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Akron, OH Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 19
Total Sleeping Rooms 7,101
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 274
Committable Meeting Rooms* 15
Convention Center Space 60,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 28,640 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 11,678 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $91
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $265
*Maximum for a single hotel

Akron, OH Airport Information

Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)

Distance: 14 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $42.91 USD

Situated just 15 minutes away from downtown Akron, the Akron-Canton Airport is a convenient gateway for more than 1.4 million passengers per year. Serving six major carriers and approximately 40 daily departures, Akron-Canton provides non-stop service to major cities across the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Philadelphia and New York City. Efficient and affordable, Akron-Canton offers the lowest average fares among all Ohio airports.

Flying in and out of Akron-Canton Airport is a breeze thanks to numerous amenities. Free wireless Internet access, big screen televisions, gift shops and several dining options all aim to make travelers' experiences more comfortable. Plentiful parking is also available in the airport's short-term, long-term and economy parking lots.

The Akron-Canton Airport completed a five-year, $60 million expansion project that added a new spacious passenger concourse in 2006. Evolving to meet the growing demands of its passengers, the airport has announced a new 10-year Capital Improvement Plan which will create even more flight options for travelers to northeastern Ohio.

Airline carriers serving Akron-Canton Airport

  • Airtran Airways
  • Comair the Delta Connection
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Northwest Airlink
  • United Express
  • US Airways

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Distance: 42 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $111.15 USD

Just 40 minutes from downtown Akron, Cleveland Hopkins International is the largest airport in northeast Ohio. Serving approximately 12 million passengers per year, Cleveland Hopkins offers more than 325 non-stop flights daily to more than 85 destinations. The airport operates with 12 major carriers including Continental, for which it is a hub.

Travelers who take off or touch down at Cleveland Hopkins will find several conveniences, including currency exchange, ATM machines, and over 7,000 parking spaces. Cleveland Hopkins International is also in the process of revamping its retail, food and beverage concessions. Slated to be completed in 2009, the airport's new AIRMALL will include a blend of local, regional and national brands at so-called regular mall prices.

Airline carriers serving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

  • Air Canada Jazz
  • American Eagle
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Midwest Connect
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • USA 3000
  • US Airways

Akron, OH Public Transportation

Metro Regional Transit Authority Bus Line

METRO, provided by Akron's Metro Regional Transit Authority, is a public bus service connecting hotels, businesses, attractions and other major points throughout the Greater Akron region and parts of Cleveland. The fleet consists of 188 passenger buses operating on a total of 37 routes, including express and neighborhood routes. Regular one-way fare is $1.25 for adults and $0.50 for seniors.


Both Akron-Canton Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport offer shuttle and limousine service to downtown Akron. Shuttle One Service operates from inside the terminal at Akron-Canton Airport; approximate fare to downtown is $49.

Approximately 36 shuttle and limousine companies operate out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Approximate shuttle fare from Cleveland Hopkins International to downtown Akron is $67.

Rental Cars

Several familiar rental car companies, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise and Hertz, can be found near the baggage claim area at Akron-Canton Airport. Passengers traveling through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport can take a free 24-hour shuttle to its off-airport rental car facility. Here, travelers find rental car companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.


Taxi cab service is available from both Akron-Canton Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International airport. Taxis can be found lined up outside the baggage claim area at Akron-Canton Airport. Approximate fare from Akron-Canton to downtown Akron is $45.

Taxi service at Cleveland Hopkins International can be found at the south end of the baggage claim level adjacent to carousel 11 of the terminal. Approximate fare from Cleveland Hopkins International to downtown Akron is $80.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Cleveland, OH 38 mi 44 min 4 hr 46 min USD $416+
Pittsburgh, PA 111 mi 1 hr 56 min 6 hr 39 min USD $406+
Columbus, OH 126 mi 2 hr 5 min 5 hr 05 min USD $384+
Toledo, OH 139 mi 2 hr 23 min 6 hr 55 min USD $529+
Detroit, MI 190 mi 3 hr 15 min 55 min USD $236+
Buffalo, NY 216 mi 3 hr 40 min 3 hr 58 min USD $274+
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