CABS

Ride CABS on Campus

The Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) is a free transit service provided by The Ohio State University Transportation and Traffic Management. CABS is dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and hassle-free transportation on and around Ohio State’s Columbus Campus.

Real-time Bus Tracking

The real-time bus tracking service takes the guesswork out of your bus ride. It puts you in charge of your ride with GPS tracking and next bus arrival times at home, on your mobile phone, or on electronic signs at bus stops across campus.

Real-time bus tracking 

 

Get the real-time bus tracking app for even more convenience while you're on the go.

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Schedules and Routes

North Express

HOURS OF OPERATION AMMIDPMLATEOVN
WEEKDAY7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--05------
WEEKENDNO SERVICE----------
BREAKNO SERVICE----------
SUMMERNO SERVICE----------

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

Campus Loop North

HOURS OF OPERATION AMMIDPMLATEOVN
WEEKDAYALL TIMES3007111530***
WEEKEND**ALL TIMES3030151530***
BREAK7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--15------
SUMMER*7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--11------

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

Campus Loop South

HOURS OF OPERATION AMMIDPMLATEOVN
WEEKDAY5:30 a.m. - Midnight30071115--
WEEKENDNO SERVICE----------
BREAK5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.3015------
SUMMER5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.3011------

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

East Residential

HOURS OF OPERATION AMMIDPMLATEOVN
WEEKDAY (M-TR)7 a.m. - Midnight--093030--
WEEKDAY (FRI)7 a.m. - 2 a.m.--09303030*
WEEKEND (SAT)8 p.m. - 2 a.m.----303030*
BREAK 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--34------
SUMMER7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--34------

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

 

Buckeye Village

HOURS OF OPERATION AMMIDPMLATEOVN
WEEKDAY7 a.m. - 10 p.m.--1530----
WEEKEND8 a.m. - 8 p.m.--30------
BREAK7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--30------
SUMMER*7 a.m. - 7 p.m.--30------

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

Med Center Express

HOURS OF OPERATION AMMIDPMLATEOVN
WEEKDAY5:30 a.m. - Midnight10101520--
WEEKENDNO SERVICE----------
BREAK5:30 a.m. - Midnight10101520--
SUMMER5:30 a.m. - Midnight10101520--

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

Martha Morehouse

Stop NameFirst BusLast Bus
660 Ackerman Road6:50 a.m.5:50 p.m.
Martha Morehouse Tower6:57 a.m.5:57 p.m.
Martha Morehouse Pavilion (to Rhodes Hall)7:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Rhodes Hall6:50 a.m.5:50 p.m.
Ross Heart Hospital6:52 a.m.5:53 p.m.
James Cancer Hospital6:55 a.m.5:55 p.m.
Martha Morehouse Pavilion (to 660 Ackerman Road)7:04 a.m.6:04 p.m.

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AM = 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

PM = 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LATE = 10 p.m. - Midnight

OVN = Midnight - 5:30 a.m.

Please Note: *Campus Area Bus Service will not operate weekend service during the summer.

**CLN provides 30-minute service from midnight to noon and 15-minute service from noon until midnight.

***Due to a driver break, service will deviate from advertised intervals between 1-2 a.m. and between 4-5 a.m.

Hospital Courtesy Shuttles

Free patient courtesy shuttles provide transportation to and from the Wexner Medical Center parking garages and buildings on Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To access this service, please call 614-293-8669 or use the call buttons located at the main entrances of Medical Center buildings and all patient and visitor garages.

If you require transportation help after scheduled hours, please visit the Rhodes Hall information desk or call 614-293-7300 for other transportation information.

Holidays

Campus Area Bus Service will not operate during the follow 2015-2016 observed holidays:

Thanksgiving (November 26-27, 2015) 

Christmas (December 24-25, 2015)

New Year's Day (January 1, 2016)

Memorial Day (May 30, 2016) 

Independence Day (July 4, 2016)

CABS will run weekend service on all other holidays.

Information current as of 6/15/15. Subject to change without notice. Updates posted at ttm.osu.edu.

Cabs system map

 

If you have any additional questions about this schedule, please e-mail us at ttminfo@osu.edu.

Lost and Found

If you have left any personal items on a campus bus, please contact the Transportation Office at 614-292-6195 (from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or 614-292-7927 (after hours).

Items left on buses that are not retrieved immediately will be taken to the Transportation Office after 8 p.m. the day the item was lost.

Items not retrieved within two weeks of being lost can be claimed at the University Lost & Found, 035 McCracken Power Plant, 2003 Millikin Road, 614-292-1415.

How to Ride

Riding a CABS bus is easy. No ID or bus pass is needed to ride on regularly scheduled buses. Simply hop on the bus at any of the stops located on campus and throughout surrounding neighborhoods.

  • To improve congestion when entering and exiting the bus, please use the front door to enter and the back door to exit.
  • Please allow exiting passengers off the bus before boarding.
  • While on campus, CABS buses stops at every designed CABS bus stop. You do not need to press the stop bar or pull the cord.
  • For your safety, CABS buses are not permitted to pick up or drop off passengers outside of designated CABS bus stops.
  • All CABS buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
  • If standing on a bus, hold on to vertical bars or seat back handles.
  • When crossing the street after exiting a bus, NEVER cross in front of the bus. Wait on the sidewalk until the bus has moved away and you have a clear line of sight of traffic in both directions.

Resources: New Rider Guidelines

Campus Transit Lab

Through the Campus Transit Lab (CTL), CABS serves as a living laboratory for transit research, education, and outreach to the university community. The CTL collects data on a campus bus system that is large and complex enough to emulate urban-wide systems but is sufficiently confined in scale and geographic context to allow an understanding of system components and interactions. For more information, visit transitlab.osu.edu.