Driving to Athens:
Get road contitions at: Buckey Traffic
Get general directions to Athens at: Athens Travel
Flying to Columbus and catching a ride to Athens:
If you are arriving by plane via the Columbus Airport, clicking on the links below will provide you with helpful shuttle and transportation information:
Express Air Coach
"Your direct airport connection." Book your online reservation today by visiting www.expressaircoach.com. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to secure a scheduled travel time. To reserve by phone or book a private ride please call 765-420-1750. Visa and Master Card accepted and charged when reservations are made.
Athens Airport Express
Quick, prompt transportation service to and from Port Columbus International Airport. The service operates seven days a week. Port Columbus to Athens $135 one person; $22 per additional person plus tax. Athens to Port Columbus $125 one person; $22 per additional person plus tax. Call 740-590-4686 24-hours in advance, if possible.
OHIO Airport Shuttle
Ohio University Transportation Services offers charter bus transportation from Port Columbus Airport to the Athens campus. Cost is $25.00 per student. This fee will be charged to your student account upon making your on-line reservation. All reservations are final and there will be no refunds. Seating is limited and reservations will be made on a first-come basis.
Please visit their website for more information on dates and times of operation and for on-line airport shuttle reservation request forms. More about transportation services: www.ohio.edu/outlook/transport.cfm
Lakefront Trailways(1-800-331-5009) or Lakefront Lines departs Columbus for Athens from the Greyhound Bus Station (111 East Town Street) every day at 10:55 a.m. You will need to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station, a 10-15 minute ride. It is suggested you call or check Lakefront's website as schedules are subject to change without notice.
Athens Airport Shuttle
To make reservations call 740-592-0490 (or toll-free 877-322-7364) Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, call 740-594-7433. Transportation is provided 24 hours a day to and from Columbus International Airport. Van can comfortably transport four adults with luggage or six with minimal luggage.
Columbus to Athens fare is $129 for initial passenger and $20 for each additional passenger. Payment may be made by cash or credit card. Call for additional information regarding transportation from airports in Cincinnati, Lancaster and Parkersburg.
Staying in Athens:
Baymont Inn & Suites 740.594.3000
Budget Host Coach Inn 740.594.2294
Hampton Inn 740.593.5600
Holiday Inn Express 800.315.2621
Knights Inn 740.593.5565
Ohio University Inn 740.593.6661
Super 8 740.594.4900