The closest airport is Port Columbus International Airport, which is located at a distance of 82 miles from the city center of Athens, OH.
Athens Transits provides local bus service for citizens and students that reside or attend Ohio University. Be sure to give the exact amount because drivers do not give change.
Walking may be the best way to get around in Athens, due to the fact that most of the shops, restaurants and many of the city’s other attractions are conveniently located within walking distance.
Due to the fact that Athens is a very `walkable` city, a car is not necessarily a must, when it comes to getting around. However, if you plan to explore the nearby surroundings or you’re in town with business and plan to travel outside Athens a lot, during your stay, renting a car might come in handy.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Port Columbus International Airport: Head east on International Gateway and make a slight left toward International Gateway. Continue straight onto International Gateway and make a slight right at Sawyer Road (signs for Swayers Rd). Turn right to stay on Sawyer Road and then turn left at OH-317 N/N Hamilton Road. Merge onto I-270 S, via the ramp to Wheeling and take exit 46B to merge onto US-33 E/Southeast Expy toward Lancaster. Continue to follow US-33 E and take the exit toward Columbus Road. Turn right at Columbus Road and continue onto N Lancaster. Continue onto W Carpenter Street and turn right at N Congress Street. Make a slight right at S Congress St/Richland Avenue and turn left at W Mulberry.