South of the Ohio River
Covington & Newport in Northern Kentucky offer convenient and affordable (some free) parking options. You’ll be close enough to enjoy a walk across one of the scenic bridges or hop on the Southbank Shuttle for a quick ride across the river (more info below).
Covington – Parking meters and many city-owned parking lots are free from 5pm-9am and all day on weekends. Park below the Roebling Suspension Bridge at the north end of Greenup St. or the lot on Greenup between Third and Second Streets for easy access to the bridge's pedestrian walkway. You can catch the Southbank Shuttle (more info below) from the Mainstrasse lot on Fifth St. between Philadelphia and Main. Paid parking garages are available near Third & Madison Streets and are convenient to the bridge and shuttle stops. (Covington parking map)
There are many dining options in nearby Mainstrasse Village (6th & Main) and Roebling Point (Park Place & Greenup) for pre- or post-game dining and fun.
Newport - Parking at Newport on the Levee is $5 as well as at the surface lot at Columbia & Third Streets. Walk across the Taylor Southgate Bridge or catch the Southbank Shuttle from the Levee. Newport on the Levee and Riverboat Row offer several restaurant options for dinner or a drink.
East of the ballpark - Surface lots are located at Sawyer Point and just across the street along Eggleston Ave. From here, stroll west through Sawyer Point, enjoy watching the river flow by from the Serpentine Wall and visit the National Steamboat Monument just outside the ballpark.
North and West of the ballpark - Garages and surface lots located throughout downtown offer convenient parking within several blocks of the ballpark. Limited parking is available adjacent to Great American Ball Park.
Not in the mood to walk? Just hop aboard the Southbank Shuttle!
The Southbank Shuttle is a convenient, popular way to get across the river before and after Reds games and costs $1 per ride (must have exact change) and runs every 15 minutes. If you’re staying in a hotel near the riverfront, check with guest services about the best place to catch the shuttle. (view route map)
From Newport – The shuttle stops in front of Newport on the Levee along Third St. and drops off at Broadway & Pete Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati.
From Covington – The shuttle stops on Fifth St. between Philadelphia & Main, at 2nd & Madison, and at Greenup & 3rd. The shuttle will drop off passengers at Walnut & Freedom Way or next to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Rosa Parks St.
Service begins operating 2 hours before game time. In order to provide faster, more frequent service during these peak times, trolley service is often supplemented by large buses, which may travel a different route to the destination.