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Travel

Flying

Columbia Regional Airport (COU) offers connections through Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airport is 10 miles south of Columbia, with multiple forms of ground transportation easily accessible. Inexpensive taxi service, (approx. $25) is available to the hotel or campus. Rental cars are also available with Hertz and Enterprise.

For those who'd rather fly into a larger airport, Columbia is located midway between airports in St. Louis International (STL) and Kansas City International (MCI). Columbia is about a 2-hour drive from the St. Louis airport (STL) and a 2.5-hour drive from the Kansas City Airport (MCI). The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia. Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on their website or by calling toll free (877) 669-4826.


Ground Transportation

From Saint Louis Airport (STL) or Kansas City Airport (MCI)

  • The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia. Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on their website or by calling toll free (877) 669-4826.
  • Rental cars are available at both the Saint Louis Airport (STL) and the Kansas City Airport (MCI). Advanced reservations are recommended.

From Columbia Regional Airport (COU)

There are many ground transportation options from the Columbia Regional Airport.

  • Shuttles/Taxis (Columbia rates vary from $18-$25). You can usually catch a taxi service right in front of the mail terminal.
  • Rental car services through Hertz and Enterprise are available in the main lobby.
  • Local Taxi Services

    A Taxi service list can be found at This link. Some offerings include:

    • Taxi Terry's: 573-441-1414
    • Rick's Taxi: 573-449-6282 or 573-449-6284
    • Economy Cab: 573-886-2233

    **For late night service (23:00 - 2:00) cabs are available at designated taxi stands located downtown at: Ninth & Elm, Ninth & Locust, Tenth & Cherry, Tenth & Broadway.


Created by David R. Larsen February 9, 2015
Last Updated: December 2, 2015