Travel from Chicago to Cincinnati

Bus or fly from Chicago to Cincinnati?

Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Cincinnati 4 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Cincinnati 5 times a day.

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How to get from Chicago to Cincinnati

ModeDurationPrice
From Chicago Megabus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave.5 h 41 min$32
From Chicago, IL bus to Indianapolis, IN, bus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave, then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave.8 h 8 min$74
From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Indianapolis Amtrak, walk to Indianapolis, IN, bus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave, then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave.8 h 19 min$91
From Chicago drive to Cincinnati.4 h 55 min$34
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Covington airport, bus to Covington Transit Center, line 25 bus to Government Square Area H, then bus to Cincinnati.4 h 19 min$429
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Covington airport, bus to Covington Transit Center, line 25 bus to Government Square Area H, then bus to Cincinnati.4 h 43 min$260
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Cincinnati airport, line 28 bus to Government Square Area H, then bus to Cincinnati.4 h 17 min$367
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Dayton airport, taxi to Dayton Trotwood, OH, bus to Gilbert Ave & Court St, then line 11 bus to Cincinnati.5 h 43 min$206

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Cincinnati?

It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Chicago to Cincinnati, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Cincinnati?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave via Jefferson Ave & University Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

Operators from Chicago to Cincinnati

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Cincinnati MetroCincinnati Metro
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Barons BusBarons Bus
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky+1 859-331-8265Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
DeltaDelta
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Texas SkyTexas Sky
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      1 Megabus
      • One-Way approx: USD $29 - $42
      • Duration: 5 h 41 min
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      5 Fly Chicago Midway to Covington
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      • Duration: 4 h 43 min
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      7 Fly Chicago Midway to Cincinnati
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      8 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dayton, bus
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