How to ride the Soda Cap Connector in Columbia, SC

Avoid parking by taking a ride on the Soda City Connector for $1.

Soda Cap Connector

The Soda Cap Connector connects you to hot spots in the heart of Columbia.

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The COMET the public transit service for Richland + Lexington counties — launched in 2000 and currently transports more than 2.4 million passengers annually on a fleet of more than 80 buses, vans, and trolleys.

The Soda Cap Connector is a facet of The COMET and connects Soda Citizens to the popular downtown destinations of Columbia through loopsthink Main Street, the Vista, Five Points, UofSC, Segra Park, and more. Oh, and you can ride for $1. Yes, $1.

How it works

The connector runs on a continuous loop every 30 minutes from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays + weekends.

Current Routes

  • Route One begins on Main Street and runs to the Vista, West Columbia, and Cayce. Find the map, infographic, and stop schedule for route one here.
  • Route Two is temporarily suspended.
  • Route Three only runs on Firefly game days and runs from Main Street to Segra Park.

The Orbit — a downtown loop running every 30 minutes on weekdays from 7:15 a.m.–7:36 p.m — runs by Sumter, Blossom, Assembly, and Richland Streets with stops by the State House, UofSC, Prisma Health Baptist + Richland Library. Find the map, infographic, and stop schedule for The Orbit route here.