The Ohio State University

COTA Serves the OSU Community

The OSU/COTA Partnership allows for all undergraduate, graduate and professional students to venture off campus and enjoy all that Columbus has to offer by simply swiping an active BuckID. Whether you need to get to an off-campus internship, run some errands or explore the Short North nightlife, COTA can get you there safely and easily.

Lines Around Campus

  • LINE 2, N.HIGH
    Line 2 runs 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, 7p.m.-3a.m.
  • LINE 31
    Line 31 connects Worthington to Clintonville, OSU, the Short North and Downtown and runs Monday-Friday five morning0inbound 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.

What’s the Difference Between COTA & CABS?

The difference is simple. Ride COTA from off-campus and transfer to CABS on campus (Campus Area Bus Service) to get to your classes. That’s just one option with riding COTA. Here’s what else you should know.

CABS: campus area bus service, osu campus, &, hop on the bus. COTA: central ohio transit authority, anywhere in columbus and central ohio,, swipe your BuckID.