Covington has a diverse transportation system, including everything from walking and nature trails to access to major interstates. Downtown Covington is just a 15-minute drive from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Our transportation partners include the train company CSX, Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). Each of these organizations work together with the City’s Engineering and Public Improvements Departments to provide quality transportation options.


Covington’s road system is comprised of both City and state-owned roadways that provide interconnection within the city and to neighboring cities including access to Interstate 71/75. There are multiple options for crossing the Ohio River into Cincinnati. If you have any questions regarding Covington’s roads, please call 859-292-2292. If you are experiencing a problem with one of the City’s roads, please see our 311 online information service to identify which department should be contacted.

Scheduled road closures are listed of the City's Calendar.

Current traffic conditions in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.


The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) has provided transit services to Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati since 1973. TANK offers a “Downtown Connection” taking people from their homes in Northern Kentucky to jobs downtown as well as service to work sites in the southern areas of the Northern Kentucky region, with fast “reverse-commute” bus service. Express buses travel the expressway, providing more direct access to the Downtown Cincinnati Central Business District. TANK operates 27 routes, through 19 Park & Ride locations, 365 days a year.


The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located in Hebron, a 15-minute drive from Covington’s city center. The airport’s code, CVG, is taken from its nearest major city, which is Covington. The airport currently offers over 50 destinations

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