Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Located eight miles outside of downtown Columbia, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is the commercial airport servicing the Columbia region. Here you’ll enjoy the airport’s natural light and relaxing rocking chairs while you wait for your plane to begin boarding.

Travelers to CAE can enjoy flights from American Airlines, Delta and United.

Non-Stop Destinations

With 35 non-stop flights from 9 airports across 8 destinations, rest assured you can get to Columbia from wherever you are. Non-stop flights are available from Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. (Reagan and Dulles), Atlanta, New York (LaGuardia), Chicago, and Houston.

Rental Cars

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent a Car, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty have counters on the lower level in the baggage claim area.


Several taxi companies provide pick up outside of the baggage claim area on the lower level. Cab fare from the airport to downtown will cost approximately $25, while service to Fort Jackson is $32 flat rate.