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 10 miles (16km) southwest of Cleveland.

Getting to the city

The Ground Transportation Services Office, which is responsible for taxis, shuttles and limos, is located at the north end of the baggage claim level on the lower level of the main terminal. The RTA provides a regular train service between the airport and downtown Cleveland via the Tower City Station and departs every 15 minutes and costs $2. The train station is on the lower level of the main terminal. Lorain County Transit (LCT) provides a bus service to and from the airport to the Elyria Park and Ride station in Elyria and Oberlin College. A single fare is $6 and the bus departs from the airport's ticketing level outside the United Airlines' ticket counter. Hotel shuttles can be called from the hotel courtesy phones in the baggage claim area.


GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from March to 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 outside exit five of the main terminal.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the baggage claim level of the airport. Flat rates based on distance are charged, and basic fares are $13.50 for up to five miles (8km), $24.50 for up to 10 miles (16km), $34.50 for up to 15 miles (24km), and $45.50 for up to 20 miles (32km). A $1 fuel surcharge is added to all fares. Metre rates apply at night.


Facilities include ATMs and currency exchange, restaurants, bars, child facilities, post office, shops, tourist information and hotel reservation telephone boards. Smarte Cartes are available for a $2 fee.


Short and long-term parking is available. Daily rates start at $9.50 in the Orange Lot.

Departure Tax





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.


Wifi is available in the terminal for a fee. Passengers can buy prepaid AT&T vouchers for $3.95, giving them two hours' access.

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.