Columbia and Melbourne airports and terminals
Airports in Columbia SC, US
Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
Distance from City Center: 6.7 miles
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Flights to Melbourne
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Locating cheap flights from Columbia may seem like a challenge, but Orbitz.com helps travelers search a variety of domestic and international flights from the city at one time to locate discount airfares. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is located seven and a half miles from downtown Columbia at 3250 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina, and it is serviced by four major airlines:, American Eagle, Delta, United Airlines and US Airways.
Parking at the Airport
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a multilevel garage, with a maximum daily fee of $12, and a surface lot, with a maximum daily fee of $8. Shorter-term parking fees are assessed in 20-minute increments. Travelers also have the option of paying a weekly rate of $66 for parking. Shuttle services provide transportation to and from the parking areas.
Transportation to the Airport
Orbitz.com helps travelers book car rentals to travel to the airport. To avoid parking fees, travelers can drop the cars off at designated locations before boarding their flights. Nearby hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport. Limo and sedan rentals are available by the hour as well. Taxi services provide metered transportation, and the city bus is available at a flat rate.
Restaurants at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Travelers who arrive at the airport early may decide to grab a bite to eat before boarding the plane. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a variety of restaurant options for breakfast, including Gleaton's Restaurant, which offers a selection of breakfast items and coffee, and Creative Croissants, which serves gourmet coffee, croissants and pastries. To see all the airport has to offer, begin by booking cheap flights from Columbia through Orbitz.com.
Trips to Melbourne, Florida
Flights to Melbourne, Florida, arrive at the Melbourne International Airport. Located at One Air Terminal Parkway, the airport is just 1.5 miles from the city's downtown area. The three runways handle mostly general aviation traffic, with the few scheduled commercial flights provided primarily by Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection and US Airways Express.
Transportation From Melbourne International Airport
The Melbourne International Airport offers a variety of transportation options to take you from the airport to the city. The Melbourne Airport Express provides door-to-door service for large groups, and rates vary according to destination. The Space Coast Area Transit service provides buses to the city center for a fare of $1.25. Taxi service is also available, with rates staring at $45 to the nearest resorts and about $5 to take you to the city center.
The Weather in Melbourne
Melbourne is a city of hot, humid summers interspersed with mild winters. The summer temperatures are over 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest months of July and August, with the temperature dropping to average lows in the 70s during the evenings. In wintertime, the highs are in the 70s, with lows averaging in the low 50s. Visitors should wear light, airy clothing, because the area has frequent high heat and humidity. During the winters, a light to moderate jacket should suffice.
Things to Do in Melbourne
The population of Melbourne was only 76,068 in 2010, but it nearly doubles each year with the annual Melbourne Arts Festival. The festival attracts nearly 60,000 visitors each April, with many arriving on cheap flights to Melbourne from locations all over the world. Along with the arts festival, Melbourne also hosts an annual IndiaFest in February and the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers' Festival each November. Seats on flights to the city can be booked online using Orbitz.com.
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