Airport location, terminals and transportation
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is situated 14 kilometres from the central business district of the city. This civilian airfield serves as the main commercial hub of the state. It is entirely located within the city limits of Cleveland. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was built in 1925, and got its modern name in honour of the former city manager of Cleveland in 1951. It was one of the first airports to have air traffic control services, runway lighting system and to be directly connected to a rail transit system. The international airport operates three runways and one passenger terminal, divided into several concourses, which are A, B, C, and D. It services about 11 million people every year.
Bus number 22 connects the city centre with the airport at night. The rapid transit system connects the station beneath the passenger terminal (entrance through the escalators and elevators from the baggage claim halls and the ticket offices) and the RTA's Red Line. At the airport, you can take advantage of taxi, ride-share (the Ground Transportation Centre), limousine rental and car rental services. The taxi rank is positioned at the exit from the baggage claim hall (the orange wall). The exit is found opposite Baggage Carousel 11. You should book a limousine in advance.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
Car rental services are provided in the consolidated rental car facility at the following address: 19601 Maplewood Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44135, access from W 192-nd St. Several car rental companies operate in the consolidated rental car facility. These are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Nationalcar, and Thrifty.
A shuttle runs regularly from the passenger terminal building to the consolidated rental car facility and back. The shuttle departs from the doors of the arrival area (Baggage Carousel 7). Going from the consolidated rental car facility, the shuttle arrives at the arrival level (door 4). The shuttle service operates round the clock. Furthermore, you can get to the consolidated rental car facility by shuttle departing from the Ground Transportation Centre, placed opposite the terminal. A telephone and the contact information for the car rental offices are available in the baggage claim area.
Some companies, such as Budget, offer unlimited daily mileage to their customers, and cooperate with Miles & More programme.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
There is no short-term free parking at the airport. Parking facilities include Smart Parking Garage (connected to the terminal by walkways), valet parking (found in Concourse A of the terminal), long-term parking lots, and an economy parking lot (a shuttle runs from it to the Ground Transportation Centre, across from the terminal).
The Sheraton hotel is nestled in the territory of the airport. The hotel offers free parking to its visitors. The nearest hotels, which provide a free shuttle service from and to the airport, are the Aloft, the America's Best Value Inn, the Bertram Inn-Aurora, the Best Western Brookpark, the Cambria Hotels and Suites, the Courtyard by Marriott, the Doubletree, and the Embassy Suites.