Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Flight Drifting Over Franklin County, Ohio

Columbus Balloon Ride Options (optional):
  • Columbus Balloon Ride For Two Bring a guest to join you for the flight and enjoy this airborne adventure together! (You will be joined by additional participants as well as the Pilot.)

    + $185 Total: $450
  • Private Columbus Balloon Ride Bring a guest to join you for the flight and enjoy a private adventure together! (This is a private flight for two passengers who will be joined by just the Pilot.)

    + $330 Total: $595

About This Experience

General Information hide

Take flight over beautiful Central Ohio in a multi-colored, seven-story tall hot air balloon. This certificate is your ticket to enjoy a beautiful flight during any of the four seasons. Your experienced F.A.A. Certified Pilot will have you floating effortlessly above the tree tops for panoramic views of Franklin County and the surrounding countryside of Central Ohio.

This experience gift begins when you meet your Pilot and Crew at the best launch location for the day. You will begin by helping with the inflation of the balloon at sunrise or a few hours before sunset. Once the balloon's preparation is complete, you will climb into the basket as the Pilot heats the air inside the balloon until it becomes "lighter than air". This heating allows the balloon to gracefully ascend to over 1,000 feet in the air, affording magnificent and breathtaking views of Franklin County below.

So jump aboard and experience what it is like to soar over the beautiful Central Ohio landscape. This is an amazing adventure that is sure to create lasting memories and is a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

Inquire about this Experience

Where It's Located hide

  • Franklin County, Ohio

Who Is Included hide

The Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant. There will be approximately three additional participants on the flight.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Columbus Balloon Rides are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place at Sunrise and Sunset. Sunrise and Sunset times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.

How Long Is It hide

The Columbus Hot Air Balloon Rides have a flight time of 45 to 60 minutes and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

Weather hide

The Central Ohio Balloon Flight experience depends on favorable weather, and can only fly when the conditions are safe. Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.

Additional Information hide

Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Flights is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 12 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Columbus Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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