Riding to your local getaway
You Can Explore a Lot More on COTA
Central Ohio is home to many exciting destinations and events. Riding COTA is your easy and affordable way to get to and from these attractions.
Lions, Tigers, and Bears, No Drive!
Take the Zoo Bus and save. When you make your Columbus Zoo and Aquarium reservation in advance, choose Daily Ticket options and select Zoo Bus Customer Reservation. Then, use your reservation confirmation voucher to receive:
- $3 tickets into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium OR
- $10 OFF each admission into Zoombezi Bay
Zoom to BOOM! with COTA
Skip the fuss and ride with us
The largest Independence Day celebration in the Midwest is back! COTA offers the safest, easiest and most affordable way for you and your family to get to Red, White & BOOM! For just $4 round trip, you can skip the traffic and pricey parking and get dropped off right where the action is happening.
HOW TO RIDE
Plan ahead — download the Transit app and load funds onto your account to cover fares to and from downtown.
- Adults: $4 round trip
- Children ages 5 to 12: $2 round trip
- Children four years old and under: No fare
You can pay for the entire family using COTA’s scanner system at the Park & Ride or bring exact change in cash.
WHERE TO GO
Once you pay at one of our five Park & Ride locations, you’ll receive a color-coded wristband to simplify your return trip. Provided information cards will point you to the correct downtown pickup location, and our entire COTA team will be on hand to help you find the right vehicle to get you back to your original designated Park & Ride.
BOOM! PARK & RIDE LOCATIONS
7460 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus, OH 43234
At Crosswoods Center NE of 270/N. High St.
Served by Line 41 Crosswoods/Polaris; Local Line 102 Polaris Pkwy/N. High
2321 Old Stringtown Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
Southwest corner of Stringtown & Parkmead Dr.
Served by Line 61 Grove City; Local Line 3 Northwest/Harrisburg
2100 Birchview Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Near Birchview Dr. & Eastgreen Blvd.
Served by Line 51 Reynoldsburg; Local Line 1 Kenny/Livingston
312 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081
East of Cleveland at Collegeview Rd.
Served by Line 43 Westerville
Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Rd., Columbus, Oh 43235
Between Linworth & Smoky Row
Served by Line 81 Worthington Kilbourne
The Big Explore: We Did the Driving to Delightful Destinations
Thanks to a generous community gift from the Columbus Foundation, all COTA fares were free on Dec. 29, 2018. Dubbed “The Big Explore”, thousands of Central Ohioans rode the bus to area attractions, including,
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
- National Veterans Memorial & Museum
- Ohio History Connection
- Wexner Center for the Arts
- Pizzuti Collection
A special thanks to EmpowerBus for providing free shuttle service from The Linden Transit Center to The Ohio History Connection.