Getting Around Cincinnati

UC Shuttle

Whether you own a car or not, check out this list of inexpensive and eco-friendly ways to get where you need to go.

Cincinnati Metro

The Cincinnati Metro bus system is a great way to get around the city. Check here for maps and schedules and here to sign up for discounted student rates.

TANK and Airport Shuttle

The TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky) bus system has stops in Cincinnati and will take you across the river to Newport and Covington. TANK also provides an airport shuttle from downtown Cincinnati to CVG for only $2.

Cincinnati Streetcar

Scheduled to open Sept. 9, 2016, the Cincinnati Streetcar links major employment centers in Downtown and Uptown, connecting through Over-the-Rhine. With 18 stops along the 3.6-mile route, you will be able to reach popular destinations such as Fountain Square and Washington Park

Zipcar on Campus

Zipcar is now available on UC's West Campus. You’ll need a Zipcar account, which is surprisingly inexpensive. Details are available here via UC Sustainability.

Free Bicycle Rental for UC Students

During warmer weather, Bearcat Bike Share offers an even more attractive (and free) transportation option. The program is promoted through UC Sustainability as part of the UC Bike Plan. Once you've rented a bike, learn to take care of it at the UC Bike Kitchen, which teaches repair classes as part of a larger sustainability workshop program.

Cincy Red Bike

If you're heading beyond the boundaries of campus, consider renting from Cincinnati's new public bike-sharing program. The bikes lock automatically into racks conveniently located around town, giving you peace of mind when going out or running errands.

UC Shuttle

UC's Shuttle system serves all of the university's Cincinnati campuses and their surrounding areas. Routes and schedules are available here, and you can keep tabs on your ride with the real-time shuttle tracker.


NightRide is a free nighttime transportation service for the UC campus community provided by Public Safety.  Any student, faculty or staff member (along with one guest) can get safe and reliable transportation to and from any location within a one-mile radius of the UC uptown campus. Call 513-556-RIDE for service and click here for hours of operation.