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Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Columbia.

Getting to the city

Taxis and rental cars are available and many hotels provide airport shuttles. Limousines can also be arranged.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

A large number of taxi companies service the airport and a taxi can usually be found without pre-booking. Taxis can be found just outside the terminal.


Airport facilities include a business centre, eateries, gift shops, a bookstore, and ATMs.


Covered parking in the multi-level garage is free for 20 minutes, $3 for up to 40 minutes, then $1 for each subsequent 20 minutes up to a daily maximum of $12. Surface parking is $1 per 20 minutes up to a maximum of $8 per day. Valet parking is available for $14 per day.



There is free WiFi access throughout Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

Business Lounges

There is a business centre in the main lobby of the terminal building which includes a conference table. The area is available for reservation.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.