Campus Area Bus Service (CABS)
- CABS is a free bus service provided by Ohio State. Bus routes travel around the Columbus campus area.
- Visit CABS or download the Ohio State app for information and routes.
- To find bus stops, look for red bus shelters or signs that say "CABS."
- On-campus buses run every 10-15 minutes during the day. Buses to remote sections of campus run every 30 minutes.
- There is limited campus area bus service during the breaks between semesters. There is also a reduced schedule during summer term. Visit CABS for the most up-to-date information.
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
- COTA is a public bus system that provides transportation around the Columbus and central Ohio area.
- Visit cota.com for more information and routes. You may also call COTA Connection/Customer Service at 614-228-1776 with questions regarding COTA bus routes.
- Routes travel all over the Columbus area. Many bus stops are located on and near the Ohio State campus. Specific bus route schedules are available at the Information Desk in the Ohio Union.
- Non-students must pay $2 in exact change to ride the bus.
- Bus route numbers are displayed over the front window of buses.
- Press the yellow magnetic strip on the bus to signal the driver that you want to get off at the next stop.
Wooster Transit Service
- For scholars staying in Wooster, the city offers public shuttles on two routes that stop at 55 locations throughout the city.
- Visiter Wooster Transit Service for more information and routes.
- A day pass costs $5, and a one-way pass costs $2.
- Requesting a ride and payment are all done through a smartphone app and are completely cashless. The drivers do not have special licenses; they use their personal vehicles.
- Visit this page for more information about obtaining a driver's license and laws regarding driving and cars.
Out of town bus service
- The Greyhound Bus Station is located at 111 E. Town St. (downtown Columbus). Visit Greyhound's website for more information, or call 1-800-231-2222 to make reservations.
- Two larger cab companies can be reached at 614-444-4444 or 614-777-7777.
- Taxis must be phoned to pick you up. They do not drive around looking for customers.
- See Taxicabs in the yellow pages of the telephone book for other phone numbers.
- Ask when calling for the amount you will pay.
- You must pay in cash.
- The driver will expect a 10-15% tip.