Cleveland Hopkins International

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)


One of the American Midwest's primary airports, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the largest airport in Ohio. It serves roughly nine million passengers each year, mostly on domestic flights to cities like Chicago and Houston, and a few routes to Canada and Mexico.

The facility is fairly basic for an airport of its size, and passengers left unprepared may find themselves a bit bored in the terminal. However there are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities in the brand-new AIRMALL on Concourses B and C. A point of interest is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Gift Shop, selling memorabilia from the famous Cleveland landmark.


The airport is situated nine miles (14km) southwest of Cleveland.

Getting to the city

Taxis, shuttles, and limos operate at the airport. Taxis can be found at the orange wall located at the south end of the baggage claim, adjacent to Carousel 11. The RTA provides a regular train service between the airport and downtown Cleveland via the Tower City Station, which departs every 15 minutes and takes less than 30 minutes. The train station is on the lower level of the main terminal. Hotel shuttles can be called from the hotel courtesy phones in the baggage claim area.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 216 265 6000.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Thrifty, and National. The consolidated car rental facility can be reached by a shuttle bus, which departs from the door across from baggage claim 7.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the baggage claim level of the airport. Flat rates based on distance are charged, and basic fares are $15 for up to five miles (8km), $26 for up to 10 miles (16km), $36 for up to 15 miles (24km), and $47 for up to 20 miles (32km). A $1 fuel surcharge is added to all fares. Meter rates apply at night.


Facilities include ATMs and currency exchange, restaurants, bars, lounges, an interfaith centre, child facilities, mail services, shops, and tourist information.


Short and long-term parking is available. Daily rates start at $13 in the orange Lot and $9 a day in the brown lot.




Flights to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are available on Air Canada, American Airlines, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, United Express, US Airways, ExpressJet, Frontier, Southwest, and USA3000 Airlines.


Free wifi is available in the terminal.

Business Lounges

The airport has a business centre on the upper ticketing level with internet, fax, and copying services. The Sheraton Airport Hotel additionall offers nearly two dozen meeting rooms.

Cleveland Hopkins International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.