Gameday shuttle service to Ohio Stadium starts Saturday


Columbus, OH -- With the start of a new season, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is looking to take some of the stress out of gameday.

The 'Bus it to the Buckeyes' express service kicks off Saturday, Sept. 1 for The Ohio State University home football game against Oregon State.


The shuttle service starts at 9 a.m. Return service begins after the third quarter and continues for two hours after the game ends. Pick-up and drop-off will be in the same spot.

COTA has partnered with the Ohio Expo Center to provide Park & Ride service between the Expo Center at 17th Avenue and I-71, and 17th Avenue and Neil Avenue–approximately one block from Ohio Stadium.

Parking for the game is south of 17th Avenue, and buses will arrive approximately every 5-10 minutes. The cost to park at the Expo Center is $5. Roundtrip express fare to Ohio Stadium is $5.50 for adults and $2 for children. Children up to 12 years of age and under 48” ride free (limit three children per family).

Fans may take the football service bus without parking at the Expo Center for the same roundtrip fee of $5.50 per adult. Fans parking RV’s at the Expo Center are also invited to take the express bus.

Fans can park for free and board express football service at COTA’s Crosswoods Park & Ride, 7460 Huntington Park Dr., which will also operate three hours before and two hours after each home football game. Roundtrip express fare to Ohio Stadium is $5.50 per adult and $2 per child.

Regular COTA service to the campus area is also available on a variety of lines. One-way fare is $2. Cash only accepted on the bus.

For more information, please visit or call (614) 228-1776.