Getting Around Cleveland

Planning to explore Cleveland via public transportation? You’re in luck. RTA provides public transportation throughout Cleveland at 58 surrounding municipalities.

Cleveland’s Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

Once downtown, visitors can ditch their cars and either walk around the city or ride one of the Regional Transit Authority’s (known to Clevelanders as RTA) buses and rail routes into surrounding neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs.

RTA Free Trolleys

RTA offers five downtown trolley routes – COMPLETELY FREE – that run every 10-15 minutes, seven days a week. All trolleys connect with other transit at Public Square, including the Red Line train from the airport. Just look for the charming green trolley buses around downtown that can take you to place such as:

  • Attractions: The FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, PlayhouseSquare, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Great Lakes Science Center and Voinovich Park
  • Downtown Districts: Historic Warehouse District, East Fourth Street, Historic Gateway District and Theater District
  • Hotels: Hampton Inn Downtown Cleveland, Doubletree Downtown/Lakeside, Ritz-Carlton Cleveland, Wyndam Hotel at PlayhouseSquare, Holiday Inn Express Downtown, Hyatt Regency at the Old Arcade, Marriott Key Center and the Renaissance Cleveland

More Information

Visitors can learn more online or by call RTAnswerline for personalized assistance at 216.621.9500 or visiting

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