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Old July 20th, 2007, 07:02 AM
letsgocrusin letsgocrusin is offline
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Here is a little information:

Travelling to and from Orlando (MCO) airport and to the port

When you exit the airport you will merge onto the Highway 528 (also called Beachline 528) and travel about 45 miles to Cape Canaveral. There is one toll to pay which is $1.25. There are no restaurants along the way until the highway ends and becomes a 4-lane surface street. Travel time: 45 mins.

Look here for a huge list of transportation options:

Car Rental
All agree that the cheapest option is to rent a car one-way from the airport, drive to the port, drop luggage/family off at port, drop rental car off and take rental car shuttle back to the port. Repeat in reverse for your post-cruise trip back to the airport. Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Avis and all have drop off locations and free round trip shuttles very close to the port (companies are listed in order of closeness to the port). These four places are open on Sundays and their port shuttles start early in the morning until the afternoon.

National does not have shuttle service to the port. Enterprise has a location on Merritt Island which is a barrier island between the mainland and the beach. They will shuttle you both ways during normal business hours which are M-f 9-6 and Sat 9-12. The closest Dollar car rental is on South Babcock in Melbourne which is about 20 to 25 mins away from the port. Your best bets are Budget, Thrifty, Avis and Hertz.

Look here for car rental coupons and discount codes:

Can I walk to the port from my hotel?

It’s about 2 miles from the closest hotel (Raddison or Country Inns and Suites), along a highway with no sidewalk. Not recommended!

After car rental, the next recommended alternative to a taxi is a shuttle service.
Shuttle companies:

Cocoa beach Shuttle 321-631-4144 or 888-784-4144;
Art’s Shuttle 321-783-2112 or 800-567-5099; (Mention Disboard for 10% discount)
Note: Most of the popular shuttle companies servicing the port are not private shuttles (they will wait for all reservations to board before leaving). If you need a private shuttle request it specifically!

Towncar/Private Van companies:

Florida Tours

Sunrise Florida Transportation.

Taxi Service to the port and around the port area:

One way from the Orlando airport to the port is 70-80 dollars. Taking a taxi from your Cocoa Beach / Cape Canaveral hotel to the port will run you around $5-7. 10 minutes drive time from anywhere in Cocoa Beach.

Checker Cab of Brevard County 321-799-0377
Tropical Storm 321-783-4445
Space Port Transport 321-986-8026
Yellow 321-636-1234
Beach Line 321-704-0502
Cape Canaveral Cab 321-783-8294

One-Way Taxi Rates from Cape Canaveral to:

International Drive $95-120
Walt Disney World $95-120
Orlando Airport $65-85
Space Coast Regional Airport $65-85
Orlando Sanford International Airport $90-100
Dayton International Airport $100-110
Kennedy Space Center $30-35
Merritt Square Mall $13-15
Cocoa Beach Pier $7-10
Melbourne International Airport $35-45
Miami $300-350

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