Parking and Transportation

Bus Transportation

CABS BusCampus Area Bus Service (CABS) is a free transit service provided by Ohio State. Routes and schedules can be viewed on their website or via the Ohio State mobile app, which you can download at A printed bus service map may be picked up at CampusParc. Contact 614-292-RIDE (7433) for additional information.

For broader public transportation information, contact COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) which offers discount fares for seniors.


Campus Map

Check out the university's campus map and building index to find your way around campus.



Parking MeterVehicles parked on campus at any time are required to display a permit, purchase Pay-by-Plate surface lot parking or pay hourly fees posted at meters and in parking garages. Program 60 participants may purchase a regular "C", Buckeye Lot ("CX") or West Campus ("WC") permit for the semester or year:

  • Online purchase is available only for those who are enrolled in courses during the semester or term by logging in with your Ohio State lastname.# and password on the CampusParc website.
  • Holders of a State of Ohio Disability Placard are required to submit the BMV Certificate of Registration to CampusParc to obtain a university permit.
  • Ohio State retirees are eligible to purchase an A permit at a discounted rate. Contact CampusParc for more information.

CampusParc is located in the South Campus Gateway at 1560 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210. Contact CampusParc at 614-688-0000.