Undergraduate Student Government

at The Ohio State University

Buckeye Road Trip

The Buckeye Road trip is a reduced cost busing service that has been in operation since 2013. It is designed to bring students to cities in and out of Ohio. These cities currently include East/West Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Philadelphia.

Would you like to join our Ambassador team? Sign up here to be a BRT Ambassador.

http://Go.osu.edu/BRTAmbassador

 

Register to ride on the Buckeye Road Trip at https://usg.osu.edu/secure/trip/

*NOTE: Ohio State username(lastname.#) and password are required to log-in.   

 

                                               Thanksgiving Break 2023

Departure times will depend on the destination. The following areas will be serviced during this trip: East Cleveland, West Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, and Pittsburgh. Buses depart from the Ohio Union roundabout, located on 12th Ave. accross from Drinko hall (near the dorms). When you arrive, volunteers with clip boards will check you in before boarding. 

Departure on Tuesday, November 21, 2023  - For out of state buses, be at the Ohio Union to check-in between 4:30p.m. and 4:45p.m. as the buses will leave at 5:00 p.m. For Cleveland and Toledo Buses be at the Ohio Union to check in between 5:30p.m. and 5:45p.m. as buses will leave at 6:00p.m. Look for the student ambassadors with clipboards who will check you in and ensure that you are on the right bus. We recommend arriving at least 15-20 minutes early to get checked in and seated as the buses depart promptly at 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm depending on the city. 

Return on Sunday, November 26, 2023 -  Be at the designated pickup location at least 15-20 minutes early, as all buses returning to campus will leave promptly at their designated times for each location. Look for the ambassadors with clipboards to check you in. ***NOTE: THE LISTED RETURN TIME FOR ALL TRIPS ARE NOW UPDATED***

Return times on Sunday, November 26, 2023, will vary depending on the city. All return times are local to the city in which you are departing. 

$25 roundtrip (NON-REFUNDABLE) for the Cleveland and Pittsburgh trips. $65 roundtrip (NON-REFUNDABLE) for the Philadelphia, NYC and Chicago trips. NYC and Philly buses are a joint bus. 1st stop in Philly and 2nd stop in NYC.

*If you book a seat (reserve) and cancel or don't show up, your fees are non-refundable. If you are on a waitlist and a seat becomes available, you will pay at that time. If you reserve a seat and determine you don't need it, you can let us know so that someone else can go home but no refund will be given. 

WE DO NOT OFFER A ONE-WAY SERVICE RATE.  If you wish to take the bus from campus to a destination and find another way back, you are welcome to do so but the cost remains the same. If you sign up to take a bus from your destination back to campus, you are welcome to do so. 

                                                                                                    

Cleveland WEST, registration now open! (approximately 2 hrs, 30 mins)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 6:00pm
  • Dropoff at Dick's Sporting Goods, 300 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake, OH
  • Pickup at dropoff location on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 4:00pm
  • Return to Ohio Union

Cleveland EAST, registration now open! (approximately 2 hrs, 30 mins)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 6:00pm
  • Dropoff at Nordstrom, 26200 Cedar Rd, Beachwood, OH
  • Pickup at dropoff location on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 4:00pm
  • Return to Ohio Union

Toledo, registration now open! (approximately 2 hrs, 30 mins)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 6:00pm
  • Dropoff at Old Navy, 5001 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 4362
  • Pickup at dropoff location on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 5:00pm
  • Return to Ohio Union

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, registration open now! (3hr approximately)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 5:00pm
  • Dropoff at The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Center Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205
  • Pickup at dropoff location on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 3:30pm
  • Return to Ohio Union

Chicago, Illinois, registration open now! (6hrs approximately)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 5:00pm
  • Dropoff location: Chicago Union Station, 500 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Pickup at drop off location on on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 9:00am
  • Return to Ohio Union

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, registration open now! (7hrs 30mins approximately)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 5:00pm
  • Dropoff location: 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Pickup at dropoff location on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 10:00am
  • Return to Ohio Union

 New York City, NY, registration open now! (9hrs approximately)

  • Depart Ohio Union on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 5:00pm
  • Dropoff location: Grand Central Station near 89 E 42nd St., New York City, NY 10017
  • Pickup at drop off location on Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 8:30am
  • Return to Ohio Union

*The New York City and Philadelphia trips will depart on the same bus, with Philadelphia as the first stop and New York City as the second and final stop.

 

*All times are estimates and will be dependent on traffic and weather*

For Frequently Asked Questions please reference: Frequently Asked Questions

                          Questions can be directed to SL-USGBuckeyeRoadTrip@osu.edu

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