How To Ride

Before You Jump on COTA,
Get Some Helpful Info.

Google Trip Planner

This is the easiest way to plan a trip. Just enter your information in the Google Trip Planner, click and go!


Get a copy of our complete service map or pinpoint your locations with the OSU and Downtown maps.


Get the official timetable for your route and doublecheck your pick-up time. If you’re not sure how to read a timetable, check out this tutorial.

Bus Stops

COTA’s bus stops are located throughout campus. When the bus is approaching your stop, give the driver a wave to let us know you want to board.

Confused? Get the How to Ride Guide.

Download a copy for step-by-step instructions.

See How Much You Can Save!

Calculate your savings with the COTA Gas Calculator.

We’re Here to Help!

Call our customer service department at 614-228-1776. Or, if you prefer, print off our Student Itinerary Request form, complete, and email to



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