Cincinnati's compact downtown makes getting around incredibly easy. You will be able to walk to world-class attractions, major league ball parks and four-star restaurants. But when you want to explore all that Cincinnati has to offer, convenient transportation services are available throughout the region.
Metro is Southwest Ohio's fixed route bus service. Providing more than 14 million rides per year, Metro brings approximately 20% of downtown Cincinnati's workforce into the city. Metro operates from approximately 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. seven days a week.
Metro serves many of Cincinnati's top cultural and tourist attractions for only $1.75 each way:
Metro’s day pass for Zones 1 and 2, are sold on the bus for extra convenience. They’re perfect for visitors, occasional riders and anyone who plans to ride frequently throughout the day without worrying about exact change or transfers.
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This convenient shuttle service is operated by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. Cincinnati convention attendees and residents alike can board a shuttle bus to get to Northern Kentucky dining and entertainment areas such as Newport On The Levee (a multi-venue complex that houses retail, dining and entertainment venues), Hofbrauhaus Newport, the Newport Aquarium, MainStrasse Village and much more. The service operates daily: Monday-Thursday (6 a.m.-10 p.m.); Friday (6 a.m.-midnight); Saturday (10 a.m.-midnight); and, Sunday (10 a.m.-10 p.m.). The cost is $1.00 per person (exact change is required; no transfers). There are two or more stops in the downtown Cincinnati area. The service runs every 15 to 20 minutes.
Cincinnati Bell Connector
Running up to 18 hours a day and 365 days a year, the streetcar operates on a 3.6-mile loop from The Banks and up to the brewery district in Over-the-Rhine. $1/two hours, $2/day pass.
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Taxis are usually outside the entrance to major hotels in Downtown Cincinnati. Ask the hotel bell staff for assistance.
Cincinnati Taxi Companies
The meter starts at $3.60; $1.60 per mile thereafter. This is an approximate fee schedule.
Kentucky Taxi Companies
Airport Transport by Taxi
The rate from Cincinnati/Northern KY airport (CVG) to downtown Cincinnati is $34 for one to four people. CVG is located 13 miles south of downtown Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky.
Important Note: Cincinnati taxi companies cannot pick up passengers in Kentucky and Kentucky taxi companies cannot pick up passengers in Ohio. However, any company that holds a dual state license can pick up at the airport.
Visit the taxi desk in the baggage claim area of Terminal 3 or use the courtesy phone near the exit of Terminal 2 (dial 3260) to make arrangements.
Uber, Lyft, and eScooters
Uber and Lyft are app-powered rideshare programs available throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. eScooters like Bird and Lime can also be found throughout the area.
Cincy Red Bike
More than 50 stations are located downtown, uptown, and in Northern Kentucky to conveniently rent your ride. An $8 day pass offers unlimited 60-minute rides.
OGGO and GEST Carts
Download the apps. Each of these companies offer green, easy, and safe transportation with its fleet of zero-emissions, multi-passenger vehicles. Rides are also completely free.
Airport Executive Shuttle - Local 859.261.8841 / Toll Free 1.800.990.8841
Call the day prior your arrival or departure to guarantee your reservation. Have flight, hotel and phone information available.