- Why Worthington
Worthington's presence at the crossroads of prime interstate and controlled access freeways deftly connects it regionally and nationally. Worthington's outstanding transportation network contains major interchanges for north-south I-71, the outer belt I-270 and controlled access freeway SR-315, which provide a variety of options for quickly traveling in and out of the city. The region is located at the confluence of I-70 and I-71, within a one-day drive of 51% of the U.S. population.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport, approximately 15 miles from Worthington, serves the Columbus region with dozens of major airlines providing more than 150 daily arrivals and departures to nonstop destinations throughout North America and more than 110 international connections.
Located approximately 30 miles from Worthington, Rickenbacker International Airport is one the world's few cargo-dedicated airports and one of North America's busiest cargo airports. The airport is a part of the Rickenbacker Inland Port, a global multimodal logistics hub that operates a foreign trade zone.
Located within five miles of Worthington, the Ohio State University Airport at Don Scott Field is one of the country's leading charter service and general aviation facilities, providing aircraft services to many central Ohio pilots and businesses. It serves as a general aviation reliever for Port Columbus International Airport and consistently ranks in the top five airports in Ohio for the number of take-offs and landings.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) operates local and express bus routes within Worthington connecting riders throughout the central Ohio region.
Two national mainline, CSX and Norfolk Southern, and one regional, Ohio Central, rail carriers serve the Columbus Region. Four inter-modal yards are located in the region and the Rickenbacker Inland Port, located approximately 30 miles from Worthington, is served directly from the Port of Virginia (Norfolk International Terminals) via the Heartland Corridor which allows double-stacked freight trains to travel directly from Virginia to Rickenbacker.