Getting Around Orlando

Orlando International Airport is located approximately seven miles east of the city center, with convenient freeway access to downtown and International Drive. All major car rental agencies have customer service centers at the airport. Many of the car rental companies also have pick-up and drop-off locations along International Drive as well as near Sea World, Walt Disney World Resort, and the Orange County Convention Center. Licensed taxi service is available at curbside on the baggage claim level at the airport. Airline passengers can use the services of hotel and motel van shuttle service if they desire. Upon arrival at the airport, passengers can use the motel courtesy phones located in the main terminal hall to request pickup.

Lynx is the region's public bus transportation service company. More than 70 routes connect passengers with every neighborhood in the metro area. The main transit center is near the heart of downtown Orlando. There are express routes to Universal Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, and outlying communities including Kissimmee and Winter Park. Lynx offers several passes for visitors in Orlando for an extended stay. These include an all-day Xpress pass, 7-day AdvantAge pass, and 7-day standard fixed route passes. NeighborLink is part of the Lynx system, operating on-call bus and van service for travelers heading to less populated areas in the region.

The I-Ride Trolley is one of the more popular means of transportation around International Drive. Visitors can enjoy an open-air trolley operating the entire stretch of International Drive, with stops at the Orange County Convention Center, nearby park-and-rides, and many of the hotels and restaurants located throughout the resort area. The Red Line trolleys operate along International Drive, and the Green Line trolleys run from Major Boulevard to Universal Boulevard. Riders can pay with cash, purchase an all-day pass, and transfer from one line to the other for free.

A number of business traveler vehicle rental companies are located across the region. These companies specialize in SUV and luxury sedan rentals, offering pick-up and drop-off at the airport. Limousine rentals are also available from these executive car-for-hire companies.

Greyhound Bus Lines serves Orlando with regular schedules to and from Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, and Atlanta, GA. Connections can be made to all other major cities in the United States. The Greyhound terminal is located several miles west-northwest of downtown. Taxi service is available at the Greyhound terminal, and downtown hotels will usually offer free shuttle service.