Orlando Transportation Services

Orlando Transportation Services
25Dec 2015

Getting around Orlando is easy, as there are many Orlando transportation options, from Train to shuttle services.  Public transport is the best way to get around, as the schedule is excellent, and all means of transportation reach destination on time.  If you don’t feel like hiring a car, don’t worry, Orlando has so many other modes of transportation to offer at affordable prices.

  1. Bus System
  • Lymmo Bus System

The Lymmo Bus System allows visitors to see, feel and hear the essence of Orlando’s vibrant city life.  It’s a great experience and is highly recommended to all.  Best of all, it’s FREE!

Lines and Routes

The Orange Line runs every 7 minutes, or every 15 minutes in off- peak season.  Recently, the line expanded to the North Quarter District, allowing broader access and further mobility.  The Grapefruit line runs every 10 minutes during peak timings and 15 minutes off peak.   The buses have a ramp for those with wheelchairs and with disabilities.

  • Lynx Bus System

This is the first public transport provider in Orlando and it covers over 2500 square miles throughout the Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties.  The Lynx Bus System has a regular bus schedule with 61 different routes and the buses provide comfort and convenience of bike racks.  The Lynx Bus System currently has over 235 buses and 70 vans running.

What else does the Lynx Bus System offer?

The Lynx Bus System offers:

  • Shuttle service to events
  • Assistance for those who have special needs
  • Door- to- door transportation for those who require special treatment and cannot use the regular bus service.
  • Special fares for students, physically and mentally challenged customers, or those older than 65 years

Orlando-Lynx-Bus

Booking:- http://www.golynx.com/

  1. Bike Share

The Bike Share has finally come to Orlando.  The newJuice Bike Share program ensures increased mobility in Downtown Orlando.  It connects existing transit lines such as the bus systems and the SunRail, and it provides another transportation option which is affordable and popular.

Bikes are picked up and dropped off at the assigned Bike Share stations.  This system allows users to find out where bikes are located, rent a bike or place a bike on hold through the free Social Bicycles app.

How is Bike Share used?

  • Reserve a bike using the app, or visit the website.
  • Release the bike, by using the 4 digit pin on the keypad to unlock the bike.
  • Ride, holster the U-Bar lock and the bike is ready to use.
  • Return the bike at one of the share stations.

Bike Lanes and Pathways

Bike lanes and pathways are important to the transportation system.  They have the ability to link different modes of transport like the bus system.  Downtown Orlando is filled with different bike lanes so that bikers can comfortably move around without the fear of being thrust into heavy traffic.  Check out the Metro plan Orlando for detailed information on all bike lanes.  Bike Share is the perfect way to see Downtown Orlando.

Bike Share Orlando

Booking:- https://orlando.socialbicycles.com/

  1. Taxis

This is the most familiar option to many people and it offers a huge variety of places to go, without having to stop at different places to let other passengers on and off.  Mears is the largest provider of taxis in Orlando.  They have a fleet of over 600 cars with state- of- the- art GPS.  This is a convenient alternative to get in and out of Downtown Orlando.

For most Taxi services you do not need to make arrangements in advance.  Taxis are usually available at stands ready to pick up guests and take them to their destinations.

Tip: Use only metered taxis.  All of Mears Taxis are metered.  Those without a meter are known for overcharging.

The following companies offer their taxi services:

  • Yellow Cab Company
  • Airport Shuttle USA, Inc.
  • Central Florida Transportation Group, Inc.
  • Advantage Yellow Cab

Call one of these services to grab a cab to your next destination!

Orlando Taxi

Booking :- http://www.orlandotaxitransportation.net/

  1. SunRail

SunRailis a popular service and because of its growing demand, the service has extended on top of the usual SunRail weekday schedule.  The last train leaves Church St. Station at 10.30pm.

The advanced SunRail schedule is made especially to get residents and visitors to Downtown Orlando, so they can easily roam around and enjoy events taking place at the Amway Centre.

This is a great alternative to taxis and shuttles.

Where are the SunRail stations located?

Downtown Orlando has 2 stations.  These stations are located on Church Street and Lynx Central.

Orlando Sunrail

Booking:- http://interactive.orlandosentinel.com/sunrail/

  1. O-Cartz  

This is a safe, reliable and convenient shuttle service.  It provides a safe, clean, efficient and affordable transportation alterative to the hustle and bustle of other conventional vehicles.  The O-Cartz has a positive impact on air quality.  The intention behind the O-Cartz is to make pedestrian and environmentally friendly by reducing the need for automobile use.  Each O-Cartz seats 6 passengers comfortably including the driver.  Make sure you try this; it will be an experience worth remembering.

O-Cartz

Booking :- http://ocartz.com/

  1. Horse Drawn Carriage

Take a ride on a Horse Drawn Carriage which will take you back in time and around Downtown Orlando.  The ride will send you back to historic times and provides a fun outdoor experience.

Horse Drawn Carriage

Booking:- http://www.downtownorlando.com/getting-around/horse-drawn-carriages/#.Vn2gn7Z961s

  1. Pedicabs

Pedicabs are a wonderful way to get around Downtown during late night weekend outings.  Each pedicab seats four and can be found in Downtown Orlando and can be experienced from Tuesday to Saturday nights.  The Pedicab provides a safe way to roam around downtown Orlando.  The black cabs are well lit, comfortable and can go to different areas of Orlando where cabs and cars can’t.

Pedicabs orlando

Booking:- http://redipedicabservices.com/pedicab/

  1. Shuttle

This is the most economical way to travel around Orlando.  A shuttle seats 15 people and requires you to combine your trip with other people.  This allows for discounted rates for trips.  It is a fantastic way to visit all the attractions and also allows you to go out further to see areas like Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Centre and the Tampa Area.

The Shuttle service offers its services for around $20 for a one way adult ticket from Orlando International Airport to Disney/Universal.

Shuttle service companies are as follows:

  • Mears Transportation
  • Super Shuttle

Shuttles come out to the following places for these prices:

  • Orlando Airport to Disney/Universal: $19
  • LEGOLAND to Premium Outlets: $10

Orlando Shuttle Service

Booking:- http://www.orlandoshuttleservice.com/

  1. I-Ride Trolley

The I-Ride Trolley is a great, economical option for travel in Orlando.  Get around the International Drive area with ease, and it is the least expensive option.  Prices start off at $1.25 per ride and kids under 12 go for free.   Unlimited passes range from $4- $17 based on the locations and time frame.

I-Ride Trolley orlando

Booking:- http://www.iridetrolley.com/

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