Travel and Transportation

Airport Information

The airport that services the Columbus Metropolitan Area is the Port Columbus International Airport (Code: CMH). It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to the conference hotel via taxi, Uber, or rental car. A full listing of available transportation options from the airport can be found at this link.

Getting to/from the Hotel

As mentioned above, getting to the hotel should only take 15 minutes from the airport via taxi, rental car, or Uber.

If you are driving to Columbus, parking is available at the hotel, including $20 a day self-park and $24 a day valet parking. Information can be found here.

Getting to/from the Ohio Union (the Conference Event Space)

The Department of Biomedical Informatics at OSU has scheduled several charter buses that will be picking individuals up from the hotel and taking them to the Ohio Union, where events on both days will be held. Please check the finalized agenda for specific pick-up times frames. If you missed the shuttle, or would like to make your own way to the Ohio Union, you may either schedule the hotel’s shuttle in advance, or take other transit options to reach the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210. There are also a number of methods to get around campus as mentioned in “Navigating Campus” below.

Navigating Columbus

There are a number of transportation options available in Columbus. Click on the images below to be taken to the various websites for useful information:

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There are also many taxi services in Columbus. A brief list of a few are below:

  • Yellow Cab of Columbus | (614) 444-4444
  • Orange Cab | (614) 414-0000
  • Columbus Taxi Service | (614) 262-4444
  • ACME Taxi | (614) 777-7777
  • Dublin Taxi | (614) 766-6666

Navigating Campus:

Public Transportation:


OSU Mobile App

Bus: The Ohio State University has comprehensive public transportation that services the  entire campus area called Campus Area Bus Service (CABS). This transit option is completely free and will allow you to explore campus as you choose. Check this link for  an overview of the service map. If you would like to check real-time bus schedules, download the app for Android or iOS.




Campus Bike-Share Program

Bike: OSU has entered into a partnership with Zagster for its campus-wide bike share program. Download the app for Android or iOS here. Information on how to use this service can be found here.




Parc Mobile

Parking on Campus:Parking may be found all over campus in the form of parking garages, surface lots, and street parking. Instructions on how to park around campus can be found at these links: garage parking and surface lot parking.