Getting Around Columbus

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.

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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, parkme.com, parkwhiz.com or parkmobile.io. For parking availability around the Greater Columbus Convention Center, visit columbusconventions.com/park/parking-availability.

BY BIKE


COGOCoGo Bike Share
cogobikeshare.com
1-855-877-COGO (2646)
Apps: Transit app for iPhone & Android. 
Cost: 1-Day access pass ($8) 3-Day pass ($18)

Public transportation system with 365 bikes at 46 stations throughout downtown Columbus. Available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Trips more than 30 minutes accrue an additional $3 per half hour left undocked. Timer resets when you dock.

E.C.T.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.

LimeLime
li.me
888-546-3345
Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: Scooters: $1 to unlock, plus $0.15 per minute. Bikes: $1 per 30 minutes

From electric scooters to smart bikes, Limebike offers dock-free, smart mobility solutions. Find Limebike in Dublin, Worthington, Campus or downtown Columbus. Download the app and start riding.

BirdBird
bird.co
Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: $1 to unlock, plus $0.15 per minute

Bird allows customers to locate and rent motorized electric scooters via the Bird app. Download the app and locate a scooter. The scooters don't have a dock and cab be left throughout the day. 

BY BUS


cotaCOTA
cota.com
614-228-1776
Cost: One-way fare $2; day passes $4.50.

COTA provides bus service throughout the Greater Columbus region. Many routes run every 15 minutes or less, all-day, 7 days a week. Plan your trip at COTA.com, download the Transit App or your preferred maps app for real-time bus arrival information. Free Wi-Fi is available on all buses.

CBUS LogoCBUS (operated by COTA)
cota.com/cbus
614-228-1776
Cost: Free

Explore restaurants and shops in the hottest downtown neighborhoods on COTA's free CBUS circulator running every 10-15 minutes from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District and German Village. Free Wi-Fi is available on all buses.

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

Easily and quickly travel between John Glenn Columbus International Airport and downtown Columbus every 30 minutes. AirConnect provides express service to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and many downtown hotels. Free Wi-Fi is available on all buses.

BY CAR

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

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

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

Take Lyft for an affordable ride in minutes. Just request a ride on the app and you'll be on your way. Enjoy up to $5 off your first 3 rides by using the code OHIOVHB. Code valid for new users only and expires 14 days after entry.

ZipcarZipcar
zipcar.com
866-494-7227
Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: $8.50/hour, $69/day

Zipcar gives you on-demand access to drive cars by the hour or day. Apply online and when you're approved, you'll receive a Zipcard in the mail. To unlock, tap your Zipcard to the card reader in the windshield. Park it back in its dedicated parking spot, then lock up with the card. It's that easy!

Hopper CartsHopper Carts
hoppercarts.com

Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: Free

Hopper Carts 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 Hopper's emphasis on a greener future. Tip your driver so the hop don't stop.

Free RideFreeRide
freeridecolumbusohio.com

FreeRide is a micro-transportation company that offers a unique and fun experience for everyone. These open-air golf carts serve downtown Columbus for FREE. To take advantage, just hail one down like a taxi. Tips are encouraged.
 

Yellow Cab logoYellow 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 $20-23

Providing you with more for less since 1928. Every driver goes through an annual fingerprint background check is licensed by the city for your safety. Download the app and track your ride.

 

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