Travel Information

There are several convenient options for traveling to Ohio University campus in Athens, Ohio to attend The ICPR Americas 2024 Conference. Find below information for flights and lodging.

Air Travel and Transfers

Athens is served by John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, the capital of Ohio. The airport is 75 miles away from Athens.

Columbus is served by major airlines, like Delta, American Airlines, United, Air Canada who have regular flights from their hubs (such as Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Detroit, Miami, New York, and others) into Columbus Airport. Through alliances, their international partners also have access to those flights.

Visit the airport website for information about direct flights to/from Columbus.

Direct flight routes to CMH airport in Columbus, Ohio

Transfer to Athens from Columbus

We will organize shuttle buses from Columbus to Athens on Sunday, July 21 and Wednesday/Thursday July 24/25, both in the morning and in the late afternoon to transport all participants to Athens. We will query participants on their travel plans during the registration phase.

Travel in and around Athens

Athens City operates Athens Public Transit which runs through the main corridor connecting hotels, Campus and outing and shopping areas. See the transit website for specific schedules and routes.

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Hotels and Lodging

There are several options within close proximity to campus to arrange lodging.

Ohio University Inn

There is reserved a block of rooms at Ohio University Inn at rate of $109 plus taxes per person per night. To reserve rooms for Ohio University Inn call Ohio University Inn and Conference Center: 1-866-593-6661 use code ICRP.

Exterior of OU Inn

The primary hotel for the conference participants is Ohio University Inn, located at 331 Richland Ave across the river from the campus.

It is the official hotel of the Ohio University.

Located directly on the beautiful campus of Ohio University, our hotel delivers newly renovated and spacious accommodations you’re sure to love. As the gateway to the University, our pet-friendly guest rooms provide all the comforts of home when you’re in town. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll see why Ohio University Inn and Conference Center tops the lists of places to stay in Athens, Ohio.

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, our hotel provides a modern atmosphere perfect for all guests, from alumni and parents of OU students to business and leisure travelers. We’re the perfect setting for a picturesque wedding ceremony and reception or an unforgettable business conference. With more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, we have the space you need. No matter what brings you to Athens, Ohio University Inn and Conference Center will become your home away from home.

Ohio University Inn is located 0.8 miles (15-20 min walk) away from the Baker Canter, the conference location. We will provide hourly shuttle from hotel to the Baker Center.

For more details see the hotel website.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

Room rate is $159 per plus taxes per night. Follow this link to book, deadline is June 21, 2024 for group discount.

Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® Athens Ohio, a hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels comfortable. They are ready to welcome you with amenities like free Wi-Fi and fitness facilities that include a pool and exercise room. Unwind on the beautiful outdoor patio which includes a gas fire pit and a barbecue grill. Jump-start your day with free breakfast, including hot choices like scrambled eggs and sausage, fresh fruit and yogurt.

The Fairfield is conveniently located just a few miles from Ohio University, home of the Ohio University Bobcats, the Dairy Barn Arts Center, and Uptown Athens. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is also located near many shopping and dining venues. At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Athens, OH you’re the #1 priority. Ask us about The Fairfield 100% Guarantee.

On-campus Housing

On-campus accommodation is available with two options:

a) Single room at rate of $52 per night with two rooms sharing the suite with shared bathroom,

b) Double room at rate of $27.50 par night per person, in this case two people share the room.

In both cases you have an option to select suitemate/roommate and our staff will handle match requirements.

The details of both options will be available on the registration page, when you make reservation.

Ohio University can provide both traditional style or suite style housing options for your conference participants. Conference & Event Services can assist with the assignment process for all guests or provide your organization with floor plans and assignment spreadsheets prior to guests’ arrival to manage the assignment process directly. Our staff will coordinate check-in/out and be available for assistance throughout the participant’s stay.

On-campus housing is located 0.4 miles from Baker Center, with 10 minutes walk to lower level of Baker Center. More information to come.

Other hotels in Athens

They are located between 0.8 and 3 miles from the Baker Center. Hotels may provide shuttles to Baker Center. There is also public transport, running every 30 minutes through the town. See the shuttle website for routes and schedules.

Quality Inn

Exterior of Quality Inn Hotel in Athens, Ohio

The unique destination of our AAA-approved Quality Inn hotel off U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 50 is near some of the area’s most popular attractions like the Athens Community Center, Ohio University, Morton Theatre, Strouds Run State Park, Kennedy Museum of Art, Market on State and the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. The region is also a playground for art enthusiasts who can check out art exhibits and events, including Final Fridays featuring street performers, workshops and plays. We include travel amenities you’d expect when you’re looking for great value from a hotel brand you can trust. Our hotel makes it easy to stay active while you’re in Ohio with our fitness center. Start your day out right with free hot breakfast every morning. Free parking is available, and you can stay connected with our free high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel. If you want to plan a meeting or event, our onsite meeting and event facilities can host up to 25 guests. Spacious guest rooms include premium bedding, a flat-screen TV and USB charging stations so your mobile devices and tablets stay powered during your visit. If you are looking to get the essentials from a hotel that focuses on giving you value for your stay, our Quality Inn has you covered.

Athens Central Hotel

Exterior of Athens Central Hotel

Staying at the Athens Central Hotel offers European style and luxury as well as a wholesome, at-home feeling. An elevator in the lobby offers easily accessible access to the 2nd and 3rd floors luxury rooms and suites.

The hotel offers safe and secure parking for guests. Room features include 65″ 4K HD TVs, comfortable modern furnishings and bathrooms with glass enclosed showers with water-fall and rain-fall features. Enjoy the views of Athens from the floor to ceiling windows.

Holiday Inn Express

Exterior of Holiday Inn Express in Athens, Ohio

This modern Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel is 2 miles from the Ohio University campus, 2.5 miles to the Athens County Fairgrounds and 3.6 miles to the historic Dairy Barn Arts Center. Standard rooms come with mini fridges and microwaves, plus desks, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Amenities include free hot breakfast buffet, an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room. There’s also a 24/7 business center and 3 meeting rooms. Parking is complimentary.