Travel to Cleveland

Flying to Cleveland

Although there are no direct flights from the UK to Cleveland, airlines offering flights via their US/Canadian hubs include American Airlines, Delta, United and Air Canada. Flights are cheaper in winter, due to Cleveland’s cold and snowy climate.

Flight times

From London - 10 hours 15 minutes (including stopover); New York - 1 hour 45 minutes; Los Angeles - 4 hours 30 minutes; Toronto - 1 hour 10 minutes; Sydney- 20 hours (including stopover).

City Airports: 
Telephone:+1 888 434 2359

Akron-Canton Airport is 24km (15 miles) south of Akron and roughly the same distance north of Canton.


There are two ATMs at the airport, one just before security, and one after security by gate G8.


A lost and found service is available at the airport. If items were lost at the security area, contact Transportation Security Administration officials (tel: +1 866 289 9673), or if lost in any other part of the terminal, contact airport information (tel: +1 330 896 2385). There are no luggage lockers available.

Telephone:+1 216 265 6000.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) southwest of Cleveland.


ATMs are located at various locations within the terminal building. Bureau de change desks can be found both pre and post-security.


A lost and found service (tel: +1 216 265 0777) is available on site. For items lost on an aircraft, passengers are advised to contact the airline.

Travel by road


Traffic drives on the right and the minimum age for unsupervised driving in Cleveland is 18 years. Freeways have a maximum speed limit of 113kph (70mph) or 105kph (65mph). Two-lane highways have a maximum speed limit of 89kph (55mph). Most city-centre speed limits are 56kph (35mph), but take care around schools, roadworks and heavily built-up areas, as this limit can drop to 32kph (20mph), with harsh penalties for breaking it. As with many cities, many highways have five lanes – two lanes in each direction and a centre lane used mainly for turning left. Foreign drivers who want to drive in Cleveland must have a licence from their country of origin and proof of insurance.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) (tel: +1 888 222 6446; can provide information, and may offer benefits to members of automobile clubs in other countries.

Emergency breakdown service:

AAA (tel: +1 800 222 4357).


Cleveland is connected to its suburbs and the rest of the state by a series of interstate highways. I-90 and I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) run east-west through the Downtown, connecting Toledo in the west and Ashtabula in the east. Running south from the shores of Lake Erie, I-71 connects with Columbus and Cincinnati, while I-77 connects with Akron and the eastern half of Ohio. I-480 and I-271 services suburbs lying on the southern rim of the city centre, such as Brooklyn, Garfield Heights and Solon.

Driving times:

From Akron - 45 minutes; Columbus - 2 hours 15 minutes; Cincinnati - 3 hours 45 minutes; Chicago - 5 hours 30 minutes; New York - 7 hours 30 minutes.


Greyhound (tel: +1 216 781 0529; operates intercity coach services in Cleveland out of the Greyhound bus terminal at 1465 Chester Avenue. Megabus (tel: +1 877 462 6342; runs intercity services from the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center at East 22nd Street.

Travel by rail


The main railway station in Cleveland is Lakefront Station, 200 Cleveland Memorial Parkway. Amtrak offers direct daily services to Pittsburgh, New York and Chicago. Many other US cities on the Amtrak network are accessible, although journeys are often very long due to the distances involved.


Amtrak (tel: +1 800 872 7245; operates intercity rail services to Cleveland via the Capitol Limited route, which runs between Chicago and Washington, DC, and the Lake Shore Limited route, which connects Chicago with New York City.

Journey times:

From Pittsburgh - 3 hours; New York - 9 hours; Chicago - 7 hours.

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