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How to Travel from Miami to the "Land of Mickey"


LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MAY 02: In this handout photo provided by Disney, Disney characters (L-R) Doc, Happy Dwarf and Sleepy Dwarf take the stage to help dedicate the park's newest attraction
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Orlando is the home of many fun theme parks including the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and many more. If you have kids, it is an essential Florida destination and a great side-trip from Miami.

To learn more about Orlando attractions, visit the About.com Orlando Travel Site. One good option to consider for your trip is the Go Orlando Card. It gives you free or discounted admission to over 50 of the most popular attractions, activities, and tours in the city.

Getting There by Car

Pros: Quick; You can travel on your own schedule
Cons: Rental car and fuel costs

Orlando is located about 232 miles north of Miami. It takes about 4 hours to get there by car. If you will have a car, you can drive there easily via Florida’s Turnpike. For directions, just check for driving directions from Miami on the web site of the attraction or hotel that will be your first stop.

Getting There by Air

Pros: Very short flight
Cons: High cost; Wait times and hassles at the airport

If flying is your preference, tickets cost depends on the season and the flight lasts about 1 hour. You can check current flight rates from Miami to Orlando.

Getting There by Shuttle

Pros: Cheap; Reliable
Cons: Waiting while shuttle picks up other passengers

If you prefer not to drive, there are several shuttles that provide transportation. Here are a few shuttle companies providing this service:

MiamiBeach411.com’s Miami to Orlando Shuttle (Daily)
A 60-passenger motor coach picks you up at various points in South Florida between 5 am and 8 am, arriving in Orlando at 11:15 am.

MiamiBeach411.com’s Express Van to Orlando (Fri, Sat, Sun)
A 14- or 33-passenger van picks you up at various points in South Florida between 3 pm and 5 pm, arriving in Orlando at 8 pm.

Hiring Private Transportation

Pros: Quick; You can travel on your own schedule
Cons: Expensive

There are several private transportation companies that service the South Florida area, and many of them provide transportation to and from Orlando. Check out our List of Private Transportation Companies and submit a few quotes to get the best price.

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