Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International

Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)


Located 13 miles (20km) outside of Cincinnati, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is a busy Midwestern hub, and one of the primary gateways to Ohio. Serving nearly eight million passengers each year, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has a reputation as a pleasantly efficient facility; and although services and amenities are very basic there are plenty of shopping and dining options in Terminal 3, which resembles a shopping mall more than an airport!

Most flights to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport are operated by Delta, and although it is an international airport, nearly all routes are domestic with short flights to Atlanta and Chicago being the most popular. The airport's small size puts it at a disadvantage in the winter, when de-icing aircraft and runways can cause longer delays than in larger facilities.


The airport is situated nine miles (14km) southwest of Cincinnati.

Getting to the city

TANK public bus services are available between the airport and downtown Cincinnati and Covington seven days a week. The Airport Executive Shuttle can take passengers directly to hotels and other locations in downtown Cincinnati and Covington.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).


Airport Admin: +1 859 767 3151.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. Courtesy phones are available in the baggage reclaim areas, and shuttles transport customers to the rental companies.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the curb outside the baggage claim area. An average fare to downtown Cincinnati is around $34.


Airport facilities include ATMs, a bank and currency exchange facilities, restaurants, shops (including duty-free), lounges, smoking lounges, shoeshine service, information desks and a chapel. The airport is easily accessible to disabled passengers.


There are numerous parking facilities at the airport, including the attached garage ($3 per hour), the ValuPark lot ($8 per day), which is connected to the terminal via shuttle, and a valet service.

Departure Tax





Flights to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport are available on Air Canada, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, United, Frontier, and USA3000 Airlines.


There is free wifi at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport at all gates, ticketing and baggage claim areas.

Business Lounges

There are several Laptop Lane areas located throughout the airport with internet, fax, copying and printing services, and conference facilities are available at the attached Sheraton Hotel.

Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.