GETTING TO COLUMBIA
With connections through Chicago and Dallas/Forth Worth offered by American Airlines, flying into Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is more affordable and convenient than ever. The airport is just 10 miles south of town, with inexpensive taxi service available to all festival hotels; many hotels also offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport. We’re proud of our hometown airport and recommend it as the best way to fly to True/False.
For those who’d rather fly non-stop, Columbia is smack dab between two major airports: Kansas City International (MCI) or St. Louis International (STL) airport. Shuttles providing ground transportation are available from the STL airport to Columbia (approx. 2 hour drive). Schedule and rate information can be found on the MO-X website.
HOTELS AND LODGING
There are many of wonderful places to stay in Columbia and the surrounding area.
True/False encourages our guests to stay with one of our partnering hotels:
Find a list of additional lodging options courtesy of our partners at the Columbia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
PARKING & SHUTTLES
There are several parking garages within walking distance of True/False venues as well as ample on-street, metered parking throughout downtown (most meters have a two-hour limit). Meters are free before 9am, after 7pm, and all day on Sunday. Parking in city-owned downtown garages is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The Tenth & Cherry garage is restricted to permit-only parking on the second and third levels; the restriction is only in place Thursday and Friday of the Fest. Hourly parking at the Short Street garage is available in metered parking spaces only during all of T/F. Spaces marked as “Reserved” are designated as such 24/7 and should not be used. Meters with cloth bag covers in the downtown area are often for T/F staff loading and unloading; please refrain from parking in those spots, even on the weekend.
RIDESHARE & TAXI Hail a rideshare or taxi throughout downtown. Call ahead to 5 Star Taxi (573.449.7827).
WALKING Hoofing it the old-fashioned way is definitely doable and will be the best way to get around. The most far-flung stops in the T/F Footprint — Jesse Hall to the south and Sentinel Park in the Arcade District to the north — are about a 25 minute walk. For a breakdown of all venue walking times, reference the schedule grid insert.
BIKING Pedal power will get you around the festival quickly and easily while avoiding parking headaches and keeping the air cleaner. Here’s a map of CoMo’s trails & bikeways.
Need a bike? Rent one at Walt’s Bike Shop (573.886.9258) and Pedego Columbia (573.355.3248). Walt’s Bike Shop will offer a free Bike Inspection & Tuneup station at Ninth & Cherry St. (just down from Pizza Tree) from noon – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.