1. Plan

Join more than 50,000 people who ride Metro every day to save money, reduce stress and protect the environment. To find the best route use these simple tools:

  • Check out all of Metro's maps and schedules. You can also search by popular destinations and communities served.
  • Use Google Transit trip planner for detailed trip info from your door step to your destination!

 

2. Pay

  • Head to your nearest bus stop or one of Metro's 21 park and ride locations to start your trip.
  • As the bus approaches, signal to the operator that you want to ride by waving your hand. 
  • As your bus pulls up to the stop, stay a safe distance from the curb and make sure you have your fare in hand. 
  • As you board the bus drop your fare in the farebox or swipe your pass.
  • Find a seat and enjoy the ride!

3. Ride

  • As your bus nears your stop, firmly pull the cord located above you along the sides of the bus to indicate to the driver that you wish to depart.
  • Wait for the bus to reach a full stop and exit the bus from either the front or rear door.
  • Thanks for riding!

Google Transit makes your trip planning simple! Watch the video below to learn more.

Lost and found

At the end of their work day, Metro operators turn in anything that was left on the bus (except newspapers, magazines and other disposable items). Metro keeps turned in items for two weeks, to claim your lost item you will need to know the route you were riding and the date the item was lost.

Contact customerservice@go-metro.com or call 513-632-7669, open weekdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Metro is not responsible for items left on the bus.

More Information at your fingertips

Explore Metro's website for more detailed information about things you might use on your trip. For example, learn about Transfers on Metro's Fare Information page and learn about services for passengers with disabilities in the Accessibility section of our website. Also check out the Safety and Security page

Pay-as-you-go routes

Fares are paid when exiting the bus on the following routes; outbound P.M. trips only.
3X 14X 23X 29X 30X
42X 52X 71X 74X 75X 
81X 82X

Metro operates on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on the following days:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day


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Watch the video below to learn how easy it is to plan your trip and read a Metro schedule & map

Need assistance?

During business hours, call Metro's information line 513-621-4455, email Customer Service, or visit Metro's sales office downtown at 120 East 4th Street.

Government Square

Located on Fifth Street between Walnut and Main, Government Square serves as Metro's downtown transit hub. More than 15,000 people utilize Government Square each day. 

Government Square Map - Click to Expand

Government Square features:

  • 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, check out the six panels on the square created by Cincinnati Historian Dan Hurley.