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Car Rental Cincinnati Airport

If you're booked onto a flight that's due to arrive at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport in the near future, you may be wondering about making car rental arrangements for your stay. Simply put: it couldn't be easier. Car hire is available immediately upon arrival at CVG airport, with whole host of different companies and cars to choose from straight away.

After landing, simply head to collect your airline luggage as usual. There are frequent shuttle buses that depart from Cincinnati/North Kentucky International airport baggage claim curb and head directly to the car rental lots. The departure point of these shuttle services is well sign posted following your arrival in Cincinnati, and typically tend to depart from outside baggage claim every five to ten minutes.

Car rental information desks are present inside the airport terminal if you have any questions about acquiring transportation during your stay in Cincinnati. Several courtesy phones are also available in the baggage claim area if you wish to organize pick-up, or confirm any pre-existing arrangements made with car rental companies prior to boarding your flight. Please note that you do not necessarily need to have made prior bookings with any specific car companies to be able to rent a vehicle, and walk-ups are normally available during business operating hours.

A wide variety of prestigious and professional car rental brands are available to choose from at the car rental lots, including vehicles from companies such as Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. These are stationed at various points alongside one another on Loomis Road, which is situated less than a mile away from the airport terminal, and takes a matter of minutes to arrive at using the baggage claim shuttle bus service.

If you wish to rent a vehicle from the car rental location at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International airport but are not arriving by plane, simply follow the signs for the airport and you will see directions toward the car rental service location, along with information for parking.

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Airport Data for CVG
Transportation from CVG
Parking Information

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Distance from CVG to:

  • Covington city center – 9 miles (15 km)
  • Burlington – 10 miles (16 km)
  • Cincinnati – 12 miles (19 km)
  • Springfield – 93 miles (150 km)

Nearest Major Airports:

  • Louisville Airport – 99 miles (160 km)
  • Indianapolis Airport – 124 miles (200 km)
  • Chicago Midway Airport – 302 miles (486 km)
  • St Louis Airport – 367 miles (590 km)


Arlington Time Zone:

  •  5 Hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT –5:00)

Hotels near CVG:

  • There are 2 hotels within walking distance of the terminal
  • There are many more within 5 miles (8 km) from the airport

Facts about CVG:

  • It has the capacity of three takeoffs/landings happening simultaneously
  • It handles 1000 to 2000 aircrafts each day
  • It ranks as one of the most expensive airports in the U.S.
  • It is noted for the mosaic mural artwork adorning its walls

Car Rental at Cincinnati Airport:

  • 8 Car Rental agencies serve the Cincinnati Airport
  • Courtesy phones are located near the exits to contact the car rental operators
  • Shuttles are available every 5-10 minutes to travel to the car rental kiosks
  • Most car rental services are available round the clock
  • Car hire rates depend upon class of vehicle chosen

Taxi Service:

  • Find a taxi outside of the terminal building
  • The ride to downtown Cincinnati costs 27.00 USD
  • The Taxi desk is located next to the terminal 3 baggage claim area

Airport Executive Shuttle:

  • Shuttle service is available to downtown Cincinnati and Covington
  • Shuttles can be arranged through desks located at baggage claim areas
  • Single journey costs 20.00 USD
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

AutoPort Terminal Garage:

  • The short-term parking lot is near the terminal
  • First 1 Hour: 3.00 USD
  • Next 30 minutes: 2.00 USD
  • Every Subsequent 30 minutes: 1.00 USD
  • Maximum 13.00 USD/24 hours

ValuPark Long-Term Parking:

  • 0 – 4 hours: 2.00 USD
  • 4 – 8 hours: 1.00 USD
  • Maximum 7.00 USD/24 hours
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

*Prices, information and exchange rates are as of June 17, 2009