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Ground Transportation

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 USA has to offer, convenient transportation services are available throughout the region.

Public Transportation

Cincinnati Metro
Metro is Southwest Ohio's fixed route bus service. Providing more than 17 million rides per year, Metro brings approximately 20% of downtown Cincinnati's workforce into the city. Metro operates from approximately 4 AM ­ to 1:30 AM each and every day.

Ride Metro's Rt.1 for the best way to check out Cincinnati's many cultural centers, serving the Art Museum, Cincinnati City Hall, Downtown, Duke Energy Convention Center, Museum Center at Union Terminal, Music Hall and so much more for only $1.75 each way.
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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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Southbank Shuttle
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.

The Airporter
Whether you're arriving or departing from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) the Airporter is the fastest, easiest and least expensive way to get between downtown Cincinnati and CVG and downtown Covington and CVG.  It means no cab fare, no extra time parking, and no worries.  Let TANK do the driving for you. Only $2 per trip.

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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
Community Yellow Cab 859/727-2900 or 859/261-4400 (dual licensed in Ohio & in Kentucky; vans are available)
General Cab number 353-3824

The meter starts at $3.60; $1.60 per mile thereafter. This is an approximate fee schedule.

Kentucky Taxi Companies
Community Yellow Cab 859/727-2900 or 859/261-4400 (dual licensed in Ohio & in Kentucky; vans are available)

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.


Airport Shuttle

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.