A global media and communication conference

 

ATHENS, OHIO

OCTOBER 26-28, 2012

 

 

Travel directions to Ohio University, Athens Campus. PLEASE NOTE: Conference participants who travel by air should use Port Columbus (CMH) as your destination. This airport is 70 miles from Ohio University.

Local transportation is available from the following:

Athens Cab, 740-594-7433

Tab's Taxi 740-594-8294

Athens Transit (city buses) 740-592-2727

 

Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to and from Columbus airport for participants.

If you plan to take advantage of the conference’s shuttle bus transportation between Columbus Airport and Ohio University, Athens, we would like to receive your flight information. This will enable us to finalize our shuttle schedule. Also, the information will help the conference make plans for pick up when you arrive and return to the airport on departure.

If you are going to use the shuttle service during the period of October 25-28, please register before October 17, 2012 by sending us an email at global.fusion@ohio.edu with the following information:

 

Your Name:

Your Affiliation Information:

Phone number:

Your Arrival Flight Number and Date/Time:

You Departing Flight Number and Date/Time:

Thank you!

 

Approximate times for the shuttle service are as follows:

Thursday, October 25

    Depart Columbus airport 7pm; arrive Athens 8:30pm.

Friday, October 26

    Depart Columbus airport 10am; arrive Athens 11:30am.

    Depart Columbus airport 2pm; arrive Athens 3:30pm.

    Depart Columbus airport 4pm; arrive Athens 5:30pm.

    Depart Columbus airport 8pm; arrive Athens 9:30pm.

Saturday, October 27

    Depart Athens 8:30am; arrive Columbus airport 10am.

    Depart Columbus airport 10am; arrive Athens 11:30am.

    Depart Athens 12noon; arrive Columbus airport 1:30pm.

    Depart Columbus airport 1:30pm; arrive Athens 3pm.

    Depart Athens 3pm; arrive Columbus airport 4:30pm.

    Depart Columbus airport 4:30pm; arrive Athens 6pm.

    Depart Athens 6pm; arrive Columbus airport 7:30pm.

    Depart Columbus airport 7:30pm; arrive Athens 9pm.

 

Sunday, October 28

    Depart Athens 8:30am; arrive Columbus airport 10am.

    Depart Athens 11:30am; arrive Columbus airport 1pm.

    Depart Athens 2:30pm; arrive Columbus airport 4pm.

    Depart Athens 3:30pm; arrive Columbus airport 5pm.

 

Other options for travel to Athens

l Using the Go BUS

There is a regular bus service from Columbus airport to Athens that may be useful for you. It costs $10 to or from the Columbus airport and has pickups twice daily.

For further information on this bus service and its schedule:

http://www.ridegobus.com/go33.html

 

l Reserved transportation

If you prefer, you may book transportation for groups of up to four persons at $125, or for a stretch limousine for parties of up to eight at $180. Call 1-866-546-6753 or check the Website at www.alimocompany.com.

 

l Driving to Athens, Ohio

GPS street addresses: Most Ohio University buildings do not have street addresses. Thus, we recommend that you  use any of these addresses, all of which are in Athens, OH, on the university campus:

  • 35 Park Place

  • 3 President Street

  • 135 South Green Drive


From Northwest Ohio

Visitors from Michigan and northern Indiana should also find these directions helpful.

If you are driving from the North or West, take I-270 around Columbus, OH, to the Southeast side.

Take US-33 East, Exit 46 B, following US-33 E for approximately 68 miles from I-270 to Athens.

Business US-33 goes through the city of Lancaster, encountering numerous traffic lights, but providing access to motels, gasoline filling stations, and restaurants. The Lancaster bypass is now open, and unless you need those services, we do advise that you use the bypass, staying on US-33 instead of taking the Business Route exit as you approach Lancaster. continue on US-33 East past Logan and through Nelsonville.

After Nelsonville, as you approach Athens, pass the first OH-682 exit (for "The Plains"). If there is a stop sign at the end of the OH-682 off-ramp, you have taken the exit for The Plains; get back on the highway and follow the directions in the next paragraph.


After US-33 E joins US-50 W in Athens, take Exit 17, for OH-682 N. There is a traffic circle or "roundabout" at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right and take the first exit, onto Richland Avenue; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus. You will be at coordinates E-6 on the campus map, with the Convocation Center on your left and Peden Stadium on your right. If you have reservations at the Ohio University Inn, you should turn left at the traffic circle and the hotel will be about two blocks ahead.


From Northeast Ohio

Visitors from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania should also find these directions helpful.

If you are driving from the Cleveland or Akron area, take I-77 S through Marietta and into West Virginia.

Stay on I-77 South, approximately 4 miles past WV-2, to US-50 West.

The four-lane bypass for US-50 through Parkersburg, WV, and Belpre, OH, has been completed, using a new bridge over the Ohio River. Stay on US-50 W (which joins OH-7 W and OH-32 W for parts of your travel) from Belpre to Athens. Once you cross the Ohio River, you have about 45 minutes still to go.

Stay on US-50 W all the way up the Hocking River valley to the city of Athens. This will require an exit from the OH-7 four-lane less than a mile West of the small sign to turn left for "downtown Coolville."

US-50 has been upgraded, and is now four lanes all the way from Belpre to Athens. After US-33 E joins US-50 W in Athens, take Exit 17, for OH-682 N. There is a traffic circle ("roundabout") at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right and take the first exit, onto Richland Avenue; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus. You will be at coordinates E-6 on the campus map, with the Convocation Center on your left and Peden Stadium on your right.


From Southwest Ohio

Visitors from central Kentucky and southern Indiana should also find these directions helpful.
If you are driving from Southwest Ohio, take OH-32 E to Athens. If you are driving from the Chillicothe area, take US-50 E to Athens.

Just West of Albany, OH, at the Ohio University Airport, OH-32 E and US-50 E join together. Continue East on OH-32 and US-50.

Pass the exit for US-33 E to Pomeroy, OH (that off-ramp exits to the left).

Take Exit 17, for OH-682 N. You will have gone about nine miles from the airport. There is a traffic circle ("roundabout") at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right and take the first exit, onto Richland Avenue; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus. You will be at coordinates E-6 on the campus map, with the Convocation Center on your left and Peden Stadium on your right.

 


From Columbus OH Airport

You should allow a minimum of 90 minutes for the drive itself. See the link above for public transportation from the Columbus, OH, airport.

As you leave the airport, get onto I-270 South (it may be marked "Wheeling," because that direction takes you toward the I-70 interchange). You will travel approximately 10 miles on I-270. As you approach the I-70 interchange, I-270 splits into two sets of lanes. It does not matter which set you take, but the left set has less merging traffic, so is usually a bit faster. If you take the right set, stay to the left, so that you don't get forced onto I-70.

Immediately after the I-70 interchange, the two sets of lanes re-merge. Once that has settled out, change lanes toward the right, so that you will be positioned to take US-33 East, Exit 46 B (the second off-ramp at the I-270/US-33 interchange). You will travel on US-33E for approximately 67 miles from I-270 to get to Athens.

Fourteen miles from I-270 you will reach the exit for Business US-33 through the city of Lancaster. Business US-33 encounters numerous traffic lights, but provides access to motels, gasoline filling stations, and restaurants. The Lancaster bypass is now open, and unless you need those services, we do advise that you use the bypass, staying on US-33 instead of taking the Business Route exit as you approach Lancaster. Continue on US-33 East past Logan and through Nelsonville.

After Nelsonville, as you approach Athens, pass the first OH-682 exit (for "The Plains"). If there is a stop sign at the end of the OH-682 off-ramp, you have taken the exit for The Plains; get back on the highway and follow the directions in the next paragraph.

After US-33 E joins US-50 W in Athens, take Exit 17, for OH-682 N. There is a traffic circle or "roundabout" at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right and take the first exit, onto Richland Avenue; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus. You will be at coordinates E-6 on the campus map, with the Convocation Center on your left and Peden Stadium on your right. If you have reservations at the Ohio University Inn, you should turn left at the traffic circle and the hotel will be about two blocks ahead.

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION email: global.fusion@ohio.edu