International Student Services


Transportation to Campus


Traveling by Plane:

Arriving and departing by plane is convenient. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is located 3 miles from Berea off the Airport freeway (Route 237). Additionally, Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) is located 37 miles from Berea.

Traveling by Car:

Berea is located 14 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland with easy accessibility from:
  • Interstate 71: Linking Berea to downtown Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati
  • Interstate 480: Linking Berea to all eastern suburbs and Interstate 271
  • Ohio Turnpike (90/80) (both exits 9 and 10) and the airport freeway (State Route 237): The Ohio Turnpike is the major east-west highway. Take a ticket when you enter the Turnpike, and at the exit you pay a toll charge.
  • State Route 42 (Pearl Road): One of the most heavily traveled Cleveland area north-south roads has a variety of restaurants, shopping centers, and light industrial businesses. As well, many hotels are located on this road, located three miles from downtown Berea.
Click on the link for directions to the Baldwin Wallace Campus:

Traveling by Public Transportation:

Berea and the Greater Cleveland Area are serviced by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and light-rail rapid train system.
Bus #86 connects to the Brook Park Rapid Station, which is a connection to downtown, Ohio City, Tremont, the Flats, University Circle/Little Italy, and Shaker Square. Additionally, the rapid does provide service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the Brook Park Rapid Station.
The current fair for an all-day pass is $5.00. Keep the card, because it can be used to connect to all buses and trains.
How to use the train:
  1. First, find out which bus and/or rapid train you need to take. You can get directions and times via Google Maps.
  2. Find out what time the bus and/or rapid train is coming. Bus schedules are available in the Strosacker College Union.  All maps and schedules are available on the RTA website:
  3. You can buy tickets on the bus/rapid station,, or at Giant Eagle.
  4. Arrive early to your stop. Have fun!
Using public transportation can be challenging at first, but it is not difficult once you become accustomed to using it.

Other Methods of Transportation to the Cleveland-Area:

Cleveland is connected by several bus and passenger train lines for those who wish to travel on the ground to and from the Cleveland-Area.


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