NACCL-20: Travel to Columbus

By Commercial Airlines:

The city of Columbus in the state of Ohio is serviced by the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), about 8-9 miles east of the OSU campus. (Click map below for a larger view.) Flying into Port Columbus are the following major airlines and smaller ones, with Columbus-based Skybus Airlines (“Greyhound Bus of the Skies”) the newest addition (sample low, one-way airfares (01.30.08)):

  • Map 1: Columbus road map indicating the location of OSU Campus and Columbus airport. Air Canada
  • American / American Eagle
  • Continental / Continental Express
  • Delta / Delta Connection
  • Midwest Connect
  • Skybus
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United / United Express
  • US Airways / US Airways Express

From Port Columbus to the City:

Taxis:
24-hour availability

Shuttle Service:
Arch Transportation: 614 252-2277
Super Shuttle: 614 868-8888
Urban Express Transportation: 614 856-1000

Car Rentals:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

Campus Parking:

On the Ohio State campus, parking information is available at Main Campus Visitors Parking. As regular and plenary sessions of the conference will be held at Ramseyer Hall (Building 090), the closest parking garage is Arps Garage (Building 278), located adjacent to Ramseyer Hall. Visitor parking in Arps Garage is available after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on the weekend. Two blocks south is the Ohio Union Garage (Building 288), at College Road and 12th Avenue), with 24-hour access for visitors. The three buildings are shown on this parking map, with the Ohio Union Garage (Building 288, in pink) at the bottom left, Arps Garage (Building 278, in light blue), and Ramseyer Hall (Buildings 278) at bottom right of the map. For more information on visitor parking on campus, visitor parking permits, etc., see Main Campus Visitors Parking.


By Greyhound Bus:

Map 2: U.S. map with Ohio highlighted.Columbus can also be reached via Greyhound, with a Columbus downtown bus station (111 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio) that is just 3 miles south of the Ohio State campus and conveniently located for connections on the North High (No. 2) bus line to the campus area. Alternatively, take a taxi directly from the Greyhound bus station to your hotel.

By Megabus:

For those living in the Chicago or Indianopolis area, or traveling from there, Megabus has express bus service to Columbus, Ohio, with a downtown stop and a stop on the Ohio State campus. Megabus also has service between Columbus and Cincinnati.


By Car:

Map 3: Ohio road map.The city of Columbus is the state capital and the largest city in Ohio, located in the heart of the state. As a midwestern state in the U.S. that is bordered by Lake Erie, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Ohio is strategically connected by major highways to the rest of the U.S. as well as to its northern neighbor, Canada. This network of interlinked highways can be readily seen on the Ohio road map to the right. (Click map for a larger view.). To travel to Columbus by car, check out online maps and driving directions from Google, Yahoo, MapQuest, and other helpful websites.

Campus Parking:

On the Ohio State campus, parking information is available at Main Campus Visitors Parking. As regular and plenary sessions of the conference will be held at Ramseyer Hall (Building 090), the closest parking garage is Arps Garage (Building 278), located adjacent to Ramseyer Hall. Visitor parking in Arps Garage is available after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on the weekend. Two blocks south is the Ohio Union Garage (Building 288), at College Road and 12th Avenue), with 24-hour access for visitors. The three buildings are shown on this parking map, with the Ohio Union Garage (Building 288, in pink) at the bottom left, Arps Garage (Building 278, in light blue), and Ramseyer Hall (Buildings 278) at bottom right of the map. For more information on visitor parking on campus, visitor parking permits, etc., see Main Campus Visitors Parking.

For information on local travel, weather, etc., in Columbus, and on restaurants and other eateries in the Ohio State campus area, please visit our Columbus, Ohio web page.

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The maps on this page were modified from online sources — map 1 from Innovative Solutions, map 2 from Travelers Bonus, and map 3 from Geology.com.

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