How to Reach Cincinnati - The Easiest Way to Reach Cincinnati


  • By Air: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport is the nearest airport to reach Cincinnati by flight. It is 13 miles south of downtown in northern Kentucky. From there, you need to cross the bridge to reach Cincinnati. However, you won’t get local taxi from outside the airport as it is not allowed. However, licensed taxis are available. If you are coming by private flight to Cincinnati, Lunken airport will be the suitable one. Travelers, who wish to come by flights with lower price, can use Port Columbus International Airport of Columbus (one of the US cities), Dayton international airport of Dayton and Louisville international airport of Louisville. From these airports, it’s a 2 hour drive to Cincinnati.
  • By Train: The train Amtrak serves from Union terminal, located in 1301 Western Ave. It runs to places – Chicago, Indianapolis and Washington DC. All these outgoing and incoming trains stops at Union Terminal/Cincinnati Museum Center (1 mile from downtown Cincinnati). If you are coming to Cincinnati by train, hire a taxi beforehand. This is because, the train arrives in the middle of the night and you won’t get public transport easily in that time. 
  • By Bus: Greyhound’s station in downtown of Cincinnati offers daily bus services from many US cities. So, check the timetable from the counter, to come Cincinnati by bus. Megabus is another bus service available daily for once from Cincinnati to Columbus and another to Chicago. It also departs from downtown Cincinnati.
  • By Car: If you wish to come by car to Cincinnati, take Interstate 74 from Indianapolis, 75 from Dayton and Lexington and 71 from Columbus and Louisville.


  • Cincinnati doesn’t have rail tracks or subway system. Hence, the most convenient and easiest option to move around the city is by bus. Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, popularly known as Metro, offers bus service to the Downtown Cincinnati and its suburban areas. Another authority named the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) serves northern region of Kentucky and the other routes falling between northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. If you wish to travel in a cab you have to park at taxi stands.

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Modes of Transportation in Cincinnati

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Cincinnati. The most preferred mode of transport in Cincinnati is Car.

Average distance: 21.46 km Average time: 32.35 min

  • Car 84.21%
    Driving 28.38 min Walking 0.06 min Overall average time for 22.3 kms 28.44 min
  • Walking 5.26%
    Walking 80 min Driving 15 min Overall average time for 8 kms 95 min

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How to Reach Cincinnati from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Hamilton to Cincinnati 6.65 km 6 mins
West chester township to Cincinnati 10.82 km 10 mins
Florence to Cincinnati 12.78 km 12 mins
Middletown to Cincinnati 13.4 km 13 mins
Lexington to Cincinnati 13.7 km 13 mins
Lancaster to Cincinnati 17.38 km 17 mins
Franklin to Cincinnati 23.63 km 23 mins
Cleves to Cincinnati 26.35 km 26 mins
West carrollton to Cincinnati 29.54 km 29 mins
Amelia to Cincinnati 32.72 km 32 mins
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