Orlando

Accommodation:

  • La Quinta Hotel & Suites

Transport:

  • Interstate 4 (I-4) runs East and West, providing access to all of Orlando’s theme parks, in addition to the city’s toll roads and Florida’s Turnpike
  • Central Florida’s bus system is called LYNX, which provides daily services on 77 local routes. Buses run in 15, 30 and 60-minute intervals
  • The bus stops are marked with a pink bus or paw print and includes the route numbers served at that stop
  • A single fare ride on the LYNX is $200 and an all-day pass costs $4.40 pp
  • The I-Ride Trolley is one of the least expensive ways to explore the International Drive Resort Area of Orlando. Operating from 8.00am – 10.30pm seven days a week, the trolleys operate on two routes: the Red Line services the International Drive both north and south bound and the Green Line route travels along Universal Boulevard.
  • A single fare on the trolley is $200 with a one-day pass costing $5. A three-day pass costs $7
  • SunRail is Central Florida’s first passenger rail system and operates every 30-mins during peak service from 5.30am – 8.30am and from 4.00pm – 7.00pm. A one-way ticket costs $2 and a round trip costs $3.75

Things to see:

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  • Discovery Cove
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Fun Spot America Orlando
  • Disney Springs
  • Orlando Eye
  • Kennedy Space Center

Tips:

  • The LYNX bus system also operates LYMMO, a free circulator bus in Downtown Orlando with 21 stops reaching from the Amway Arena to City Hall. These buses run every five to 10 minutes
  • LYNX buses are great to reach the theme parks. Lynx bus numbers 50 and 56 go to the Walt Disney World Resort, buses 21, 37 and 40 go to Universal Orlando and 8, 38, 42, 58 and 111 go to the Orange Country Convention Center. Click here for routes
  • Visit the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, accessible via the I-Ride Trolley on 14 North
  • If you plan to stay around the Walt Disney World area, there are several free shuttle buses to various parts of the Walt Disney World
  • Disney’s monorail runs between the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort and the Transportation and Ticket Centre
  • If visiting the Kennedy Space Center, click here for schedules on rocket launches

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