Cleveland, OH Airport Information
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Approximate taxi fare: $38 USD
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is located ten miles southwest of downtown Cleveland. Serving almost 12 million passengers annually, it is the largest commercial airport in Northeast Ohio and the 35th busiest airport in the nation. There are more than 325 daily nonstop flights to over 85 destinations. International flights include direct air service to Paris, London, Canada and Mexico.
Continental is Cleveland's hometown airline and hub carrier, with over 250 daily departures and service to 80 nonstop destinations. In early 2008, Continental added 27 new flights to 12 nonstop destinations including international service to Paris, France. Continental continues to offer international service to London, England on a seasonal basis.
Airline carriers serving the airport
- Air Canada Jazz
- American Eagle
- Midwest Connect
Cleveland, OH Train Information
The Amtrak station is located in downtown Cleveland across from Cleveland Browns Stadium at 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. There are two major Amtrak routes that go through Cleveland and connect to Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City and Boston. Connections can be made to any destination in the United States from these routes.
Capitol Limited Route
Amtrak's Capitol Limited runs daily between Washington, DC and Chicago. The route follows the historic B&O line through the Potomac Valley, past historic Harpers Ferry and the Allegheny Mountains into Pittsburgh, across Ohio heading north to Cleveland, and then across Ohio and Indiana into the center of Chicago.
Lake Shore Limited Route
Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited travels daily along some of the country's prettiest shorelines between Chicago on the west and New York City and Boston on the east. The route meanders along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway. In New York State, the route continues through the Finger Lakes region to Albany, New York, where it branches off to New York City and Boston.
RTA Rapid Transit
In 1968 RTA's Red Line was the first rapid transit service to an international airport in North America. The heavy-rail system provides regular service between Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and downtown Cleveland via the Tower City Station at the former Cleveland Union Terminal. The trip takes 22 minutes. Trains depart from the airport Mondays through Saturdays every fifteen minutes from 4:29 am - 7:45 pm and approximately every 20 minutes from 7:45 pm - 1:05 am. On Sundays, the Red Line operates from 4:32 am until 1:14 am. RTA's airport station is located on the lower level of the main terminal and can be reached by the elevators or escalators in the center of the ticketing and baggage claim levels.
The RTA system comprises three lines-the Red Line (heavy rail rapid transit) and Blue and Green lines (light rail). All three lines join downtown at Tower City Center, the former Cleveland Union Terminal. From Tower City to East 55th, the three lines share track and stations. This sharing of one route between light and heavy rail is quite unusual; and, the shared stations have platforms of varying heights to accommodate the two kinds of trains.
Built between 1913 and 1936, the Blue and Green Lines were grade separated lines closer to downtown and surface lines along street medians in the streetcar suburb of Shaker Heights. The two lines part ways at Shaker Square, an historic urban community, just west of the Shaker Heights border. The Green Line continues east along Shaker Boulevard until it reaches its terminus at Green Road. The Blue Line veers southeast along Van Aken Boulevard until reaching its terminus at the intersection of Warrensville Center Road, Northfield Road and Chagrin Boulevard. The Waterfront Line, opened in 1996, extends the Blue and Green Lines from Tower City north to Lake Erie and northeast along the lakeshore. The Waterfront Line provides access from Tower City Center to the Flats Entertainment District, Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Burke Lakefront Airport.
Effective January 7, 2008, rapid transit fares are $1.75 with a reduced rate of $.75 for seniors and disabled persons.
Cleveland, OH Public Transportation
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) services the greater metro area with over 100 bus routes, including thirteen Community Circulator bus routes.
Cleveland Downtown Loop
RTA provides trolley service in the Downtown Loop which includes the Muny Lot to Public Square Loop, the E-Line Trolley and the B-Line Trolley.
Bus and trolley fares are $1.75 with a reduced rate of $.75 for seniors and disabled persons.
Free Circlelink Shuttle
Ride RTA to the University Circle station and take the Circlelink, a free shuttle service to major University Circle destinations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Severance Hall, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Institute of Music and others. Service runs every 15 minutes from 6:15 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Saturday and noon - 5:00 pm on Sunday.
Free Circlelink Shuttle
Check with your hotel first. Many downtown hotels and airport hotels offer free airport shuttle service for guests.
Shuttle service to and from the airport is provided by many hotels and is located on the airport's lower roadway island. It can be reached from the baggage claim level outside Doors 2 through 5. Car rental shuttles and taxis are located outside the Baggage Claim (lower) Level. A hotel courtesy phone center at the Traveler's Information Center provides information and reservations for area hotels. The Traveler's Information Center boards are located at the north end of baggage claim near exit Door #2 and at the south end of baggage claim across from the Concourse C escalator between exit Doors 5 and 6 and Concourse A escalator between exit Door numbers 2 and 3.
Shuttle services are available through several reliable private companies.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) has a consolidated rental car facility located off the airport grounds. Shuttle service is available to take all rental car customers from the main terminal to the rental car facility. Shuttles are located on the lower roadway island and can be accessed by exiting from Door #5 on the baggage claim level of the main terminal. For travelers needing assistance, a telephone center with rental car information is located near the door.
The shuttle bus ride from the terminal to the rental car facility takes approximately 5 to 7 minutes. The shuttle busses run continuously from 5:00 am until 12:30 am (EST), seven days per week, 365 days per year.
Several reliable taxi services provide transportation between downtown hotels and the airport. Taxi fares from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport to Downtown Cleveland (approximately 14 miles one-way) average $22.00. The airport taxi stand is located at the South End Baggage Claim Level, adjacent to carousel No. 11 of the terminal.
Taxis can be hailed on the street or found at Public Square, major hotels and transportation hubs. Call ACE Taxi Service at 216-361-4700.
Taxi fares are metered at a rate of $2.00 per mile with the addition of a $2.25 trip fee.