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Cincinnati, OH Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 69
Total Sleeping Rooms 9,125
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 872
Committable Meeting Rooms* 40
Convention Center Space 750,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 200,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $136
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $69
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $148
*Maximum for a single hotel

Cincinnati, OH Airport Information

Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

Located 13 miles south of downtown Cincinnati in northern Kentucky, Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) offers approximately 180 daily nonstop flights to 53 cities, including Paris and Toronto. Carriers currently serving passengers at CVG include Air Canada, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

Free Wi-Fi is available in all ticketing and baggage claim areas, as well as at all gates. For even faster access and VPN connectivity, visitors can check out CVG's Premium Wi-Fi service.

Parking is available in the Terminal Garage and the ValuPark Long-Term Lot, as well as through curbside valet service. The 6,000-space Terminal Garage has a maximum fare of $15 per day ($22 per day for curbside valet), and the ValuPark lot has a maximum fee of $8 per day.

Airline carriers serving Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • Allegiant
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Southwest
  • US Airways
  • United Airlines

Cincinnati, OH Train Information

Union Terminal

Cincinnati's Amtrak office is located at Union Terminal/Cincinnati Museum Center, 1 mile south of downtown, and services two lines. The Cardinal Line provides service between Chicago to the west and Washington, D.C. and New York City to the east. The Hoosier State Line provides daily service between Cincinnati and Indianapolis. All trains arrive before public transportation is available, so arriving passengers may need to call a taxi to arrive at or leave the station.

Cincinnati, OH Ground Transportation

Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Bus Line

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority operates the bus system in the city. It's an environmentally friendly option, as nearly 300 of greater Cincinnati's public buses operate on biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from fats or oils, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. SORTA provides public bus service daily from the airport (outside of the Terminal 3 baggage claim area) to downtown from 5 a.m. to midnight. The fare is $1.25. The newly renovated Government Square on Walnut Street is the main downtown bus hub for Metro buses. Within Cincinnati, the bus fare is $1.

Southbank Shuttle

Cincinnati guests and residents board the Southbank Shuttle bus to travel to northern Kentucky dining and entertainment areas such as Newport on the Levee, a multi-venue complex that houses retail, dining, and entertainment outlets; Hofbrauhaus Newport; the Newport Aquarium; and MainStrasse Village. A few stops are made in the downtown Cincinnati area as well.

Southbank Shuttle service runs every 15 to 20 minutes Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. The fare is $1 per person.

Airport Executive Shuttle

Airport Executive Shuttle provides transportation to hotels and attractions in the greater Cincinnati area and other locations throughout the region. The fare to downtown Cincinnati is $22.

Car Rentals

Eight major airport rental car companies — Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty — are accessible via a short shuttle ride from the terminals. Courtesy phones for making rental arrangements are located near airport exits in baggage claim areas.

Taxis/Ride Sharing

For taxi service, guests can visit the taxi desk in the baggage claim area or use the courtesy phone in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area. The airport is also Uber- and Lyft-friendly.

Streetcar

The Cincinnati Bell Connector is an electric streetcar that runs on a 3.6-mile loop through the city's key communities. The streetcar runs every 12 to 15 minutes, and the route has 18 stops downtown and in The Banks and Over-the-Rhine. It operates Monday to Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Bikes

Red Bike is Cincinnati's bicycle sharing system, which has 442 bikes at 57 stations throughout the city. Day passes are $8.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Dayton, OH 54 mi 52 min 3 hr 27 min USD $520+
Columbus, OH 108 mi 1 hr 49 min 3 hr 50 min USD $574+
Detroit, MI 264 mi 4 hr 21 min 1 hr 10 min USD $538+
Chicago, IL 296 mi 4 hr 47 min 1 hr 15 min USD $318+
 
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