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Directions

From Northwest Ohio
From Northeast Ohio
From Southwest Ohio
From Ohio University Airport
From Wood County WV Airport
From Columbus OH Airport

 

GPS Street Addresses

Most Ohio University buildings do not have street addresses. To help GPS systems or various online services provide you with driving directions, you may use any of these addresses, all of which are in Athens, Ohio, on the Athens campus:

  • 35 Park Place
  • 3 President Street
  • 135 South Green Drive

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Athens Ohio town map Map of Southern Ohio

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 get 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. Unless you need those services, we advise that you use the Lancaster 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. You can either turn right, go to the fourth traffic light and turn left onto Richland Avenue, or 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 ("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 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, W.Va., and Belpre, Ohio, 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 is four lanes 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, Ohio, 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, Ohio (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 Ohio University Airport

You should allow a minimum of 20 minutes for the drive.

The airport is located on the South side of OH-32, at the junction with US-50, just west of Albany. As you exit from the airport's driveway, turn left onto Athens County Road 71, and then turn right to go East on OH-32 and US-50, through Albany, toward Athens.

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 Wood County, W.Va. Airport

Visitors from Maryland and northern Virginia should also find these directions helpful.

If you are flying into the Wood County Airport in Parkersburg, W.Va., take WV-2 South approximately 3 miles to I-77 South, approximately 4 miles, to US-50 West.

Stay on US-50 W through Parkersburg and Belpre, Ohio. The four-lane bypass for US-50 through Parkersburg, W.Va., and Belpre, Ohio, 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 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 is now four lanes all the way from I-77 to Athens.

After US-33 E joins US-50 W and OH-32 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 Columbus, Ohio Airport

You should allow a minimum of 90 minutes for the drive from Port Columbus International Airport.

As you leave the airport, get onto I-270 East to Wheeling. Travel approximately 10 miles on I-270. Take US-33 East. You will travel on US-33E for approximately 67 miles.

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 and OH-32 W in Athens, take Exit 17, for OH-682 N. Keep to the right in the traffic circle 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.