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Getting In And Around Columbus

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Columbus offers multiple convenient options to reach and travel in-and-around the city, whether by land, sea or air. The city follow a well organized address system with specific numbered avenues and numbered streets. There are a dense network of freeways and highways that serve the city and other Columbus metropolitan area. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is a vast network of municipal bus service that operates in the city.

Getting to Columbus

By Air

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Port Columbus International Airport is the primary airport of Columbus. A major cargo sector, Rickenbacker International Airport, also serves the southern Franklin County. Ohio Air National Guard utilize this facility.

Port Columbus International Airport

Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is a public airport owned and operated by Columbus Regional Airport Authority. The major airlines that operate to and from CMH, include Delta Air Lines/Delta Connection, United Airlines/United Express, A US Airways/US Airways Express, merican Airlines/American Eagle, and Air Canada Express. A cab to downtown from the airport will costs about $25.

Address: 4600 International Gateway
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Phone: (614) 239-4000
Website: www.flycolumbus.com

By Bus

Greyhound: The Greyhound buses provide convenient intercity connectivity. It operates 6 times daily to Cincinnati.
  • Duration to reach Cincinnati - 2 hours
  • Duration to reach Cleveland - 2 hours
Address: 111 ETown St, Columbus
Phone: 614-221-4642
Website: www.greyhound.com

Megabus: The Megasbus also offers good services in often cheaper fare. The buses run a couple times daily to Cincinnati and Chicago. 

For fare, location and other details, Click Here

Road Travel in Columbus

The intersection of Broad and High is where the address numbering begins. From Broad or High, the numbers increases in magnitude with distance. Numbered Avenues start with First Avenue and numbered Streets begin with Second Street. The northern and eastern sides of streets follow even numbered addresses while the southern and western zones have odd numbered addresses.

Notable Highways that serve the city are -
  • Interstate 70: Runs east to west
  • Interstate 71: runs north to south
  • U.S. Route 23: Links north-south
  • U.S. Route 40: Connects east-west
  • U.S. Route 33: Runs northwest to southeast
  • Interstate 270 Outerbelt: Connects most of the city
  • Interstate 670: Links noth-east-west
  • State Route 315: Runs in the west side of the city

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Getting In-and-Around Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) operates a vast network of municipal bus service in the city. Currently, it runs a fleet of 308 buses.

Day passes: $4
Weekly pass: $22

**Cash is accepted on board, but you need to give the exact amount as no change will be given

Urban Express Charter: They provide rental services for government staffs, corporate functions, parties, and personal use. It has fleet consisting of buses, Shuttle, Trolley, Limousines, and Sedan.  Call at (877) 840-0411, for renting related queries.

Address: 1640 E. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 253-7000
Website: www.urbanexpresscharter.com

Address: 33 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
Phone: 1 614-275-5800
Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Website: www.cota.com

At present, Columbus does not operate any passenger rail service. It does not have either an intercity rail or local rail connection.


The residents of Columbus are adopting bicycling as an adored transportation means. The entire city lay out is plain terrain, well organized bike paths, huge student population, make it a very bike friendly city.

Taxi/Cab Services in Columbus

Yellow Cab of Columbus
1989 Camaro Ave, Columbus, OH 43207, United States
Phone: 1 614-444-4444

Columbus Taxi Service
Columbus, OH, United States
Phone: 1 614-262-4444

Orange Cab
Columbus, OH 43236, United States
Phone: 1 614-414-0000

Express Cab of Columbus
Columbus, OH, United States
Phone: 1 614-254-5555

Airport Taxi service
1822 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, OH 43219, United States
Phone: 1 614-222-2222

Columbus United Taxi
261 W Johnstown Rd, Columbus, OH 43230, United States
Phone: 1 614-449-9999

Globe Taxi Columbus Ohio
Columbus, OH, United States
Phone: 1 614-806-6800

Columbus Taxi Service
Pickerington, OH, United States
Phone: 1 614-262-444

Columbus Getting Around Map Guide

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