Travel and Safety Information

Travel times and cost estimates noted are approximate and may vary significantly depending on local traffic during commuter rush hours.

Airports Information

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
4600 International Gateway

Once you arrive at the airport, you will need to make arrangements for ground transportation to your hotel. Plan ahead by reviewing the options below for transportation between the airport and your hotel. The airport is approximately 7 miles (10 minutes) from the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Taxis and pick-up locations for ridesharing services are available on the ground transportation level of the terminal 24 hours a day.

  • Lyft:  Cost estimate is $25-30 one-way
  • Uber: Cost estimate is $30-40 one-way
  • Taxi: Cost estimate is $23-28 one-way

Public Transit: The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) operates COTA AirConnect which services the airport and downtown Columbus with a stop next to the Hyatt Regency (N. High Street & Ohio Center Way). This express bus service runs every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6am-9pm and costs $2.75 each way; tickets may be purchased by credit or debit cards at the airport bus stop (just to the right of the taxi stand) or on-board with cash (only). To view the full schedule, click here



Off-site self-parking is available at the Chestnut Street Garage, located one block south of the hotel and accessible via an enclosed and covered walkway. Parking at Chestnut Street Garage can be charged to your room for $22 /Overnight.

Valet Parking

Overnight with in and out privileges. Please note the garage height restriction is 6’8”. Rate is $38 /Overnight. Please note: non-hotel guests are not guaranteed parking.


For Convention Center parking, check availability and purchase advance parking by selecting

Busses, large trucks, or vehicles with trailers must utilize our East Parking Lot and purchase parking in advance. To coordinate this, we will need the type of vehicle, date of arrival, date of departure, and if you will need in and out privileges during your stay. We will contact you with pricing and make your pass available for advance purchase via our website. Email this information

Use the following apps and/or websites for locating the available parking spots and their associated fees:

  • ParkColumbus app  - Park at meters or on side streets in the Short North Arts District and pay by using the ParkColumbus app or by calling 877-727-5970. Available for iPhone and Android devices.
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Health & Safety Information

National FCCLA considers the health and safety of all who attend the 2022 National Fall Conference including our attendees, staff, partners, exhibitors, and on-site vendors/service providers as our top priority. We are committed to facilitating optimal health and safety conditions throughout our event as described below.

We will follow the local city and state ordinances in effect at the time of the conference. Currently, the City of Columbus Public Health has in effect:

While visitors and locals are no longer required to wear masks by the City of Columbus, on July 22, 2022, Columbus Public Health issued a mask advisory urging everyone to wear a mask indoors and in crowded areas regardless of vaccine status until further notice as Franklin County was moved to the high level of transmission on CDC's COVID-19 data tracker. Please also note that individual restaurants, attractions, and businesses can choose to require specific health and safety practices on their premises (such as mask-wearing) based on what they believe to be best for their customers and businesses. Further information and details regarding COVID-19 guidelines can be found on the Office of the Mayor and Columbus City Council.

National FCCLA will continue to monitor policies and regulations. National FCCLA suggests you look at the COVID-19 requirements for any venue (i.e., restaurants, stores, theaters, museums, etc.) you plan to attend while in Columbus as they may change from place to place.

All attendees will be required to complete a Safety Agreement & COVID-19 Waiver Form upon arrival at the conference. Attendees under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver. This form can be found in the 2022 Required Forms listed under resources.

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