Arlington to Cincinnati Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $59
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 38min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 72 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 395 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Bus
$60 · 13h 11min · 73 lb of CO2
Washington to Cincinnati
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Flight
$272 · 5h 42min · 512 lb of CO2
DCA to LUK
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Arlington to Cincinnati Flights

There are 2 airports — DCA, IAD — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 2 airports — LUK, CVG — to access Cincinnati. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Cincinnati from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
Train
$90 · 9h 15min · 102 lb of CO2
WAS to CIN
+3 more options
Drive
$53 · 6h 54min · 79 lb of CO2
Arlington to Cincinnati

Drive from Arlington to Cincinnati

It's 395 miles between Arlington to Cincinnati. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 54min and 7h 15min from Arlington to Cincinnati under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 7h 36min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Cincinnati by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $53.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Cincinnati?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Cincinnati. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Cincinnati?

On your trip from Arlington to Cincinnati, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Cincinnati OH?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Cincinnati. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Cincinnati is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Cincinnati buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Cincinnati during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Cincinnati? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Cincinnati traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Cincinnati is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Cincinnati?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Cincinnati is by bus. The bus costs $59 roughly and will take 12 hours 58 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Cincinnati?

Amtrak costs about $91 between Arlington and Cincinnati. In total, the train will take roughly 9 hours 19 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is 6 miles from Arlington. Further, once you arrive at CIN Cincinnati Union Terminal or you will still have 6 miles to Cincinnati.

How long does it take from Arlington to Cincinnati by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Cincinnati is 395 miles and will take you about 6 hours 54 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $53.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Cincinnati
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