It’s Easy to forget the simple things
We love to help and answer any questions you may have about your Orlando vacation. Here are some of our most common questions about transportation around Orlando.
When flying in should you rent a car?
If you are flying into Orlando you will definitely want to rent a car. Take a shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Walt Disney World or Universal Studios area will cost you around $17 per person. This is expensive when you consider a family of four (4) will pay $68 to get to their destination and then another $68 to return to the airport; for that, you could rent a small economy car for your entire stay. In fact, most car rental companies will offer economy cars for around $22 a day. So for a 5 day stay, it will cost the family with taxes and everything around $120 for the car.
How do I get the best deal on my Orlando Car Rental?
We recommend using RentalCarMomma.com. Funny name but they provide serious savings. Here is a trick to make sure you are getting the absolute best deal. With rental car companies you can make a reservation online, but they do not charge you until you actually come to pick up the car. We suggest our clients make a reservation, and then go to the counter when they get here to Orlando and ask them for their absolute best deal on a car. If they give you a lower price then go ahead and take it, if not tell them that you have a reservation. Please note, don’t try this if you are coming in during high season, because you could find the car rental companies are sold out.
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Do I need to rent a car if I am staying in a vacation home?
If you are staying in a vacation home, condo, or townhome you will need to rent a car. These properties do not provide shuttle service to and from the theme parks.
The hotel I’m staying at offers free Shuttle service to the local theme parks, why do I need a car?
Most of the Orlando hotels around Walt Disney World provide free shuttle service to the area theme parks. Please note, these shuttle buses run 2 or 3 times in the morning and usually 2 times in the evening. For example a typical shuttle schedule is: going to the park 9am, 10am and 11:30am, returning from the park at 5pm and 9:30pm. If you have young children or if your family is not the type to stay at the parks from opening (usually 9am) until closing (usually 9:30pm) then you should probably look into renting a car.
How Easy Is It To Get Around Orlando If I decide To Rent a Car?
Orlando is quite easy to get around. Pretty much I-4 is the main road in Orlando and Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios are easily accessible from the interstate. As long as you stay on the major roads Orlando is pretty easy to get around.