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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport - All Information on Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

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CVG, 3087 Terminal Dr, Hebron, KY 41048, USA
+1 859-767-3230
+1 859-767-4885 (Lost + Found)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport - All Information on Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is situated in Hebron at the very top of Kentucky, United States. It serves the greater Cincinnati area, which includes Cincinnati, Ohio as the major city closest to the airport only a few km/mi from the airport, across the Ohio River.

The airport’s IATA code is CVG, after the nearest city, Covington, Kentucky, at the time of the airport’s opening, and the ICAO code is KCVG.

The airport is a global hub for Amazon Air, Atlas Air, ABX Air, Kalitta Air, Southern Air and DHL Aviation, handling a vast amount of both domestic and international cargo flights every day.

It is the 7th busiest airport in the US based on cargo traffic and it is the fastest growing cargo airport in North America.

The airport handled 1,434,132 tons of cargo in 2020.

CVG has four runways; two asphalt/concrete and two concrete. The two asphalt/concrete runways are 12,000 ft/3,658 m and 11,000 ft/3,353 m respectively while the two concrete runways are 10,000 ft/3,048 m and 8,000 ft/2,438 m respectively.

The airport carried 3,615,139 passengers in 2020 and saw 113,377 aircraft operations in that same year.

The airfield first opened in 1944 after President Franklin D. Roosevelt had approved funds for the site's development a couple of years earlier as part of the United States Army Air Corps program to establish training facilities during the Second World War. However, the Air Corps only used the airfield for a few months before it was declared surplus in 1945 as the war was ending.

The first terminal was built with wood and it opened in 1946 as the airport prepared itself for commercial services. It also took the name Greater Cincinnati Airport. Boone County Airlines offered the first scheduled flights from the airport. The first commercial flight landed at the airport in January of 1947, an American Airlines flight from Cleveland.

Over the years the airport’s terminals have come and gone and today it is a single terminal building with two concourses that serve all commercial flights and passengers. The terminal and the two concourses have a total of 50 gates, 22 in Concourse A and 28 in Concourse B.

The airport is owned and operated by Kenton County Airport Board.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

Transfers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Rental CarsCar rental companies at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport have their offices in other locations and a complimentary shuttle service is offered to all customers to transfer between the airport and the car rental office of choice. It is recommended to arrange for the rental car in advance as there are no walk-up desks at the airport.

Buses – The City bus, 2x Airporter, runs between CVG and central Cincinnati from early morning to around midnight every day of the week. The frequency of departures is approximately every 30 minutes in each direction and the ride takes 25 minutes and costs $1.50 for a single adult ticket. Tickets are purchased on the bus or through the Transit with the “EZFare” app. More information about buses to and from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.

Taxis – The taxi rank is located outside the Baggage Claim area, see signs, and work on a first come, first served basis. Several companies have permits to serve the airport’s visitors. The trip to central Cincinnati takes around 20 minutes and will cost around $35 in the basic fare. More information about taking a taxi to or from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.

Walk-up Shuttles – A walk-up desk for shuttles without the need for reservation in advance is located in the Baggage Claim area, near door 5.

Hotel ShuttlesSome hotels organize transfer shuttles for their guests. These are arranged through the hotel. Signs show the way to the pick-up zone.

Ride Shares, Limousines and Shuttles – All private transfer options to or from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport are organized by the traveler in advance of the transfer.

Parking at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

Several parking options are available at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, all with a daily parking fee ranging from $9 and up to $30+. The CVG Terminal Garage is adjacent to the Terminal building and within a few minutes’ walk to ticketing or from baggage claim, while other parking options are further away and require a transfer with the complimentary shuttles offered by the airport.

Valet parking will be available from sometime during the fall of 2021.

Cell Phone Lot is located near the terminal, available for drivers waiting for the traveler to be ready for pick up after collecting their luggage.

Currency Exchange at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

Currency exchange services are available in Concourse B, through 5/3 Bank, that offers full bank services and currency for more than 100 countries.

ATMs at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

There are several ATMs/cash machines available at the airport, located in the Main Terminal as well as in both Concourses.

International Flights at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

International flights depart and arrive in Concourse B, as do most connecting flights.

WiFi at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

CVG offers their visitors access to a free high speed WiFi network. It is named “ CVG Free”. Connect and follow instructions.

Smoking at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

It is only allowed to smoke in the designated area located outside the airport terminal. No smoking is allowed in any other areas.

Accessibility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

The airport is accessible in many different ways. For more information and for assistance please contact the airline, or the airport directly on +1 859-767-7470.

Luggage Carts at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

For easy transportation of luggage while at the airport there are lightweight and durable luggage carts available in the CVG Terminal Garage, Pre-Security and in Baggage Claim. The rent is $5.00 per cart. Accepted payment methods are cash, coins or credit cards.

Play Areas at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

There are two separate play areas for kids waiting to board the flight. One is at the Food Court and the other in Concourse A at Gate A-10. Some eateries also have smaller areas where children can play.

Family Restrooms at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

Family restrooms can be found in Concourse A, near Gate A-11, and in Concourse B, near Gate B-13.

Interfaith Meditation Room at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

A room for interfaith practices, meditation or simply a moment of tranquility is located post security in Concourse B, near Gate B-14.

Food, Beverages and Shopping at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

The airport offers a variety of options of places to eat, drink and shop once past the security control. For visitors and arriving travelers there are fewer options, but there is a Starbucks in the Ticketing area and Derringers in several locations of the airport.

Things to do in Cincinnati

There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Cincinnati, Kentucky in the United States of America.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Contacts

Address: CVG, 3087 Terminal Dr, Hebron, KY 41048, USA
General Phone: +1 859-767-3230
General Email:
Lost and Found Report Form:
Lost and Found Phone: +1 859-767-4885
Official Website:

Local Information

Drive on: Right
Electricity: 120V/60Hz
Plug: A, B
Currency: US Dollar, USD, $

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