Getting Around Orlando
Travelers who book flights to Orlando will often rent cars during the process. The car is by far the most popular way to get around the city, which exhibits a notable suburban sprawl. BYOjet can offer you special deals on rental cars in Orlando, and even help you book your hotel at a discounted rate. Just speak to one of our specialists or use our convenient online booking tool.
While the car is the most efficient way to get around Orlando, the city still suffers from significant traffic congestion – especially during rush hour. Traffic jams are very common near the major tourist areas and theme parks, particularly in the late afternoon and on weekend nights.
We recommend taking full advantage of local 511 service – you can get free, up-to-date traffic information by calling 511. This can help you avoid accidents, congestion, and other traffic nuances on your way around Orlando.
When driving in Orlando, pay special attention to other drivers on the road – aggressive driving is common and many drivers will speed recklessly along its major highways. It is common for aggressive drivers to tailgate cars moving along at the legal speed limit simply because so many drivers ignore those limits.
Also, ask your car rental company how it deals with the city's automatic toll roads. These roads use automatic transponders to assess tolls so that drivers don't have to stop and pay cash – but they rely on prepaid accounts that your car rental company should set up and provide for.
You can also easily get around Orlando by relying on shuttle buses. Most of the city's resorts, hotels, and theme parks offer shuttle bus service directly from the airport. Disney's Magical Express takes passengers from the airport directly to Walt Disney World, and the Orlando Airport Van provides shuttle service to Universal Studios Florida and Sea World.
For service to the rest of Orlando after leaving the airport, rely on the citywide LYNX service. Rides cost $2 and operate along 60 different lines covering most of Orlando. There is also one free bus service called LYMMO, operating a downtown circuit.