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Cleveland, Ohio is situated at the intersection of several Interstate highways: I-77, I-71 and I-90. Ohio Rte. 2 follows the Lake Erie shoreline through Cleveland, while I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) and I-480 run east/west of the city.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located 10 miles southwest of downtown.
A hotel courtesy phone center, located in the middle of the Baggage Claim Level, provides information and reservations for area hotels, many offering shuttle service to and from Hopkins. Also, limousine service, car rental shuttles and taxis are located outside the Baggage Claim (lower) Level.
The RTA Red Line offers fast (just a 22 minute to ride to or from downtown Cleveland's Tower City Station) and inexpensive transit service.
Driving directions: Take I-71 north to downtown Cleveland.
Cleveland's Amtrak station is located downtown, across from Cleveland Browns Stadium at 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. 216.696.5115
The Greyhound bus terminal is located in downtown Cleveland at 1465 Chester Avenue. 216.781.0520
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Mass Transit: Deemed efficient and effective, in 2007 The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) was named North America's Best Public Transportation System. And its new environmentally-friendly HealthLine that connects University Circle and downtown only adds to its value for travelers.
RTA provides public transportation in the city of Cleveland and 59 surrounding municipalities. RTA's commuter lines consist of both bus and rapid transit service: 731 buses running 90 routes, a convenient Downtown Trolley Loop System (E-Line and B-Line), and four rapid transit lines; the Red, Blue, Green and Waterfront Lines, take riders to virtually any destination throughout Greater Cleveland. The new Bus Rapid Transit HealthLine takes riders down Euclid Avenue between downtown's Public Square and University Circle.
For specific route information, running times or additional information regarding RTA's service call the RTAnswerline at 216.621.9500 or visit rideRTA.com.
University Circle Circlelink: Ride RTA to the University Circle station (at the bottom of Cedar Hill) and take the Circlelink, a free shuttle service to major University Circle destinations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Severance Hall, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Institue of Music and others. Service runs every 15 minutes from 6:15am - 5:30pm, Monday - Saturday and noon - 5pm on Sunday. For Circlelink information, call University Circle Inc.'s Transportation Department at 216.791.6226.
Taxi Cabs: Cleveland taxis can be hailed on the street or found at Public Square, major hotels and transportation hubs. Click here for Cleveland taxi cab contact info.
Limousine Service: Cleveland offers a wide variety of limousine services. Click here to search for a complete listing of limousine companies in Greater Cleveland.
University Circle is the nation's largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions within one square mile. The area is home to many world-class treasures including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Severance Hall, winter home of the Cleveland Orchestra.
University Circle is located just four miles east of downtown Cleveland. You can reach University Circle by taking Carnegie, Chester or Euclid Avenues, by following I-90 E to the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive exit and follow the University Circle signs or by taking the RTA Healthline from Public Square. For more information, visit universitycircle.org.
Trolley, boat and Segway tours of the city are also available. For more information on guided tours of the city, visit the Sightseeing page.