platt Springs Rd. and continue to follow S Carolina 602. Turn left at Charleston Hwy. and make a slight left at 12th St. Take the 2nd right onto US-1 N/Meeting St. and continue to follow US-1 N. Turn right at Bull St., and again at Pendleton St. SC will be on the left.


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