Getting Around Akron

Most residents of greater Akron own a car and make use of Akron’s excellent highway system. People who commute to Akron typically live near I-77, I-76, I-277, OH-8, I-80, or I-71.

Traffic around Akron is generally light to modest. Commuting times for law students generally range from 10 to 90 minutes, and students commute to Akron Law from as far away as Cleveland, Youngstown, western Pennsylvania, and Columbus. A student living within 15 miles of the School of Law can expect a commute of 10 to 20 minutes, and a student living further away can expect to add 5-10 minutes (depending on traffic and the time of day) to his or her commute for every five additional miles from the School of Law. For example, a 20-mile commute to Akron Law would typically take 25-35 minutes.

Akron also has a bus system, the Metro RTA. The bus system runs not only within Akron, but also to many suburban areas in central and southern Summit county. The Metro RTA connects with the University of Akron’s Roo Express shuttle, which provides bus service to many points on campus and the downtown Akron area. The Metro RTA charges a general per-ride fare and also sells unlimited ride monthly passes. The Roo Express shuttle is funded by student transportation fees.