Freshman Freedom Pass
This pass allows any student of the University unlimited rides using the COMET bus system during their first year at the university. You can access any bus route at any time of day and travel freely throughout Columbia on the COMET.
There are several routes near campus.
CarShare with Enterprise
Our agreement with Enterprise Car Rental brings hourly rental car service to the Columbia campus. Sign up with a $32 application fee, and you'll get $32 in driving credit. Download the app, reserve a car or pick it up immediately if available.
All students 18 and older, faculty and staff may sign up for the service and use the cars.
The Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) offers unique accommodations for students with accessibility needs. You will be provided with transportation to and from class on campus while classes are in session.
The application process can take several weeks so take care of the registration as soon as possible.
The university suggests fulfilling off campus transit needs with The COMET’s DART (Dial A Ride Transit) program.
You must be preregistered before you can get access to the service.
Columbia to Charlotte Shuttle
Sometimes, air travel is the best way to go. You may have chosen to study abroad or, perhaps, you are heading home for a long-anticipated family visit. Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is a short journey from campus and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is approximately 1 1/2 hours away.
If you decide to fly Charlotte Douglas International Airport, take advantage of the Columbia Charlotte Shuttle. This service will take you to the Charlotte airport from any Columbia location. It will also deliver you to campus, or another Columbia location, from the airport. The service costs $55 per person each way.
Holiday Shuttles are offered via Student Government Association during Fall and Spring Breaks.