Olentangy Blog

How to Get Around Columbus, OH
January 22, 2019

Congrats, you’re moving to Columbus! From quaint shops to large museums, there’s plenty to do and several easy ways to get around the city, even if you don’t own a car. If you’re planning on relying on the city’s public transportation, it’s important to keep in mind where you need to get to when looking for an apartment.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options, you’ll feel much better about tackling public transportation after reading this guide! We promise you will be pleasantly surprised with the different options that await you in Columbus.

  • Bike With several bike-rental options, pedicabs, and electric scooter rentals throughout the city, the convenience of riding a bike (or scooter!) through the city. CoGo Bike Share has 365 bikes at 46 stations throughout the city – no matter where you have to get to, you’re bound to find a docking station to pick up or return your bike!
  • COTA Running every 15 minutes or less, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provides public transportation via bus throughout the Columbus region. COTA helps people navigate throughout the city without having to drive their own vehicles or brave the elements via bike. We highly suggest planning your trip on their website to get a better idea of your trip before you leaving for your destination!
  • Ride Share If you’re visiting Columbus or need to get to your destination quickly, there are ride sharing options available to you, no matter where you are in the city! With Uber and Lyft being easily accessible via their phone apps, you’ll be able to tab a few buttons and have a car directly to you. Another fun option is FreeRide, the open-air gold carts that serve downtown Columbus for free. Keep in mind that this might not be your best option in the cold winter months!