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Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

Full Airport Name

Columbia Metropolitan Airport


3000 Aviation Way, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170, USA

Airport Code


Country Code



(803) 822 5000 or 1 888 562 5002





Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from the aboriginal Sunday in April to the aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 11km (7 miles) southwest of burghal Columbia

Driving Directions

The airport is calmly amid abreast I-20, I-26, I-77, and adjacent I-95. From Downtown, arch west on US-378 and about-face larboard (south) breadth US-378 meets US-1 and chase US-21 until the avenue to Airport Boulevard to the right. Chase Airport Boulevard to the terminal.

Car Parking

Garage, apparent and aide parking are available. Garage parking is chargeless for the aboriginal 20 minutes. For added information, alarm Republic Parking (tel: (803) 822 8474).

Car Hire

Alamo-National, Avis, Budget Car Rental, Hertz and Thrifty all accept counters in the airport terminal-lower akin accoutrements affirmation area.

Public Transport

Road: The auto and shuttle analeptic breadth is amid aloof alfresco accoutrements claim. Taxi: The afterward auto casework board busline to and from the airport: Ard's Shuttle (tel: (803) 791 5767), Blue Ribbon Auto (tel: (803) 754 8163), Capitol Burghal Cab (tel: (803) 233 8294), Checker Yellow (tel: (803) 799 3311) and Classic Cab (tel: (803) 348 0662). Shuttle: Earth Shuttle (tel: (803) 714 0080) and Shuttleways (tel: (803) 783 0265) board shuttle services. Several hotels in the breadth board chargeless shuttle transport. A auberge address buzz is calmly amid in the accoutrements affirmation area. Bus: Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (tel: (803) 255 7100) operates bus casework amid the airport and the city.

Information and Advice Desks

The airport's advice board (tel: (803) 822 5000 or 1 888 562 5002) is accessible from 0630 to 2230 circadian and is amid on the high level. Copier and fax services, forth with paging and advice casework are available.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: An ATM is accessible in the terminal. The airport offers chargeless wireless accessible Internet access, as able-bodied as hard-wired Ethernet ports amid at user stations in the capital terminal. Eating and drinking: Food is accessible on both levels of the terminal. The capital restaurant breadth is amid centrally on the high level. Shopping: There are several shops at the airport, including allowance shops and account stands. Luggage: For items larboard on airplanes, amuse acquaintance the airline. For items larboard in the terminal area, amuse alarm the advice board (tel: (803) 822 5000 or 1 888 562 5002) every day 0630-2230. Other facilities: There is a abbey and a bold allowance on the high akin of the terminal building.

Conference and Business Facilities

The airport business centre (tel: (803) 822 7950) is accessible from 0800-1800 on weekdays. It is amid in the capital antechamber of the terminal and includes a appointment allowance for meetings, computer workstations with communications capabilities, fax and archetype machine, a lounge and a kitchen area. The Carolina allowance on the lower akin can board groups of up to 80 people. Reservations for use of this allowance use charge be fabricated in advance.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

There are ramps and lifts throughout the airport, as able-bodied as disabled parking spaces for wheelchair-bound travellers. Some signage is in Braille, and Skycaps are on duke to help.


The afterward hotels board address shuttle account to and from Columbia Metropolitan Airport: Marriott Columbia Auberge (tel: (803) 771 7000), Clarion Town House (tel: (803) 771 8711), Comfort Inn Airport (tel: (803) 796 0044), Embassy Suites Auberge (tel: (803) 252 8700), Holiday Inn Airport (tel: (803) 794 9440), Holiday Inn Coliseum (tel: (803) 799 7800), Columbiana Auberge (tel: (803) 731 0300), Sleep Inn Airport (tel: (803) 926 9260) and Whitney Auberge (tel: (803) 252 0845).