Columbia is easily accessed via air, auto and ground shuttle.

By Auto

Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri at the juncture between Interstate 70 and US Highway 63 providing an easy route from Kansas City and St. Louis as well as north and south.

By Air

Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines offering daily flights connecting from Dallas, Chicago and Denver. Kansas City (MCI) and Lambert-St. Louis (STL) airports are each located two hours from Columbia.

  • Columbia Regional Airport
  • Kansas City International Airport (2 hours west of Columbia)
    • Address: 601 Brasilia Ave
    • Kansas City, MO 64153
    • Phone: (816) 243-5237
    • Website:
    • Drawing passengers from all over the world, Kansas City International Airport is 2 hours west of Columbia.
  • Lambert–St. Louis International Airport(2 hours east of Columbia)
    • Address: 10701 Lambert International Blvd
    • St Louis, MO 63145
    • Phone: (314) 426-8000
    • Website:

Mo-X provides shuttle service (2 hour ride) to and from St. Louis or Kansas City Airports directly to your lodging.

Phone: 573-256-1991

Address: 303 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201

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Car Rentals are available at all three Airports and during your stay in Columbia:

  • Avis Car Rentals
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
    • Phone: 573-442-8533
    • Address: 305 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65201
    • Website:
  • Hertz Rent A Car (in town and at KC, STL and Columbia Airports)
    • Phone: 573-449-0077 (Columbia Airport)
    • Phone: 573-442-9933 (in town location)
    • Website:
  • Enterprise Rent A Car (in town and at KC, STL and Columbia Airports)

By Train

For those interested in a scenic railroad journey, Amtrak stops in St. Louis (use the MetroLink light rail service to the Lambert airport and take a shuttle to Columbia (see MoX above). Kansas City and Jefferson City (30 miles south of Columbia) also have Amtrak stations.

Phone: 800-872-7245

Address: 101 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, Missouri 65101