Orlando Transportation Options- International Drive
April 10, 2015
If you are coming to Orlando on vacation, we want to help you figure out how to get around. If you flew to Orlando and don’t have a car, this post is for you! First and foremost, Orlando doesn’t have a subway system and you’d be surprised to learn how many people aren’t aware of that. Below are a few transportation options that are very easy to use if you are staying with us at Stay Sky Suites I-Drive. If you want to read about three more transportation options available in Orlando, please check out this blog post for Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, our sister property located near Disney.
The I-RIDE Trolleys are the easiest way to get around International Drive! If you haven’t been to Orlando, International Drive is a very popular road for tourists. It has both Premium outlet malls, chain restaurants, unique restaurants, bars, gift shops and various ways of entertainment for kids and adults. Check out this post for a few night out places that you can’t miss at I-drive. The fares are also very affordable at $2 a ride and need to be paid in exact change. They also offer passes, and you can check all prices here.
This is the newest addition to Orlando’s transportation portfolio. The SunRail trains are comfortable and very user-friendly. They offer Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, tables, power outlets, restrooms, luggage storage and bike racks. It sounds absolutely wonderful, and it is! The only downside is that there aren’t many routes available yet. The SunRail does have a partnership with Lynx, so you can do transfers from the Lynx buses, but please check the SunRail routes before deciding to elect this is as your transportation method.
Uber is also a very new addition to Orlando’s transportation options. This ride sharing system became popular pretty quickly for people find it convenient and affordable. Here’s how it works: you download the Uber app on your phone, create an Uber account and link your credit card to it. Uber will use your phone’s GPS to determine your location and order you a car that is near your exact location. The driver will start the meter when you enter the car and your credit card will be charged the final fare. It is very user friendly. It’s also great for travelers, because when you first sign up you get a discount code that you can share with your friends to enjoy even cheaper rides! They have bigger vehicles to accommodate larger parties and you can also see estimated rates before ordering a car.
I hope this post was informative and helped you make a decision regarding your choice of transportation while in Orlando. Whatever way you choose to go, we are sure you will have a magical time!