Cleveland, Ohio is home to American history, baseball, and brews. The best time of the year to take a vacation in Cleveland is from September – October or from April – May. At this period of the year, the weather is warm, but you are not enduring the humidity of summer in the city. Temperatures from April – May average 60 degrees Fahrenheit, while September – October average mid-60’s into the 70 degrees Fahrenheit range. Peak tourist season is mid-May, so you might see costlier flights and accommodation prices at this time of the year.
In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Cleveland for $32/person, which is 94% cheaper than the average flight to Cleveland. To find the cheapest price to Cleveland from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, April is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Cleveland. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $207. The month of February is another great option to travel to Cleveland, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $211.
You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Cleveland from United States when booking 40 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Cleveland for around $253 when searching 40 days out. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Cleveland for as low as $26.
According to our data, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly to Cleveland from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Thursday departure recently was $237. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. On the other hand, Tuesday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $313.
Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Cleveland flights are usually those with departure times in the morning. Our users have found flights to Cleveland in the morning for as low as $247. Flights in the evening are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $267.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Cleveland for June and October, when they can visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Cleveland is possible. If you are planning a flight to Cleveland, consider booking flights to Akron/Canton Airport (42 mi from Cleveland city center), Youngstown Airport (56 mi from Cleveland city center), Erie Airport (88 mi from Cleveland city center) or Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (99 mi from Cleveland city center).
With an average price of $409 per person, Youngstown Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Cleveland. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Cleveland. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Cleveland at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Red Line runs from the airport to Downtown Cleveland. The ride takes less than 30 minutes and the fare is $2.25 USD for a one-way trip. The RTA departs from the airport every 15 minutes.
The airport offers dedicated taxi services to downtown using a flat-rate structure. Taxi rates start at $15 USD per 5 miles with the cost for getting to downtown averaging $26 – $30 USD.
Several major hotels offer shuttle services to their facility from the airport, including Courtyard Cleveland Airport North, Bertram Inn, Avon Hotel, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns, and more.
Lyft and Uber operate in Cleveland and offer services from the Limo Lot of the airport into downtown. Prices for ride-sharing depend on the vehicle, number of travelers, and time of the day. You can access rates using the smartphone app for either provider.
Car rental desks are located throughout arrival terminals, and you will find the car rental facility on the second level of the lobby for hourly parking. Thrifty gives their customers a shuttle ride to their parked cars.
Most of Cleveland’s attractions in the downtown area and University Circle are easily accessed on foot. If your hotel is downtown, you can walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Progressive Field, and the USS Cod Submarine Memorial.
Rail, Trolley, and BRT
The RTA rail, trolley, and BRT are affordable ways to get around the city. To get cheaper fares, purchase a 1-day pass for $5 USD, 2-day pass for $10 USD, or a 4-day pass for $20 USD.
The bus system is difficult for new visitors in Cleveland, but there are numerous stops throughout the city center. The RTA 1 – 4 day pass works on the bus system as well.
Taxi and Ride Share
Taxis are available throughout the city, but you cannot hail them downtown. Instead, you must contact them directly. Taxi services offered in the downtown core include Americab, Yellow Cab Company, and Ace Taxi. In addition to taxi services, Uber and Lyft vehicles are available throughout the city, but you must book ahead with their smartphone app.
Cleveland is a vibrant city with plenty to do in the downtown area. Visit University Circle, which is the famous urban district of downtown. Here you will find preserved 19th century structures, live concerts, outdoor events, festivals, and plenty of local eateries. Stop in at the Cleveland Museum of Art, which was originally founded in 1913 and features preserved artwork from the neo-classical ages. Then head to the West Side Market where you will find more than 100 local artisans selling their vegetables, spices, nuts, dairy products, meats and charcuterie, and more. At the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, you will find 29 separate gardens in full bloom that are designed to represent the historic moments of the country, including World War I, the Cold War, and World War II.
East Cleveland is not an area that tourists frequent, but it is close to Little Italy. If you are in East Cleveland, never leave valuable possessions in your rental car, and try not to park or stop in the area if you can.
Cleveland offers numerous free activities, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, free Mondays at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, free film viewing at the Lakewood Public Library, free tours of the Federal Reserve Bank, and more. The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival in June is free.