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. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Columbus to see all of its attractions.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
$187
1 night at 3-star hotel
Columbus in November
Estimated hotel price
$187
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

Plane

When flying to Columbus, you’ll arrive at Columbus Metropolitan Area (CSG), which is located 7 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Columbus is to pick up a car hire from Atlanta, which is about 154 km from Columbus. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Europcar, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Columbus, located 6 km from the city centre of Columbus. Columbus Greyhound Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.1 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Columbus, you’ll arrive at Columbus Metropolitan Area (CSG), which is located 7 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Columbus is to pick up a car hire from Atlanta, which is about 154 km from Columbus. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Europcar, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Columbus, located 6 km from the city centre of Columbus. Columbus Greyhound Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.1 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Columbus

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,741 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,189 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,452 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,600 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,204 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Finnair
Good (774 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,171 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
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Where to stay in Columbus

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

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus North
2 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$168+
Hyatt Place Columbus-North
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$225+
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus/Near Fort Moore
2 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$160+
Days Inn by Wyndham Columbus-North Fort Moore
2 stars
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
$101+
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus State University
2 stars
Mediocre (3.6, Mediocre reviews)
$140+

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 $20.02 and $26.69. The most frequently booked car type in Columbus is Compact (Nissan Kicks or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 62% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

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 $20.02 and $26.69. The most frequently booked car type in Columbus is Compact (Nissan Kicks or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 62% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.