Columbia Metropolitan Airport is the primary airport for South Carolina, a beautiful but often overlooked state when it comes to US tourist destinations. Located in Lexington County, five miles (8km) southwest of central Columbia, the airport serves only one million passengers each year on five airlines.
There's nothing unique or special to shout about in the terminal other than a few shops and restaurants, so passengers would do well to bring a book or iPad to entertain themselves with while waiting for their flight.
Getting to the city
City Bus runs buses from the airport into town, at 7:30am and 4:55pm.
Covered parking in the multi-level garage is free for 20 minutes, then charges $3 per hour up to $12 per day. Surface parking is $1 per 20 minutes up to $8 per day.Valet parking is available for $14 per day.
Flights to Columbia Metropolitan Airport are available from American Eagle, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways.
There is free wifi access throughout Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
There is a business centre in the main lobby of the terminal building, providing computer terminals, fax and photocopy services, and a lounge and kitchen area; the centre is open from 6am to 6pm on weekdays. There are additional conference facilities in the Carolina Room for up to 80 people.
Columbia Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.