Getting Around

It’s easy to get around Columbus. We have lots of great options to get around the city from public transportation to car sharing services.

Columbus is also home to all major national car rental brands including Dollar, Enterprise, and Thrifty.

In Columbus, we’re dedicated to providing visitors with an amazing experience. Look for the Greater Columbus Certified Tourism Ambassadors wearing a gold star pin. This shows that they are fully trained and certified to assist you with whatever you may need. Interested in becoming a Certified Tourism Ambassador? Check here for details.

Get real-time flight information for departures and arrivals at John Glenn Columbus International Airport on flycolumbus.com.

For construction information, visit pavingtheway.org.

For parking service, visit parkingpanda.com, bestparking.com or parkme.com.

By Bike

CoGo Bike Share

cogobikeshare.com
1-855-877-COGO (2646)
Apps: Cycle Finder app for iPhone & Android
Cost: 24-hour passes ($8) and annual memberships ($75) are available

The CoGo network spans 300+ bicycles and 30 stations located throughout downtown Columbus. Available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with unlimited 30 minute trips.

E.C.T. Pedicab

ectpedicab.com
614-356-PEDI (7334) for a dispatch
Cost: $1.50/minute; trips between downtown districts average $5-$25

Inspired by rickshaws, pedicabs offer a swift breezy ride on a bike taxi. In operation most every night of the week. Located throughout downtown Columbus.

By Bus

COTA

cota.com
614-228-1776
Cost: One-way fares as low as $2; day passes as low as $4.50.

Visit maps.google.com and select the transit icon for COTA route options. Provides bus service for a fee throughout Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union Counties.

CBUS

cota.com/cbus
614-228-1776
Cost: Free

CBUS is a FREE downtown Columbus circulator running every 10-15 minutes from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District.

COTA AirConnect

cota.com/airconnect
614-228-1776
Cost: $2.75 each way

AirConnect, a new circulator route, runs to/from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and downtown Columbus. Stops will be made at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and many downtown hotels.

By Car

Car2Go

columbus.car2go.com
1-877-488-4224
Apps: iPhone, Andriod and Windows phone
Cost: $0.41/minute (plus tax)

Provides on-demand access to a network of 300 Smart cars serving Easton Town Center, Downtown, The Ohio State University and to/from John Glenn Columbus International Airport via The Parking Spot.

Car2go members can take one-way trips to their final destination and park in any legal parking spot within the Home area for a low, affordable rate with parking, fuel and insurance included. Sign up online before you arrive, or visit the local office for same-day access.

Uber

uber.com/cities/columbus
Apps: iPhone, Android and Windows phone
Cost: Average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $10-$14 on uberX

Uber is the smartest way to get around. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless. Download the app and get your first ride free up to $15 using the code: EXPCOLS.

Lyft

lyft.com/cities/columbus
Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: Average fare from John Glenn Internation to downtown is $15

Lyft drivers use their own cars – with a pink musache placed on the grill – to pick up passengers. Fares are based on time and distance and referred to as “donations.” Passengers pay through the app and are free to increase or decrease the requested payment.

Hopper Carts

hoppercarts.com
Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: Free

We connect Columbus like it has never been before by providing free, on-demand, eco-friendly rides to your favorite local places. The electric vehicles are sponsored by brands that share our emphasis on a greener future.

FreeRide

freeridecolumbusohio.com
Cost: Free

Fully street-legal, open-air golf carts that serve downtown Columbus for free. To take advantage, just hail one down like a taxi.

Yellow Cab of Columbus

yellowcabofcolumbus.com
614-444-4444
Apps: iPhone and Android; third-party Curb app available
Cost: Average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $22

There are more than 535 taxicabs available in Columbus, the largest company being Yellow Cab of Columbus. Cabs are available from John Glenn International.

Orange Cab Columbus

orangecabcolumbus.com
614-414-0000
Cost: Average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $22