If you take the turnpike which is a toll road you can make it there is about 3 hours. If you go over to I-95 you won't have tolls but once you get around West Palm & south traffic gets crowded & will probably add 1/2 hour to an hour to your drive.
I am planning on doing the exact same thing... I want to rent a mustang from Hertz (quite cheap) but can some one advice me on the fuel consumption on mustangs as in ireland we dont have them here
well i did the route from orlando to miami, we did it in a ford econoline 8 seater we left on a full tank and did have to fill up till about half way back but even then we still had i think a quarter or maybe a bit more left. it took about 4 hours ish and did the turnpike ok it cost a few bucks but it was an easy drive
ec07, to be on the consertive side average 20miles per gallon. The tank should be at least a 15-gall one. And the distance is about 250 miles.
no i meant on the return journey, this year well sept 2007 me and a friend had a jeep commander great car but sucked on gas, as did its replacement a grand cherokke lardedo, so this year got a feeble sebring
I've done this several times, using the turnpike- 4 hours. And I drive about 5 mph over the limit, so gosh knows how fast the 3 hour driver was going lol.
amanx what was you driving a Tractor Ive done it in 3 1/2 hours ,mind you I did get a ticket for speeding my one and only .
He was very nice though and halfed the fine as he read my licence the Usa way and thought it was my birthday .
We stop at Venice for lunch ,you can then return via the boring toll road route which is much quicker ,or come back via the I95 which is also senic .
Depends if you want to see more of florida than motorways .
Skyway route with stop about 5/12 hours but well worth it .
Have fun :)
I live in Melbourne which is directly across from Orlando on the coast so you probably do have to add a little time for being inland. However I usually keep up witht the flow of traffic which is about 80 to 85 miles per hour. Especially futher south, drivers will practically run you over on the highways if you aren't keeping up with them. Stay in the slow lane if you aren't going to speed or you will have people tailgating and horn blowing.Try to time your drive not to be during rush hour & it will be a smoother trip.
I always think it's a big mistake whatever country you are in to simply rush from one place to the next along turnpikes and Interstates. Even if I took nemmis's route I would miss out Alligator Alley and take US41, slower but infinitely more interesting.
My map book gives the Orlando to Miami distance as 232miles, so to do this in 3 hours would be idiotic and dangerous, averaging nealy 80 miles an hour.
Remember US Gallons are 11% smaller than Imperial. Regular unleaded has spiked to $3.25 a gallon this week.