Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Port Columbus International Airport is approximately 50 miles from campus. Call the admissions office receptionist to arrange for Kenyon's shuttle service from the airport. (Note that this service is not free.) Rental cars (subject to usual age restrictions) are available at the airport if you prefer to drive.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From Port Columbus International Airport, take I-270 North to Ohio Rte. 161 East. Follow 161 to the exit for New Albany/Johnstown (U.S. Route 62), and turn onto 62. After about 20 miles, turn left onto Ohio Route 661 north toward Mount Vernon. 661 merges with Ohio Rte. 13 south of Mount Vernon. In Mount Vernon, look for the small, green Kenyon College signs. At the intersection of 13 and Ohio Route 229, turn right (east) onto 229 (East Gambier St.) and proceed about 5 miles to the college. Kenyon will be on your left.
You can roll out of bed and onto campus from the Kenyon Inn (740-427-2202), a pleasant place with rates at the low end of the moderate range. The Gambier House (740-427-2668) is also located in Gambier. Gambier is a small village, so you might prefer to stay in the larger town of Mount Vernon, a short drive (10 minutes) away. Accommodations in Mount Vernon include the Russell-Cooper House (115 East Gambier St.; 740-397-8638), a restored Victorian mansion with rooms that are moderately priced (with breakfast), the Comfort Inn (150 Howard St., 740-392-6886), and the Holiday Inn Express (11555 Upper Gilchrist Rd., 740-392-1900).