Columbus Transportation

Columbus provides public bus service from 6 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. the next day.

The Central Ohio Public Transit Authority offers public bus service along 60 routes that travel to most of Columbus's most popular destinations. Many of these routes provide access to popular destinations including Hamilton Avenue, Port Columbus International Airport, Nationwide Arena, Ohio State University, Huntington Park and the Columbus Zoo.

Some of Columbus's most popular bus routes include routes 1, 2, 4, 53, 56, 58 and 92. These routes provide service to the downtown area and to Port Columbus International Airport every day of the year.

Another popular route is Columbus's "Night Owl" route. This route offers late night service to the downtown area from about 7:45 p.m. to 3:15 a.m. Many locals recommend traveling around downtown Columbus on this route because it can help you avoid the traffic problems that develop around the downtown area at night.

The Central Ohio Public Transit Authority also offers a park-and-ride service.

The Central Ohio Public Transit Authority operates 28 park-and-ride centers that are open each day from about 6 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. each day. Most of these centers are located near bus stops that provide service to most of Columbus's most popular attractions located near the downtown area, Huntington Park Avenue and the Columbus Public Library.

More information about the services provided by the Central Ohio Public Transit Authority can be obtained by visiting the South Bus Terminal Building that is located in front of Columbus's German Village District.

Columbus taxi companies offer service 24 hours a day.

There are more than 20 taxi companies that provide service to Columbus residents 24 hours a day. Many of these taxi companies offer online booking services that can help you hire a taxi quickly. Many locals recommend using these services because it can help you avoid many of the delays that happen when people call to hire a taxi.

Finally, several private firms offer pedicab service around the downtown area.

Columbus is home to several firms that offer pedicab service to many popular downtown destinations from about 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day. Many firms that offer pedicab service also offer guided tours of the downtown area that can help you locate shops, theaters, restaurants and other attractions.

For more information about Columbus's pedicab service, please ask a pedicab driver located at the Short North District for more details.