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Cincinnati Layover

| November 24, 2014

Stuck on a Cincinnati layover at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Ohio? Located in Hebron, Kentucky, the airport is roughly 13 miles from downtown Cincinnati which makes it an accessible destination to those stuck on a long layover. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your Cincinnati layover, click here for useful tips.

Layover stopover Cincinnati OhioThe airport is the main hub for Delta airlines, and if you’re stuck in the airport during your Cincinnati layover, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do. To help you get situated, you can find maps of the terminals here.

The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport offers many food and shopping options to passengers including an Outback Steakhouse and Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Terminal 3. For a full list of places to eat and shop listed by terminal, click here.

On your layover, you can take advantage of the airport’s many services including a Business Center in Terminal 3, Concourse B, 10 Minute Manicure at Terminal 3 Concourse B, banking and currency exchange in terminal 2 and 3, a children’s play area in Terminal 3 Concourse A, an interfaith chapel, and videophones are also available. There are also individual workstations in Concourse B.

The airport also offers a couple of lounges for passengers to spend their layovers. There is a Military Lounge in Terminal 3, Gate 27, and a Delta Crown Room in Terminal 3, Gate 11.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many options. For hotels specifically near the airport, click here, and for a comprehensive list of Cincinnati hotels at varying price points, click here.

If you’re looking to leave the airport and explore Cincinnati during your layover, you can arrange taxi service at the taxi desk in Terminal 3 bag claim. From the airport to downtown Cincinnati, costs roughly $27 by taxi. Call 859-767-3260 for more information. The airport also offers shuttle, van and car service through Executive Transportation for $20 to Downtown or Covington, or a $30 round-trip. Call 859-261-8841 or visit their website. Shuttle times to downtown Cincinnati are approximately 25 minutes.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Cincinnati Layover:

BB Riverboats
If you’re short on time and are looking for a fun, mellow activity that will teach you a little about Cincinnati, check out the BB Riverboats. With a range of cruises from sightseeing to a dinner cruise, BB Riverboats has lots of options.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is rated one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey and showcases over 500 animals, and 3,000 plant species each year. With habitats and animals from each continent, this is a great layover activity for kids.

Newport Aquarium
With over 7,000 marine creatures, the Newport Aquarium is considered to be one of the best aquariums in the Midwest. The aquarium takes you around the world, featuring different species of marine life from each continent.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
One of the top cultural attractions, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is the site of the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Natural History & Science. There is also an IMAX center here.

Ozone Zipline Adventures
Open April through December, Ozone Zipline Adventure tours 3 hour experience takes you on an exhilarating ride over the Little Miami River Valley.

None of these interest you for your Cincinnati layover? For more suggestions, click here!

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  1. Igor says:

    I have worked at CVG and have a few corrections.

    It is not the main hub for Delta Air Lines, it is actually one of it’s smaller hubs. In fact it is such a small hub when compared to other Delta hubs that it might be considered a Delta focus city instead of a big hub. Flights have been reduced exponentially over the past few years after Delta’s merger with Northwest.

    The Business Center in Terminal 3 is no longer there. Concourse A of Terminal 3 is also closed and will reopen at some point during Spring/Summer of 2012. When it reopens, Terminal 2 will close for good.

    The Delta Crown Room in Concourse B is by gate B14, not B11.

    Just wanted to make this info more accurate!