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SandyS June 26th, 2005 09:07 PM

Melbourne Airport
 
Has anyone ever flown into Melbourne Airport and got transportation to Port Canaveral? We will be spending the night before the cruise and need to know how to get to the ship. Thanks

CA Cruiser June 26th, 2005 11:28 PM

Re: Melbourne Airport
 
I grew up in the Cocoa Beach area but have never flown into Melbourne myself. Besides being more expensive to fly into, Since it is a smaller airport, it can and does shut down sometimes due to weather conditions. If I remember correctly it is about a 20-25 minutes ride to PC depending on traffic. We have rented a car from Budget and returned it at their location about 1/2 mile south of the port. There is also Cocoa Beach Shuttle, Arts Shuttle and Mears Shuttle services to PC. Flying into Orlando is your other option which is where we fly in for cruises and visits. The drive is about 45 minutes on the B-line and we have stayed at the Radisson, Comfort Inn and our favorite Hampton Inn. Have a great cruise.


slotaddict June 27th, 2005 07:36 AM

Re: Melbourne Airport
 
Have you already booked your flight into Melbourne?


buttercup3381 June 27th, 2005 07:43 AM

Re: Melbourne Airport
 
We stayed at the Radisson in Melbourne before our last cruise and drove up A1A to get to the port. Hit a lot of lights but like CA Cruiser said, it was only about a 30 minute ride in the car to get there. Melbourne is quieter though and not as touristy. Just my opinion but if you want accessibility and convenience to get to the port, I would say, stay in Cocoa Beach.


Cassandra June 27th, 2005 09:11 AM

Re: Melbourne Airport
 
I've flown into Melbourne - its a pretty good size airport. They can fly in 737's & such, but really don't. I know JetBlue (as of 3 years ago) was pushing to start flying into there.
It's still a puddle jumper airport & not a high volume airport as some of the bigger neighboring cities nearby.

slotaddict June 27th, 2005 09:56 AM

Re: Melbourne Airport
 
The only airline that I know of that regularly flies into Melbourne is Delta, I don;t even think Spirit flies into there any more. I think that their landing fees are very high.
I have family in Melbourne that is the only reason why I know anything at all about the airport. Other than it is small, very nice and never crowded.


SandyS June 28th, 2005 01:55 PM

Re: Re: Melbourne Airport
 
I found airline tickets to be $200 cheaper a person by flying into Melbourne than Orlando. Instead of $1200 for the 3 of us, it was $600. We haven't made the reservations yet and was wondering if Cocoa Beach was better. Thanks for all your help.


slotaddict June 28th, 2005 02:17 PM

Re: Melbourne Airport
 
Sandy, where are you flying from. I live in the Phila area and it is 3x as expensive to fly into Melbourne than Orlando. I can fly into Orlando for 150.00 round trip.


SandyS June 28th, 2005 08:18 PM

Re: Re: Melbourne Airport
 
I'm flying from Dulles in DC. I found Delta for $200 a person to Melbourne. I think the fares were higher b ecause its Thanksgiving week.


slotaddict June 29th, 2005 09:31 AM

Re: Re: Re: Melbourne Airport
 
Sounds reasonable for Melbourne Airport, I have paid as much as 350 RT to fly into there. If that is Rt I would go for it.


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