Getting Around Orlando

The most convenient way of getting into Orlando is to fly. The city is served by Orlando International Airport, which is located just a few minutes outside of the city's CBD. The airport is one of the busiest in the country as it handles over 400,000 flights and 35 million passengers each year. Almost all major airlines operate daily flights in and out of the airport. Direct flights can be found to virtually any major city in the US and several international cities in Europe and North America. Beyond the international airport, the city also is the home to Orlando Sanford Airport, which is located just 15 minutes from the city and handles many regional flights.

Due to its centric location within the state, driving into Orlando is another option. Interstate 4 runs directly through the city and several other major arteries, including highways 91, 408, and 417, provide access to several other major cities located throughout Orlando. Drivers could get to and from Tampa, FL within just 90 minutes, Jacksonville, FL within just two hours, and Miami within just three hours.

Another option for getting into Orlando would be to take a train. The city is served by Amtrak's Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, which provides service to several other cities located in Florida. The city is also a common stop along the Silver Meteor and Silver Star train lines, which provide direct service to several other cities located along the eastern seaboard as well as the southern United States. From these lines, a traveler could connect to virtually any major city in the United States.

Many commuters that are coming into Orlando also can choose to take a bus. The national Greyhound Bus Lines operates several buses each day out of the city. The Orlando Greyhound Bus Station is conveniently located in downtown Orlando. Travelers can normally find several buses each day, which can be used to connect directly to any other city in Florida.

Once inside the city, there are some public transportation options for getting around. The most expansive public transport is served by the LYNX bus system. The LYNX bus system is an expansive system that has a total of 65 different bus routes and over 5,000 different bus stops located conveniently throughout Orlando and several of the other surrounding communities. The bus systems can be used to get into the Orlando CBD, the airport, and any of the attractions in the area. Over 85,000 people ride the LYNX bus system each day.