Orlando Transportation

Orlando Amtrak Station

Orlando Amtrak Station; (c) Soul Of America

Airport

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the 14th busiest airport in America. A hub-and-spoke airport layout, this growing caters to many domestic and international flights. Each MCO terminal features WiFi, many restaurants, lounges, shops, ATM machines, currency exchange, and special passenger services. MCO AIRPORT TERMINAL MAP

MCO features an automated people mover between airport terminals. Shuttles are available on Level 1, the A and B sides of the Terminal. Mears Shuttle (407-423-5566) and TranStar Shuttle (407-856-7777). Car Rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Elite, Enterprise, National or Hertz. Taxis are available on Level 1, at the A and B sides of the Terminal:

Diamond Cab 407-523-3333
Star Taxi 407-857-9999
Yellow/City Cab, 407-699-9999

Train Station

Amtrak Orlando train station is at 1400 Sligh Blvd. Some families take the daily Amtrak Auto Train from Lorton, Virginia to the Sanford, Florida station at 600 Persimmon Ave, located 20 miles north of Orlando, where they unload their autos. In total, Orlando features two daily Amtrak trains over this route:

Silver Meteor: DC-Richmond-Raleigh-Jacksonville-Orlando-Fort Lauderdale-Miami

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Orlando-Tampa is designated a U.S. High Speed Rail Corridor by the U.S. Department of Transportation. For context about this important development, see this article about Interstate High Speed Rail.

Rapid Transit

Lynx Central Station in downtown Orlando features Bus Rapid Transit and regular bus routes throughout the region. SunRail is a 21-mile, 12 station commuter rail transit line running north-south though the Metro Area. It includes stops at Lynx Central Station, Church Street, Sanford, Winter Park, Kissimmee and numerous park-and-ride lots, but not Orlando International Airport at this time.

I-Ride Trolley bus features a convenient Green Line route and a Red Line route from Universal Orlando Resort area to the hotels, attractions, shopping outlets, boutique shops and restaurants along and adjacent to International Drive and I-4 Freeway. Single fare is cheap, but a multi-day pass is recommended for lengthy visits. I-Ride Trolley operates daily from 8am – 10:30pm.

Freeways

Orlando Freeway & Tollway Network is a wheel and spoke system which bisects Orlando through its downtown. The metro area also has a preference for tollways. This means two things. First, I-4 Freeway is often jammed because people avoid the tollways, if possible. Second, keep several dollars handy to feed the toll booths when needed. Like all Florida tollways, they are reasonably priced per mile traveled.

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