We’ve told you before about how easy it is to get around Columbus and all of the great transportation options here. Now, there’s even a few more that we’re excited to tell you about!
- AirConnect launches in Columbus. The next time you fly into Columbus, you have a new option for getting downtown. AirConnect connects John Glenn Columbus International Airport with downtown Columbus. The fare is $2.75 each way, a significant savings over a typical taxi or Uber fare, and tickets may be purchased on the bus (with exact change) or with credit cards at a kiosk at the baggage claim level at the airport. Tickets may also be purchased at the Experience Columbus Visitor Centers at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and in the Arena District.
Service runs every 30 minutes, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week. Once you board at the airport, AirConnect takes you along the 10-minute drive to downtown Columbus, and drops you near any of the following hotels and destinations: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Columbus Downtown, Crowne Plaza, The Lofts, Drury Inn & Suites, Red Roof Plus+, Renaissance Hotel, Residence Inn, Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, Holiday Inn Capitol Square, DoubleTree Suites and Courtyard Downtown.
To return to the airport, find a nearby stop, pay your $2.75 fare, and ride back to the Departures level.
- Lyft returns to Columbus! Similar to Uber, Lyft connects people looking for rides with available transportation providers. Wherever you’re headed, count on Lyft for rides in minutes, with the tap of a button. Download the Lyft app, request and go.
Lyft drivers use their own cars – with a pink mustache placed on the grill – to pick up their 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.
There’s also a Lyft Plus option available for when you need something bigger than a compact car. Lyft Plus is a six passenger ride when you need more space or want to ride with your entire squad.
- Frontier Airlines recently launched service at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, with new non-stop flight options for travelers to and from Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia. The lower fares on Frontier should trigger other carriers to lower their fares, making it great for those traveling to Columbus.
All of our options with these included can be found on our transportation guide.