The cheapest times to fly from CVG to CLE are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • April 23rd to July 22nd (except the weeks of April 30th, June 25th, and July 2nd)
  • September 10th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CVG to CLE is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $415 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $181 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Cleveland

Flying from Cincinnati, OH (CVG) to Cleveland, OH (CLE) will usually cost between $190 to $338 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $237. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $304. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $67 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $276 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CVG to CLE flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CVG to CLE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CVG to CLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CVG to CLE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cincinnati. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.78, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $218. Return trip prices are from the CLE to CVG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CVG to CLE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CVG to CLE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 10.87% less expensive than CLE
  • Nonstop flights available

See CVG to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 7.61% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See CVG to TOL flights

Destination alternative #3: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 5.07% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See CVG to PIT flights

Destination alternative #4: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 3.80% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See CVG to FNT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CVG to CLE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 220 miles or 354 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CVG to CLE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CVG to CLE flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Cincinnati, OH and Cleveland, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from CVG to CLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCVG
Origination airport nameCincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
CityCincinnati, OH
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCLE
Destination airport nameCleveland-Hopkins International Airport
CityCleveland, OH
Countrythe United States


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