Orlando, one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world, is awash in enough sites and attractions to drown in. Wondrous beaches, Disney World, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center and more await. In fact, drive along the highway and within 10 minutes you and the family will come across something to pull over for. It may be why the best way to see Orlando is through a cheap car rental. See the many independent agencies with Renter Ratings on the left side of this page, to make a booking now.
Before car rental pickup, you will have to go through Orlando International Airport. After getting off the plane, take advantage of Orlando International array of public transportation options, to get to and from their terminals.
Out of town shuttle buses are broken down by zones. For instance, Service Zone 1 travels northeast, hitting Daytona Beach, Flagler, Palm Coast, Baldwin, Deland and Jacksonville, among others. There are four zones that can be located on the Ground Transportation Level at both Terminals A and B. Each zone has a direct contact number to get information about scheduling and destination specifics. But we still recommend that you look for the cheapest car rental to have a more convenient mode of transport.
There are also shuttle buses that go to airport hotels, downtown Orlando, Kissimmee and Walt Disney World. Costs can range per person, one way between $14 and $36. Many of the area hotels provide courtesy shuttles between their locations and the airport. They are located in commercial lane spaces between B42 and B47 on the Ground Transportation Level.
Local buses are $2 (2014 prices). They take you to the Florida Mall, SeaWorld, International Drive and destinations in between. The Lynx website has the complete schedule and other pertinent details.
There are taxi and luxury car stands on Level 1. The city regulations allow taxis to carry multiple passengers, charging each the same rate. All taxicabs that pick up at the airport must be metered. Flat rates are not allowed.
Finally, Orlando International has access to great cheap car rentals. Many agencies that we feature are located near the airport, with only a short pickup time. It may very well be the best way to get to and from the airport, and to travel throughout Orlando. For a sound per day rate, forget waiting for buses and paying taxi fees, and get to where you need to be at your own pace, taking in the sites along the way.
Put together a list of the most family friendly and exciting places to visit and Orlando will be well near the top. You’re not only awash in the beauty that is Florida, but you’re surrounded by some of the most popular destinations in the world, including Universal Studios and Disney World. It’s a spot to which people consistently return to relive the excitement, but manage to discover new experiences every time.
Those memories start at Orlando International, an airport as sunny and entertaining as the world waiting outside its gates. It’s enwrapped in a skylight dome that looks amazing from the air. There is a full range of shops, dining and services that offer familiar tastes like Dunkin’ Donuts and Borders to Orlando-centric offerings like Disney’s EarPort and Ron Jon Surf Shop. The airport also has Passenger Appreciation, events that give passengers a change to engage in a little fun and maybe take home a nice prize. Get there early and partake before jumping in your cheap car rental.
Situated six nautical miles southeast of Orlando, the Orlando International Airport ( MCO) stands as the second busiest airport in Florida, the 13th busiest in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world. Formerly called McCoy Air force Base, after Colonel McCoy, the airport served as a strategic air command during the Vietnam War. Commercial airline services started during the sixties. MCO is the closest commercial airport to Orlando’s popular attractions.