Travel to Columbus, Ohio


Steeped in a rich aviation history, the Columbus region is served by four top-notch airports which create exceptional travel experiences for passengers.

Two Columbus airports – Port Columbus International and Rickenbacker International airports – offer commercial service. Two general aviation airports, Bolton Field and The Ohio State University Airport, are used as reliever airports for corporate and personal aircraft and offer visitors additional valuable options for service.

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Airport Transfer


You’ll find taxis available on demand (no reservation required) in the ground transportation area of the terminal on a 24-hour basis. The electronic meter will be activated to compute your fare from Port Columbus International Airport. The approximate fare into downtown Columbus is 25 USD.

Taxis are metered. Charges are around 2.50 USD, plus 1.50 USD to 2 USD per mile. Taxi drivers expect a 10% to 15% tip. Call Yellow Cab for direct service (Tel.: 614-444-4444). If using private car service, 15% to 20% is customary unless a service charge is included. Uber service is also available throughout the city including to and from the airport and around downtown. Download the app and learn more at

Rental Cars:

Eight rental car agencies are available on site. They are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Bus Transportation

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) launched a new circulator route to/from CMH and downtown Columbus in May 2016. Stops are made at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, as well as many of the downtown hotels. For an quick overview of the new service, please click here.  For additional information on COTA, visit

Other Services:

For detailed information about transferring from the airport, visit

For a detailed, printable transportation guide, visit




The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for World Library and Information Congress.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool.

Registered Event participants plus on accompanying person travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are:

ANA Adria Airways Aegean Airways
Air Canada Air China Air India
Air New Zealand Asiana Airlines Austrian Airlines
Avianca Brussels Airlines Copa Airlines
Croatia Airlines EVA Airways EgyptAir
Ethopian Airlines LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa
SWISS Scandianavian Airlines Shenzhen Airlines
Singapore Airlines South African Airways TAP Portugal
THAI Turkish Airlines United


Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special offers for Japan available from: Turkish Airlines, Air India.

To obtain these discounts for travel from/to Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’  booking office. Contact details can be found on under “Conventions Plus Bookinggs Contacts”. Please quote the following Event code UA02S16 for ticket reservation.