Transportation in Cleveland, Ohio

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By Air

• Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) serves as a hub for Continental Airlines and services nearly 700 arrival flights daily from more than 142 destinations. The airport is conveniently located near the crossroads of I-71, I-480, and I-80 with rail service directly from the terminal to downtown Cleveland. Address: 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135. For more information, call 216.265.6030.

• 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.
1501 North Marginal Drive, Cleveland, OH 44114. For more information, call 216.781.6411.
• Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is dedicated to making your air travel to the Greater Cleveland area more relaxing and enjoyable. CAK offers the lowest average fare of any airport in Ohio with nearby parking, on-site car rental, and premium low-fare service aboard AirTran Airways. Address: 5400 Lauby Road, N. Canton, OH 4472. For more information, call 330.896.2385.

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)

By Train
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).

By Bus
• 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 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).

By Car
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.

• Rail Service - There are three lines of service to choose from:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
For more information, call 216.621.9500.