Orlando Florida, USA travel guide
Two major airports service the city of Orlando, Florida; Orlando International Airport (MCO airport code) and the Orlando Executive airport (ORL airport code). Both are conveniently located, ORL being situated only 3 miles from the business and financial center of Central Florida. This is the better option for the corporate traveler, plus it is fully equipped with restaurants, shops and an array of service points to meet any travelers' needs, wants or last minute gift ideas.
Orlando International Airport caters to tourists and those aiming to visit the city's famed sites such as Walt Disney theme park and various others. It is located 9 miles southeast of Orlando's downtown. As unique as the destination itself this airport boasts a rather unusual but very welcoming effort to make art an integral part of the overall design of its facilities. The airport owns a permanent art collection whose works where commissioned from regional, national and internationally renowned artists. Taking the art tour about the airport's main terminal allows you to see the works.
Orlando airport has one main terminal plus four other airside terminals, servicing a total of 129 gates. All mayor Airlines fly into this airport, Taca being the most recent addition. Aside from the airports multiple eateries and duty – free shopping venues, it also boasts an award winning, 446 room Hyatt Regency Hotel. It has convention and meeting spaces, various restaurants and it is conveniently located inside the airport's main terminal. Many service points, currency exchange posts, information booths and other facilities are also easily allocated throughout the airport.
From the airport in Orlando, Florida, a car hire vehicle will allow you to explore the city in a better way. Beginning your trip in a comfortable and personal ground transportation is an ideal tool to enjoy Orlando, Florida to the fullest. With the freedom to choose your paths, this is the undeniable advantage of car rental from Orlando Airport.
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- Population of Orlando Florida, USA:
Tourist attractions at Orlando Florida, USA
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney opens up a world of wonder and fantasy. Four theme parks embody the enchantment of fairy tales offering fun for the entire family amongst beloved Disney characters.
A 7 seater car rental vehicle collected in Orlando Airport is great for big family transportation to this famous theme-park in Orlando.
Park hours and entrance fees vary, check their web site for accurate individual park times and ticket prices.
Universal Studios Florida
The only place where you can experience the movies and feel like a star. An amazing and exhilarating array of rides, shows, and attractions put you in the limelight and make you the star. The perfect fantastical place to experience your favorite scenes from your all-time favorite movies and TV shows.
Open 365 days a year, operating hours begin at 9am and closing times vary. Consult their web site for up to date information.
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Recommended daytrips from Orlando Florida, USA
Visit Americas Oldest city and delight in comfort and luxury in its lavish beach and golf resorts and bed-and-breakfast inns which occupy 400 year old buildings. It is quaint and cozy and famous for its ghost tours and buildings dating back to 1703.
How to Get There in a rental car in Orlando, Florida:
Drive to this quaint village in your Orlando car hire vehicle. It is located 98 km from Orlando, in a rental car, this is less than 3 hours away.
Everglades National Park
A bit of a drive from Orlando but well worth it if you are into experiencing on of the world's most unique habitats. Air boats are available for hire and are a highly recommended and exciting method of transportation upon which to view the endemic alligators of the region in their natural habitat.
How to get there with a rental car in Orlando, Florida:
A rental car in Orlando, Florida makes everything easier. So since you already hired a car from Orlando Airport, drive in comfort to Everglades National Park. Depending on traffic conditions, it will take you about 5 to 6 hours to drive there in a car hire vehicle from Orlando, Florida.
Located in Tampa Bay but you will feel like you're in Africa, this safari adventure in Florida awaits. Experience first-hand encounters with amazing animals from the Serengeti Plains. Complement your trip with exhilarating roller coaster rides that truly test your courage or enjoy live entertainment outdoors.
How to get there with a car hire in Orlando, Florida:
In a car rental vehicle from Orlando, Florida, head west on 1-4 to I-75. Go north on I-75 to Fowler Avenue and exit #265. Bear left on exit ramp directly onto Fowler Ave. Keep going west to McKinley Drive, turn left on McKinley then proceed south until you see the park´s main entrance and parking.
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Hotels at Orlando Florida, USA
Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
7550 Augusta National Drive
Tel: (407) 240-5555
Tel: 407.313.9000 | Fax: 407.313.9001
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Local conditions for Orlando Florida, USA
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:40:00 -0500
Sunday at 16:00 EST: white cloud. 18°C (64°F)
Temperature: 18°C (64°F), Wind Direction: W, Wind Speed: 9mph, Relative Humidity: 41%, Pressure: 1022mb, falling, Visibility: GO
Weather forecast for Orlando Florida, USA
Sunny intervals, Max Temp: 18°C (64°F), Min Temp: 9°C (48°F)
Max Temp: 18°C (64°F), Min Temp: 9°C (48°F), Wind Direction: WSW, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: very good, Pressure: 1023mb, Humidity: 48%, Sunrise: 07:18EST, Sunset: 17:54EST
Sunny, Max Temp: 18°C (64°F), Min Temp: 9°C (48°F)
Max Temp: 18°C (64°F), Min Temp: 9°C (48°F), Wind Direction: WSW, Wind Speed: 5mph, Visibility: very good, Pressure: 1021mb, Humidity: 65%, Sunrise: 07:17EST, Sunset: 17:55EST
Light rain shower, Max Temp: 20°C (68°F), Min Temp: 5°C (41°F)
Max Temp: 20°C (68°F), Min Temp: 5°C (41°F), Wind Direction: WSW, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: very good, Pressure: 1015mb, Humidity: 65%, Sunrise: 07:17EST, Sunset: 17:56EST
- Airport name:
- Orlando International Airport
- Airport code:
- Phone number:
- +1(0)407 825 2001
- Fax number:
- +1(0)407 857 4079
- 1 Airport Boulevard Orlando Florida 32827-4399 United States of America
- Distance from airport to Orlando:
- Orlando city || 6 Miles / 11 km /20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Orlando
- Car Rental office location:
For car rental in Orlando Airport, car hire counters are conveniently situated on the lower floor in the Terminal Areas A and B.
The following are car rental companies in Orlando Airport for you to collect your rental car at your arrival to the airport:
Airlines providing airport services to Orlando Florida, USA
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- Air Transat
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Bahamas Air
- British Airways
- Copa Airlines
- Miami Air
- Midwest Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Sun Country Airlines
- Sunwing Airlines
- TAM Brazilian
- United Airlines
- US Airways
- Viking Airlines