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.
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CoGo Bike Share
Apps: Transit app for iPhone & Android. See real time availability in app and generate release codes.
Cost: 1-Day access pass ($8) 3-Day pass ($18) annual memberships ($75/year or $7/mo with annual commitment)
CoGo is a public transportation system with 365 bikes at 46 stations located throughout downtown Columbus. Available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The CoGo system is intended to help you quickly get from Point A to B.Trips over 30 minutes accrue an additional $3 per half hour left undocked. Timer resets when you dock.
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.
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 (operated by COTA)
CBUS is a FREE downtown Columbus circulator running every 10-15 minutes from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District.
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.
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.
Apps: iPhone and Android
Cost: Average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $15
Wherever life takes you next, take Lyft for an affordable ride in minutes. The Lyft app matches friendly local drivers with passengers who need rides. Just request a ride with the tap of a button 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.
Apps: iPhone and Android
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.
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
Apps: iPhone and Android; third-party Curb app available
Cost: Average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $20-23
Columbus Yellow Cab has been around since 1928 and provides you with more for less. Every driver goes through an annual fingerprint background check and is licensed by the city for your safety. Download our app and track your ride. The difference is simple, our ride is safer and less expensive.