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Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

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Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

I'll be taking the overnight Megabus from Cincinnati to Cleveland this coming Sunday @11:30 pm. My question is whether it is safe there or not? Are there open businesses at that location? I am apprehensive about being there that late. Should I stay at the casino or the Greyhound terminal until near depart time? And are there buses that would take me to Megabus stop that late at night?

Any input should be appreciated.

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1. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

Not a good place to be hanging around at night and no, there are no businesses that would be open in the immediate vicinity. There used to be a stop that was much more central and that makes much more sense. Please check with Megabus to see if there is another place where you might be able to board. If not, at least lodge a complaint as a pick up there is really stupid unless they have constructed some sort of waiting area (highly doubtful)..

That said, you could always wait at a hotel with a bar (like the Hyatt) or even better at a late-night restaurant. There are several 3 blocks east of the Megabus stop in the vicinity of Vine St. and 13th St. but even the very short walk from there to Central Parkway would be dodgy that time of night and since you are leaving on a Sunday, most of them may be closed (this http://www.bakersfieldotr.com/ would be a good place but they close early on Sunday). You could take a cheap taxi ride to the stop where there would almost certainly be several other passengers waiting as I don't think negotiating the trip by bus at that hour will be easy or even possible.

Check back if you have any other questions/concerns.

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2. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

And your idea about the casino might be the best approach late on a Sunday but you would need to get a taxi to the boarding area. It won't cost more than $10, even with tip.

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3. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

I'm with NatiDaddy. Taking a cab from somewhere nearby would be your best bet. If you have a pepper spray or something, it would be good to carry it.

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4. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

Thanks for all the advice. I was thinking of taking a taxi as well, given how late it will be.

Megabus should really move the stop to a more busy area with shelter. Does any one know of a reputable cab company?

Thanks so much.

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5. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

If you decide to wait at the casino, there will no doubt be a cab or two in the vicinity and if not, I'm sure someone there can help call one for you. The same goes for a hotel or a restaurant/bar (the Rock Bottom Brewery restaurant/bar on Fountain Square is open until 1100 on Sunday).

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6. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

what 1213 W Central Parkway close to. This is our first time using this bus stop. We will be dropped off and picked up at this location and is not sure as to where exactly this bus stop is located at on Central Parkway.

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7. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

Any upates?

I am looking to book my son (UC student) to travel home for springbreak (Cleveland) and I am looking at the 11:30am trip. He will take a cab from UC (UC's stop is only for Chicago and Indy) to the Central Parkway location. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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8. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

susie6505,

For the 1130 am trip your son could easily take a bus downtown and transfer to the area where the Megabus stop is located (it is very near Music Hall and evidently along the street or in a parking lot adjacent to the offices/studio of WCET TV (I am using googlemaps to plot the location as the last time I took the Megabus it picked up and dropped off in the middle of the central business district). A cab would be fine as well but not as cheap as the bus, obviously.

Don't get the impression that the area a war zone, rather it is isolated from retail, restaurants, etc.. There is a lot of traffic in the area during the day time and it is also close to a police station and not far from city hall. My beef with Megabus moving their stop here is that there is nowhere to hang around and keep out of the weather while waiting for the bus. It would be okay for those being dropped off and picked up by friends/family but not handy at all for those without wheels, especially at night.

Teresa H,

Use google maps streetview option to check out the location and "drive" through the area virtually. If someone is dropping you off/picking you up just be sure that you are not late and/or upon your return that you call your ride when you are nearing the destination for pick-up. This link will probably not work on tripadvisor but you could paste it into your browser.

https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/1213+W+Central+Pkwy,+Cincinnati,+OH+45214/@39.107989,-84.5198055,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8841b155769cfbc3:0xc5c4826681abe890?hl=en

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9. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

Thanks! Appreciate the information.

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10. Re: Megabus Stop at 1213 W Central Parkway safe @11:30 pm?

is there any new update about changing the mega-bus at 1213 central parkway at 10:05pm-11:30pm