Columbus, the largest city and capital of the U.S. state of Ohio, is also the country’s 15th largest city. The city which lies at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers was founded in 1812 and is named after the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. The summers in the city are hot and muggy, while the winters are cold and at night time dry. The major tourist attractions consist of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Franklin Park Conservatory, COSI, and the Ohio History Center. The tobacco, financial services, fashion, food, education, healthcare, technology, and the tourism industries make up Columbus’ diverse economy. The city, with its symbolic architecture, museums, parks, and gardens, provide many attractive options for tourists.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has a worldwide reputation for having an exciting animal collection of Siberian tigers, cheetahs, polar bears, and kangaroos. The Zoombezi Bay water park is the second port of call for travellers visiting the zoo. With its ecological diversity and natural beauty, Whetstone Park’s 13 acre rose garden called the Park of Roses rightfully grabs attention and appeals to nature lovers. In short, Columbus’ history, culture and nature offers tourists the opportunity to have a pleasant trip.
Excluding San Francisco and Seattle, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport connects travellers to almost all major cities in the U.S. The airport also provides access to Mexico and Canada. The airport is about a 10-minute drive from the city centre; public transportation is also available from the airport to the city centre but is expected to take longer. Istanbul to Columbus flights with at least 1 stopover have a flight duration time starting from 14 hours and 45 minutes.
From John Glenn Columbus International Airport, you can reach Columbus city center in approximately 10 minutes by taxi, charter service or rental car. There are also buses that run between the airport and the city center.
You can find a taxi 24 hours a day at the airport. The taximeters start with 3 dollars and the fare increases 45 cents per mile. If you have to wait, you would have to pay extra 45 cents per minute. The taxi fare is calculated by adding a tax of 7.5% to total cost. The average cost of getting to the city center from the airport is 25 dollars.
There are 17 different charter bus companies at the airport and they can carry passengers on different routes at different times. If you prefer a more luxurious transport you can benefit from 15 different limousine / minivan charter services. You can find detailed information, also on fares, at the airport transfer center.
There are 8 different car rental companies operating at the airport. By booking in advance, you can complete your transactions and receive your vehicle without losing time at the check-in desk at the airport parking lot of the companies. It is possible to reach the city center within 10 minutes by following the I-670 W motorway with the car you rent.
It is possible to reach the city center by taking bus number 52 and 92 from the bus stops next to the taxis. Buses depart every 30 minutes and the ticket price is $ 2.75. You can get your ticket by credit card from the machines at the bus stops.