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The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 


Airport Transportation


The trip from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) to downtown Cleveland is just 12 miles and a 20-minute train ride.  Catch the RTA Red Line near the Baggage Claim/Ground Transportation level. Follow the sign that says "Train to City". Fare is $2.25 one-way.

Ride the Red Line to the Tower City Rapid Station. Exit at Tower City and walk out to the Public Square. Catch either FREE trolley --- the B-Line or C-Line -- to the Westin Cleveland Downtown. That's right, it's free! Trolleys run every 10 minutes. Both trolley stops are right in front of the Horseshoe Casino on Public Square. Hop on using the schedule below.


B-Line operates 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Get off at E. 9th Street and Lakeside Ave. (in front of City Hall).  Walk one block south to St. Clair Ave., turn right to reach 777 St. Clair Ave.

C-Line operates from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Get off directly in front of the hotel just a few steps from the corner of E. 9th and St. Clair Ave. to reach 777 St. Clair Ave.


C-Line operates from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (follow directions above for C-Line)

For schedules and more information, visit



A number of companies provide shuttle service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to downtown Cleveland. Reservations must be made in advance.

The Ohio Connection - From the airport to downtown Cleveland - $20. A party of two or more is $10 per person. Call 216-324-8999.

Cleveland Express - From the airport to downtown Cleveland  - $15 per person (minimum of 2 people). Call 216-898-0307.

Visit for a complete list.



For passengers leaving the airport, Hopkins offers a dedicated taxicab service.  A taxi ride from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to downtown Cleveland should run you close to $35.00.  The fleet of 75 white vehicles offers GPS technology, in-cab cameras, a pre-set rate structure, and drivers who receive enhanced customer service training.

Three companies jointly operate this outbound service: Ace Taxi, Yellow Cab Company and Americab.  Look for the taxi entrance at the orange wall on the south end of baggage claim, adjacent to Carousel 11. Pickups are at this location only. The flat rate structure is based on mileage. Tips are appreciated. Credit cards are accepted. Please note, a $1 fuel surcharge is added to all fares.

After hours, please call the following tax services (metered rates will apply):

Ace Taxi - (216) 361-4700 or (877) 361-8294
Yellow Cab Company - (216) 623-1500
Americab - (216) 881-1111



Paratransit reservations should be made at least one day in advance of your trip. Contact Denise Pinder (216) 781-6082 or Samuel Goodwater (216) 781-6132 for assistance. Or contact the Dispatch at (216) 566-5244 or (216) 781-4694. For TDD services, call (216) 781-4757. Make sure you mention that you are attending the APTA conference. For more information visit


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