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Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

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Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

We are going on a cruise from port canaveral & would like to spend a couple of nights before cruise in cocoa beach pre- cruise. Any suggestions for transportation from Orlando airport to cocoa beac? Do any hotels provide transportation? We'd like to stay @ Hilton maybe? We can purchase a transfer back to airport.

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1. Re: Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

I would recommend a car rental for the time that you will be there. IMO, you need more than transportation from MCO to Cocoa Beach and then to the port. Having a car in Cocoa Beach will give you the freedom to explore the area.

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2. Re: Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

Thanks for the information.

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3. Re: Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

There are pages of posts on this subject. Just search on "Orlando airport transportation".

There are also posts on transportation on TA's sister website, http://www.cruisecritic.com .Look under Port Canaveral.

You have several choices, but one is just renting a car and driving over, because you then have the use of the vehicle for at least 24 hours. Rates are often very reasonable, there is usually no one-way charge, and the drive itself is very easy, taking only about 45 minutes on the uncrowded Beachline Expressway. The companies with offices at Cocoa Beach or the port are: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty. Websites such as Priceline.com also offer good prices.

There are also dozens of shared shuttle services, which use vans and small buses and serve not only the port, but also nearby hotels. Rates typically range from $30 to $35 per person one-way (plus tip), but occasionally there are prices as low as $25, especially if you buy round-trip. Service standards vary, with a common complaint being having to wait for the shuttle to show up. When I don't drive my own car, I use Cocoa Beach Shuttle ( www.cbshuttle.com , don't confuse with generic Cocoa Beach shuttles) and have found them reliable, although I have had to sometimes wait up to 30 minutes as it is a shared service. You could also look at www.travelynxusa.com , which also has a good reputation.

The Orlando International Airport website and Port Canaveral websites also have lists of ground transportation companies.

If you don't want shared shuttles, you can also get private limo services, which operate dedicated vans and limos. These usually start around $125 one-way, but that accommodates multiple passengers.

A metered taxi will cost at least $130 one-way, although you can sometimes negotiate a better fixed rate in advance. There is no public bus service between the cities, as it's about a 50-mile drive.

Finally, the above rates apply to Orlando International Airport. Orlando - Sanford Airport is farther away (about a 70-minute drive) and shuttle rates are considerably more expensive.

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I've been checking rental car rates online & they are all charging a one-way fee of at least $20 to cocoa beach which is reasonable but from cocoa beach to orlando airport they are charging $50.00. Which car rental company do you use that does not charge one-way fees?

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5. Re: Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

When we go to the airport and back, we use Hertz, and don't pay a drop-off fee. Maybe because we have the #1 Gold card and President's Club. In the past, when we've used Alamo and Budget, we didn't pay a drop-off fee and the counter reps confirmed that the port was considered as part of the Orlando area even though it's 50 miles away. If you find that the deals are changing, you might try to book through Hotwire or Priceline. I just priced a one-day rental in September on Hotwire, and cars were running $20-24 a day for medium and full sizes. There were some fees and taxes added but no drop-off charge, so the total charges were $54-65 respectively.

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6. Re: Orlando airport transportation to cocoa beach?

Thanks so much!

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We flew into the Orlando airport three days early to go to the Kennedy Space Center. We used Cocoa Beach Shuttle to pick us up at the airport and deliver us to our hotel. We chose to stay at the Best Western in Cocoa Beach and were very pleased. This hotel has several buildings in it and we stayed in the suites towers building. We used Cocoa Beach Shuttle to pick us up at the airport and deliver us to the hotel, pick us us up in the morning and bring us to and pick us up from Kennedy Space Center and to bring us to the Cruise port and to pick us up after our cruise and deliver us to the airport. We were very pleased

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