Getting Around Columbus

It is easy to get around central Columbus by foot, public transportation, and ride share. There are dozens of restaurants and every kind of shop and entertainment within less than a mile of the conference hotel.

First, download the Transit App (https://transitapp.com/): it shows all your transportation options wherever you are, including real-time bus tracking.  This is the same app that works in most major cities across North America.

The C-bus Circulator (https://www.cota.com/how-to-ride/cbus/) is a free bus that runs up and down High Street from the Short North to the Brewery District every 10-15 minutes, morning to 10pm (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, limited service on Sundays). There’s a stop right outside the hotel on High Street.

COTA Buses (https://www.cota.com/) run throughout the city center, with lines converging downtown. The most useful routes for attendees are the #1 and #2, which run up and down High Street from downtown as far as Ohio State University, and the #10, which runs east and west on Broad St. Tickets are $2; you can pay cash on the bus (exact change only) or purchase tickets from machines at the airport bus stop, the convention center (next to the food court), or downtown (machines at 33 N. High St and 33 W. Spring St.).

Lyft and Uber are everywhere around Short North at pretty much all hours.

CoGo (https://www.cogobikeshare.com/) bike share docks are located around downtown, Short North, and along the Scioto River. The closest dock to the hotel is just across Nationwide Blvd. at Sensenbrenner Park.

Dockless Lime (https://www.li.me/) bikes and electric scooters are all around Short North, Arena District, and downtown, as are Bird (https://www.bird.co/) scooters.

For more information see: https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/travel-tools/get-around-cbus/