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Orlando Arrival

By air
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
For people who likes to travel by air. Situated 9 miles (14km) south-east of Orlando city centre and some 22 miles (35km) east of Walt Disney World, Orlando International has improved in pace with the city in the last 15-20 years, from handling just 8 million passengers in 1983 to more than 31 million in 2004, Doing it the 15th-ranked airport in the US. It runs some 55 airlines to 82 domestic destinations and 19 internationally.

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
This satellite airport 32 miles (51km) to the north of Orlando has gotten a major UK gateway for many of the main British tour operators, containing Travel City Direct, MyTravel, Thomson, First Choice and Thomas Cook, and in the last few years has also been improved by Several US low-cost carriers, containing TransMeridian, Vacation Express and PanAm. It is much more limited in its scope and services but processes new arrivals extremely quickly compared to Orlando International. There are five car hire companies operating on the airport.

Other International air options are Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) to the northeast, Tampa International Airport (TPA) to the southwest, and Melbourne International Airport (MLB) to the southeast.

By bus
Travellers arriving by Greyhound can move south on SR 423 to Interstate 4 to go to the principal Attractions. Hire cars are nearly omni-present in Orlando and companies as Alamo, Dollar and National possess some of the largest fleets in the world here. UK nationals must think of to bring both parts of their driving licence if they possess the new card, and basic car rental is completely cheaper, although numerous taxes and fees can add considerably to the price. Seatbelts must be worn at all times, front and back, and child-seats must be used for under fours. Local speed limits vary from 55-70mph (88-112kph) on the motorways to as low as 15mph (24kph) in built-ups areas (notably near schools).

By train
Orlando possess an Amtrak station that offers service to Miami or points north up to New York via the Silver Star and Silver Meteor lines. Before of the Hurricane Katrina, Orlando ran as the eastern terminus for the coast to coast Sunset Limited that offered service to Los Angeles via Jacksonville, New Orleans, and San Antonio.

Amtrak offers the principal rail link to Orlando, with direct service to downtown Orlando, plus Winter Park, 10 miles (16km) to the north, and Kissimmee, from south California, Texas and Louisiana, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. The Silver Service runs daily from the north-east, while the Sunset Limited operates three times a week from Los Angeles via Houston and New Orleans.

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