Cleveland Area Travel Links



Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE) is the largest airport in Ohio by passenger volume (OAG, July, 2011). The city is served by a number of major airlines with nonstop and connecting service to most major U.S. population centers, as well as major worldwide destinations. United Airlines maintain a hub in Cleveland with over 150 daily departures. Mainline non-stop destinations includes Newark, N.J., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas,  Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft Meyers, Boston, New York, Chicago, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Cancun, Mexico. United/Continental-affiliated regional aircraft provide nonstop service to a host of additional cities.

Other airlines and airline-affiliates include Southwest, Delta, American, USAir, Air Canada, USA 3000, and Frontier.

Arriving passengers retrieve baggage in the lower floor of the central ticketing concourse regardless of their arrival terminal (A, B, C, D). Baggage claim information is displayed on a number of LCD screens linking baggage carrousel numbers to arriving flights. Travelers can conveniently choose a number of Transportation options via the baggage claim area.

Public Transportation


There are a number of transportation options for arriving and departing air travelers. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority operates the Red Line rapid transit rail service to both Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland and to the East 105th and Cedar Avenue station. From the East 105th station, travelers can walk to many points on campus or board CWRU and/or University Hospital shuttle buses. RTA rail service travel time is approximately 40 minutes from Hokpins to the East 105/Cedar station. Frequency is approximately every 20 minutes on weekdays, 30 to 60 minutes on weekends and holidays when there are no major downtown sporting events. The Airport Red Line Station is located via a down escalator below the arriving passenger baggage carrousels. Standard adult one way fares are $2.25. All-day passes are $5.00 each.

The Cedar-University Circle Avenue Red Line Station Renovation (2012) »

New Mayfield Road Red Line Rapid Station (2013) »

RTA Red Line (Airport to CWRU) Rail Map »

Regional Transit Authority (RTA) schedules »

CWRU Shuttle Information »


Rental Cars

The Hopkins Airport Car Rental facility houses a variety of rental car companies. Board shuttle busses to the facility outside baggage claim area. CWRU-preferred rental car agencies National and Enterprise offer negotiated discounts for both university-related and personal rentals.

National and Enterprise Car Rental Discount Information »


Shuttles and Taxis

With the exception of the Sheraton Airport hotel, CWRU preferred hotel vendors located downtown and at University Circle do not offer free shuttle service to their properties from Cleveland Hopkins. Taxi service is available outside the baggage claim level.


Inter-City Bus Transportation

Scheduled inter-city bus transportation is provided by Greyhound and Megabus. Greyhound provides comprehensive service to numerous cities and towns in North America. The Greyhound terminal is located at 1465 Chester Avenue, just north of Playhouse Square and northwest of Cleveland State University. This station is a walkable distance from the high-frequency RTA Healthline bus route running along Euclid Avenue from CWRU.

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Megabus provides mainline service from downtown Cleveland to Chicago and Pittsburgh. Cleveland was recently added as regional Megabus hub with direct service that include Columbus, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Erie, Buffalo, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Detroit, Knoxville, Lexington, New York, Toledo, and State College (PA). The new Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center serves as the pick and drop-off point in downtown Cleveland. The transit center is between East 21 and 22nd Streets on Prospect Avenue.

Megabus »


Inter-City Rail

Scheduled inter-city rail transportation is provided by Amtrak. Amtrak's major Midwest/East regional routes run through Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, and New York City.

Amtrak »

Cleveland Station Information »


Hotels in the Greater Cleveland Area

A variety of accommodation choices exist that suit a variety of needs and price ranges. For those travelling on CWRU business, Flite II American Express and Traveline are the preferred CWRU agencies for booking local hotels. With appropriate forms and approvals, reservations and direct payment for certain local hotels may be arranged for hotel room /room tax through this agency. View the list below to see CWRU preferred local hotel properties, special room rates and distances from campus. CWRU preferred rates are available to student familes, alumni, and faculty and staff of the university in addition to official guests.

Additional information on the hotels displayed on the map can be found below. All CWRU rates are per room per night, exclusive of applicable taxes and fees.

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Glidden House (0.0 miles) Map
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$149; A special $99/night weekend rate weekend rate available for Case employees, subject to availability.  Glidden offers a complimentary European-style breakfast buffet, free on-site parking & and no-charge high-speed wireless internet access.

Courtyard by Marriott (0.0 miles)

tel.:  216-791-5678

2021 Cornell Road, Cleveland, Ohio  44106

$159, valet parking only

The Intercontinental Hotel and Conference Center
(0.3 miles)

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(toll-free) 855.7658709

$235; valet parking only
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DoubleTree by Hilton Tudor Arms Hotel (0.4 miles) Map »
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(216) 455-1260

$149; valet parking only
free daily shuttle to CWRU/UH and within 2-mile hotel radius

InterContinental Suites
(1.0 miles)

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(toll-free) 855.268.0352

$149 weekdays; $119 weekends; valet parking only
Recently-completed renovation; wellness-themed hotel
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Printable Brochure »

Hampton Inn - Downtown
(4.3 miles)
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$109 Parking: parking additional
2015 CWRU rate includes free breakfast buffet
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Wyndham at Playhouse Square (4.4 miles) Map »
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$109; parking additional
Space-available room upgrades with Case rate.
Property adjacent to the RTA Healthline to CWRU.

Hyatt Regency at the Arcade (4.4 miles) Map »
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$139; Free shuttle service.
Ask for corporate discount code CR67713
Property adjacent to the RTA Healthline.

Marriott Key Center (4.5 miles)   $169 weekdays; $159 weekends

Renaissance Cleveland - Public Square (4.5 miles)
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$189; parking additional
At Tower City Center with indoor access RTA Redline. Walk to East 4th and Warehouse restaurant districts.

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton - Downtown (4.6 miles) Map »
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$119; Parking additional
Free wireless Internet and scheduled shuttle service to Severance Hall area 4x per day..

Ritz Carlton (4.7 miles) Map »
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(216) 623-1300  
$179; parking additional
Full health spa access. At Tower City Center with indoor walk to RTA Red Line. Walk to East 4th and Warehouse restaurant districts.

Marriott East - Beachwood
(8.8 miles)
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parking: free
 convenient to UH-Ahuja Medical Center

Double Tree by Hilton Beachwood (8.8 miles) Map »
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$119/night; parking: free
Full hot breakfast included in CWRU rate convenient to UH-Ahuja Medical Center

Hampton Inn - Beachwood (9.2 miles) Map »
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parking: free
Breakfast included. Convenient to UH-Ahuja and nearby shopping.

Fairfield Inn and Suites - Beachwood (9.2 miles) Map »
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(216) 831-3300
Parking: free
Near UH-Ahuja Medical Center, Eaton Collection and Beachwood Place shopping and restaurants. More Info »

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Beachwood (9.2 miles) Map »
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Parking: free; breakfast included, suite accommodation. Convenient to UH-Ahuja and nearby shopping. More information »