GoBus — Rural Inter-City Bus Service

Serving: Athens, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Marietta, Parkersburg, Van Wert, Wooster and communities in between.

About GoBus

transportation_iconsYour journey begins with GoBus! We connect you to greater national and local transportation services to help you reach any destination.


All of our buses are wheelchair accessible. Buses also lower or “kneel” at stops making boarding and de-boarding easier.

First Class Amenities

Bus travel isn’t what it used to be. GoBus is a comfortable ride. Most of our buses have Wi-Fi and outlets.

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December 9th, 2016

Schedule is delayed between Wooster and Columbus this evening by about 90 minutes. Sorry for the Inconvienance. 

December 8th, 2016

We will run our regular schedules on Christmas and New Years Day, however our administrative office will be closed. (See post below for more information about our office closing).

December 8th, 2016

The GoBus office will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th and then from Friday, December 30th through Tuesday, January 3rd.

On these days, if need to reach us in an emergency or in regards to an urgent travel matter, you can call our toll free number (888-954-6287) and press 2 to be forwarded to our after hours call center.

Please be advised that in accordance with our refund/reissue/cancellation policy, you must contact us (by phone at 888-954-6287 or via email at info@ridegobus.com) at least 24 hours in advance of your departure time AND during our office’s business hours (which are 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, excepting the holiday closures listed above).

So, if you need to request a refund or reissue for a ticket with a travel date that falls on December 23rd through December 26th, you would need to contact us during business hours on Thursday, December 22nd at the latest for us to be able to perform the refund/reissue for you.

If you need to request a refund or reissue for a ticket with a travel date that falls on December 30th through January 3rd, you would need to contact us during business hours on Thursday, December 29th at the latest for us to be able to perform the refund/reissue for you.

Questions? Call us at 888-954-6287 or email us at info@ridegobus.com!

December 7th, 2016

The Chillicothe Gazette reported this week on the shortfall facing counties and transit authorities due to a federal decision that restricts state sales tax collection on managed care organizations. Read the full story.


December 2nd, 2016

According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch on November 29, 2016, the latest accounting of carnage on the nation’s highways should be setting off alarms and causing greater investment in safer modes of travel. U.S. highway fatalities rose to 35,092 in 2015, according to the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accounting released in August, a 7.2 percent increase from the year before and the biggest jump in 50 years.

What if the central problem is that Americans are simply too car dependent? What if the best way to reduce fatal collisions was not to get in a car in the first place? What if people were offered a convenient, safer alternative?


November 30th, 2016


Like many, Dublin’s Tristan Stover, a Columbus State student who rides the bus to and from school every day, wants online access all the time.

That can be difficult for those who don’t pay extra for unlimited internet access on their smart phone or other devices and for those who ride public buses.

Read the full article: COTA TO PROVIDE FREE WI-FI