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The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with University departments and offices, seeks to partner with parents and families to provide timely, helpful information to aid in the academic, social and holistic success of Ohio University students. To accomplish this mission the Office of the Dean of Students seeks to effectively communicate with parents and families, help parents and families understand and navigate the Ohio University landscape, provide advocacy for parents and families, and provide on-campus activites for family weekends.

Traveling to Athens



This summer will see major construction projects both on the Ohio University campus and in the city of Athens—projects that will transform the campus for the better in the long run, but will affect parking and traffic flow for vehicles and pedestrians in the near-term.

To ensure happy traveling, plan ahead and expect delays. Before leaving home, check the new OHGO ( http://www.buckeyetraffic.org/ ) for the latest road conditions due to construction and weather. 

When you're closer to Athens, check #OhioUBuilds on Twitter for any last-minute detours or lane changes.

And while traveling around campus, please be careful and alert. Thanks in advance for your patience. We promise the results will be worth it!


There will be detailed signage along the road once you get close to campus helping direct you to your destination, as well as radio coverage of traffic news and move in updates the closer you get to Athens.

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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

Lakefront Trailways(1-800-331-5009) or www.lakefrontlines.com. 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.