Cleveland is a fantastic working class American city, steeped in history and with a gritty authentic atmosphere. What lies beyond the downtown district, however, is truly magical: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s Amish countryside, and the Cedar Point Amusement Park all lie within a short drive of Cleveland, making renting a car during your stay a fantastic idea. If you’re a cheese lover, make sure you also make the drive out to Heini’s Cheese Chalet in Millersburg and Broad Run Cheese & Swiss Heritage Winery in Sugarcreek, both located a little over an hour south of the downtown district.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located 9 miles away from the center of town, and the drive will only take about 20 minutes. Explore the best available deals using KAYAK, with major rental companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget to choose from. The car rental facility at the airport is easily accessed via a free shuttle, which leaves regularly from the door outside Baggage Claim 7.
Some major highways in the state of Ohio operate as tollways, so it is best to familiarize yourself with which ones you drive on and the specific conditions of your rental agreement. The I-90, I-80, and I-76 Highways come together to make the Ohio Turnpike, a major tollway that connects Cleveland with Toledo to the west and Pittsburgh to the east.
Northeast Ohio is renowned for its snowfall, experiencing the heaviest months of downfall between December and March. During this period, it is particularly important to tune in to local weather reports and apply extra caution while driving on icy roads. The primary rule for snow driving is to provide additional space to the car in front of you, as braking distances increase due to icy roads.
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Compact rental cars in Cleveland are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Cleveland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Dollar and Hertz
On average a hire car in Cleveland costs C$ 60 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cleveland are Alamo (8.6, 310 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 167 reviews), and Thrifty (7.9, 116 reviews).
The average gas price in Cleveland is C$ 4.24 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 51 and C$ 68, depending on the car size.
Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cleveland.
A Mini car rental in Cleveland costs C$ 67 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Cleveland costs C$ 57 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Cleveland costs C$ 51 per day, on average.
In Cleveland, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3663 Park East Drive (17 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Cleveland costs C$ 423 per week (C$ 60 per day).
On average a rental car in Cleveland costs C$ 1,812 per month (C$ 60 per day).
Even in the downtown district of Cleveland, there is ample room on roads and in parking garages that you don’t need to sacrifice space or comfort with your rental car. KAYAK provides the greatest variety of car models to choose from, so simply pick the one that best suits your travel needs.
Throughout the residential areas of Cleveland, the maximum speed limit is 35 mph. Be sure to check any signage, however, as it can go as low as 20 mph on high-density streets or near schools and hospitals. Smaller undivided highways close to urban areas of Cleveland have a speed limit of 50 mph, while major freeways, such as sections of the Ohio Turnpike, have a maximum speed of 70 mph.
Your travel budget just got a helping hand, as the average price of gas per gallon is $2.16 in Cleveland, which is well below the national average. If you are on your way to drop your rental car back at the airport and need to fill it up with gas on the way, there is a conveniently located BP station on Brookpark Road just one mile from the airport.
Park your car at North Point Garage on East 9th street if you would like visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or downtown district, where a flat rate of $10 is charged on weekends or $7 on weeknights. If you are planning on attending a Cleveland Browns game, leave your car at the North Coast Municipal Parking Lot, which is located on S Marginal Rd and draws fans who tailgate with barbecues and other festivities, providing an incredible atmosphere that is sometimes even more fun than the game itself.