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Transportation Methods Around & Out of Cleveland

Getting Around Cleveland

The transportation system in the United States is quite different from that in most other countries. Most Americans own cars, which are the most common form of transportation. Luckily, Cleveland offers a wide selection of public transportation options. These options are as described below:

The RTA Bus System:

Service Cuyahoga County every day of the year. Daily fare is only $2.25 for Bus/Rapid and $2.50 for Park-N-Ride. All-Day passes costs $5. The RTA E-Line, which follows Euclid Avenue, and B-Line, which follows Superior Avenue, trolleys are free to ride and connect Cleveland State to Public Square and the Superior residential areas. The RTA bus stations are located at various places on the campus and therefore make it a more preferable way to travel to and from school for students. Their bus schedules are available on campus and are great time-saving tools. It is advisable to carry exact change when riding the bus. For complete route, schedule and fare information, visit Schedules can also be found on the first floor of Main Classroom.

Taxi Cabs:

Taxi's can be found at the Public Square, transportation hubs and major hotels. You may however call to be picked up as taxies do not cruise town like in many other big cities. A very good company that operates throughout the Greater Cleveland area is the Ace Taxi Services, which can be reached at (216) 361-4700(216) 361-4700. A number of other taxi companies are available in the Cleveland area and can be found on-line. Fares depend on the distance to your destination and the companies rate.

Rapid Transit:

The Rail/Rapid train services are run by RTA. The downtown station is located at The Avenue inside Tower City, 230 West Huron Road. To access the Tower City/Public Square rapid station, enter Tower City and follow the signs to the bottom floor. Both the Blue/Green Lines (which connect to the Shaker Heights area) and the Red Line (which connects to the west side of Cleveland, ending at the airport) connect at Tower City. It is possible to use your bus ticket to ride the rail to your destination. For routes, schedules and fair information, visit

Transportation From Cleveland

If you need to travel to other cities in the United States during your stay, there are several ways for you to get there. Cleveland is a central hub city for bus, train, and air travel services. The following are the suggested ways for students to travel around the country:

Out-of-Town Buses:

The Greyhound bus station is located at 1465 Chester Avenue, downtown Cleveland. Call (216) 781-0520(216) 781-0520 or 1 (800) 229-94241 (800) 229-9424 for schedules, fare information and even to book your ticket. Bus fares are reasoable and students can get discounts. Riding the buses is a great way to see the United States and its people. is a low-cost, express bus service. The routes serve nearly 50 cities from five hugs at New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and Toronto. MegaBus regularly travels to Chicago and Toldeo. Tickets could start as low as $1 but average more around $30.

Train Services:

Amtrak is an intercity passenger rail system. Through Cleveland Amtrak connects to Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. Another route running through Cleveland travels to Chicago, Buffalo and Boston/New York. One of the easiest ways to pick up the Amtrak train is to visit the station on East 9th street by the Rock 'n Roll Museum and Cleveland Browns Statidum. Visit for fares, schedules and station locations.

Air Travel:

The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the city's main gateway to the country and world. Several flights by many different airline companies, leave daily for every major city in the United States. Even more flights connect internationally on a regular schedule. Flights and other travel information are available through any travel agency and multiple on-line fare finders.


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