Reaching Cleveland

By Air:

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (1 hr nonstop from Chicago, Washington, Baltimore, Toronto; 1.5 hrs nonstop from New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis; 2 hrs nonstop from Boston; 2.5 hrs nonstop from Dallas-Fort Worth; 4 hrs nonstop from Los Angeles) is served by Air Canada, Allegiant Air, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United. It is 12 miles southwest of downtown and accessible by direct rail service (29 minutes on the Red Line).

Akron Canton Airport is served by American, Delta, Spirit, and United. It is a much smaller airport and is 50 minutes south of downtown Cleveland.

By Car:

Cleveland is served by I-71 (2.5 hours from Columbus; 4 hours from Cincinnati; 5 hours from Louisville), I-77 (4 hours from Charleston, WV), and I-90 (3 hours from Buffalo and Detroit; 5.5 hours from Chicago).


Exploring Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers daily passes for $5.50. One-way fare on rapid trains is $2.50 (including from the airport to downtown). Click here for a full map of the Cleveland rapid transit system.

Excellent zoomable map of Cleveland:

Cleveland Historical is a website and mobile app developed by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University that features more than 600 geo-located multimedia stories about places.


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