With some transatlantic ticket prices from Cleveland's Hopkins International ebbing to lows of around $860 in the last four weeks, it's hardly surprising that over 100,000 people are now searching for flights across The Pond to Europe from the airport each month. To help our readers find the best deals on air connections arriving on the continent, we've rustled up this selection of the top 10 cheapest options currently on the roster from CLE, which transport travelers to the hedonistic ruin bars of Budapest, the straight-laced Baroque majesty of Vienna, the industrial-chic innards of Manchester and the high-fashion mecca of Milan to name just a few. See you on the other side folks!
The one-time epicenter of the Habsburg Empire, Austria's enthralling capital is adorned with the glorious frontispieces of the Hofburg Palace and the Gothic spires of the Stephansdom, touched by the fragrant pine woods of the Wienerwald, and peppered with enticing markets where buckets of sauerkraut are washed down with frothy Stiegl beers. If that's got your feet twitching and ready to travel, then be sure to check out these indirect hops across the Atlantic with United Airlines, which are currently selling for an average of just $1,037 round trip.
While air connections to London remain the most popular of all currently going between the Hopkins International and Europe as a whole, these flights into the city of Manchester see much less competition for the cheapest fares. What's more, there are no fewer than three separate airlines (Lufthansa, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines) offering low-priced tickets on the route (each at an average of just $1,021 round trip)—meaning it's much more likely that would-be passengers will bag a bargain by opting for this northern gateway to England over the south!
Cool, calm and collected, Copenhagen rises from the eastern edge of Zealand island; a city of thumping electronica bars, chic design museums and canal-side walkways peppered with majestic medieval relics, now firmly established as a staple of Europe's cutting-edge scene. If that sounds like your kind of thing, then be sure to check out the offering on routes between Cleveland's Hopkins International and the Kastrup Airport, which even comes in under the $1,000 mark with United Airlines!
Sat right in the heart of the European Low Countries, midway between Paris and Amsterdam, and within easy reach of jazzed-up Antwerp, handsome medieval Bruges, the German Rhineland and even the beaches of the North Sea, the regal capital city of Brussels is arguably one of the top spots to start travels through the wider continent. What's more, flights into town should cost passengers out of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport around just $968 round trip this year, going indirect on either Air Canada or Jet Airways.
Taking Ohio locals closer to the soaring peaks, legendary ski fields and glacial summits of the European Alps than any of the other air connections on this list, and also offering a jaunt through the fashion-mad heart of swish and stylish Milan along the way, these flights to the Linate Airport should cost passengers in the region of just $967 round trip. For the cheapest seats overall, be sure to check out the indirect offering from Delta Air Lines.
As well as being far and away the most popular European destination on offer from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, London is also the fifth cheapest overall, with tickets into the town's Heathrow Airport coming in at an average of just $964 round trip. Once on the ground, travelers can save even more cash by dispensing of the pricey tour buses and taking in the sights along the bustling South Bank instead, or switching a ride on the London Eye for a jaunt through the free exhibitions of the British Museum!
Not only is Belgrade now hailed one of the most buzzing nightlife hubs in all of Europe—complete with thumping electronica super clubs and swish cocktail bars aplenty—but it's also just a couple of hours' journey from Novi Sad, where the award-winning Exit Festival erupts behind the bulwarks of the Petrovaradin Fortress in early July. That makes these bargain $943, round-trip, indirect flights with British Airways a real steal for any Cleveland locals looking to party on the continent this year!
It looks as though Cleveland locals may find themselves devouring goulash and glugging Magyar beers with a shout of "egészségére" (that's "cheers" to you and me) this year, because connections across the Atlantic to the captivating capital of Hungary are currently the third cheapest on offer between the Hopkins International Airport and Europe overall. Expect to pay in the region of just $936 for round-trip tickets, going indirect on Delta Air Lines for the best bargains possible.
Forget the Cleveland Lakefront and Edgewater State Park for a moment, because Iceland's on the menu for fliers out of the Hopkins International Airport this year too, which means soaring volcanoes, bubbling sulphur pools, creaking, cracking glaciers and colossal windswept fjords. Getting into town via the island's capital at Reykjavík shouldn't cost passengers a fortune either—especially not when tickets on indirect routes with flag carrier, Icelandair, are selling for an average of just $876 round trip!
Trumping all others on this list and touting round-trip ticket prices in the region of just $861, these connections from Cleveland to Dublin drop passengers on the eastern edge of the Emerald Isle, where frothy waves crash against rugged coastal cliffs, stout ales flow in the folksy pubs, lichen-dotted tombs of prehistoric men pepper the hillsides and the majestic beauty of County Wicklow beckons from afar. For the cheapest seats overall, be sure to check out the offering from United Airlines, making one stopoff in Newark before hopping straight across the Atlantic.