Park and Ride

Metro has a network of 23 Park & Ride locations throughout Greater Cincinnati. Riding Metro allows you read, return phone calls, or simply relax and enjoy your commute. And parking at a Park & Ride is FREE!





Riding Metro

By riding Metro you're joining more than 50,000 people each day who save money, stress, time and our environment by riding the bus.

Know When You Go

  • If you know your routes, visit Metro's Maps and Schedules page, if not, try out Google Transit using the Trip Planner on our homepage
  • Need to purchase fare? Click here to learn where to buy passes or simply use Cincy EZRide from your smartphone!
  • Learn more about Metro's Park & Ride locations.
  • All Metro buses are accessible to people with disabilities -- find out more about Metro's Accessibility
  • All Metro buses have bike racks that can hold up to two bikes. When you pay your fare, your bike rides free. Find out more how to Bike and Ride
  • Metro offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program if you miss your bus due to an emergency or unplanned overtime. Sign up here for this free program. 

Lost and Found

Man standing on bus.

Think you left something on the bus?

At the end of their workday, Metro operators turn in anything that was left on the bus (other than newspapers, magazines or other disposable items).

Metro holds lost items for two weeks after they are turned in. To check on your lost item, you'll need to know the route you were riding and the date you lost your item.

Then get in touch:

By e-mail:

By phone:

Open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Metro is not responsible for items left on the bus.

Government Square

Metro at Government Square downtown.Metro's Government Square is convenient and accessible. Located on Fifth Street between Walnut and Main, Government Square serves as Metro's downtown transit hub.

With more than 15,000 people utilizing the square each and every workday, it's also Metro's busiest bus stop!

The hub's innovative design provides:

  • Information booth with trip planning and schedule info
  • Real-time information screens
  • Large, attractive shelters
  • Easier transfers between routes
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities
  • State-of-the-art security camera system
  • Safe maneuvering space for loading and unloading bikes on Metro buses.

For historical information on Government Square, check out the six panels on the square created by Cincinnati historian Dan Hurley, or visit our history page.

Not sure where to catch your bus? Check out the map below for a detailed map of Government Square.

Map of routes in Government Square.

Transit Partners

Logos of Metro, BCRTA, TANK, CTC.

Across the tri-state, transit agencies work together to provide transportation to the region. Cincinnati's Metro, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) and the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) all hope to serve regular riders and introduce new bus riders to the benefits of using public transportation.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year. Metro provides fixed-route and paratransit services in Greater Cincinnati.

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Nearly 4 million passengers each year rely on the more than 100 TANK buses throughout the region to get them where they need to be. TANK is on the web at

Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers three fixed routes in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services. Visit CTC online at

Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) serves more than 165 trips per day, primarily through "on-demand" curb-to-curb and flexible fixed route shuttle services throughout Butler County. All of BCRTA vehicles are wheelchair lift-equipped and there are no added charges for wheelchair trips. Find out more at

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