Hamilton County (Ohio)

Hamilton County is a county located in Southwest Ohio on the border with Indiana and Kentucky, separated by the Ohio River. Cincinnati is the county seat.


Get in

By air

There are three airports close to Hamilton County:

By car

Cincinnati is served by Interstates 71 (from Columbus and Louisville), 74 (from Indianapolis), 75 (from Dayton and Lexington), 471 (a spur of I-71- to the south), and 275 (the circle beltway). US 50 also serves the area as an expressway to the eastern neighborhoods (Columbia Parkway) and western neighborhoods via the Sixth Street Expressway, which links River Road and the Waldvogel Memorial Viaduct to Downtown.

One of the most beautiful panoramic views in the country occurs when driving northbound on Interstate 71/75 (the interstate routes share the same highway in part of Northern Kentucky) travelling into downtown Cincinnati, just before the Brent Spence Bridge.

By train

Amtrak, offers passenger train service from key U.S. cities. All trains arrive and depart from Union Terminal/Cincinnati Museum Center. This is several miles from Cincinnati, and since most of the trains arrive before dawn, before public transportation is available, it may be wise to call a taxi to finish the rest of your journey. (See Taxis.)

By bus

Greyhound offers passenger bus service from many U.S. cities. Buses arrive and depart from Greyhound's station in downtown Cincinnati.

By Ferry

Cincinnati, Ohio to Constance, Kentucky. All-year, continuous daily service, weather permitting. Car=about $3 or less. Pedestrian $0.25 PH:859-485-9210

Get around

SORTA (Southwestern Ohio Regional Transit Authority) operates the Metro bus system, which serves Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Warren County.


To get a taste of the area you should try a 5 Way Skyliner Chili, basic diner serving cinnamon spiced chilli on spaghetti; sound odd but worth experiencing. A must eat are the excellent flavoured and cooked ribs at a Montgomery Inn, either in Montgomery or the down-town Cincinnati riverside boathouse. Also try some of the micro brewery restaurants in Cincinnati which have an interesting US/German culinary mix.


The most popular wateringhole in Hamilton County is Main Street in Cincinnati. Alternatively, venture across the Ohio River in Newport_(Kentucky), where cool new bars and restaurants are popping up.

Go next

Adjacent counties

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