Monday-Friday: 6 am-8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8 am-6 pm
Holidays: 8 am-6 pm
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Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Monday-Friday: 7 am-6 pm
Accessible Format Info.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
COTA’s route #21 Night Owl is a way to travel to
and from the Short North/Arena District in the
evening. It operates along High Street from
Whetstone Park to the Short North/Arena District
with a 30-minute frequency on Friday and
Saturday nights, 8 p.m.-3 a.m. The last pickup
from downtown is at 2:40 a.m., at Nationwide
Boulevard and Front Street. Remember to bring
your valid Buck-ID for a ride.
For a complete list of stops, visit www.cota.com.
To avoid holiday traffic and parking, ride
Express route #52 from campus to Port
Columbus International Airport during OSU
holidays and breaks. COTA’s seasonal airport
service is fast and drops you off right outside
the terminal, so plan your trip using Google’s
Trip Planner and search www.cota.com to find
a #52 bus stop near you.
Route #21: Night Owl
Bike n’ Bus
COTA’s Bike ‘n Bus front-mounted bike racks,
available on all buses, combine the convenience of
riding the bus with the enjoyment of cycling. The bike
racks securely hold two bikes per rack and are
available to all COTA passengers on a first-come,
1. To use the bike rack feature, signal the bus operator to
let him/her know that you would like to load your bike.
2. Walk in front of the stopped bus and squeeze the top
handle to release the rack.
3. Load your bike onto the rack closest to the bus.
4. Pull out and lift the support hook over the bike’s front
5. Board the bus and inform the bus operator at which
stop you would like to depart.
6. When you reach your destination, remind the bus
operator that you need to remove your bike from the rack.
7. Once you have unloaded your bike and no other bikes
are on the rack, lift the empty rack back into its upright
Be advised, bus operators cannot physically
assist Bike ‘n Bus passengers.
If you have any questions, call COTA customer
service 614-228-1776 or visit our Website at
Route #84: OSU/Lennox
This route is a quick and convenient ride to and
from the Lennox Town Center. The following
table explains when the route operates:
7 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
6 p.m.-1 a.m.
9:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
Make sure you double check the bus header to
confirm you are going in the right direction! It
should say “#84 OSU-Lennox”.
COTA & CABS
Every 30 min.
Every 30 min.
Every 15 min.
Every 30 min.
What is the difference CABS is the
Campus Area Bus Service that runs throughout
campus. COTA transports you to popular
destinations throughout central Ohio.
Making the leap from CABS to COTA to get OFF and
ON campus is simple! Here’s how:
1 Decide where you want to go off-campus and
figure out the COTA route number that takes you
there. (For example, route #2 takes you to the Arena
2 Next, find a transfer point that serves that route by
looking at the map in this brochure. Verify COTA
service is available at the time you want to travel by
going online to www.cota.com or calling
3 Now, whenever you are on-campus and need to
go off-campus, simply board a CABS bus and exit at
your transfer point. For the most up-to-date
information regarding CABS routes, visit
If you have any questions about your route or how to go to a specific
location, call 614-228-1776 or use Google Trip Planner at www.cota.com!
How to Ride
• Your route
• Departure time
The time points listed on each timetable are
departure times from major stops along the route.
Arrive at your bus stop a few minutes before your
bus is scheduled to leave. To make sure you
board the correct COTA bus, check the sign
above the front windshield. The route number
and destination of the bus or major street(s) that
the route travels will guide you.
Flash Your BUCK•I•D...
Students flash your BUCK•I•D and don’t worry
Signal to Stop...
When the bus is approaching your stop, push the
yellow strip or pull the cord located by the window
near your seat. A bell will ring, indicating to the
bus operator that someone has requested a stop.
When the bus stops, exit through the rear door.
For your safety-and the safety of other customers
–please follow these simple guidelines:
• Do not board or exit a moving bus.
• Wait at the bus stop - do not cross in front of or
behind a bus.
• Stand clear of the bus doors.
• Keep your head, arms and objects out of the
aisles and inside bus windows.
• Hold onto the railing when exiting the bus.
Central Ohio Transit Authority
AMC Lennox Theater
Giant Eagle 2 21 **
2801 N. High St.
2 3 75 87 188 18 21 **
Arena Grand Movie Theatre
2 3 5 7 8 18 21 **
Port Columbus 52
2 3 5 7 8 18 21 ** 4600 International Gateway
Columbus Museum of Art
Giant Eagle 7
777 Neil Ave.
Greyhound Bus Terminal 2
2 3 4 5 7 8 18 21 **
111 E. Town St.
Drexel Movie Theatre
Kroger 2 21 **
Franklin Park Conservatory
1350 N. High St.
Funny Bone Comedy Club
OSU McCorkle Aquatics Center 7 18 84
West Hickory Street and North Ludlow Street
2 4 5 7 8
4 7 8
84 2 5
Lifestyles Community Pavilion (LC)
2 5 7 8 18 21 **
Easton Town Center 2 95
2 5 7 8 18 21 ** Easton Square 2 95
2 3 5 7 18
(Walmart, Best Buy)
OSU Arts Center at Lazarus
2 3 4 5 7 18
Carriage Place 18
The Shops on Lane Avenue 84
2 5 7 8 18
Lennox Town Center 84
Mall at Tuttle Crossing 18
2 21 **
Riffe Center Studios
2 3 4 7 8 18
Short North 2 5 7 8 21 **
North Market 2 5 7 8 21 **
Graceland Shopping Center 2 4
2 5 7 8 21 **
University City Shopping Center 7 18 81
2 3 4 5 7
Worthington Square 2
Need to know when your
next bus is coming
BUStracker is a text-messaging
service that will provide the next
scheduled bus time for any
designated stop on campus.
Simply text the stop-ID
number to 25252.
To download a list of
participating bus stops and
their locations, visit our Website
Planning your trip is made
easy with Google’s Transit
Google’s Trip Planner
tells you where to catch
the bus, what route to take,
where to get off and how
long the trip will last.
Let COTA do all the work for
you and visit www.cota.com to
plan your trip today!
Local Bus Route
Express Bus Route
Express Bus Route*
Crosstown Bus Route
CABS (OSU) Bus Route
John Herrick Dr
Olentangy River Rd
Woody Hayes Dr
W 12th Ave
7 18 52
21 ** 21 **
31 52 84
* Route #52 service available on specific days of the year. See schedule for details. ** Route #21 only operates Friday and Saturday evenings.