The Ohio State University

COTA Serves the OSU Community

Thanks to the OSU/COTA Partnership, undergraduate, graduate and professional students have unlimited access to COTA’s entire bus system just by swiping their BuckID when boarding.

Students pay a semester fee of $13.50 included in tuition for unlimited bus rides. Students can have immediate and convenient access to shopping, employment and entertainment destinations in Columbus and throughout Franklin County.

Lines Around Campus


Line 2, N. High

Line 2 runs along High Street. Check The Lantern for Everything the 2 Can Take You To!


Night Owl runs along High Street. between Whetstone Park and Broad Street Thursday, Friday. and Saturday nights, 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

Line 31

Line 31 connects Worthington to Clintonville, OSU, the Short North and Downtown and runs Monday-Friday five morning-inbound and five afternoon-outbound trips with many stops along campus.


OSU Air carries students from the OSU campus to Port Columbus International Airport during holidays and breaks; click for dates.

Line 4
Line 4 Indianola/Lockbourne serves downtown and picks up in the areas of Spring and Front streets, with stops in German Village and at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Line 22 

Line 22 serves local destinations such as Rickenbacher Airport and Grandview Yard all week long, every 15-30 minutes.