Directions & Transportation

Directions & Transportation

Driving Directions


The airport is conveniently located to interstate highways I-26, I-20, I-77 and nearby I-95.

For the convenience of visitors who need to reach us by car, go to most any search engine (Google, MSN, Yahoo, Netscape) and click on Maps. Your GPS destination address is 3250 Airport Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29170 or use our airport identifier CAE.

Directions to Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Directions from Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Directions to 125A Summerlake Drive

Directions to Columbia Metropolitan Airport

From Charlotte, NC
  • Take Highway 77 towards Charleston and then get on Highway 26 towards Spartanburg.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take left and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
From Charleston, SC
  • Take Highway 26 towards Columbia.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take left and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
From Greenville / Spartanburg, SC
  • Take Highway 26 towards Charleston.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take a right and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
From Atlanta / Augusta, GA
  • Take Highway 20 towards Columbia.
  • Take Highway 26 towards Charleston.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take a right and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
From Florence / Camden, SC
  • Take Highway 20 towards Columbia.
  • Take Highway 77 towards Charleston.
  • Take Highway 26 towards Spartanburg.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take a left and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
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Directions from Columbia Metropolitan Airport

To Lexington, SC and I-20 to Florence, SC / Aiken, SC / Augusta, GA / Atlanta, GA
  • Exit parking booth, curve to the left.
  • There will be a sign directing to Columbia and Lexington in the far right two lanes.
  • Stay in left lane of these to Lexington and I-20. This will take you to John Hardee Expressway.
  • At traffic light, continue across Platt Springs Road. This road will be a two lane road and will change into Ermine Road.
  • At 4 way stop sign and flashing light, continue straight on Ermine Road.
  • You will come to two traffic lights very close together where Ermine Rd dead ends at US 1. At the second traffic light you have gone about 2.5 miles.
  • At second traffic light across railroad tracks turn left onto Highway 1, which is also Augusta Road.
  • Continue on Highway 1 (Augusta Rd.) to Lexington for approximately 4 miles.
  • For Florence, take left onto I-20 East.
  • For Aiken, Augusta, and Atlanta, go across the bridge and take right onto I-20 West.
To Downtown Columbia, SC
  • Exit parking booth, curve to left.
  • There will be a sign directing to Columbia and Lexington in the far right two lanes.
  • Stay in farthest right lane to Columbia. This will take you to John Hardee Expressway.
  • At traffic light, take a left onto Highway 302 which is also Airport Blvd.
  • It is 6 miles to downtown Columbia.
I-26E to Orangeburg and Charleston, SC / I-77N to Ft. Jackson, SC and Charlotte, NC
  • Exit parking, booth curve to left.
  • There will be a sign directing to Columbia and Lexington in the far right two lanes.
  • Stay in farthest right lane to Columbia. This will take you to John Hardee Expressway.
  • At traffic light, take a left onto Highway 302 which is also Airport Blvd.
  • Get into right hand lane.
  • Take a right onto Highway I-26 East. At about two miles I-26 will split.
  • For Orangeburg / Charleston, SC, stay on I-26 East in the two right hand lanes.
  • For Fort Jackson, SC / Charlotte, NC, stay in the two left hand lanes. I-77 bears left at exit 116.
I-26W to Spartanburg / Greenville, SC
  • Exit parking booth, curve to left.
  • There will be a sign directing to Columbia and Lexington in the far right two lanes.
  • Stay in farthest right lane to Columbia. This will take you to John Hardee Expressway.
  • At traffic light take a left onto Highway 302, which is also Airport Blvd.
  • Get into left hand lane.
  • Take a left onto Highway I-26 West after passing under the bridge.
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Directions to 125A Summerlake Drive

From Charlotte, NC
  • Take Highway 77 towards Charleston and then get on Highway 26 towards Spartanburg.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take left and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
  • At stop light turn Left onto Platt Springs Rd.
  • Turn Left onto Summerlake Drive (1st road on Left. Army National Guard Building is on the Right.)
  • 1st Building on the Left.
From Charleston, SC
  • Take Highway 26 towards Columbia.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take left and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
  • At stop light turn Left onto Platt Springs Rd.
  • Turn Left onto Summerlake Drive (1st road on Left. Army National Guard Building is on the Right.)
  • 1st Building on the Left.
From Greenville / Spartanburg, SC
  • Take Highway 26 towards Charleston.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take a right and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
  • At stop light turn Left onto Platt Springs Rd.
  • Turn Left onto Summerlake Drive (1st road on Left. Army National Guard Building is on the Right.)
  • 1st Building on the Left.
From Atlanta / Augusta, GA
  • Take Highway 20 towards Columbia.
  • Take Highway 26 towards Charleston.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take a right and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
  • At stop light turn Left onto Platt Springs Rd.
  • Turn Left onto Summerlake Drive (1st road on Left. Army National Guard Building is on the Right.)
  • 1st Building on the Left.
From Florence / Camden, SC
  • Take Highway 20 towards Columbia.
  • Take Highway 77 towards Charleston.
  • Take Highway 26 towards Spartanburg.
  • Take exit 113 which will be Airport Blvd.  At light take a left and stay in right lane.
  • Take right lane onto John Hardee Expressway which leads to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
  • At stop light turn Left onto Platt Springs Rd.
  • Turn Left onto Summerlake Drive (1st road on Left. Army National Guard Building is on the Right.)
  • 1st Building on the Left.
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