How to ride COTA
Going out? Take the bus.
It’s simple. It’s safe. It’s cheap. Here’s a quick guide to get you going.
Our online planner is an easy way to start. Just tell us where you are, where you want to go, and what time you want to be there. We’ll plot out the best route for you.
Show upfive minutesearly.
COTA runs on schedules, so be a little early to make sure you catch your bus. It’s like showing up early to the airport — except it’s only five minutes and we’ll let you keep your shoes on.
Cash: it’s the easiest and quickest way to pay. If you need to make a transfer, just ask your driver for a transfer ticket. You can also buy a full-day pass on the bus for $4.50.
There’s a bright yellow cord above the windows. When you’re ready to leave, just pull the cord and the driver will let you off at the next stop.
You’ve arrived. Now the rest is up to you. All we ask is that you exit through the back door to make life easier for the folks getting on the bus.
Choose your next adventure.
We’ll get you there.
There’s a lot to do in our fair city. Need some ideas? We’re on it.
The Night Out
Need a designated driver?
We’ve got you covered.
The Sports Nut
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The Saturdayin the Park
Who doesn’t love some quality time with nature?
The Tasteof Columbus
Columbus is a foodie haven. Let’s find a dish to suit your palate.
It’s time for some arts and sciences in your life.
The World’sa Stage
Columbus is a major destination for world-class music, drama and film.
passenger trips in 2014
miles traveled in 2015 - that's 909,090 trips around the I-270 loop
free trips provided by CBUS through the Short North, Arena and Brewery Districts
save us $1.5 million in fuel costs each year
mainstream trips in 2014