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Cincinnati Bell Connector 

The Cincinnati Bell Connector, a modern streetcar system connecting The Banks to Over-the-Rhine, through the Central Business District is now in service!  It operates 365 days a year Monday to Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Sunday and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

There are 18 stops along the route.  The 3.6 miles long route makes a loop from Second Street (at The Banks on the riverfront) to Henry Street (just north of Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine). Popular destinations between these points include: Government Square, Fountain Square, Contemporary Arts Center, Public Library, Aronoff Center, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Music Hall and Washington Park.

For more information including a route map, click here.



Metro

Metro is Southwest Ohio's fixed route bus service. Providing about 17 million rides per year, Metro brings approximately 20% of downtown Cincinnati's workforce into the city.

Government Square, located on Fifth Street between Main and Walnut, is Metro's primary transit hub. All Metro buses are equipped with bike racks. Just load your bike on the front of the bus and jump on board.  For more information, visit www.go-metro.com or call (513) 621-4455.

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TANK

TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky) operates the Southbank Shuttle, a shuttle service to and from the hotel, retail and entertainment districts in downtown Cincinnati and Newport and Covington, Kentucky. TANK also services Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties in Northern Kentucky.

http://www.tankbus.org
(859) 331-TANK

Cincy Red Bike 

Cincy Red Bike is Cincinnati's bike sharing program. Click here for details and a map with over 50 bike rental locations throughout downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Clifton, and in Kentucky in Covington, Bellevue and Newport. For bike routes, visit www.oki.org.


Megabus

Megabus provides express, direct bus service to multiple cities from downtown Cincinnati, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Cleveland. The bus picks up riders at 619 Gest St. in Queensgate. Find a map, tickets, and information at http://us.megabus.com

vRide

vRide has reinvented the work commute. Save up to $5000 a year compared to driving alone. It’s easy to get started - go to vRide.com to find or start a vanpool.

Car Rentals

There are several car rental companies located downtown for your convenience. See the car rental company listing


Taxis

Visitors preferring taxi service can find a cab at any hotel downtown or from the designated taxi stands through the city. See a complete list of taxi companies offering service downtown.

Uber

This third party smartphone app works with car service operators to provide ground transportation, Uber is a technology company that has developed a software that allows anyone to request a ride via mobile app or the web.  More information about Uber.

Zip Car

Need a car for a few hours near downtown? Zipcar is an alternative to car rental and car ownership. It's a car, but only when you need one. Cars are available at E. Court and Walnut Streets, Garfield Place and Race Street, and E. 12th and Vine Streets.  More information about Zip Car.


Horse Drawn Carriages

Nothing beats a carriage ride through the streets of downtown. On most Friday and Saturday evenings, you'll find the carriages stationed near Fountain Square or contact a carriage company.


City Tours / Segway Tours

For fun, try a city tour or even a segway tour, currently offered from Fountain Square and in Eden Park, minutes from downtown. Find more information click here.