Transportation to, from & around the Cleveland Area

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Major Airports:

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland 44135

Cleveland Hopkins International is the largest airport in Ohio and is located 12 miles from downtown Cleveland. It’s about a 43-minute drive from Akron and an hour from Canton. CLE offers 156 daily nonstop departures, serving over 60 destinations. International destinations include Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Fun fact: Hopkins was the home of the world’s first radio-equipped air traffic control tower and the nation’s first airfield lighting system.

Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)
5400 Lauby Road NW,
North Canton 44720

The Akron-Canton Airport, about 15 minutes south of downtown Akron, boasts one of the most travel-friendly airports in the country. For more than a decade, Akron-Canton has offered the lowest average fare of any airport in Ohio. It’s also known for its easy parking and accessibility. Delta, American, United and Spirit Airlines all fly out of CAK.

Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL)
1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland 44114

Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront is Northeast Ohio’s premier hub for business travel. The airport provides charters, including twice-daily weekday service to and from Cincinnati by Ultimate Air Shuttle. The airport also offers flight instruction and, located in the terminal, you'll find one of Cleveland’s hidden gems—the International Women’s Air & Space Museum.

County & General Aviation Airports:

Cuyahoga County Airport (Cuyahoga County)
26300 Curtiss Wright Parkway
Richmond Heights 44143

Lorain County Regional Airport (Lorain County)
44050 Russia Road
Elyria 44035

Medina Municipal Airport (Medina County)
2050 Medina Road
Medina 44256

Portage County Regional Airport (Portage County)
4039 Nanway Boulevard
Ravenna 44266

Willoughby Lost Nation Airport (Lake County)
38550 Jet Center Drive
Willoughby 44094


Amtrak offers four daily departures out of Cleveland, westbound to Chicago and eastbound to Washington, DC, New York and Boston on the Capitol Limited and Lakeshore Limited lines. (

Cleveland Lakefront Station (Cuyahoga County)
200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland 44114

Elyria Station (Lorain County)
410 East River Street
Elyria 44035

Alliance Station (Stark County)
820 East Main Street
Alliance 44601


Both Cleveland and Akron have full-service Greyhound stations that offer ticketing and customer service counters, package and baggage shipping, baggage storage, food service and other amenities. (

Cleveland Bus Station (Cuyahoga County)
1465 Chester Avenue
Cleveland 44114

Akron Bus Station (Summit County)
631 S. Broadway Street
Akron 44311

Public Transit:

Greater Cleveland Regional Transity Authority (RTA)
The Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation via buses and trains (referred to as the Rapid) throughout the Greater Cleveland area and its 58 municipalities. Rapid train lines connect the East Side and West Sides with downtown Cleveland as well as Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The HealthLine provides a special bus service between University Circle and downtown Cleveland. RTA also offers Local Park-n-Ride, Downtown Trolley, Paratransit and VanShare services. (216.566.5100;

Akron Metropolitan Regional Transit Authority (METRO)
Akron METRO bus services offer 36 fixed routes, Neighborhood Circulator routes; Grocery Bus service and two Northcoast Express routes to downtown Cleveland. Riders can view bus locations and routes in real-time using the Track Your Map app. The Metro Transit Center at 631 S. Broadway Street in downtown Akron serves as a hub for regular line-service buses and transfers to Greyhound, PARTA (Portage Area Regional Transit Authority) and SARTA (Stark Area Regional Transit Authority) services. (800.227.9905;

Laketran is Lake County’s public transit agency, providing bus service to the cities of Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, Wickliffe, Eastlake and Madison. Laketran has a reciprocal transfer agreement with Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority that enables riders to connect to Cleveland’s RTA lines. (888.525.3872;

Lorain County Transit (LTC)
Lorain County provides bus service for the cities of Lorain and Elyria, including a free Downtown Elyria Loop. LTC also provides limited service to Oberlin via the Oberlin Connector. (440.329.5525;

Medina County Public Transit (MCPT)
Medina County operates bus service for the cities of Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth. MCPT also provides pickup service to any location within Medina County and, by special arrangement and based on availability, connecting service to Summit County and Cuyahoga County. (330.723.9670;

Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA)
Portage County’s transit system operates bus routes between Kent, Hiram, Ravenna and Kent State University, as well as express service to Akron and Cleveland. PARTA also operates Kent State’s Campus Bus system. All line-service buses are equipped with bike racks. (330.676.6701;

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)
SARTA operates 34 fixed bus routes throughout the Stark County, with transit stations in Canton, Belden Village, Alliance and Massillon. SARTA also provides service to the Akron Metro Transfer Station, Akron-Canton Airport, Stark State College and downtown Cleveland. (330.477.2782;