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Transportation To & Around Orlando - Undercover Tourist Blog

by Mommy Frog on June 12, 2014

Orlando transportation - Orlando Airport MCO

No matter where you're coming from, whether you're flying or driving, getting to and around Orlando is fairly easy. Orlando International Airport, MCO, is known as one of the kid-friendliest airports in the country. And for good reason -- there are more visitors to Orlando than any other city in the U.S. Many of them are families headed to the theme parks. If you drive to and around Orlando, you'll find the major roadways easy to navigate. We've put together this Orlando transportation guide to help you plan a smooth trip.

Transportation to Orlando

Of course whether you drive or fly largely depends on where you're coming from and how many people you will have traveling with you. While big families may find it's cheaper to load up the family minivan for a road trip, it's important to factor in the additional cost of food and gas while on the road.

If you do decide to drive, be sure to check out our helpful tips for a smooth car ride.

Whether you are flying or driving, the Orlando transportation resources below will help you plan a smooth trip.

Transportation Around Orlando

Orlando Transportation - Alamo Car Rental

For some people, the most stressful part of planning an Orlando vacation is the unknown aspect of getting from one place to the next. From driving and parking to using a stroller, the information on this page will help answer your “moving around” questions. Guests staying at the Walt Disney World® Resort can take advantage of Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation. The bus transportation is free, clean and comfortable.

Even when we are staying on Disney property, we almost always rent a car. Luckily, Undercover Tourist now offers deep savings on car rental through five top-name brands when packaged with tickets.

You will find lots of getting around Orlando transportation resources below.

We hope you’ve found this guide on where to stay in Orlando helpful as you plan your trip. You’ll find more planning information in our Orlando Planning Guide.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog


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Melissa May 1, 2015 at 3:52 p.m.


I'm traveling solo with 4 kids, not staying on a property with a shuttle from the airport. What is the cheapest and most efficient way to get to Hotel in Universal area? Or can you tell me about how much a cab should cost? I don't want to be a

FrogBlog May 5, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.

Hi Melissa,

Will your hotel offer shuttle service to the parks? If not, or if it is not convenient (you need to check frequency, how many stops a shuttle makes, etc.) I would look at renting a car. We offer some terrific deals on car rental when you purchase tickets from us. It may be more economical than a cab each day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Claire May 19, 2015 at 7:41 p.m.

Hey....I love your blog & I can relate to everything you are saying having a 3 year old, some great tips too, thank you!

There is 7 of needing transport from Sanford Airport to International Drive, I was wondering if you had any idea of the approximate price it would be? Or if you have any other suggestions that would be great. Thank you!

FrogBlog May 20, 2015 at 8:34 a.m.

Hi Claire,

I think you are going to find that renting a minivan is likely more economical given the size of your group, especially if you package with tickets. I would compare renting from us versus Mears shuttle service and a taxi, the latter of which is likely to cost about $100 each way. If you are coming from outside the U.S. and Canada, you would need to select Avis or Budget.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Claire May 19, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.

Sorry should have said we will be hiring a taxi or similar as we pick our hire car up the day after we arrive.

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