Airport Pick-up and Transportation

Airport Pick-up

After you receive your visa, make your travel arrangements for Youngstown, Ohio. It is most efficient to arrive directly, or by connecting flight, at one of the following airports: Akron, Cleveland or Pittsburgh. Greyhound bus service is also available directly to Youngstown, visit for more information. There are also private transportation providers.  Be prepared to pay between $90-$175 USD for transport from the Pittsburgh/Cleveland airports .  

The International Programs Office (IPO) will provide free airport pick-up for new international students ONLY from the Pittsburgh airport. We will send you the airport pick-up schedule via email. When registering for free airport pick-up you must provide your detailed flight details (flight number and carrier) as well as your exact drop-off location (dormitory, apartment, hotel).

NOTE:  You may only enter the United States a maximum of 30 days prior to the reporting date on your I-20 (or DS-2019). We recommend that you arrive at least 5 days before orientation in order to complete necessary activities, such as settling into your residence hall or apartment, setting up a bank account, obtaining your student ID and attending MANDATORY Check-in and Orientation.


Limousine Resources in the Greater Youngstown Area

G’s Transit Inc. 330-726-1408 (very reliable service; Call for reservations and current pricing).

     Cleveland Approximately $90–100 one way (1 person).
     Pittsburgh Approximately $80–90 one way (1 person)
     Akron-Canton Approximately $80–90 one way (1 person)

     There is a surcharge for each additional passenger to and from the same location.

Affluent Travel  (limo bus, passenger van & sedan service)  

9939 South Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Tel: 330-369-4847 
Prices upon request.

Fab Limousine   330-793-5466

     $148.50 (up to five people) including tax and tip to Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Akron-Canton airports.

Airport Information

Akron -Canton Airport 330-896-2376
59 miles, 1 hour by car

Cleveland International Airport  216-265-6030
76 Miles, 120 minutes by car

Pittsburgh International Airport 412-472-3525
57 Miles, 1 hour by car

This is the most widely used airport for people who live in Youngstown.

412-472-5050     parking information
412-472-3599     travelers aid


Local Transportation Providers

YSU Bus shuttle : free service that provides transportation around campus

     Note: Prices are estimates.  Please call to confirm.

WRTA Bus System 330-744-8431  

     Mass-transit system; travels throughout the Youngstown area (not on Sundays)

     340 West Federal Plaza (main depot)

     Visit for routes, times, and fares  

Taxicab Resources in the Greater Youngstown Area

     Deluxe Cab/New Valley Transport 330-743-7433  

          Cleveland $175 plus tax    Pittsburgh $145 plus tax

     Independent Radio Taxi Inc. 330-746-8844

          Cleveland $175                   Pittsburgh $140

          Fares vary for about town. From Campus to Southern Park Mall in Boardman is $20 (up to four passengers).

     O.K. & USA Taxi & Service 330-395-3226

           Cleveland $130                   Pittsburgh $130