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About Cleveland Hopkins Intl. Airport


Hopkins International Airport was founded in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio for the transportation of mail and cargo and soon after was opened to civil flights. The airport is named after William R. Hopkins, who was the founder of the airport, which made great innovations. It is where America's first air traffic control tower, radio control system and airfield lighting system were first installed. Thanks to these first innovations, Hopkins International Airport, has a special place in American aviation history, and in 1968 managed to become the first American airport to connect to a rail transit system. Hopkins International Airport welcomes its passengers with its large terminal building which has 4 concourse sections.  Every year nine million passengers use the airport which operates flights to more than 50 destinations.



Getting to the City Center from Cleveland Hopkins Intl. Airport

Even though the metro is the most preferred option of transportation from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the city center, it is metro because of the ease of use and low cost of transportation. There are also taxis, hotel shuttle services, car and limousine rental services available for those who want to travel more comfortably.


There is a white taxi fleet of 75 cars belonging to the airport in the city. All taxis are being used by specially trained drivers and there is a GPS and camera system in all. In the luggage delivery area you can take the taxi using the 'Taxi' exit at the end of the band number 11. The taxi fares start at 13.5 dollar for the first 5 miles and increase by 10 dollar for every 5 miles. Apart from this, a fuel fee of 1 dollar is added to the fee. Getting to the city center by taxi costs an average of 35 dollars and it only takes 15 minutes.

Car Rental

Passengers who want to travel freely with their rented car can go to the Cleveland Rental Car Center in just a few minutes using the Rental Car Shuttle services, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the luggage delivery area and can rent a car suitable for their budget from 8 different companies. Renting a vehicle in Cleveland is generally considered costly because of the high tax rate. You can reach the city center in just 15 minutes by driving on the I-71 S with your rental car.


You can reach the city center very easily with the Red Line metro line which connects directly to the airport. To get to the metro station, you only need to get to the -1 floor with the elevators at the airport. Ticket price is 2.25 dollar for one way. The metro departs every 15 minutes and the journey lasts less than half an hour.

Hotel Service

More than thirty hotels in Cleveland offer airport shuttle service to their customers. You can make reservations in advance at your hotel to see if this service is available, and you can start enjoying your travel from the baggage claim area.


The 15 limousine rental companies that are contracted with the airport serve to guests who love luxury and comfort.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2017
Getting to Cleveland Hopkins Intl. Airport from the City Center

You can reach Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from the city centre by using hotel shuttle services or a taxi. Rent a vehicle if you would like more control over your trip. Hiring a limousine would be a more luxurious alternative. However, if in search for a cheap mode of transportation, you can easily reach the airport by using the metro.


You can take a taxi from any of the taxi stands situated in the city centre, or ask your hotel to arrange one for you. The journey from the city centre to the airport by taxi takes around 15 minutes and costs on average of 35 dollars.

Car Rental

Car rental companies can easily be found in the city centre. Keep in mind that due to the high tax rate, hiring a vehicle could be expensive. If you are planning to reach the airport with a rented vehicle, take the Interstate 71 (I-71) and follow directions. This journey takes approximately 15 minutes under normal traffic conditions.


The Red Line connects the airport to the city centre. You can purchase your ticket from the ticket machine. A one-way ticket costs 2.25 dollars. The Red Line metro trains from the city centre to the airport depart every 15 minutes, and the journey lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Over thirty hotels in Cleveland offer airport shuttle services. If your hotel is one of them, book in advance to comfortably reach the airport.


There are 15 limousine companies that have working relations with Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. These limousine companies pick up travellers from the city centre and transport them to the airport. To travel in a luxurious and comfortable way, gather more information about limousine services from the airport’s website or from your hotel.

Airport Information

Located about 9 miles southwest of Cleveland city centre, the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the U.S. state of Ohio. There are enough food and drink options to please all travellers, and many stores to shop at. The airport meets all the needs of passengers, and is so to speak an art gallery where different exhibitions and events are organized on a regular basis.  

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2016

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