Airport Pickups

Welcome to Kent State University! 

In order to help international students arrive on campus, we provide bus transportation service only from the Cleveland International Hopkins Airport (CLE) during the fall semester. This service is only offered to new international students arriving for the first time at Kent State.  Students are greeted by Kent State representatives who will escort them to the bus and to campus. 

The bus service will be offered only on the following days and times:  

Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM

These are the only dates and times when airport pickups will be available. Students should book their flights accordingly.  The non-refundable fee for the shuttle service is $20.00 for each person payable via master card or visa.

The deadline to register for this service is July 26, 2019.  


The deadline to apply for the airport pickup service was July 26 , 2019.  Therefore, we are no longer able to provide this service after this deadline.   

However, you can still arrange your transportation by using a taxi or other public transportation. 

There is a taxi stand in the baggage claim area that you can use to reserve a taxi that will take you to Kent. These taxis accept cash and many also accept credit cards. If you are arriving late at night and no one is at the taxi stand, you can use a phone in the baggage claim area to call a taxi.

If you are arriving at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport you can contact the taxi services listed on the airport website: 

We look forward to your arrival on campus!

Have a safe trip!