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 greyhound.com 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 $80–90one 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
Prices upon request.
Fab Limousine 330-793-5466 fablimo.com
$148.50 (up to five people) including tax and tip to Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Akron-Canton airports.
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)
wrtaonline.com 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