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Downtown showcases preservation
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Visit Downtown's Maiden Lane

Transit Options

Travel by Bus


Metro RTA is the public transportation provider for Summit County. Annually, Metro transports more than six million riders to work, school, medical appointments and some of the best places in town. Bus Passes can be purchased at the METRO Transit Center at 631 S. Broadway. 

METRO is involved in a number of innovative programs, such as: 

  • Cool Rider (a children’s mascot) presentations have introduced safe bus riding to more than 3,000 students in the Akron area each year.
  • The ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) project was instituted in early 2000. This project uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) to track bus positions to make dispatching and scheduling of SCAT trips more efficient. Currently, there are 70 METRO RTA buses that have this technology.
  • METRO offers a complete speakers’ bureau that includes facility tours; transit/METRO history presentations; economic development lectures; and customer training, which includes ride training for older adults and persons with disabilities.
  • In past years, METRO RTA along with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, has provided a Sunday service that gives passengers a reduced fare to ride the railroad each summer and in the fall.

METRO Bus System

The Loop
Wednesday - Sunday, June through October
With service to: The Mustill Store, the Akron Zoo, METRO Transit Center, Spaghetti Warehouse, Lock 3, The Akron Art Museum and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Station on Ridge Street

Click here for a schedule.


Personalized, pre-arranged transportation service for older adults & persons with Disabilities in Summit County. There are specific qualifications that need to be met in order for a passenger to qualify for SCAT service.


Greyhound Bus

The Greyhound Bus line is conveniently located at 631 S. Broadway near Downtown Akron. The Broadway depot runs 19 buses daily from 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Akron is a destination point and also serves as a connecting point to travel across the country.

Greyhound Bus

Travel by Car

OhioRideshare Logo


OhioRideshare is a cooperative service offered by the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments (Eastgate), and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA).

Now, finding a carpool partner is as easy as Point, Click, Ride!

OhioRideshare gives residents from 13 counties in Northeast Ohio the ability to identify potential carpool partners quickly and securely. Registering with OhioRideshare is free and gives you the power to conduct searches for potential carpool partners online.

Learn more at

Travel by Air

Air travel to Downtown Akron is best served by the Akron-Canton Airport and Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

Akron Canton Airport

The Akron-Canton Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the country. According to US Department of Transportation statistics, Akron-Canton was the second fastest growing airport in the nation from 2001-2004, increasing capacity (as measured by increased seats) by more than 100 percent.

That growth is largely attributable to the expansion of low fare flights offered by industry juggernaut AirTran Airways at CAK. With nearby parking, shorter lines and less crowds and confusion, it provides a clean, safe and convenient choice when you’re flying into or out of the Akron area.

Akron Canton Airport 

Cleveland Hopkins Airport

The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is committed to offering safe and efficient air service to the traveling public, and world-class hospitality in our clean and welcoming facilities. Cleveland Hopkins is the largest commercial airport in Northeast Ohio, serving almost 12 million passengers annually.

Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Travel by Taxi & Shuttle Services 

Airport Express Cab Co. 216-224-1659
Barberton/Summit Taxi 330-848-4955
City Yellow GI Cab  330-253-3141
Falls Suburban Cab 330-929-3121
Zona Express 800-434-4603
Hopkins Transportation Service 800-543-9912
Shuttle One Services 800-767-4767

Travel by Train

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway

Main Boarding Sites:

Rockside Station (Old Rockside Road in Independence)
7900 Old Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge Street
Akron, OH 44308

Peninsula Station
1630 West Mill Street
Peninsula, OH 44264

On Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad you will experience the fun and adventure, the romance and nostalgia of riding the train on one of the oldest, longest, and most scenic excursion railways in the country.

Enjoy an unforgettable journey through the heart of beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway between Cleveland and Akron, and on to Canton. Choose from a variety of different excursions and special events available throughout the year. Days, departure times and fares vary.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad