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Transit Options

Travel by bus


There’s a lot to know about METRO, but the most important thing to remember is they are YOUR bus company. METRO transports more than six million passengers annually to work, to school, to medical appointments and to some of the best places in town.

Completed in 2009, the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center serves as a hub for METRO regular line service buses and passengers. The center features a full-service METRO ticket counter, a cafe, year-round art displays, WiFi access and plenty of space to relax while you wait for your bus.

Frequently asked questions about METRO include: How much does it cost to ride? Where can I buy passes or tickets? How late does bus service run? Can I bring my bike when I ride? All of these questions and more are answered on METRO's FAQ page.


SCAT is a weekday origin-to-destination shared ride service for qualified riders. SCAT uses small buses, cabs or line service buses to transport passengers to and from their desired end point. Unlike regular line service, trips are scheduled in advance. Service hours will vary upon residency.

Click here for more details and requirements for SCAT.

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 Scooter

Electric scooters have arrived in downtown Akron. Provided by Spin, these scooters are great for quickly moving around Downtown and the surrounding area. They are available for anyone to rent through the Spin mobile app. Click here to learn more about Spin. Click here for rider tips from Spin.

  • Download the app and create your account
  • Check the map if you need to locate an available scooter near you
  • Scan the QR code on the top of the scooter to unlock it
  • Park the scooter at one of the preferred locations displayed within the app to get 25 cents off of your next ride
  • Make sure to end your ride within the app when you're finished
  • Ride in designated bike lanes, cycle track, or Towpath; do not ride on the sidewalk
  • Please obey all traffic laws when you ride
  • You must be 18 years old or older with a valid driver's license to operate a scooter

Scooters cost $1 to unlock and 29 cents per minute of use (plus taxes and fees). All revenue goes to Spin to support the program; none comes to the University.

Check out for introductory videos and additional safety-related information. Score 100% on Spin's safety quiz and they offer a promo code for your next ride.

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

Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) offers nonstop flights to 16 domestic destinations, plus global access.

Whether your destination is Florida or Europe, start your journey from CAK. With nonstop service to your favorite places aboard Allegiant, American, Breeze, Spirit and United, you'll love the big airport amenities and small airport feel.

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