GettIng Around RepFest 2018

Hotel and Convention
Center Parking

Same Day Parking Rates
East Surface Lot (80 E. Nationwide Blvd)
$10 for single day parking passes with no pre-purchase required, and are available july 26-29 (all rates reset to hourly at 6am the following morning).

Pre-Purchased Online Parking Rates
South Garage (88 E. Nationwide Blvd)
Vine Street Garage (45 Vine Street)
Goodale Garage (70 E. Goodale Street)

  • Single Day Passes: $10, must be pre-purchased online
  • 2-day, plus (1) overnight pass: $24, valid between july 26-28
  • 3-day, plus (2) overnight pass: $36, valid between july 26-28

*Note that a $2.00 convenience fee is charged for all online purchases

Airport Shuttles

It’s an easy 10-minute ride to RepFest from the Columbus John Glenn International Airport (CMH), and you have several transportation options, including Lyft, Uber, and taxis. We recommend the AirConnect Shuttle.

The AirConnect Shuttle from the airport to all RepFest hotels runs on the hour and half hour, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. each day for $2.75 one-way or $5.50 round trip. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance, but the ticket kiosk is conveniently located at the shuttle stop outside the baggage claim level of the airport, next to the taxi stand. Purchase a round-trip ticket when you arrive or grab your return ticket at the Visitor Center in the Convention Center. Note that you can pay the driver in cash on the bus, but change is not given.

RepFast Hotel Shuttles

There are 16 hotels involved with RepFest this year. Hotels that aren’t connected to or across the street from the Convention Center will be supported by circulating RepFast Shuttles that will stop at the hotels, Convention Center and Arena. The following hotels will be included on the route:

Columbus Renaissance
Courtyard by Marriott
Doubletree Suites by Hilton
Holiday Inn Capitol Square
Residence Inn
Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square

RepFast Hotel Shuttle Schedule:

6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight

6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight

6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The area is also walkable. See the walking time for each hotel to the Convention Center on the Hotels tab.

Rental Cars

Need a rental car? There are eight car rental agencies on site at the Columbus John Glenn International Airport (CMH) for your convenience. Cars from all major rental car companies are available. Use your favorite online booking tool to make a reservation before you arrive to ensure availability.

Mobility Accommodations

RepFest involves multiple hotels and spans the Columbus Convention Center and nearby Nationwide Arena. The event will require moderate walking between hotels and venues, including a 10-minute walk between the Convention Center and the Arena. Representatives who will be using motorized scooters or wheelchairs during RepFest will receive access to reserved elevators and viewing areas in General Sessions and Breakout Sessions.

All hotels are accessible to guests with disabilities. However, if you plan to use a motorized scooter or wheelchair during RepFest, we recommend you select the Crown Plaza, Drury Inn & Suites, Hilton, or Hyatt Regency as each is connected to the Convention Center and provides the easiest access to the Convention Center. If you selected an accessible room, the hotel will contact you prior to RepFest to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

We’re partnering with Scootaround to offer you several scooter and wheelchair rental options this year—you can choose to rent a scooter for $55 per day or a wheelchair for $25 per day. Book your choice by Sunday, July 15 by calling Scootaround at 1-888-441-7575 or online.

Your rental can be conveniently picked up and dropped off at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Union Room. It comes pre-charged and ready to use, plus there’s onsite support should you need anything. Scooters and wheelchairs must be stored overnight inside your hotel room; they cannot be left in the hallways. President’s Points cannot be used to rent motorized scooters and wheelchairs.