Driving

Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74 link Cincinnati USA to the continental U.S.

Interstates 75 and 71 are the major arteries running into, out of and through downtown Cincinnati. I-75 flows north and south, while I-71 flows northeast to southwest through Ohio until it merges with I-75 over the Brent Spence Bridge into Kentucky.

North of downtown Cincinnati, I-75 and I-71 are connected by three east-to-west highways: Ohio State Route 562 (a.k.a. Norwood Lateral), Ohio State Route 126 (a.k.a. Ronald Reagan Highway) and Interstate 275, which is also the full-circle outer loop of the city. U.S. Route 50, also called Columbia Parkway and River Road on the west side, is a riverfront roadway stretching from Cincinnati's westernmost to easternmost suburbs.

No regional driving experience is complete without a glimpse of "The Cut in the Hill" on northbound I-75 where the Kentucky hills part to reveal Cincinnati's majestic skyline.

Walking

Cincinnati USA was named Best Walking City, so when you're here, hit the pavement and explore. Getting around downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by foot is easy and enjoyable. Take a stroll across the Ohio River on the famous John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge or the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge, two of several bridges that connect Northern Kentucky to downtown Cincinnati. The bridges provide pedestrians with stunning views and convenient access to the region's popular riverfront venues including restaurants at The Banks, Reds games at Great American Ball Park, the swings at Smale Riverfront Park, shopping and dining at Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium and more.

Read more about the walkability of the region.

Taxi

Cincinnati Taxi Companies

Community Yellow Cab

(513) 241-2100 
(dual licensed in Ohio & Kentucky)

Towne Cab

(513) 761-7700

United Cab Co.

(513) 251-1155    

CC Rider    (513) 787-7025
(Provides wide taxi van services, Cincinnati city tours.)

Kentucky Taxi Companies

Community Yellow Cab

(859) 727-2900 or (859) 261-4400
(dual licensed in Ohio & Kentucky; vans are available)

Bus


METRO (Ohio)
With its downtown hub at Government Square, Metro offers 26 local service routes throughout Greater Cincinnati at $1,75 per ride. Metro service operates 365 days a year from approximately 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily.
Phone: (513) 621-4455
Website: www.go-metro.com
Maps & Schedules: www.go-metro.com/riding-metro/Maps-and-Schedules
Fares: www.go-metro.com/fares-passes
 

TANK (Northern Kentucky)
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) operates 27 bus routes connecting Northern Kentucky neighborhoods with downtown Cincinnati at $1.50 per ride, 365 days a year.
Phone: (859) 331-8265 
Website: www.tankbus.org
Maps & Schedules: www.tankbus.org/routes-schedules/overview.aspx
Fares: http://www.tankbus.org/fares/buy-passes.aspx

The Southbank Shuttle Trolley connects the entertainment hubs of Newport, Covington and downtown Cincinnati. Trolleys come every 15 minutes at designated stops, including Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium during respective seasons. Fares are $1 per ride making travel between entertainment venues, sports arenas, shopping and dining easy and affordable. Click here for hours and schedule information.

Air Transportation

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) offers 175 daily departures with nonstop connections to 47 cities. CVG's seven airline partners offer passengers more non-stop flights than any other airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto and Cancun, and it is consistently recognized for its high level of customer satisfaction.

Located three miles southeast of Downtown Cincinnati, Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport is a public airport owned by the city of Cincinnati. The airport serves private aircraft and the fleets of most local corporations.

VIP travel for the cost of commercial! Ultimate Air Shuttle provides jet shuttle service to Cincinnati's Lunken Airport from New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Charlotte and service to/from Columbus, IN to Detroit, MI.

Drive time to Nearby Regional Airports

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

15 minutes from downtown

Lunken Field (LUK):

10 minutes from downtown

Dayton, Ohio (DAY):

1 hour

Lexington, KY (LEX):

1 hour 30 minutes

Louisville, KY (SDF):

1 hour 40 minutes

Columbus, OH (CMH):

1 hour 50 minutes