Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Ride RTA, It's the Easy Way!

Riding RTA trains is easier than ever before. And with the crowds we're expecting downtown during the Festival, it's definitely the easiest way to get to Tower City Center.

There are 8,000 FREE RTA parking spaces located throughout the area. We've highlighted key stations for you on the map below.

The Red, Blue, and Green train lines of the Rapid Transit system provide direct service to Tower City Center. They run seven days a week. The Red and Blue Line trains operate past midnight each day. The last Green Line train to depart Tower City is at 9 p.m.

For information about routes and schedules, please call the RTAnswerline at 216.621.9500 or visit

RTA Downtown Cleveland Map

RTA Cuyahoga County / System Map

RTA CLE Mobile Ticketing App

The RTA CLE mobile ticketing app for iOS and Android devices allows customers to set up a secure account to purchase, save and use tickets for Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and rail trips right from their smartphone.

Using this free mobile app eliminates the need to stand in line at fare vending machines or at the Customer Service Center. The ability to purchase RTA fare anywhere at any time using a smartphone and credit card is a valued convenience for all customers. At the moment, mobile fare purchases only include All Day, 7-Day, and Monthly Passes.

Key Features:

  • Plan your trip inside the app
  • Buy fare from your phone
  • Manage your purchasing history
  • Skip the lines at the kiosk

How To Use:

  • Plan your trip and / or buy tickets
  • Create an account
  • Enter credit or debit card Information
  • Pay for your fare
  • Activate ticket when you are ready to ride

Simply show your live ticket screen session to operators or have it ready when boarding RTA vehicles.

Free RTA Downtown Trolleys

If you want to get around downtown, simply hop on one of RTA's free downtown trolleys. They run every day with routes that put more restaurants, bars, and parking options within a quick ride.

RTA Trolley Map

UH Bikes

UHBikes is Cleveland's public bikesharing system.

CIFF patrons who are new to UHBikes can use the code CIFFR1DES for a $7 credit toward a prepaid membership—that's four hours of ride time for the price of only two hours.

Sign up at or through the Social Bicycles app, which can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play stores. A valid credit card is required. The nearest UHBikes station to CIFF is 200 Public Square. See for additional locations.

20+ stations, 250 bikes with stations Downtown, Ohio City, Tremont, Detroit Shoreway, and University Circle.

Rack-N-Roll: Bicycles on RTA Trains and Buses

Bike racks are located at the RTA Tower City Station in both the Red Line and Blue/Green Line boarding areas.

Bicycles on Rapid Transit Trains: Just roll your bike on and stand with it. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18 with bicycles. No more than two bicycles are permitted per rail car, with space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bicycles on Buses: 100% of RTA buses have bike racks that can hold two or three bikes. Just signal the bus driver before boarding, and load your bike on the exterior bike racks. If the exterior bike rack is full, please wait for the next bus.

RTA Rack-n-Roll


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