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About 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

The Cincinnati Greyhound Bus Station on Gilbert Ave is the main bus transportation center in Cincinnati. Locals and regional travelers pass through the station with frequent routes to major cities including Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Louisville, and Dallas. Greyhound and Barons Bus Lines operate bus service from Cincinnati. The station includes restrooms and an on-site restaurant for grabbing a meal while waiting to board the bus. The Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Casino are right next door to the station, and several parking lots and additional restaurants are available in the nearby Central Business District of Cincinnati.

Popular bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

  • 109 Seventh St W

What bus companies travel to Cincinnati, Ohio?

Located in Ohio, Cincinnati is accessible by bus from 4 other cities. You can choose from 21 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Cincinnati on Wanderu. Barons Bus Lines usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Cincinnati are also available.

Bus companies serving Cincinnati

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines758h 58m$60.80
FlixBus US371d 2h 33m$138.44
Greyhound1711h 24m$50.00
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Cincinnati?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Cincinnati by bus with Megabus giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Barons Bus Lines had the most comfortable bus service to Cincinnati taking into account the seats and amenities that Barons Bus Lines offers. They rate Barons Bus Lines a 3.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Cincinnati punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Cincinnati, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$20.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Cincinnati, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Cincinnati. In the last month, buses from Columbus to Cincinnati had the lowest average price at $33.91.

The busiest bus station in Cincinnati is University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St. As Cincinnati's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is 109 Seventh St W.

Cincinnati ranks number 8 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 391 in United States. Cincinnati ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Cincinnati via bus service. On average 6 direct daily bus trips serve Cincinnati.
The population of Cincinnati is 296943. Cincinnati ranks number 4 in terms of population in Ohio and number 98 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Cincinnati range from for a short trip to Cincinnati, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Cincinnati starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Cincinnati can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $36.
Traveling by bus is very popular with those going to visit their friends in Cincinnati. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a bus ticket to Cincinnati is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great bus locations in Cincinnati you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.
The closest bus station to the city center of Cincinnati is 109 Seventh St W, located just 0.4 miles away. Select 109 Seventh St W as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Cincinnati. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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