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Cincinnati Bell Connector 

The Cincinnati Bell Connector, a modern streetcar system, connects The Banks to Over-the-Rhine, through the Central Business District. 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 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 or call (513) 621-4455.



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.
(859) 331-TANK


Whether you're arriving or departing from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) the airporter, operated by TANK, is the fastest, easiest and least expensive way (just $2) to get between downtown Cincinnati, Covington and CVG.

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 Red Bike also offers $5 memberships to residents who qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, energy assistance programs PIPP or HEAT, or who are clients at local nonprofits partnered with the bike share program. 


Megabus provides express, direct bus service to Indianapolis and Chicago from downtown Cincinnati. The bus picks up riders at 619 Gest St. in Queensgate. Find a map, tickets, and information at

National Charter Bus

National Charter Bus provides 24/7 group transportation services all over the state of Ohio, in cities such as Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. Rent a private charter bus rental for a personal or corporate trip, or even consider reserving a shuttle to and from the airport. Learn more at


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


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.


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.

Bird Electric Scooters

Bird is a vehicle-sharing company offering electric scooters which riders can rent by downloading the Bird app. Bird scooters are dockless, and riders may leave them at their destination, as long as the scooters do not block the sidewalk. Leaving the Bird scooters at bike racks is recommended.  Ride the scooters in bike lanes or close to the curb.  It is prohibited to ride on sidewalks. For more information click here.

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