Downtown Concierge

Transit Information

Don’t have a car? Prefer to bike? Rather leave the driving to someone else? It’s still easy to get around Downtown. From our public bus system to the CBUS, our free downtown circulator, to CoGo Bike Share and RideSolutions, there are tons of options for getting to, from and around Downtown Columbus.

Buses

COTA

Read, chill or put on some tunes and leave the driving to COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority). Our public bus system offers no-hassle commuter service for Franklin county and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union counties. Local and express trips. Daily and monthly passes, too.

cota.com

CBUS

What’s better than a free ride? A free ride every 10-15 minutes, thanks to COTA’s complimentary Downtown circulator, the CBUS. Hop on or off at your convenience from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District with multiple stops in the heart of downtown. Available 7 days a week, except select holidays. Hours vary so please check the schedule.

cota.com/CBUS

AirConnect

Flying in or out of Columbus? Connections between Downtown and the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) are plentiful with COTA AirConnect. This express bus service runs every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dropoff and pickup are conveniently available at Downtown’s major hotels and the Columbus Convention Center.

cota.com/AirConnect

Bikes

COGO Bike Share

Hop on anytime, thanks to the 24/7 CoGo Bike Share bicycle network and get unlimited, 30-minute trips. Choose from 24- and 72-hour passes or an annual membership if you’re a frequent rider. Find 300+ bicycles in 40 different locations throughout Downtown and adjoining neighborhoods.

cogobikeshare.com

Yay Bikes!

There’s something special about urban bicycling. Learn how to navigate Downtown streets and traffic safely with Yay Bikes! Offering fully customizable, on-road bicycle education experiences, Yay Bikes! can help boost your riding confidence and help you encourage others to bike, too.

yaybikes.com

Your Bike!

Ride your own bike and park it in one of almost 300 parking spots located throughout Downtown from the Convention Center to Nationwide Boulevard to The Scioto Mile. We’ve got a variety of bike shelters, including traditional racks, covered spaces and green-roofed “living shelters.”

Vehicles

Uber

Need a driver? Downtown Columbus has Uber. Pick a place you want to go, schedule a driver and get picked up quickly. No cash required since Uber’s mobile app handles payments. Try UberX for a lower-cost option or uberBLACK for luxury rides.

uber.com

Lyft

For a ride Downtown whenever you need it, try Lyft. Local drivers offer fast, affordable rides in minutes all day, every day. Download the Lyft app to your mobile phone to book on-the-go, see your fare, pay and rate your driver.

lyft.com

Emergency Ride Home

Sustainable commuting more your style? We’ve got that too. And thanks to the free Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program, if you’re registered with Gohio Commute, you won’t be stuck at work in case of emergency, illness or unexpected overtime.

morpc.org/gohiocommute

Car2Go

Enjoy ready-when-you-are access to a network of 300 cars with car2go. Become a member and download the app for affordable, one-way trips (just a few cents a minute with parking, fuel and insurance included). Sign up online or visit the local office for same-day access.

car2go.com

Taxis

Cheers to the taxi drivers waiting outside our many hotels. From helping you make a meeting to dropping you curbside at a favorite restaurant, catching a cab makes getting around Downtown quick and easy. Fares are prominently posted on meters and include a per-mile charge.