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Getting To Campus

You may be able to have someone from your nationality club or the International Student Welcome Committee pick you up at the airport. Also, they may be able to arrange temporary housing for your first night. Contact your nationality club or the International Student Welcome Committee to see if they might be able to help you.

In the event that there is not a nationality club for your country, or if your nationality club is unable to help you, please refer to the following information.

If arriving by Airplane:

The Office of International Affairs provides free limited transportation from Port Columbus International Airport to Ohio State's main campus during peak arrival times. Specific dates and times will be included in pre-departure emails to new international students and will be listed on the Pre-Arrival Information web page. Additional transportation options include:

  • Taxi - At Port Columbus Airport, follow the ground transportation signs near the baggage claim area. Taxis will be parked near the door. A taxi can also be called at (614) 444-4444 (Yellow Cab) or (614) 777-7777 (ACME Taxi). The fare to Ohio State is approximately $25 (+ tip of 10-15%). Ask about the fare before you get into the taxi. Payment in cash is required. Some taxis can accept Visa/MasterCard payments (ask the driver first).
  • Bus - A special COTA bus (Bus# 52) runs between the Airport and the Ohio State campus only during the few days before the semester and the few days after the semester. COTA Route 52 (PDF) schedule.

If arriving by Car:

  • From the Port Columbus International Airport: Take I-670 west to SR 315 north. Exit at Lane Avenue. Turn right. The Ohio State campus begins south of Lane Avenue.
  • From the North: Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 south. Exit at Lane Avenue. Turn left. The Ohio State campus begins south of Lane Avenue.
  • From the South: Take any major highway to I-71 north. Take I-71 north to SR 315 north. Exit at Lane Avenue. Turn right. The Ohio State campus begins south of Lane Avenue.
  • From the West: Take any major highway to I-70 east. Take I-70 east to SR 315 north. Exit at Lane Avenue. Turn right. The Ohio State campus begins south of Lane Avenue.
  • From the East: Take any major highway to I-70 west. Take I-70 west to SR 315 north. Exit at Lane Avenue. Turn right. The Ohio State campus begins south of Lane Avenue.

For more information on statewide weather and road conditions, call 1-888-2OH-ROAD or visit the Ohio Department of Transportation at dot.state.oh.us.

For further information, please see mapquest.com.

The Office of International Affairs is located at:
100 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1219