Oberlin College is committed to helping its students, faculty, staff, and visitors make the most environmentally responsible choices as possible in their travel to, from, and around Oberlin. 

Oberlin College recommends that students, and others, make environmentally responsible choices in their travel to, from, and around Oberlin. Although all students are allowed to have cars on campus, we encourage them to consider alternatives such as shuttle service, carsharing or carpooling with friends rather than bringing a car to campus.

Oberlin has arranged for private shuttle services for students to and from campus to the airport and to local venues. These services are offered throughout the academic year, especially weekdays, select weekends, and during academic breaks.

Airport Oberlin Shuttle (AOS)

Airport Oberlin Shuttle (AOS) is the main private shuttle provider available to students for a nominal fee. Credit cards are now accepted. Plan to arrive at the bus stop 15 minutes before departure to ensure bus leaves on time. Students should plan to leave campus at least two hours before scheduled flight.

Fare: $15 per person, cash or credit; cash preferred
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash and major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express)

Airport Pickup Locations:

  • Hotels Shuttle Parking Lot: From baggage claim, follow limousine signs; last parking lot on right.
  • Employee Parking Area: Baggage Claim, Exit #1

Other Services

The Oberlin College Cleveland (CLE) Shuttle service connects Oberlin to Cleveland by way of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Shuttle is available Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday while classes are in session. Shuttles connect with the Cleveland RTA Rapid service at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, allowing for further travel to downtown Cleveland, the West Side Market, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and much more.

Students and others needing transportation on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday may reserve a private car or individual service at a cost of $55 cash or credit card for maximum of two riders. A shared ride—multiple pick up or drop off—is $35 per passenger. 

Contact AOS at oberlinshuttle@att.net or call (216) 941-RIDE (7433) to request private service.

Shuttle departs from two Oberlin venues: Wilder Student Union and the Hotel at Oberlin.

Oberlin to Cleveland Airport Shuttle
Depart Oberlin 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Arrive Cleveland Airport 11:45 a.m.. 4:45 p.m.

Due to ongoing construction, the AOS bus stop location for pick up and drop off is now in the limousine parking lot near the other hotel shuttles. Pick up your luggage and go to the AOS shuttles location. Look for the AOS sign.

For information about connecting transit options in the Greater Cleveland area, refer to the Greater Cleveland RTA website . More questions? Contact Oberlin College Transportation at student.transportation@oberlin.edu.

Cleveland Airport to Oberlin Shuttle
Depart Cleveland Airport 10 a.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
Arrive Oberlin 10:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

The Oberlin College Campus Shuttle offers weekday service between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and operates on a loop, stopping at various locations approximately every 20 minutes. Space is limited.

Riders must present an Oberlin College ID to take the ADA-accessible shuttle.

Current stops are Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, Wilder Hall, Philips Physical Education Center, Stevenson Dining Hall, Multicultural Resource Center (International House), Dascomb Dining Hall, IGA grocery, CVS Pharmacy, Slow Train Cafe, and Forest Street. Riders can board at any location.

Want to know where the shuttle is? You can track the shuttle route and download apps at OberlinCollege.RideSystems.Net.

Campus Safety in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Senate, and Facilities Operations, is providing this service. Based on need and interest, the hours of service may increase as well as rides to off-campus locations.

The RideLine is a student-staffed operation that provides stop-to-stop vehicle escort service to members of the college community. The shuttle is typically available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

It serves a route around the perimeter of the campus, with limited off-campus stops. Obtain service by calling 440-775-RIDE (7433).

Browse RideLine

The Oberlin College Shopping Shuttle offers Saturday service from the Wilder Student Union, to Walmart, IGA, and Drug Mart on a loop. Riders can board at any location.

The service is available from 2–6 p.m., Saturdays during the academic year. It departs from Wilder Hall approximately every half hour. The final pick-up from Walmart is 5:30 pm. The fare of $2 one-way must be paid in cash upon boarding the bus. All are welcome to use this service—students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community members.

Service updates will be posted on the Oberlin Transportation Facebook page. Check the page updates and changes in service.

Questions? Contact Oberlin College Transportation at student.transportation@oberlin.edu.

The Oberlin Shopping Shuttle is operated by Airport Oberlin Shuttle (AOS) under an agreement with Oberlin College.

A convenient way to get to and from Oberlin is to coordinate a ride with another student or a group of students headed in your direction. Check Oberlin Classifieds to see who’s going where and when.

Classifieds: Rides Wanted
Classifieds: Rides Offered