Means of Transport in Orlando: Best Ways to Travel around City
The great Orlando city is full of wonders and fun – and this city is unthinkable without transport in order to visit all well-known places. Which one to choose? Bus, taxi, trolley or car rental in Orlando? Our article will help you make the choice.
Public transport in Orlando works well and consistently. The main its representatives are the Lynx buses. However, it is not very convenient to use buses here. Why? There are a lot of bus stops and the bus literally stops every 100 m, if the driver was asked by passengers or if the passengers are standing at a stop. Lynx buses run on 60 routes, and city buses Lymmo are free of charge and serve a certain route in the city center. There is a special line for Lymmo. Due to the fact that the buses are moving very slowly, sometimes the route takes 3 minutes longer than on the bus. However, if you decide to walk, be prepared to feel lonely and very uncomfortable, because people in Orlando walk a little.
I-Ride Trolley is an urban trolleybus, which primarily takes tourists to the attractions’ area. Unfortunately, there is no special dedicated lane for it, which makes the movement on it sufficiently slow and long. There are 85 stops along the main routes to International Drive and 22 stops on the Universal Drive route. The price is 2 USD per trip.
You can get to the destination by taxi, for example Yellow Cab or Meares Transportation. The trip on average will cost 20-30 USD. But, if you want to travel by taxi all day, then this kind of transport will greatly affect your wallet. And in general, a taxi is an expensive kind of pleasure, especially for long trips.
Because of the size of Florida, there is a need for reliable transportation to move around the state. The best way to travel around the city and its surroundings will be if you rent a car in Orlando. Orlando is famous as the “capital” of car hire, there are a lot of companies specializing in this sphere. The car is also convenient because the sights are widely spread across the city and the outskirts.
Most of the tourists, without leaving the airport, immediately sit into a comfortable car. The price for it is rather cheap – from 40 USD per day you can rent an American pickup. In Orlando, there are special conditions on hiring a car – age from 21 years, driving experience from a year, plus a “credit card” for making a deposit.
Please note that in the afternoon in the city center, traffic jams are formed, and also on Friday evening and throughout Saturday, traffic around tourist areas is often difficult. Just call 511 in order to get free information about traffic on the road.
The USA is the most motorized country in the world: almost everyone has a personal car here. If to speak about the roads, we should say that they are in excellent condition and to travel along them is really a great pleasure. Straight as an arrow American highways, running through the desert plains, thanks to Hollywood are famous throughout the world. As you know, Americans prefer powerful big cars. However, recently they are increasingly being interested to more economical cars. Therefore, in Orlando car rental services, cars of various classes are available, both premium and economy. Now it depends on you, what kind of transport suits you more, but we consider a rented car to be the best option for travelling!