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There are 7 ways to get from Nashville to Cincinnati by bus, car or plane

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Bus Megabus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh 1156 / ...

$35 - $71

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Cincinnati, Oh 1156 / ...

$30 - $80

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Nashville to Cincinnati 277.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Covington  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Covington (CVG) BNA - CVG

$154 - $804

Fly to Columbus, bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Columbus (CMH) BNA - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to University of Cincinnati, OH

$169 - $735

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Dayton (DAY) BNA - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$178 - $808

Fly to Lexington, bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Lexington (LEX) BNA - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh

$204 - $922

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The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nashville, Tn and arriving at Cincinnati, Oh. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Nashville and Cincinnati is 241 miles. The road distance is 277.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Cincinnati without a car is to bus which takes 6h 25m and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Nashville to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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Nashville to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Nashville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Cincinnati is to bus which takes 6h 25m and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $850 and takes 5h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Nashville Airport to Covington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Nashville to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cincinnati, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Nashville to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 240.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and Cincinnati, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Nashville to Cincinnati via Louisville, KY, E Broadway @ S Brook, W Broadway @ 5th, and Louisville, Ky in around 6h 25m. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Nashville to Cincinnati hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Lexington, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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More Questions & Answers

Cincinnati is 1h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 4:51 AM in Nashville and 5:51 AM in Cincinnati.

Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to Cincinnati is 277 miles. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Nashville to Cincinnati.

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United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Nashville Airport to Covington Airport.

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Book your Nashville to Cincinnati bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Nashville Airport is to line 18 bus which takes 32m and costs $2.

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