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Finding your way from Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral is crucial for travelers embarking on a cruise adventure from this bustling Florida port. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a seasoned seafarer, the logistics of reaching your cruise terminal can sometimes feel like a puzzle waiting to be solved. Fortunately, Sail Port Canaveral is here to guide you through the process and provide all the essential information to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition from the airport to Port Canaveral.
Join us on this travel journey as we unravel the intricacies of reaching Port Canaveral from Orlando International Airport, so you can focus on what truly matters—making lasting memories on your cruise vacation.
Many travelers flying into Orlando wisely opt to arrive a day ahead of their cruise departure, ensuring they won’t miss the ship due to potential flight delays, traffic snarls, or adverse weather conditions.
Our Fly, Snooze & Cruise packages are designed to streamline your pre-cruise preparations. Instead of dealing with the logistics of transportation and accommodation yourself, Sail Port Canaveral’s dedicated team will handle all the arrangements for you.
Our Fly, Snooze & Cruise packages are available from Orlando International Airport for groups of up to four guests, with the option to add additional guests for a nominal fee. Please note that, at present, packages from Sanford International and Melbourne International airports are not available.
Perhaps you’ve already taken care of your pre-cruise accommodations and you just need a ride from the airport to Florida’s Space Coast. Port Canaveral is 45 miles from Orlando International Airport, about a 45-minute drive on State Road 528 also known as the Beach Line. Fortunately, there are several convenient transportation options to choose from, ensuring that your transition from the airport to the cruise terminal is as smooth as possible.
We highly recommend Cocoa Beach Express as your shuttle provider. They provide hassle-free shuttle transportation services connecting the airport to Port Canaveral and various hotels in the Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach vicinity. The shuttle rides are priced at $28 per person for one-way trips or $50 per person for round-trip journeys.
Most Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach area hotels do not offer complimentary airport shuttle services. The following hotels use Cocoa Beach Express as their preferred provider:
There is a variety of taxi cab providers available at the airport. Most taxis can accommodate a maximum of 9 passengers and maintain a consistent fare rate, irrespective of the number of passengers on board. All taxis operating at the airport adhere to the City of Orlando’s Vehicle-for-Hire ordinance, which mandates that fares are calculated using a taximeter and flat fees are not authorized. However, a one-way trip costs approximately $115.
All ride-share companies (such as Uber, Lyft, and Wingz) may pick up passengers on the Arrivals Curb at the airport. Depending on how many passengers and your needs, your fare can run from $64 to $177 one way.
Orlando International Airport offers a range of on-site rental car providers for your convenience. You may have the option to rent and return your car in the Cocoa Beach area or keep it parked for the duration of your cruise at Park Port Canaveral, returning it to the airport once your cruise concludes. The choice is yours for a seamless travel experience.
Whichever mode of transportation you select, the goal remains the same: a seamless journey to the Port Canaveral cruise terminal, allowing you to set sail with ease and embark on your unforgettable cruise adventure.
Booking your pre-cruise stay on Florida’s Space Coast doesn’t have to be a hassle. Trust our team at Sail Port Canaveral to find the best price and accommodations for you.
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