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Cincinnati - Cleveland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Cincinnati to Cleveland. Traveling by bus from Cincinnati to Cleveland usually takes around 9 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance222 mi (358 km)
Shortest duration5h 35m
Cheapest price$95.90
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Cincinnati to Cleveland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Cincinnati to Cleveland cost $102.06 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Cincinnati to Cleveland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $114 to $116. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 4, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Cleveland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $115.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Cincinnati to Cleveland, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $85. However, taking the bus from Cincinnati to Cleveland during January is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $111. The best way to find deals on a trip in January is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save $11.04 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Cincinnati to Cleveland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Cincinnati to Cleveland. Barons Bus Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines79h 25m$115.75
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Cleveland from $96. There are 7 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Cincinnati to Cleveland and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cleveland. In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cleveland from 109 Seventh St W and 1 other station. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Cleveland takes 9 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cleveland in 5 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cleveland.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 358 kilometers from Cincinnati to Cleveland. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Cincinnati to Cleveland at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cincinnati to Cleveland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Cincinnati to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cincinnati to Cleveland; ticket prices start at $154.81.

City Information

Cincinnati

A city famous for its idyllic beauty and quaint quarters, Cincinnati is the destination for tourists who wish to stay away from a large crowd. On a bright sunny day in Cincinnati, head over to Eden Park. Encompassing over 183 acres of green space and tree groves, the park lives up to its name, and there are some scenic ponds where you can unwind as well as take a few amazing pictures. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum might sound like a scary place to visit, but its tranquility and amazing landscape design, which was ahead of its time, will make it worth the while to check it out. For those who still crave some liveliness, watching a game at the Great American Ball Park, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, will be an unforgettable experience.

Cincinnati features a very diverse food scene in spite of its German roots. If you are looking to try out some refreshing Mediterranean dishes, head over to Abigail Street, one of the local favorites. For authentic German dishes, the door at Mecklenburg Gardens welcomes you.

There’s not a central bus station in the city, as each of the different bus carriers serving Cincinnati operates out of a different location. The principal Amtrak train station is the Union Terminal on Western Ave. Cincinnati is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal line. The city’s main airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is located in Hebron, Kentucky.

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cincinnati?

Main departure station: 109 Seventh St W

Cincinnati has two bus stations with service to Cleveland.

All bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • 109 Seventh St W

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

Where does the bus arrive in Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Cleveland’s Bus Terminal at 1465 Chester Ave opened in 1948 amid wide celebration for its unique Streamline Moderne design. The aerodynamic architectural style, typical of Greyhound’s stations in big cities across the country, landed this station in the US National Register of Historic Places. Although the station was opened for Greyhound service, today, the station also serves Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. Vending machines and a snack bar in the station give you a chance to fuel up or take a short walk to one of several nearby cafés. The station sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, and the Amtrak station is only 1 mile away.

Bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

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