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About Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the 3 largest city in the U.S state of Ohio, located in the northern area of the country. First founded in 1788, on the  border of Ohio and Kentucky, in the 1800s and early 1900s it was a bustling industrial city, but its population has shrunk in recent decades.

The city was once home to many German immigrants and is still populated by many of their descendants today. The city today is famous for its peppers and for its regional Bavarian-inspired cuisine. Procter and Gamble also have a large manufacturing plant located in the area. Tourists can enjoy visiting the large parks located in the city, as well as the city zoo. There are also several universities and colleges located in the city as well.

Cincinnati has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and cold winters. In the summer months the temperature is usually around 21 degrees Celsius, sometimes climbing as high as 30C. In the cold winter months, the city often sees a lot of snowfall and the lows can dip to below freezing. 

Transportation to Cincinnati City Center from Airport

Nth Kentucky Airport

Just like the city centre can be reached from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport via public transportation, taxi, airport shuttle service, and hotel shuttle service are also viable options. If you need a more comfortable means of transportation to ensure a pleasant trip, renting a vehicle from the airport would be a good alternative.


You can see taxis parked outside of exit gate 5, which is situated at the arrivals terminal’s baggage claim area. The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre costs around 34 dollars.

Shuttle Service

To benefit from the extremely comfortable private shuttle service to hotels and key points in the city centre, you should purchase a one-way ticket for 24 dollars, or a round-trip ticket for 36 dollars. Passengers planning to use private shuttle services can choose from a range of vehicles, including minivans and limousines. A desk providing detailed information on shuttle services is located at the baggage claim area.

Car Rental

You have to use a shuttle bus, which departs every 5 to 10 minutes from outside the main entrance, to reach the offices of car rental agencies. With more than 10 different car rental companies, you can find a suitable vehicle to fit your budget. Drive along Interstate 75 North (I-75 N) to reach the city centre, which takes approximately 20 minutes.


You will come across bus stations when you exit from the east gate of the baggage claim area. Buses from the airport to downtown Cincinnati operate from 05.00 until midnight. You must use bus route 2X to reach the city centre. 

Hotel Shuttle Service

Some accommodation options in Cincinnati offer hotel shuttle services; a very comfortable form of transportation. While some hotels provide this service for free, others charge extra. Find out if your hotel provides transportation services and book in advance.

Last Updated: December 01, 2016