Office of Student Life

Parent and Family Relations

Visiting or Departing Campus

Whether you are planning a visit to campus or planning on getting your students home, there are many resources available to assist.  Use this site for all your Ohio State visitation or travel needs.
The closest airport to Ohio State's Columbus campus is the  John Glenn International Airport. John Glenn Internantional Airport, is an international airport located 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of downtown Columbus. John Glenn International Airport is primarily a passenger airport, providing over 190 non-stop flights to roughly 44 airports via 15 airlines daily. The airport code for John Glenn International is 'CMH'.
Airport Transportation

If your student will need transportation to the John Glenn International Airport, Central Ohio Transit Authority, or COTA, offers AirConnect, a year round service to the airport from downtown.  Students can take lines 1, 2 or 4 downtown to catch the AirConnect, which runs between downtown and John Glenn International Airport year-round.  You can see a full schedule for AirConnect on-line at  Be sure to click the link for AirConnect. 

Your student may also choose to utilize taxi services to and from the John Glenn International Airport. The approximate fare one way from the Ohio State Columbus Campus is $25-30, but some variations may occur due to wait time, traffic, etc. Numbers of a few area taxi services are: Blue Cab: (614) 333-3333 ; Yellow Cab: (614) 444-4444 Columbus is a city that is served by peer to peer ride sharing like Uber and Lyft.  Ride costs vary by a range of factors including demand. 

Bus Transportation
Columbus Greyhound Station is located at 111 E. Town Street Columbus, Ohio 43215. For tickets and travel information visit their website at
Campus Map
If you're unfamiliar with campus take a look at a campus map:
Campus Visitors websight offers directions from various directions,
Ohio State offers several different parking options for visitors. Access these options at
CampusParc operates the university parking system. Visit their site at