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Transportation On-Campus & Off-Campus

The transportation system in the United States is quite different from that in most other countries. Most Americans own cars, which are the most common form of transportation. Our rail and bus systems are not as extensive as those of many other countries.

Getting around UC Campus

During colder seasons, the UC Shuttle Transportation systems are a convenient, free way to travel between buildings in the main east and west campuses. For more information on how to use the shuttle services, watch our video.

The Metro

Greater Cincinnati’s public transportation system, the Metro, offers bus service in Hamilton County and portions of Clermont County every day of the year. Fares are subject to change. For complete route, schedule and fare information, check, or call the Metro Center at 621-4455 (TDD Ohio RelayService 1-800-750-0750), weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit Metro Center’s information office at 120 East Fourth Street, open weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UC*Metro, has a program that provides discounted rides on Metro, for more information visit


There are many taxicab companies in Cincinnati. The Yellow Cab Company (241-2100) is reliable and experienced, but there are many other taxicab companies to choose from. You must call to be picked up; taxis do not cruise around town like in many other big cities.

Out-of-Town Bus Service

The Greyhound bus station is located at 1005 Gilbert Avenue, in downtown Cincinnati. Call 1-800-231-2222 (out of town) or 352-6012 (local) for schedule and fare information. Bus fares are reasonable and riding the bus is a great way to see the United States and its people.

Train Services

The Amtrak train station is located at 1301 Western Avenue, in Queensgate. Routes may be limited. For more information call 1-800-872-7245, 651-3337 (local), or a travel agent.

Air Travel

The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport is the city’s international airport. Flight and other travel information is available through any travel agency. Consult the Yellow Pages for conveniently located agencies.