Orlando FL Transportation Tips
Getting around town by bus, rental, taxi or atop a H2 Hummer
Getting around Orlando can be challenging. I will be providing tips and advice if you are visiting Orlando.
Orlando is very spread out. Disney is in one spot, Universal is in another, etc. You are most likely going to be staying near a specific area of town with close attractions and activities to visit. There are many options in getting around, let's discuss a few.
Public Transportation. Orlando's public transportation is called LYNX. LYNX services all of Central Florida. Make sure you visit their web site for their public route. The LYNX bus stops are marked by a round sign with either a pink paw or a pink bus icon. Cost $2 per person one way with free transfers Daily passes for $4.50 Weekly passes for $16 which have to be purchased in advance.
You can purchase these passes at golynx.com or from certain outlets around town. If you are in Downtown Orlando though LYNX offers a free bus system called LYMMO. You can also call them directly at 407-841-LYNX.
Taxis & Rental Cars
Rental cars might be necessary to get around Orlando. However, if you are planning on just visit one or two attractions and you plan to leave early, getting a taxi or hiring a private transportation company might be better.
Arriving at the airport you will easily find Rental car companies available. These companies are Alamo, Avis, Dollar, E-Z Rent-A-Car and National. Outside of the Airport there will be other transportation companies such as Continental, Eagle and Hertz. These companies usually provide a courtesy shuttle to and from the Airport. Keep in mind that the larger companies send out shuttles on a regular basis but the smaller companies do not. You will need to call them using the courtesy phone to be picked up.
The most popular Taxi company in Orlando is run by Mears Transportation under the Yellow Cab and Checker Cab brand.
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