Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, across town or around the world, you’ll find the coming and going simple and affordable in Greater Akron.
The Akron-Canton Airport
has big airport amenities with a small airport feel. Halfway between Akron and Canton, the airport boasts that you can make it from your car to the gate 40 percent faster than at bigger airports. It has major airlines, including United and Delta, and 11 non-stop routes. CAK rates 4.5 out of 5 stars on Facebook. People rave about its convenience and efficiency.
The Akron Executive Airport,
formerly the Akron Fulton Airport, is on the city’s east side and serves private planes, including corporate jets. The airport has two runways and 15 hangars for corporate aircraft. About 75 planes are housed in condo hangars. The airport can support 70 planes a day.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
—about 35 miles northwest of Akron— offers about 140 nonstop departures to more than 35 markets. It serves about nine million passengers a day and is the busiest airport in Ohio. It is easily reached from Akron on the interstate.
Akron Metropolitan Regional Transit Authority,
known as METRO, transports nearly six million passengers a year. Its home base is the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center on South Broadway Street downtown. Real-time tracking on any mobile device allows riders to keep a close eye on their buses. You can text to find when the next bus is leaving from your stop and watch your moving on an e-map. Download the MyStop app or sign up for alerts.
On Weekdays METRO has bright purple buses with the Dash logo running in a loop from its transit center through downtown Akron, to The University of Akron and back. That service is free.
Greyhound Bus Lines
operates out of the same transit center on Broadway as METRO. The center includes a café, an ATM and a community room.
Amtrak has lines/stops in Cleveland and Alliance (southeast of Canton) for passenger and cargo transit.
Greater Akron is an increasingly bike-friendly area in a bike-friendly state. You can ride from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, and many places in between. There’s plenty of recreation, including the fabulous Towpath Trail, and everyday getting-around, with bike lanes being added all the time.
Summit Bike Share is Summit County’s free bicycle share system, operated by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Forty bikes are available at nine conveniently located stations across the county. All are within a short distance to shops, restaurants, businesses, and the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Charging stations for electric vehicles are posted throughout our region.