Ohio State Football Service

Bus it to the Buckeyes!

COTA – Proud sponsor of Ohio State Athletics, Fall 2018

Football season is upon us! Skip the chaos of traffic and parking this year and take COTA to the game.

Ohio State Football 2018 Home Game Schedule

Date Details
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 Oregon State
Ohio Stadium – Noon
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 Rutgers
Ohio Stadium – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 Tulane
Ohio Stadium – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 Indiana
Ohio Stadium – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 Minnesota
Ohio Stadium – Noon
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 Nebraska
Ohio Stadium –Noon
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 Michigan
Ohio Stadium – Noon

Express Service

Express service is offered from two Park & Ride locations, Crosswoods Park & Ride and the Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds. Buses operate three hours before and two hours after each home game.

Get dropped off at Neil & 17th, just one block from Ohio Stadium.

After the game, pick up the bus in the same location to get back to your car.

Fares can be purchased at the Park & Ride locations. Cash only.

Ohio Expo Center Crosswoods
Park & Ride
Parking $5.00 FREE
Express Adult Fare* $5.50 $5.50
Express Child Fare# $2.00 $2.00

*13 years of age & over
#Children 48″ tall & over, through 12 years of age
Children under 48″ tall ride free (limit 3 with paying adult)

Here’s the official brochure.

Free rides for OSU students with a valid BuckID! Students must pay to park at the Ohio Expo Center.


Standard and Frequent Service

COTA has six additional lines that run in the campus area. Fares can be purchased on the bus. Cash only. Plan your trip to see what works best for you!

New this year – ride from Delaware! 

The Delaware Area Transit Authority (DATA Bus) will be providing shuttle service from three Delaware County Meijer stores in Lewis Center, Delaware and Westerville to COTA’s Crosswoods Park & Ride, where riders will transfer to COTA’s OSU Football express service.

DATA Bus riders must register two weeks in advance of the game and pay cash for COTA service separately at the Crosswoods Park & Ride.  Here’s how to sign up.