Flights from Columbia
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.
Flights to Charlottesville
The largest airport operating in the Charlottesville area is the Charlottesville-Albermarle Airport. Located less than 10 miles from the city, the airport provides domestic flights to Charlottesville through US Airways Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and American Eagle. Whether you visit the city when a major festival takes place, or you plan your visit during the off-season, Orbitz.com can help you find discounts on flights, hotels, and rental cars.
Leaving the Airport
Departing from the airport is easy because you can take a hotel shuttle, rental car, or taxi. A & W Taxi Service, Executive Taxi, Tommy's Taxi, and several others make regular stops at the airport. Boar's Head Inn, Holiday Inn, and Hampton Inn are among the local hotels that offer shuttle service for guests. If you do not want to wait around for a shuttle or taxi, you can rent a car through a company like Avis, National Rent a Car, or Hertz. These companies have offices and cars available for pickup at the hotel, and you can get a discount on your rental car when you book through Orbitz.com.
Weather in Charlottesville
Winter in Charlottesville brings more than 15 inches of snow and temperatures below freezing, while the summer sees temperatures ranging from the high 50s to the low 80s. Temperatures fluctuate during the spring and fall and sometimes reach freezing levels or very high temperatures.
Music and Culture
Many of the top attractions in the city relate to music and culture. Charlottesville was home to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's former home, the Shenandoah National Park, and The Corner are just a few sites worth mentioning. Additionally, Charlottesville is where The Dave Matthews Band got its start. When you book flights to Charlottesville through Orbitz.com, you can save even more with discounts on hotels and attractions in the city.
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