How far is Annapolis, MD from Columbia, MD?

Fastest route

The route from Annapolis, Maryland, USA to Columbia, Maryland, USA is approximately 29.3 miles and takes about 43 minutes. The fastest route at the moment is via MD-32 W, avoiding road closures on College Ave.


To reach Columbia from Annapolis, follow these directions:

  1. Head north on Church Cir toward School St.
  2. Turn right onto Calvert St.
  3. Continue onto MD-70/Rowe Blvd and follow MD-70.
  4. Continue onto Bestgate Rd.
  5. Follow MD-32 W to Broken Land Pkwy in Columbia. Take exit 14 from MD-32 W.
  6. Keep right at the fork to continue on MD-32 W, following signs for MD-3/Columbia/Bowie.
  7. Take exit 14 toward Broken Land Pkwy. Keep right at the fork, following signs for Park & Ride, and merge onto Broken Land Pkwy.

Tips & Suggestions

  • 🚗 Use the right lane to take the US-29 S ramp to Washington.
  • ⚠️ Stay updated on road closures and traffic conditions before starting your journey.
  • 🕒 Plan your trip considering the estimated travel time of 43 minutes.
  • 🛣️ Follow the designated routes, such as MD-32 W, to ensure a smooth journey.
  • 🚧 Be aware of any construction or roadwork that may affect the route.
  • 📍 Use GPS or navigation tools for real-time guidance during the trip.
  • ⛽ Make sure to have enough fuel for the journey, especially if your vehicle has a limited range.

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Annapolis and Columbia is 25.97 miles (41.79 km).

Flight distance from Annapolis, MD to Columbia, MD is 25.97 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 04 minutes.

Driving distance

The driving distance from Annapolis, Maryland to Columbia, Maryland is: 33.94 miles (54.62 km) by car.

Driving from Annapolis to Columbia will take approximately 00 hours 38 minutes.

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#1 Annapolis

City in and county seat of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, and Maryland federated state capital city

Population 39524
GPS Coordinates 38°58'43"N 76°29'31"W
Latitude 38.9785900
Longitude -76.4918400
Altitude 12
Country United States
GPS Coordinates 39°14'25"N 76°50'22"W
Latitude 39.2403800
Longitude -76.8394200
Altitude 124
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Annapolis and Columbia

The distance between Annapolis and Columbia is 55 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 00 hours 36 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

There is no time difference between Annapolis and Columbia. The current time is 07:00:15.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 01 hours 07 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 00 hours 50 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 00 hours 40 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 00 hours 33 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 00 hours 29 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 00 hours 27 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 00 hours 25 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 4.53 liters (1.2 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Annapolis and Columbia.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Annapolis to Columbia is $4.03 (diesel $5.28).

Maryland gas prices.

Gasoline Mid Grade Premium Diesel
Gallon $3.36 $3.93 $4.24 $4.41
Total $4.03 $4.71 $5.08 $5.28

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price (in Maryland ) per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.364 (Diesel $4.407) /gallon. Last changed prices on July 23, 2024.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Annapolis and Columbia (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

Distance to Other Cities

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Driving distance from Baltimore, MD to Annapolis 30.56 miles (49 km)

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Driving distance from Bethesda, MD to Annapolis 39.45 miles (63 km)

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Driving distance from Bowie, MD to Annapolis 15.61 miles (25 km)

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Driving distance from Catonsville, MD to Annapolis 30.2 miles (49 km)

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Driving distance from College Park, MD to Annapolis 27.46 miles (44 km)

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Driving distance from Cumberland, MD to Annapolis 159.22 miles (256 km)

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Driving distance from Essex, MD to Annapolis 34.31 miles (55 km)

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Driving distance from Frederick, MD to Annapolis 69.28 miles (111 km)

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Driving distance from Gaithersburg, MD to Annapolis 52.48 miles (84 km)

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Driving distance from Gwynn Oak, MD to Annapolis 36.77 miles (59 km)

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