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About Orlando

Founded in 1855 in the southern U.S state of Florida, Orlando is located right in the middle of the state with no immediate beaches or shoreline. Still, it is a major center of tourism thanks to the numerous theme parks in the area - the most famous of which is Disney World, but the city is also home to Orlando Studios, SeaWorld Orlando, and Adventure Island. It's also known as a city with a rapidly developing technology sector. The cuisine is a typical American mix of Latin, European, and Asian influences. Over 50 million tourists pass through this city every year.

Orlando has a tropical climate where the summers are humid and hot, and the temperature can climb past 35ºC. The period from September to May is much more temperate, however. There can also be sudden surprise thunderstorms in the summer, so make sure to bring an umbrella. 

 

Transportation to Orlando City Center from Airport

Herndon Airport

Situated in the state of Virginia, Herndon has a very developed transportation system since it hosts many tourists during the year. There are many different alternatives that provide connection between the city center and the international airport. The airport, which has a complete infrastructure for international flights, provides all the necessary requirements for passengers. You can reach the city center from the airport by choosing from the transportation alternatives such as taxi, airport shuttle services, hotel shuttles and bus.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Many hotels offer you shuttle service for transportation to the city center from the airport. If you want to take the advantage of this service, you should contact your hotel in advance and make a reservation. Offering 15% discount when preferred by crowded groups, this transportation option is also ideal for those having excess baggage. The hotel shuttles pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel.

Rent a car

There are many car rental companies you can rent a car in the airport building. You can make a reservation in advance or you can ask your hotel to help you with this. Those who don't want to lose time with other means of transportation can easily reach the city center by renting a car.

Taxi

The most convenient way of going to the city center from the airport is provided by taxi. You can easily get a taxi at the terminal right outside the airport for 24/7. Transportation to the city center from the airport costs about 30-45$. Before traveling to the city center, it would be useful for you to ask for a fixed price or bargain with the driver.

Airport Shuttle Services

You can easily reach the city center by the airport shuttle services departing from Terminal A and Terminal B at the airport. The airport shuttle services cost about 19 Dollars per passenger and depart hourly from the airport.

LYNX Bus

The buses called LYNX buses also provide transportation service from Herndon Airport to the city center. Ticket prices for LYNX buses vary between 2 and 50 dollars depending on the validity of the ticket. You should carefully check bus routes and make sure that you have taken the right bus that will take you to the place you want. Timetables of buses are available on the boards at the bus stops.

Orlando Intl Airport

Orlando International Airport is located in very close proximity to the city center, only 9 km away. There are a variety of different transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from the airport. Most hotels in the city offer hotel shuttle services to the city. We recommend finding out if the hotel you are staying at offers this service, as it is the most convenient transportation alternative. You can also get to the city center from Orlando International Airport by taxis, buses, or rental cars.

Bus

Buses are a viable way to get to the airport depending on your location in the city. Lynx buses operate routes to various parts of the city from Orlando International Airport. Lynx bus 11 and Lynx bus 51 run to Downtown Orlando, Lynx bus 42 runs to International Drive, and Lynx bus 111 runs to Florida Mall/SeaWorld. Depending on your destination in the city taking the bus from the airport can take between 40-60 minutes. If you don’t have excess luggage and if you’re not in a hurry then buses are a viable transportation alternative to get to the city center. For more information on bus routes from the airport please visit Orlando International Airport’s website.

Train

The SunRail commuter train, which began in 2014, is used for transportation throughout the Greater Orlando area. The SunRail regularly operates on weekdays. To get to the city center from Orlando International Airport passengers can take the SunRail from the Sand Lake Road SunRail Station. To access the Sand Lake Road SunRail Station passengers can use the bus link from the airport. For more information please visit Orlando International Airport’s website.

Shuttle Services

There are many companies in Orlando that offer shuttle or private car services to the city center from the airport including Town Car, Orlando Airport Van, Mears Transportation, and SuperShuttle. These shuttle services are a comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city from Orlando International Airport. Vehicles that are run by these companies operate 24 hours a day. Rates can vary depending on the company you choose, the vehicle you request, and your destination in the city.

Rental Car

Renting a car from the airport to get to the city center is a very convenient transportation alternative. There are many rental car offices located onsite at the airport. You can also book your rental car beforehand by making a reservation online. Orlando has one of the largest rental car markets in the world. Renting a car is also a useful alternative to get around in the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z, Firefly, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Taxi

Taxis are a very convenient way to get to the city center from the airport. Taxis are easily accessible from Level 1 of the terminal exits. Taxis do not implement a flat rate, fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies operating from Orlando International Airport include Ace Metro/Luxury Cab, Diamond Cab Company, Quick Cab, Star Taxi, Town & Country Transport and Mears Taxi Yellow/City Cab. For more information on taxi companies and rates please visit Orlando International Airport’s website.

Orlando Sanford Intl Airport

Orlando Sanford International Airport is the second international airport to serve the city of Orlando. The airport is located in Sanford, 32 km from downtown Orlando. Due to its distance from the Orlando city center, Orlando Sanford International Airport isn’t a popular airport among international travelers.

You can get from Orlando Sanford International Airport to the city center by public transportation. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, rental car, or private shuttles. Taxis are easily accessible at the airport. There are various rental car companies located at the airport including Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Onsite taxi and shuttle companies at the airport include Yellow Cab and Orlando Carriers. 

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