Car Hire Orlando International Airport
Orlando, Florida is home to a number of world famous tourist attractions such as Disney World Resort and Universal Studios making it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the US. Due to the size and location of the city hiring a car from Orlando Airport is one of the most common ways of getting around.
Where to hire a car at Orlando Airport
The car hire desks are located on the ground floors of Terminal A and Terminal B. You will find Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, National, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Firefly.
A number of car rental companies also operate nearby Orlando Airport and offer shuttle buses from the airport so you can pick up your car. These include Ace Rent a Car and Sixt.
Petrol Stations near Orlando Airport
If you hire a car from Orlando Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before returning the rental car to avoid additional charges.
You will find a large number of petrol station on the roads surrounding Orlando Airport making it easy to find one most convenient for you.
A 7-Eleven is on Jetport Drive, a 5 minute drive from the airport after exiting the Martin Anderson Beachline Expressway at exit 8. To the north of the airport on McCoy Road there is another 7-Eleven.
If you are approaching the airport from the south exit the 417 toll road at exit 14 before you reach the airport. There are two gas stations here on Landstar Boulevard, a RaceTrac and a Mobil.
Driving around Orlando Airport
When leaving the airport you will encounter toll roads such as the 528 and the 417, although it may be possible to reach your destination by avoiding the tolls using the I-4 this a highly congested road and will add a significant amount of time to your journey.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Orlando which you can drive to from the airport.
Known as the theme park capital of the world there is still plenty of things to do in the city if you want to take a break from the theme parks.
The drive from Orlando Airport to Orlando will take 25 minutes, the 13 mile drive is via the South Semoran Boulevard and then west on the FL-408.
A number of attractions and hotels in Orlando are located on, or near the Interstate 4 and if you are heading towards this road you are likely to face congestion and delays. Parking generally isn’t an issue in Orlando with most hotels, resorts and attractions offering parking for their guests.
Disney World Resort
Where magic comes to life, Walt Disney World is the most visited tourist attraction in Florida. With 31 resort hotels to choose from you can stay bring your holiday to life and stay close to the magic.
Disney World Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, a 19 mile, 25 minute drive from Orlando Airport. After exiting the airport on Jeff Fuqua Boulevard take the exit onto the FL-528 west toll road and follow the signs for Disney World.
If you are staying at the resort you will get complimentary car parking otherwise parking is $17 per day.
You should expect to encounter traffic and congestion on your journey, especially during the evenings, weekends and peak summer season.
The convenient location of Kissimmee has made it a family friendly base for those looking to drive to the Walt Disney theme parks and other Orlando attractions.
Orlando Airport to Kissimmee is a 30 minute, 19 mile drive via the Central Florida Greeneway FL-417 toll road.