If you’re flying into Orlando, Florida for a fun-filled Disney Cruise, you’re probably wondering about Orlando airport transportation to Disney Cruise Lines. While you won’t have to worry about getting there in general, you will have to worry about making the right decision about which form of transportation to use and the best shuttle, rental, or car services to use. Before we dive into the different types of Orlando airport transportation to Disney Cruise Lines, there are a few things to keep in mind about Port Canaveral.
Port Canaveral is located on the east coast of central Florida and it is one of the most popular cruise ports on the planet. More than 4.5 million cruise passengers made their way through the terminal in 2006 alone, making Port Canaveral one of the world’s busiest ports. Three of the world’s top cruise lines homeport here. These include Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, and of course, Disney Cruise Lines. Port Canaveral hosts cruises of all kinds such as 3-day, 4-day, and 7-day voyages to Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and more.
Port Canaveral is served by five convenient airports — each within an hours drive (or so) from the port. Daytona Beach International Airport, Space Coast Regional Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Melbourne International Airport, and Orlando International Airport are all nearby.
Orlando International Airport (OIA) is the main hub for air travel to and from Central Florida. The airport is home to 57 airlines and more than 34 million passengers walk through its terminals each year. This means that whether you plan to drive to Port Canaveral or you are planning to take a shuttle or use a driver from OIA, it’s best to book well in advance. Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, L&M Car Rental, and National, to name a few.
There are a few things to keep in mind about parking if you’re planning to drive. Port Canaveral parking is very secure. It is paved, gated, and under 24-hour surveillance. Parking costs $15/day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length; $8/half day for vehicles up to 20 feet in length, and $26/day for vehicles over 20 feet. Payment for the entire stay is in advance and the port accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Traveler’s Checks issued in U.S. dollars.
As stated at on the Port Canaveral website, Port Canaveral is located in Brevard County in the middle of Florida’s east coast. It is easily reachable by an efficient system of highways. Limited-access State Road 528 (The Beachline), State Road 520 and State Road 50 are the Port’s east-west highway links. These highways intersect with U.S. Highway 1, Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 4 to provide excellent access to and from the Port for Florida and the nation. To plot your own route, visit Port Canaveral’s Maps and Directions page. For directions to Port Canaveral from OIA click here.
If you would rather have someone else do the driving, there are five different taxi companies to choose from including: Ace Metro/Luxury Cab (407.855.1111), Diamond Cab Company (407.523.3333), Star Taxi (407.857.9999), Town & Country Transport (407.828.3035), and Yellow/City Cab (407.422.2222) taxis from OIA to Port Canaveral cost $105, one way. You can also visit CruiseShuttles.com to check out rates for shuttles from OIA directly to your Disney Cruise Ship. You can choose from vans, limousines, and town cars – it’s up to you!