Parking & Transportation

Downtown Shuttle Service

FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the Arnold Sports Festival beginning Thursday, March 3, 2016.  The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus connects every major downtown hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Download Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus Map.

The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus Route provides wheelchair assistance for ease of transportation. Shuttle buses will be marked by “Arnold Downtown Shuttle.

Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus Route

Greater Columbus Convention Center  to
Columbus Renaissance Hotel  to
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square  to
Holiday Inn Downtown  to
Westin Hotel  to
DoubleTree Hotel  to
Courtyard by Marriott  to
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Arnold Downtown Shuttle Hours of Operation

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017  7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Saturday morning)
  • Saturday, March 4, 201 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Sunday morning)
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arnold Express Shuttle Service

FREE Arnold Express Shuttle Bus will run between the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Arnold Express Shuttle provides wheelchair assistance for ease of transportation. Shuttle buses will be marked by “Arnold Express Shuttle.

Arnold Express Shuttle Hours of Operation

  • Friday, March 4, 2016  7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Saturday morning)
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Sunday morning)
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arena District Pre-Paid Parking

Pre-Paid Parking is available through the Arena District.

Saturday, March 4

Sunday, March 5

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Taxi Cab Services

Transportation Services (transportation suggestions / not endorsements)

  • A-1 Taxi Cab 614-784-8811
  • AAA Express Airport Taxi 614-262-333 / Shuttle 614-374-5959
  • ACME Taxi 614-777-7777
  • Airport Taxi and Super Shuttle 614-868-888
  • Blue Cab 614-236-4444
  • Buckeye (OSU Campus Taxi) and Shuttle Service 614-261-9999
  • Dublin Taxi 614-766-6666
  • Orange Cab 614-414-0000
  • Shamrock Taxi 614-784-8888
  • Yellow Cab 614-444-4444

Transportation Services (transportation suggestions / not endorsements)

  • Arch Express Transportation 614-252-2277
  • My Chauffeur Limousine Service 614-231-2555
  • Prestige Corporate Car 614-564-1700
  • Royal Transportation 614-806-0632
  • Supreme Limousine Service 614-880-9600
  • Ohio Diamond Pedicab 614-806-6559
  • Enalux Luxury Car Rental Company 614-599-2739
  • R Man Van Transportation 614-477-0737
  • Capital City Limousine 614-746-9994


Capital Crossroads

Capital Crossroads Special Improvements District:

  • Provides directions and safety escorts through their Capital City Crossroads Ambassadors and phone 614-228-5718



Central Ohio Transit Authority (Public Transportation)

COTA’s CBUS® is a free downtown circulator that runs Monday-Sunday with service every 10-15 minutes. Download PDF.

COTA AirConnect is a service that provides transportation between John Glenn International Airport and downtown hotels. Cost is $2.75 per ride. Download PDF.

Also, the line 21 Night Owl runs 7 pm-3 am Thursday-Saturday.  Service runs on High Street and serves Downtown, the Arena District, the Short North and The Ohio State University.  Trips are $2 each way and transfers are free.

To learn more about the CBUS and COTA’s other service visit or call (614) 228-1776.

COTA Mainstream
Complementary ADA Paratransit service is available through COTA, Columbus’ local transportation service provider, for visitors with disabilities who are current Paratransit riders where they reside. Arrangements for Paratransit service must be made in advance through COTA to obtain temporary ADA status. Please call 614-275-5828 for further information.

Additional Transportation Information

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