Domestic and international airlines serve several major airports in Florida: Jacksonville International (JAX), Miami International (MIA), Orlando International (MCO) and Tampa International (TIA).
Many smaller airports are located throughout the state. The Tampa International Airport (TIA) is convieniently located and very close to downtown and the beaches. Orlando International Airport (MCO) may be reached at Flight Time Information: (407) 825-8463, or for General Inquiries: (407) 825-2001.
Rental cars are readily available at the airport. Rental prices are among the lowest in the country. Ask about special fly-drive package rates. For rental car companies located in the airport see the table below.
TSA's guide to permitted & prohibited carry on luggage items.
Amtrak stops in Lakeland, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sebring, Tampa, Miami, and Winterhaven as well as many other towns in the state. The trains that run between Los Angeles and Jacksonville cross the northern part of Florida, stopping in Pensacola, Tallahassee and other cities. Amtrak’s Autotrain service, which will transport both you and your car by rail, runs from Lorton, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), to Sanford, Florida (about 20 mi/30 km north of Orlando).
Reservations are a must on the autotrain. Another car/train service is the Florida Fun Train that runs between Hollywood, Florida, and Kissimmee (near Orlando). It includes special entertainment cars for children and a wine bar and pub for the grownups. Telephone Number: 1-800-USA-RAIL
Greyhound provides bus service between Florida cities and to points outside the state. Telephone Number: Charter: (800) 454-2487
Three major interstate highways start (or end) in Florida: I-95 from the Maine-Canada border to Miami; I-10 from Los Angeles to Jacksonville; and I-75 from the Canada-Michigan border at Sault Ste. Marie to just outside Miami. The Florida Turnpike (a toll road) splits off of I-75 northwest of Orlando and runs to Homestead, south of Miami. I-4 runs from near Daytona Beach - thru Orlando - to Tampa.
Once on I-4, Orlando is very easy to find.
Just a few airlines that serve Orlando: