Transportation in Cleveland, Ohio« Back to previous page
• Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) is both a corporate and general aviation airport that is owned and operated by the City of Cleveland.Located in the center of downtown Cleveland, BKL has unparalleled access to downtown business and attractions.
By Taxi or Airport Van
Taxis and airport vans service all the area towns and airports and are an alternative to renting a car if you don't plan on doing a lot of sightseeing.
By Rental Car
There are a variety of rental car companies you can rely on. Some choices include:
- Avis (800.230.4898)
- Enterprise (800.261.7331)
- Hertz (800.654.3131)
- National (877.222.9058)
Amtrak makes several daily stops downtown. The station building (with waiting room) is located at 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44114. For more information, call 800.USA.RAIL (800.872.7245).
• Greyhound Bus Lines offers scheduled service to/from its downtown station, which is open 24 hours/day, every day of the year. Address: 1465 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. For more information, call 216.781.0520 or 216.781.1841.
• Megabus offers low-cost daily express bus service to/from Toledo and Chicago. Their luxury double deckers offer free wi-fi, panoramic windows, and a green alternative way to travel. Cleveland`s downtown stop location for departures and arrivals is located at the joint RTA and megabus.com stop adjacent to the entrance to Tower City at West Huron Road and West 3rd Street. For more information, call 877.GO2.MEGA (877.462.6342).
Road trippers will find Cleveland is ideally situated at the intersection of several Interstate highways (I-77, I-71 and I-90). Ohio Route 2 follows the Lake Erie shoreline through Cleveland, while I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) and I-480 run east/west of the city.
By Public Transportation
• Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) - RTA provides public transportation in the City of Cleveland and 58 surrounding municipalities, and ranks among the nation's largest transportation systems. It consists of both bus and rapid transit service, a convenient downtown loop bus system, and four rapid transit lines (Red, Blue, Green, and Waterfront) taking riders to virtually any destination throughout Greater Cleveland. Fares are $2.25 each way. For more information, call 216.621.9500.
- Red Line: This line extends from the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East-Cleveland to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in the west. It services numerous neighborhoods inbetween, like University Circle and West Park.
- Blue Line and Green Line: These sister lines travel between Tower City and Shaker Square. From Shaker Square, they branch off. The Blue Line goes to Van Aken Boulevard and the intersection of Warrensville Road. The Line heads down Shaker Boulevard to Green Road.
- Waterfront Line: This line is an extension of the Blue and Green Lines and begins at Tower City. From there, it travels along the East Bank of the Flats to the South Harbor Station in the Municipal Parking Lot.