|Orlando Sanford International Airport is the area’s second most popular entry point and accommodates most of the holiday charter services arriving in Central Florida. The airport’s convenient location to Interstate 4 (I-4) makes it a natural transit point to the area’s technology corridor and the holiday havens of fabulous weather, attractions, great sporting events and golden beaches.
I-Ride Trolleys are the fun way to get around International Drive. Symbolising its role as a true destination, the International Drive Resort Area offers its guests a certain amenity with all the bells and whistles: the exclusive, convenient, and the economical I-RIDE Trolley Service. Kids under the age of 12 ride FREE! Just hop on board an I-RIDE Trolley. Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily.
Those who rent a car while in Orlando will find excellent signage that makes it easy to navigate throughout the area as well as friendly rental agents who will provide detailed maps that will guide you to your destination.
Major highway networks provide easy access for visitors to reach their destination and for travelling in and around the Greater Orlando area. Major highways include Interstate 4, the Florida Turnpike, Highway 528 (Bee Line Expressway), Highway 408 (East-West Expressway) and Highway 417 (Central Florida Greeneway).
Amtrak serves Orlando with four daily trains originating from New York and Miami with stops in downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Sanford and Kissimmee, as well as with a tri-weekly train originating from Los Angeles. Amtrak also offers its popular Auto Train, which transports passengers and their vehicles and features the comfort of bi-level Superliner sleepers, a diner and a lounge. The Auto Train runs daily between Lorton, Va., and Sanford, leaving each town at 4 p.m. and arriving at the destination at 9 a.m. the next morning.
Besides taxi and limousine service to anywhere in the Greater Orlando area, the city’s Lynx bus system provides economical public transportation around Orlando. Bus stops are marked with a ‘paw’ print of a Lynx cat. The downtown Orlando Lymmo bus system provides free transit reaching from the T.D. Waterhouse Centre to City Hall. The 11 Lymmo stations are designated by kiosks and the eight Lymmo stops are indicated by a small sign. Returning to the horse-and-buggy days, carriage rides are also available through local vendors in downtown Orlando.
If you’re travelling with children, please remember that all children under 40 pounds must ride in an FAA-approved child restraint system.
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Source: With special thanks to FLAUSA and all Florida's Convention & Visitors Bureaus.