Orlando Transportation: How to get around in Orlando. (2023)


Orlando Transportation: How to get around in Orlando.

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So a really common question that I get about orlando is how do people get around what's? The public transportation like is there a lot of traffic spoiler alert there's, a lot of traffic sometimes it's, really not that bad.

But anyways, come on in let's have a chat we'll.

Talk about it I'm.

Dan geneter, a real estate agent with wyker realtors, real estate can be confusing, but I can assist you so let's chat for a few minutes about orlando real estate.

Hey, everyone I'm.

Dan gnader with white curt, realtors, hallmark properties, I'm in orlando, florida, winter park.

How is the public transportation? How do people get around what's the deal? The way I describe it is orlando is pretty spread out.

I kind of look at it as kind of like la on a smaller scale.

Orlando is a tri-county area.

Orlando is osceola.

County, seminole county.

And then orange county is the bulk of orlando and that's.

Actually where orlando is orlando is in orange county.

So with orlando being spread out like it is most people do have cars in orlando, there's, one main highway that gets you basically from the east to the west side, um and kind of north to south it's, sort of a weird, uh angle, but it and it's called I-4.

And right now there's a lot of uh construction on I-4 it's supposed to be done.

Uh, sometime in next year.


There can be a lot of traffic on I-4, um, you know during rush hour times, but it's, not like a place like la or atlanta, where there's just traffic anytime like once you get on I-4 it's, just going to be jam-packed it's, not like that it's really just during rush hour.

And then if there's there's an accident, that's, what will really slow I-4 down? Then we have a number of toll roads as well.

And those will as far as I know, will always be toll roads.

I've heard from people from other places where sometimes there will be like a new road and it'll have tolls in the beginning.

And then they'll take the tolls out after, you know, they make x amount of money or something like that.

These tools are are here to stay.

The bus system is called lynx l-y-n-x and it's like a like a lynx tiger or cat or whatever and so you'll, see in orlando, um, the bus stops, and they have like a little circle and a paw on it.

And then that that's how you know that you're at a lynx bus station, the lynx bus.

I think like most bus systems, um, you know, can be laid and things like that.

I used the lynx bus system, exclusively, um, when I was quite young younger.

So it was in the in the 90s and early 2000s.

And back then, um, you know it wasn't.

They weren't necessarily on time.

Um, the weekend hours are different they're spread out a bit.

Um, it has gotten a little bit better.

I have a friend who used the lynx bus system for a few years before he got a car recently, and he had similar issues that I did.

But it sounded like it is a little bit better, but ultimately it's still a bus and has, you know, the issues that a bus is gonna have where you know, it's, just not gonna be on time.

There can be an accident.

You know, so it's gonna slow things down because orlando is so spread out the way it is a lot of times you're gonna have to take if you're going from one side of orlando to the other you're gonna have to take a uh, you're, gonna have to take two buses.

And the way that works is typically you have to go downtown.

And then from downtown, you go to wherever you're going that can really add to your time.

So you know, a 30 minute car ride can be about an hour and a half up to even two hour bus ride.

But if you are staying kind of in the same area, if you live and work in the same area, the lynx bus system is something that you could look at.

You know, you just want to make sure that you're near a bus station, basically.

So you want to be kind of near a main road so you're able to walk over there, and then wherever you're going as long as it's again, kind of near a main road you.

You could definitely just ride the bus and and not have a car in orlando.

We also have a commuter rail it's called the sun rail.

And it basically is like parallel to I-4 from my understanding.

The reason why they made it was basically before they were going to do this massive overhaul of i4.

They wanted to uh have another way that people could get from wherever they were going basically to downtown.

I don't personally ride it, but I have a couple friends who do, and they haven't had too many problems with it.

Um, having delays if there is like an accident, or you know something on one of the rail systems, something like that you will have slow downs, but that's, not every day something to realize about the sunrail, though is it really is just for commuters in a lot of ways.

So it doesn't really run on the weekends too much.

And it runs during like peak hours like every 20, 30 minutes, um, but beyond that, I think it's like every hour or two it really slows down a bit.

So if you work downtown or somewhere, right off of the sun rail that can be a really good option for you to use at most sunrail stations.

They have pretty big parking lots.

Most sun rail stations are new.

They they've been built specifically for to be a sunrail station.

Um one that's, not is the winter park.

One, the winter park.

One, um is also an amtrak station.

And that parking lot can get pretty busy in orlando.

We have quite a bit of uh bike trails and bike lanes.

The bike trails, uh, some of them are really nice and I'll do another video specifically on the different bike trails that we have and they're they're kind of all over.

They will connect to each other a lot of times either directly.

Or if you you know, keep on going a mile or two, um on regular roads, then you'll get to the the bike trail.

Then another thing we have in orlando.

And this is specifically more in like the downtown area, lake baldwin, um and probably out in like I drive like the disney.

Tourist area.

They have those electric scooters.

They've kind of like taken over like at least downtown.

We have a bunch of different electric scooter companies.

I personally don't like them, just because they kind of get in the way of like the sidewalk when you're trying to walk at everything.

And sometimes they can get into the street and things like that if they fall down, but it is a good alternative.

I think that for most people, if you had a car wherever you lived before most likely you're going to want to have a car in orlando, you'd probably want to keep it it's, not inherently like walker, friendly bike friendly.

You know, bus rider friendly, if you have any other questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below also feel free to call text me email me whatever works best for you.

Thanks for watching I'll talk to you later.


What is the cheapest way to move around in Orlando? ›

The main Central Florida bus system is known as the LYNX bus and is one of the cheapest methods of getting around Orlando. There are about 60 routes, each costing $2 per ride, with discount passes also available. Buses run at 15-, 30- and 60-minute intervals, with their stops marked with pink bus symbols or paw prints.

What is the best way to get around Orlando without a car? ›

See Orlando Without a Car: 8 Great Tips for Car-Free Day
  1. LYNX Bus System. The LYNX bus line has kept Orlando in motion since the 1970s. ...
  2. SunRail. Elisfkc, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. ...
  3. Brightline. ...
  4. Neighborhood Circulators. ...
  5. Bike Rentals. ...
  6. I-RIDE Trolley. ...
  7. Theme Park Shuttles. ...
  8. Walking.

How to commute in Orlando Florida? ›

Getting Around Orlando - Guide to Public Transportation
  1. Lynx Bus. LYNX, is Central Florida's bus system, and provides economical and dependable public transportation in the Greater Orlando area. ...
  2. I-Ride Trolley. ...
  3. Orlando Shuttle vans. ...
  4. Orlando Car Rental. ...
  5. Orlando Taxi Service. ...
  6. Theme Park Buses. ...
  7. Sun Rail Train. ...
  8. LYMMO Bus.

Is public transportation good in Orlando? ›

A new report has Orlando among the best in the state for public transit. WalletHub compared 100 cities across 17 metrics related to public transportation, including safety, convenience and other factors for its 2019's Cities with the Best & Worst Public Transportation list.

Is Uber cheaper than taxi Orlando? ›

Ubers are significantly cheaper than using a taxi and much more practical than renting an entire car. You won't need to pay for packing and you really have no need for a rental car because Disney Transportation is free and readily available throughout the park.

How much money do you need per day in Orlando? ›

We'd recommend budgeting an average of $100 per person, per day for your Florida vacation. This covers; parking, gas, Ubers & Lyfts, food, drinks, snacks, miscellaneous spending (think band-aids & penny pressing machines) as well as the occasional souvenir but not theme park tickets or hotels. What is this?

Are there free buses in Orlando? ›

LYMMO Downtown Circulator

LYMMO is the ultra-convenient FREE bus rapid transit (BRT) circulator that runs seven days a week throughout downtown Orlando. With its own dedicated lane and spotlight system, you can hop aboard and move swiftly between major downtown destinations.

Can you Uber around Orlando? ›

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber in Orlando. Request a ride up to 30 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year.

Is Orlando a walkable city? ›

In Foot Traffic Ahead, the Orlando region ranks 33rd among the 35 largest regions for the degree to which residents can navigate life by walking, scootering or cycling. “Walkable places create an identity and sense of place for a community,” the report states.

Is there a shuttle between Universal and Disney? ›

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando offer free shuttle services between their resorts and affiliated theme parks, but you may have to transfer from one to the other. Usually, routes run every 20 to 30 minutes, departing from the entrance of every Disney and Universal property.

Do you need a car in Orlando Florida on vacation? ›

Not having a car in Orlando is absolutely fine if your plan is to do Disney-only (better, in fact, as you can avoid rental costs and parking charges at your hotel). However, there are downsides to using the Disney resort transport.

Are there shuttles from Orlando Airport to hotels? ›

Mears shuttle buses are a quick way to get from the Airport to your Orlando hotel. Shuttle services are cheaper than cabs, but you share the ride. That means your family won't be the only passengers, and you may stop at other hotels before reaching your destination.

Are there shuttles in Orlando? ›

Your ride, your way

When you book a shuttle ahead of time, you can skip the stress and start your vacation off right. At SuperShuttle, we offer a variety of flexible transportation options for Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the surrounding areas, so you can ride your way.

How far is downtown Orlando from airport? ›

What's the distance from Orlando airport to Downtown Orlando? Orlando International Airport is located a short 10 km away from Downtown Orlando; it takes 20 minutes to reach by car or by taxi and 40 minutes by bus.

Is it better to use Lyft or Uber in Orlando? ›

Lyft tends to have better rates than Uber. For example, Universal to Orlando International Airport is about $32 with Uber. Lyft is about $24. Check both Uber and Lyft to compare rates before each ride.

Should I Uber to Disney World from airport? ›

Uber / Lyft.

Our preferred way to get from Orlando airport to Disney World is Uber. While prices can surge and not everyone is comfortable with rideshare, we've made this trip probably a dozen times and used Uber overall probably over 100 times. The balance of convenience and typical price can't be beat in our mind.

Where is the best place to Uber in Orlando? ›

Theme parks and shopping centers were the top destinations for Uber customers catching a ride in Orlando in 2019. Universal Orlando was the No. 1 destination, followed by Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, Orlando International Premium Outlets and Disney's Animal Kingdom, according to Uber.

Is $15 and hour good in Orlando? ›

While these recent wage bumps are a significant step in the right direction, $15 an hour just isn't enough for the bulk of Orlando's workforce to afford even the most basic needs. Assuming you work 40 hours per week, $15 an hour equals about $31,200 a year before taxes.

Is it expensive to eat in Orlando? ›

After the parks, your biggest expense is likely to be food and dining. While eating out in America (especially Orlando) is often great value for money, it is easy for the costs to pile up quite considerably on a daily basis, not just with the main meals of the day, but with general drinks and snacks.

Do I need cash in Orlando? ›

The vast majority of places take both. At the start of Covid, many places asked you not to use cash, including Disney, but they dropped that a while ago.

Does Disney still have free buses? ›

A: Yes. All Guests have complimentary access to our network of monorails, buses and boats. If you would like to visit multiple parks, enjoy a nice dinner at one of the Disney Resort hotels or shop at Disney Springs, you can leave your car parked in the theme park lot and use our transportation network.

How much does a bus pass cost in Florida? ›

Monthly Pass:

The Passport Unlimited access on all PSTA and HART Services for entire calendar month – $85. 1-Day Unlimited Go Card Unlimited Rides for 31 Consecutive Days. Not valid on 100X and 300X – $65. 31-Day Unlimited Reduced Fare Go Card – $35.

Do Florida buses take cash? ›

Payment options to ride Metrobus are EASY Card, EASY Ticket, GO Miami-Dade Transit app, contactless payment and cash.

Which is the cheapest mode of transportation everywhere? ›

Waterways are the cheapest modes of transport. They are also environmentally friendly because the fuel efficiency in this mode of transport is higher. A larger distance can be covered per unit of fuel.

What do people use for transportation in Florida? ›

Buses, Shuttles & Trains

Looking to move around the state without renting a car? Florida bus services could be your best bet. Bus companies like Greyhound and Megabus offer multiple daily trips to popular routes around Florida including Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach.

Does the Orlando I trolley go to the airport? ›

- I-Ride Trolley Service. “Does the I-Trolley go to the Orlando International Airport (MCO)?” No, the I-Ride Trolley routes do not extend to the airport. Please check with the guest service desk of your hotel as many do provide shuttle service to the airport.

Which is more expensive Uber or Lyft? ›

Uber is cheaper than Lyft in 33 states, with Lyft's cheaper states clustered in the west and northeast of the country. In Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, Uber is cheaper by more than $4, while Lyft's advantage is strongest in the state of New York, where the service is cheaper by $3.33 on a six-mile trip.

Is Uber easy to use in Orlando? ›

Overall. Both my husband and I loved using Uber in Orlando. It was very easy to use, economical, safe and fast (we never waited for more than 5 minutes for an Uber to pick us up). We also loved not having to navigate through a busy city we did not know and saved a lot on parking fees.

Does Uber run 24 hours in Orlando? ›

Fast Facts About Uber Orlando & Lyft Orlando

Rides are available 24 hours a day. You will need a smartphone and the apps to request a ride.

Is it worth staying in downtown Orlando? ›

The biggest benefit to staying in downtown Orlando on your vacation is the nightlife. A fun place to start is Wall Street Plaza, a strip of bars in the middle of the entertainment district. Some of my other favorite bars are around the corner from the plaza – The Lodge and Latitudes Rooftop Tiki Bar.

How many nights do you need in Orlando? ›

Three days is ideal, particularly with a park-to-park pass, as it will allow you to fully explore each park and revisit your favorite attractions. A highlights tour of both parks can be done in one long day, but it would be tiring and you would miss many delightful smaller attractions.

How much is shuttle to Universal Orlando? ›

No, the Universal SuperStar shuttle is not free. Round-trip pricing is $39 per adult and $36 per child ages 3-9. Kids 2 and under are free. One-way pricing is $23 per adult and $21 per child ages 3-9.

How far apart is Disney from Universal? ›

The distance from Disney World to Universal Studios is 9.2 miles. The majority of the trip is on the I-4 highway with a travel time of around 20 minutes with minimum traffic. It takes longer during rush hour, early morning, weekends, holidays and when the parks close.

Does Universal Orlando have a free shuttle from airport? ›

Although there is a Universal Orlando airport shuttle, the SuperStar Shuttle, that drops guests off at the different Universal hotels, you will need to pay per person to book the service.

Do you need a negative Covid test to fly to Orlando? ›

All arrivals to Florida, including citizens and residents, are recommended to present a negative PCR test upon arrival. Vaccinated arrivals from any country can enter as tourists.

How do you get to the beach from Orlando without a car? ›

How Do I Get From Orlando to Cocoa Beach Without a Car? If you don't have a rental car, the best way to get to Cocoa Beach from Orlando is by taking an Uber/Lyft or taking the Cocoa Beach Shuttle.

How much does it cost to leave your car at the Orlando airport for a week? ›

How much is overnight parking at Orlando International Airport? Long-term parking is $19.00 per 24-hour period for a maximum of 45 days, which would be $855.00.

How do I get from MCO to my hotel? ›

The SuperStar Shuttle offers a welcome service and transportation between ​MCO and the Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. This round-trip service also includes check in at the Universal Hotel Transportation desk at the airport. But note that it does not come with car seats, so you are required to carry your own.

How much will Mears Magical Express cost? ›

Standard service is shared with large/small vehicles, monitored wait time, and limited stops.
One Way$16$13.50
Round Trip$32$27

Are hotel shuttles free? ›

As mentioned above, many hotels will offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport as part of their rates. If you're traveling for business, some companies might book a third-party airport transfer service for you (and pay for it), so all you have to do is get off the plane and find your ride.

What is the cheapest way to get around Orlando? ›

The main Central Florida bus system is known as the LYNX bus and is one of the cheapest methods of getting around Orlando. There are about 60 routes, each costing $2 per ride, with discount passes also available. Buses run at 15-, 30- and 60-minute intervals, with their stops marked with pink bus symbols or paw prints.

What is the cheapest transportation from Orlando Airport to hotel? ›

Shared ride Orlando airport shuttle service is the most economical way to travel. You can find out the cost of ground transportation at MCO by using our online booking tool to check rates and availability.

Can you walk anywhere from Orlando airport? ›

All departure concourses in the main terminal require passengers to ride the APM, with no pedestrian walkways between the concourses. Walking is only possible if your connecting flight is from the same concourse or the other concourse on the same side of the airport.

How do you get around Orlando airport? ›

Curbside pick-up by private car and ride sharing services are on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level (Level 2). Rental Cars, Economy (Satellite) Parking Shuttles, Taxis, Express Pick-Up, Shuttle Vans, Resort Transportation and Buses are on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1).

Is there a light rail in Orlando from airport? ›

Thursday marked yet another milestone for Brightline, as the South Florida-based train company unveiled its brand-new station at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

How much do movers cost in Orlando FL? ›

The average cost to hire a moving company in Orlando ranges from $1,390 to $3,922, depending on distance, which can be helpful to know ahead of booking a moving company as you plan around your budget.

What is the cheapest way to get around in Florida? ›

Florida bus services could be your best bet. Bus companies like Greyhound and Megabus offer multiple daily trips to popular routes around Florida including Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach. Fares are affordable, with some buses offering free entertainment on board.

How can I move for as cheap as possible? ›

Seven ways to move for cheap
  • Find free packing supplies. ...
  • Declutter your home. ...
  • See if friends and family are willing to help. ...
  • Hire day laborers. ...
  • Compare quotes from several truck rental companies. ...
  • Consider renting a moving container. ...
  • Use your own vehicle for most of the move. ...
  • Start saving ahead of time.
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What is the least expensive day to move? ›

The short answer to this question is that it's cheaper to move on a weekday — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Simply put, most moving companies offer better rates during the week because they aren't as busy then.

Do you tip movers in Florida? ›

One easy rule of thumb is to tip each mover at least $5 per person per hour. This method works best for local and same-day moves. For example, say you hire one of the best moving companies in Florida for a local move.

How much do you tip movers in Florida? ›

A good rule of thumb is 15 to 20 percent of the total moving bill for both a typical long-haul or a local move.

What is the hourly rate for movers in Florida? ›

As of Jun 28, 2023, the average hourly pay for a Professional Mover in Florida is $13.10 an hour.

What is the best way to travel in Orlando? ›

Renting a car is recommended as it's the most convenient option for getting around Orlando. Alternative options include public transportation, taxis, and hotel shuttle services. Many hotels located near I-Drive and other popular attractions offer free or inexpensive shuttles to attractions as well.

What is the cheapest way to travel without driving? ›

Look into getting a bus pass, riding a streetcar, planning your subway or train commute, or even using a city bike. Many cities also offer discounted or free transportation fares for students, veterans, seniors, and children.

What month is cheapest for Florida? ›

For a more budget-friendly vacation, you'll want to go during the cheapest time to visit Florida – typically January – February and August through mid-November. These are short-lived low seasons when fewer tourists arrive and prices on flights, rentals, hotels, and activities take a major dip.

Is $5,000 enough to move? ›

If you're moving within the same state, yes, $5,000 should be enough since the average cost of a local move ranges from $913-$2,531, according to HomeAdvisor. But if you're moving long-distance (out of state), $5,000 will barely be enough. HomeAdvisor says the average long-distance move cost ranges from $2,649-$6,988.

How can I move somewhere without a job? ›

Use these steps to move to a new place without a job offer for a new position:
  1. Calculate your costs. ...
  2. Research the new location. ...
  3. Update your resume. ...
  4. Network in your field. ...
  5. Volunteer. ...
  6. Join local organizations. ...
  7. Attend job fairs and networking events. ...
  8. Consider remote work.
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How can I live cheap and simple? ›

Skip spending more to elevate your status.
  1. Eliminate Monthly Subscriptions. ...
  2. Shop for New Insurance. ...
  3. Reduce Prescription Costs. ...
  4. Buy Used Items. ...
  5. Rent, Don't Own. ...
  6. Purchase at the Right Time. ...
  7. Buy High-Quality Products. ...
  8. Enlist Your Friends.

What month is the cheapest month to move? ›

The lowest rental rates are found during the winter months—October through April—with demand and prices reaching their nadir between January and March. An apartment search should begin in the middle of the month prior to the target move month.

What month is most expensive to move? ›

The most expensive months to move are the summer months, including June, July, and August. These are the months when the demand for movers is highest. Rates for moving services typically begin to drop in late September.

What month is the best time to move? ›

Most Americans move from mid-May through mid-September—or between Memorial Day and Labor Day—which is the peak moving season. However, the best time of the year to move is during the off-season, which is mid-September through April.


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