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Getting Around Orlando

Orlando Florida

When planning your trip to Orlando, figuring out how to get around is just one detail that makes you nervous. Don't worry. There are several ways to get around Orlando and bring you right to the attractions you want to see.

Getting around Orlando isn't difficult. Fortunately Orlando was planned as a car-friendly city and the easiest way to get around Orlando is by car. Interstate 4 (I-4) which runs East and West, provides access to all of Orlando's theme parks as well as nearly all of Orlando's toll roads, including Florida's Turnpike.

12 miles from the Orlando International Airport off the Interstate 4 is the International Drive area, noted for its high concentration of hotel chains, the Orlando Convention Center and major Orlando theme parks, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the Wet 'n' Wild water park. Linked by Interstate 4 (I-4) and 20 miles southwest of Orlando International Airport is the famed Walt Disney World.

Below is a list of options available to you while you are in Orlando

Lynx bus
Lynx Bus

LYNX, is Central Florida's bus system, and provides economical and dependable public transportation in the Greater Orlando area. LYNX bus stops are marked with a pink "paw" print of a Lynx cat.

The I-Ride trolleys
I-Ride Trolley

The I-Ride Trolleys serve the popular International Drive Resort Area year-round, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with scheduled stops every 20 minutes.

Shuttle vans
Orlando Shuttle vans

Shuttle vans and buses operated by off-airport companies are a popular and convenient transportation option in Orlando, especially from Orlando Airport to your hotel.

Orlando Car Rental
Orlando Car Rental

Find out where to rent a car from the start so you can see the rest of Orlando.

Orlando Taxi
Orlando Taxi Service

There's no shortage of taxis in Orlando. Learn where to go to get a taxi to your favorite Orlando attraction.

Theme Park Buses
Theme Park Buses

If you plan to stay around the Walt Disney World area, there are several free shuttle bus to various parts of the Walt Disney World property.

Sun Rail Florida
Sun Rail Train

SunRail is Central Florida's newest and first passenger rail system. The 61.5 mile commuter rail line will connect four counties and the City of Orlando.

LYMMO Orlando

LYMMO is a free circulator bus in downtown Orlando. With 21 stops, LYMMO is guaranteed to get you close to your downtown destination for FREE

Driving in Orlando
Driving in Orlando

Driving in Florida can be relatively straightforward, provided you follow some of these simple rules.

Orlando Attractions

Note: When traveling in Central Florida, you should know that the Beachline Expressway was formally known as the Beeline Expressway. You might still come across some old road signs. So be aware that these two names are actually the same highway.

How do I travel from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resort using the Toll Road?
Take the south exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 417. Take State Road 417 south to Osceola Parkway (Exit 3). Turn right on Osceola Parkway heading west to Walt Disney World.

How do I travel from Orlando International Airport to International Drive, Orange County Convention Center, Sea World, Universal Studios using the Toll Road?

Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 west to Exit 1(International Drive). Turn left on International Drive for Sea World. Turn right on International Drive for Convention Center/Universal Studios.

Florida Cell Phone Law

In Florida, driving and talking on a cell phone is perfectly legal, however that does not mean you should do it.
Florida is one of a few states that have no distracted driving laws.

Driving Times from Orlando FL. to

Tampa 1 hour Sarasota 2 hours
Daytona 1 hour Sanibel Island 3 hours
Cocoa Beach 1 hour Naples 3 hours
Clearwater 1 hour 15 minutes Miami 4 hours
St. Petersburg 1 hour 15 minutes Key Largo 5 hours
Palm Beach 2 hours Key West 7 hours
Anna Marie Island 2 hours    
SeaWorld San Diego islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Universal Orlando