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Getting Around Orlando - Guide to Public Transportation

Orlando is big. 67 square miles, Big!. A visit to Orlando should involve a plan on how you're going to get around the city. Despite its huge size, as you plan your Orlando vacation or convention, figuring out how to get around is one detail that should not make you nervous.

Getting around Orlando isn't as difficult as you might think. There are several ways to get around Orlando and get you right to the attractions you want to see.

Orlando fortunately was planned as a car-friendly city, making driving the easiest way to get around. Just avoid the long morning and evening rush hour periods and you'll be fine. 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.

Located within 15 miles (24 kilometers) 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. Linked by Interstate 4 (I-4) and 20 miles southwest of Orlando International Airport is the famed Walt Disney World.

Whether you are a Florida local, or one of the millions of tourists that come to "Orlando, the City Beautiful", our goal at is to help you find the fastest and least expensive way to navigate this wonderful city.

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 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

Mears Connect Orlando Shuttle
Mears Connect Shuttle

Mears Connect is your Orlando Airport transportation to your Walt Disney World Resort area hotel.

Driving in Orlando
Driving in Orlando

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

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.

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    

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