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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 04:50 PM
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Does anyone know of a good shuttle service to use?

I am going on vacation in a month to FL and I am looking for a good, reliable shuttle company. Also, I am trying to maintain a pretty tight budget so I don't want anything terribly expensive. I will be arriving at the Orlando MCO Airport and I will be needing transportation to Miami. My family and I are going to South Beach for a week. There are 5 of us. Any ideas? Suggestions?
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 04:58 PM
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Orlando and Miami are about 4 hours apart if you're driving. You can take Amtrak or Greyhound, I believe, but with 5 people and luggage you might find it less expensive to rent a car.
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 04:58 PM
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It is 3 1/2 hours away; you'd have been better to fly to MIA.
But that likely isn't an option at this late date.

Can you rent a car? It would be the least expensive way to get 5 of you to Miami.

Check this out:
http://www.redcoachusa.com/
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 05:22 PM
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I agree - renting a car is likely your best option. This is similar to flying into Washington to visit NYC - same distance between Orlando and Miami.
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Be aware that if you use a rental car and take the shortest route using the Turnpike there are exits which do not allow you to use cash so plan accordingly, route-wise.
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 06:04 PM
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@ Hobbert

I don't want to do the whole bus thing because I have done that before and it was NOT a good time for me. Has anyone ever looked at:
http://www.floridashuttleservices.com ?

@J62

I was actually thinking about using a rental car. The place I found is pretty well priced. Do you know where I can find a rental for less than $50?

Thanks, guys!
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 08:15 PM
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I think this thread might be a plant - he registers - asks - then comes back w/ a link
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 11:09 PM
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Renting a car Problems
1. You will have to rent OUT the car at Orlando or otherwise pay an hefty fees
2. Parking charges would be high
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 03:19 AM
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@ asimm
So you think renting is probably not the best option?
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 03:20 AM
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I think you're right janis. On TA acehilm wants to get from Orlando to Marco Island

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...o_Florida.html
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 04:31 AM
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Seems like the price just went up...

When i look at the webiste you posted it shows $55/person for shared ride shuttle. That's $280 for five people.

The timetable is not legible - whoever designed that website doesn't seem to have a clue. If that's any reflection on the quality of the service I'd run away as fast as I could.


And no, I don't think anyone here has ever went through Florida Shuttle services.
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 08:44 AM
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Why wold you expect a rental car for $50 when the shuttle service will cost around $300? Rental is by fare the simplest way to go - and much cheaper than the shuttle.
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 04:20 PM
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@J62

No one ever responded to me on TA..


Anyways, I just called them since you can't seem to give a very good reply that adds any substance. They said their book system was down at the moment. Hmm. I might just rent a car. FSS is charging 250 for a private shuttle when I called. I can just rent a car for 60 dollars through Budget off Colonial in Orlando.


To the people that actually left a good reply, thank you for your suggestions. I think I am going to do the rental car like you all suggested.
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