Ground Transportation To/From Airport
Downtown Transportation
Driving Directions
Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs


Closest airport:
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
CVG is a Delta Air Lines hub and also serves airlines including United, Frontier, American, Allegiant, Air Canada, and as of June 4, Southwest.
View the airport’s list of nonstop flights into Cincinnati.

New carrier option: Southwest
Just in time for UNITE 2017, Southwest Airlines will open low-fare flights to Cincinnati, Ohio. The airline is now taking reservations for flights beginning June 4. The carrier initially will offer nonstop service to Cincinnati from Chicago (Midway), Atlanta, and Baltimore/Washington.
CBA President Curtis Riskey lauded the announcement saying the low-fare airline’s comfortable service will make it easy for UNITE 2017 attendees to reach Cincinnati affordably, and also help international travelers connect directly to the annual convention.

Ground Transportation To/From Airport

From the CVG airport, transportation options to downtown are available at the Ground Transportation Center.

The meter generally starts at $3.60 and is approximately $1.60 per mile thereafter.
From the airport, Yellowcab is near Baggage Claim Door 5
Rates: $34 fares from CVG to Downtown Cincinnati, call for rates to other area locations
Phone: 859-767-3260
Service is available 24 hours a day. Handicap accessible vehicles can be reserved in advance
Community Yellow Cab:
859-727-2900 or 859-261-4400 (dual licensed in Ohio & in Kentucky; vans are available)
General Cab:

Executive Transportation
Provides car or van service to hotels, attractions and other locations throughout the region.
General Rates: $24 to Downtown Cincinnati or Covington, $36 round-trip
CBA Discount Rates: $22 one-way, $28 round-trip
Phone: 1-800-990-8841 or (513) 352-2135 (local)
From the airport, service is available via shuttle desks in Baggage Claim. Walk-ups are welcome, but call to guarantee reservations. Shuttle or limousine service is also available, and you can reserve a private coach for large groups. Handicap accessible vehicles can be reserved in advance

Bus operated by TANK: Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
Serves Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio & Covington, Kentucky
From airport, departs from east end of Baggage Claim
Rate: $2 from the airport to Downtown Cincinnati
Operates: 5 a.m. – midnight daily
Phone: 859-331-8265
Website with schedule/fares/routes:

Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at CVG.

All operators of commercial vehicles must have an airport permit to pick up passengers at CVG.

Downtown Transportation


CBA’s complimentary shuttle service runs Tuesday – Friday, June 27-30, from designated UNITE 2017 hotels to the Duke Energy Convention Center, Elm Street drop-off.
Tentative Shuttle Schedule: 30 minute interval pickups from Hampton/Homewood, Westin, & Hilton:
Tuesday – Thursday, June 27 – 29:
7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, June 30:
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Southwest Ohio’s fixed-route bus service
Route 1 serves Duke Energy Convention Center and other cultural centers in Cincinnati including the Art Museum, Cincinnati City Hall, Downtown, Museum Center at Union Terminal, and Music Hall.
Operates: 4 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. daily
Rate: $1.75 each way within Cincinnati
Day passes: Sold on the bus and perfect for visitors planning to ride throughout the day. A Zone 1 day pass is $4.50. Duke Energy Convention Center, all UNITE 2017 hotels, and many Cincinnati popular destinations downtown are in Zone 1.
Website with schedule/fares/routes:

Smart App: Cincy EZRide
If you like to use an app to find your way around, download Cincy EZRide. You can plan your trip, track your bus, and pay for your fare all in one app.

Bus operated by TANK
Serves dining and entertainment areas in Downtown Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. Ride the Southbank Shuttle from Downtown Cincinnati to entertainment destinations in Covington such as Newport On The Levee (a multi-venue complex that houses retail, dining and entertainment venues), Hofbrauhaus Newport, the Newport Aquarium, MainStrasse Village and much more.
Rate: $1 each way (exact change required)
Operates: Every 15 to 20 minutes during the following times:
Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. – midnight,
Saturday 10 a.m. – midnight
Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
(Times subject to change before June.)
Phone: (859) 331-TANK
Website with schedule/fares/routes:

Cincinnati Bell Connector
New! The Cincinnati streetcar is an electric mode of transportation  connecting the city’s urban core.
Website with route map:

From major hotels in Downtown Cincinnati, taxis are usually outside the entrance. Ask the hotel bell staff for assistance.
The meter generally starts at $3.60 and is approximately $1.60 per mile thereafter.
Phone: 859-767-3260
Service is available 24 hours a day. Handicap accessible vehicles can be reserved in advance
Community Yellow Cab:
859-727-2900 or 859-261-4400 (dual licensed in Ohio & in Kentucky; vans are available)
General Cab:

Driving Directions

How to get downtown if you’re headed…
On I-71/75: take the Second Street exit immediately after the bridge. Turn north on Elm, Vine, or Main streets.  On I-471: take the Sixth Street exit.
On I-71: take the Third Street exit that begins before Lytle Tunnel. Turn north on Elm, Vine or Main Streets.  On I-75: take the 7th Street exit (on the right) or the 5th Street exit (on the left). Keep straight after light at the end of ramp.
On U.S. 50: take the Second Street exit. Turn north on Elm, Vine or Main Streets. Or exit Fifth Street.
On U.S. 50 (Columbia Parkway): take the Third Street exit. Turn north on Elm, Vine or Main Streets. Or exit Sixth Street.
From the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport:
Take I-275 EAST to I-75 NORTH and follow the northbound directions above.


Ample self-parking options are available.
Most Downtown Cincinnati hotels will offer valet parking service. Check with your hotel for current rates.  Below is parking info for the official UNITE 2017 hotels.

Hilton Parking Accommodations
Valet Parking $28/night and available until 3 p.m. on check-out day. Complimentary in-and-out privileges are included with the exception of departure day where there is a $10 re-park charge each time the car is brought around.
The clearance for oversized vans and SUVs is 6’6”.

Westin Parking Accommodations
All parking is available on a first come-first serve basis, and prices are subject to change without notice.
Valet parking $32/night with unlimited in-and-out privileges
Valet parking $21/day (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Self-parking $17/day with unlimited in-and-out privileges
Self-parking Weekday evenings 5 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. $7 maximum rate
Self-parking Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays – Up to 8 hours $7, and $7 for every additional 8 hours

Hampton Parking Accommodations
Valet parking $25/night
No self-parking

Homewood Parking Accommodations
Valet parking $25/night
No self-parking

Millennium Parking Accommodations
Valet parking $27/night with unlimited in-and-out privileges
No self-parking

The official address for the Duke Energy Convention Center is 525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. The Convention Center’s main entrance is located at the intersection of Fifth Street and Elm Street.

Parking spaces are located immediately surrounding the Center in metered street spaces, private flat lots and privately managed garages. The garages offer direct entry to the convention center via Cincinnati’s Skywalk System.

Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs

Mobility scooter, vehicle, and wheelchair rentals
Call (888) 441-7575 for reservations.

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