Columbus travel guide

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You're Going to Love Columbus

With a population of 189,885, Columbus is a must-see destination in Georgia, United States.

Where to Eat in Columbus

If you’re looking for affordable options, Meritage Cafe (1039 1st Avenue) and River & Rail (1232 Broadway) are great picks.

When to visit Columbus

Columbus in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Columbus in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Columbus in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 33 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 140 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Columbus, with an average rainfall of 66 mm.

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How to Get to Columbus


When flying to Columbus, you’ll arrive at Columbus Metropolitan Area (CSG), which is located 4 miles from the city centre.


The most popular bus station is Columbus, located 4 miles from the city centre of Columbus. Columbus Greyhound Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Airlines serving Columbus

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,697 reviews)
Air France
Good (609 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,516 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (582 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Columbus

Average rates range from around $312 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $404 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbus and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbus.

Where to stay in popular areas of Columbus

Most booked hotels in Columbus

Hyatt Place Columbus-North
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus/Near Fort Benning
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Best Western Plus Columbus Ft. Benning
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Baymont by Wyndham Columbus GA
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus State University
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Columbus

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Columbus (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.96 and $26.61. The most frequently booked car type in Columbus is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 63% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.