Getting Around, Columbus Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Columbus, Ohio - OH, USA)

Being a major business and cultural center, as well as being located in the middle of Ohio, Columbus is relatively easy to travel to. Port Columbus Airport is located just 10 minutes east of downtown and services regular flights, which travel to cities across the country.

A number of ground transport options are available at Columbus Airport and the nearby I-70 is the major east-west artery, while the I-71 heads north-south. Taxis and an extensive bus network make it easy to travel around Columbus city, and car hire is also available at several locations across the city and at the airport.

Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) / Arriving by Air

Located just 10 minutes' drive east of downtown Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport serves around 350 arrivals and departures to 35 airports across the country daily. Shuttles and taxis provide convenient travel into the nearby city center, while a total of eight car rental companies are located on the ground floor. Take the I-670 from the airport, which has plenty of signs directing you to downtown Columbus. Visit the Columbus Airport Information page for further Columbus Airport travel information.

Port Columbus Airport (CMH) Guide

Car Rental

Along with several offices at the airport, car rental companies are dotted throughout the city. Travel around Columbus is fairly straightforward by car, although roads get congested in the mornings and evenings, and in popular districts such as the German Village, Short North, and Arena District. The I-70 dissects the city east-west while I-71 runs north-south. I-270 circles the city, and I-670 connects the airport with downtown Columbus.

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Buses and Coaches

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) runs a bus network which provides inexpensive travel to major destinations across the city of Columbus. The Greyhound bus terminal is open 24 hours for ticketing and operates services to major destinations across the country.


There are currently no rail services operating in and out of Columbus.


Taxis are plentiful throughout Columbus, with several companies operating in Columbus city. Flag fall is minimal, with a small charge for each additional 2/9 mile.