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Getting In and Around Cleveland

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Cleveland, Ohio is one of the few cities in the world where travel by road, air and rail is equally opportune. With numerous rail and airports networks, Cleveland is also easy to get to by road. 


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Air travel in Cleveland is efficient, smart,  and easy. Faultless connectivity is the USP of Cleveland air travel. Cleveland has multiple airports.

Travel to Cleveland By Air

Fly into the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on any major national Airlines. Get into town on the train service of the Rapid Transit Authority. If you take a taxi ride into downtown, it will cost you around $300. Rent a car at the airport if you would like to be independent.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a public airport located nine miles southwest of the central business district of Cleveland, a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The airport lies just within the city limits of Cleveland. Hopkins moved rental car operations of the airport grounds to a new consolidated rental car facility.

This airport is served by the following airlines: 
American Airlines,
Delta, United
Air Canada Flights
United Flights

Contact Details

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Address: Airport serving Northern Ohio area, 5300 Riverside Dr
Phone: 1 216-265-6000

Arriving and Departing

By Car:I-90 runs east-west through downtown Cleveland. I-71 and I-77 come up from the south. Driving from the east on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80), take Exit 10 to I-71 N.

By Bus: Buses are easily available in Cleveland from all spots. Greyhound is a major bus service provider, and the buses arrive on time. The downtown bus terminal is huge, with not less than 20 gates.

Bus Terminals

Greyhound Bus Terminal
Address: 1465 Chester Ave., Downtown, Cleveland, OH
Phone: 44113.216/781–0520. 

Bus Line

Phone: 800/229–9424 or 216/781–0520. 

Other Airport of Cleveland

Southwest Airlines
Address: 6072 Cargo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102, United States
Phone: 1 216-265-4700

US Airways
Address: 6090 Cargo Rd
Phone: 1-800-428-4322.

Arriving and Getting Around Cleveland by Rail

Amtrak has a service to the city. The west coast is served by Amtrak. The Amtral Cascades operates three trains daily, linking Seattle to Portland.Routes include -  Oregon, via Portland, Seattle to Eugene, with a stop at King Street Station. For more information, Click Here.

Amtrak is a rail service with over 20,000 miles route in 46 American states, the district  of Columbia and 3 Canadian region. More than 300 trains gets operated every day for 500 locations by Amtrak. It also offers state-supported services in close to 15 states. Furthermore, it provides 4 traveler rail networks.

Find more about the trains in the Cleveland corridor here.

Amtrak operates 15 long distance routes over a network spanning 18,500 miles in more than 39 states.  To find out more about the long distance trains, visit this link

Amtrak also operates corridor trains and state along a 6,000-mile network in more than 23 states. To know more about the routes and fares, visit the link

Contact Details

Address - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC
United States
Telephone Number- 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)/TDD/TTY (1 -800-523-6590). 

Arriving and Getting Around Cleveland via Road

There are multiple roads to Cleveland -- from the east side it is the I-90 and from the south it is the I-71 and I-77. From the Ohio Turnpike, Exit 10 towards I-71N will get you to the city. Greyhound buses are easily available to Cleveland.

By Public Transit

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates buses and three light-rail lines all through the metro area. The system bridges west and east with the Terminal Tower as its hub. RTA buses travel from Public Square on five downtown loop routes.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
Address:1240 W. 6th St, Cleveland, OH, 44113. 
Phone: 216/566–5100. 

By Car

I-71, I-77, I-90, and Route 2 are the major systematic routes into downtown. I-77 can be quite busy all through the day, and traffic is weighty during the mornings and less in the evenings. All highways and roads are well signed and there are not too many thinner or one-sided streets. Streets and Downtown are in a row numbered; in the University Circle area, the other major tourist center, roads are rounded and it can be difficult to stay on track.

A good alternative is to park downtown and ride the Rapid Transit Authority's red line to University Circle. Metered parking is available in University Circle but it's difficult to find a spot. Parking garages are plenteous downtown. Depending on how soon you arrive. If you do find parking on the street, make sure to put enough money in the meter; meter maids are well-organized.

Public Transport in Cleveland

Are you planning to discover Cleveland through public transportation? RTA offers public transportation in 58 surrounding municipalities throughout Cleveland.

Cleveland Pass

RTA also offers Cleveland Passes, which offer unlimited rides on trains buses, and the Healthline. You can get these passes inside online and at Cleveland Visitors Center.

Easy Airport Access

Flying into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)? trench the difficulty of a rental car and board the RTA Red Line Rapid Train that takes you directly from CLE to downtown Cleveland’s Public Square – for just $2.25 in 30 minutes.

Free Downtown Trolleys

RTA provides five downtown trolleys which are absolutely free and run every 15 minutes and every 7 days a week. All trolleys attach with other transit at Public Square, that includes the Red Line train from the airport.  Just see the charismatic green trolley buses around downtown that can take you to places such as:

Attractions: Horseshoe Casino, The Cleveland Convention Center, PlayhouseSquare, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Voinovich Park and The Great Lakes Science Center.

Downtown Districts: East Fourth Street, Historic Warehouse District, Theater District and Historic Gateway District.

Hotels: Doubletree Downtown/Lakeside, Hampton Inn Downtown Cleveland, Ritz-Carlton, Wyndham Hotel at PlayhouseSquare, Hyatt Regency at the Old Arcade, the Renaissance and Holiday Inn Express Downtown and Marriott Key Center.

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