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Cleveland - Cincinnati Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Cleveland to Cincinnati. Traveling by bus from Cleveland to Cincinnati usually takes around 9 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance222 mi (358 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$43.92
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Cleveland to Cincinnati?

Bus tickets for a trip from Cleveland to Cincinnati cost $47.46 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

$103$69$34JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Cleveland to Cincinnati is expected to be between $78 and $97. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is August 8, 2024, when tickets are available for August 8, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $92.

Monthly avg. prices

$137$110$82$55$27ASONDJFMAMJJ
Taking the bus from Cleveland to Cincinnati is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $80. If you're planning to take the bus from Cleveland to Cincinnati during February, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $108. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$137$110$82$55$273020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 24 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $65.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Cleveland to Cincinnati?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Cleveland to Cincinnati that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Barons Bus Lines usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines510h 32m$113.63
Greyhound17h 20m$52.76
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Cincinnati from $96. There are 5 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Cleveland to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cincinnati. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cincinnati from Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave and no other station. In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines arrives at University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Cincinnati takes 10 hours and 32 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cincinnati in 6 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cincinnati.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Cleveland to Cincinnati every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Cincinnati usually start from $44.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 358 kilometers from Cleveland to Cincinnati. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cleveland to Cincinnati, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Cleveland to Cincinnati every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cleveland to Cincinnati; ticket prices start at $222.42.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Cincinnati?

Main arrival station: University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cincinnati.

Bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

  • 109 Seventh St W

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