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About Akron

Akron is located in Ohio, United States. The city is also the administrative center of  Summit County.  Akron is mainly spread between Ohio, the Erie Canal and Little Cuyahoga River, with Cleveland to the south. Geographically it is situated in the middle of New York and Chicago with a population of 199 thousand people living within the city limits. Akron is the 5th most populated city in the state of Ohio and 113th most populated city in the United States. There are connecting flights from Akron-Canton Airport, from Atlanta, Boston, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

You can reach the city center using the RTA metro or the 110 bus route or rent a car from the airport to use when visiting the city.  The Akron Art Museum, which was reopened in 2007 and is made up mostly glass and iron, is one of the city’s main attractions. The Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is a historic venue to visit. The Akron Zoo, with over 700 different varieties of animals, is a favorite among both locals and tourists. Among other venues that stand out in the city are the Akron Theater for its impressive sound system and Ohio Festival, which attracts the attention of tourists because of its various artistic activities that are held in the streets throughout the year. Porthouse Theater and Akron Theater are venues in the city that host important events. Those looking to go shopping should consider going to Orangerie Mall and Chapel Hill Mall. In addition, the Don Drumm Studios and Gallery is among the popular venues for shopping in Akron’s center. The area is famous for its fast food; make sure to taste some of the countless varieties of hamburgers.

Transportation to Akron City Center from Airport

Washington Co Airport is located 5 km southeast of the city center. Transportation to the city center from the airport, which is frequently preferred by visitors because of its closeness to the city center, is easily provided.

Metrorail

Metrorail, which consists of intracity rail system, offers service as a clean and safe public transportation system. Thanks to metrorail you will get on from the station located at the airport you will be in the city center in about 25 minutes. For route information, you can get help from the electronic tables found at the stops. You can get your tickets online or from the ticket vending machines found at the stations.

Taxi

Since the distance between the airport and city center is quite short, taxi will be the right choice for you. The fare you will pay for the transportation to the city center from the airport will be 3.5 Dollars per mile. When the number of people is exceeded, you should pay an additional 1 Dollar for each passenger. Taxi is an ideal choice for those wanting a quick travel to the city center without losing time. This option is also very comfortable.

Bus

You can reach the city center in about 20 - 30 minutes by buses which you can take from the station located outside of the airport. You should be sure that you have taken the right bus and analyze bus routes before getting on any bus. You can benefit from the brochures that you can get from the booking offices at the station. These brochures will provide information about the bus routes.

Car Rental

There are many companies at the airport where you can rent a car for going to the city center. You can make a reservation by getting in contact with one of these companies or ask for help from your hotel before your arrival. Those who do not want to lose time with other means of transportation can easily get to the city center by renting a car.

Last Updated: April 17, 2017
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