Transportation Guide: Getting Around with Florida Rentals
Whether you are staying in a rental home, a house for rent by owner or a
holiday villa getting around Orlando and Kissimee is a snap for vacationers. LYNX is
the public transportation for central Florida. Downtown Orlando also has the
LYNMO system, which is free. You can get a one-week pass for the LYNX system,
which is perfect for short term vacation rentals. Passes cost $16 and can bought in
advance via the golynx.com website. If you’d like to visit Walt Disney World, there
are a series of busses and shuttles that can take you there from convenient stops
near your rental home. If you’d like to ride in style, there are also taxis and limos
that you can pick you up directly from you holiday home rental. If you are planning a
long-term vacation in a home rental by owner for example, renting a car could be a
good option especially if you have children. It saves the hassle of timing and
schlepping strollers around.
Orlando has a commuter-rail system called Sunrail. It operates during the
week and will soon be extended to Kissimee. Getting to and from the airport is
nobody’s cup of tea, but a variety of public and private transportation options make
it easy. Regional hubs include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. Kissimee
is a Greyhound and Amtrak stop, so you can travel by train or bus if flying doesn’t
suit you. Many Florida vacationers opt for a vacation cruise. Florida is a popular
destination for cruise ships and many tourists take the high seas for a taste of
adventure and luxury. Be sure to look at Central Florida maps before moving into
your vacation rental.
Planning your trip beforehand will ensure that you see all that
Central Florida has to offer. Planning which museums, beaches, landmarks,
shopping destinations, and parks you’d like to visit can help you decide what type of
transportation will best suit your needs. If you’d like to bring you car from the east
coast you can load everything and everyone up in your car and be ferried down by
Amtrak’s auto train. This saves you gas and the long car ride. You arrive in Florida
the next day after an evening departure. This way you can enjoy the convenience of
your own ride without the hassle of driving all the way down.
You shouldn’t let the logistics of your trip prevent you from a dream vacation
in a villa with a pool, a luxury condo, or a Florida beach rental.