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User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 518 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8562 times:

Hi All,

I'm planning a possible trip to the US in June/July time, arriving in LGW-SFB, and then continuing on from MCO.

Does anyone have some suggestions for transfers between the two airports? Time is not too big of an issue, but cost is. I've been told a taxi would be up to $100 incl. tip, and I'm convinced that renting a car would be cheaper than that!! Any bus services from SFB to Orlando to MCO?

Thanks


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3311 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8566 times:

Why don't you arrive directly to MCO? Where is your final stop?


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User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8562 times:

I live about 10 miles north of SFB, although i've never used their facility. There is no bus service btwn the 2 airports, car rental wouldnt make much sense once you factor the hassel, and time involved, not to mention, you'd prob only save $40 if that after taxes, and fees. Cab is probably the best. Had you flown into DAB (and i know theres no flights from LGW), there is a service that takes you from DAB to MCO via aprivate shuttle outfit.

User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8506 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 1):

Why don't you arrive directly to MCO? Where is your final stop?

Monarch, Thomas Cook, and Thompson all go into SFB from LGW, I'm presuming he's on one of those. Besides Allegiant, it's the cheap charters from the UK that are SFB's bread and butter.

Shuttle van services may offer a slightly cheaper alternative to a cab - AirportAbility (and that's a bit of an annoying name, no?) is the only one I could find quickly that specifically lists service from SFB to MCO It's $65, not including a 20% tip. (I'm not sure if the "gratuity" is mandatory or not, frankly 20% for a shuttle van sounds a little steep to me, and I'm usually a pretty good tipper).

Orlando Carriers lists a one-way between SFB and the hotels on I-Drive - slightly further away from SFB than MCO is - as $28 one-way from noon to 7PM, $50 the rest of the time, not including tip. They should be able to drop you at MCO, but I'd call or e-mail them and check first just to be sure...usually there's no restrictions on who can drop off at an airport, but you never know. If for some reason they couldn't or wouldn't take you to the terminal, you could have them take you to International Drive or somewhere on Semoran Blvd/SR 436. and then take the Lynx bus (#41 or #42) to the airport.

(Lynx is a regional service and apparently serves Seminole, but not the airport, the nearest stop is somewhere between 1 and 3 1/2 miles away, the Lynx site lists conflicting info. You could take a cab to the bus stop, I guess, as long as you can find out on the Lynx site exactly where the stop is. Sounds a bit like a pain in an unfamiliar city, especially if you have checked bags. But if you're traveling light and have plenty of time, you might check into that too.)

Disclaimer: Check carefully into stops, schedules, etc. if you try an option involving buses, public transportation in most of Florida leaves something to be desired. I make no guarantees...  Silly )

[Edited 2011-01-19 19:03:30]

User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8487 times:

Quoting exFATboy (Reply 3):
Orlando Carriers lists a one-way between SFB and the hotels on I-Drive - slightly further away from SFB than MCO is - as $28 one-way from noon to 7PM, $50 the rest of the time, not including tip. They should be able to drop you at MCO, but I'd call or e-mail them and check first just to be sure...usually there's no restrictions on who can drop off at an airport, but you never know. If for some reason they couldn't or wouldn't take you to the terminal, you could have them take you to International Drive or somewhere on Semoran Blvd/SR 436. and then take the Lynx bus (#41 or #42) to the airport.

Brilliant, thanks - i'll try those options first.

Quoting exFATboy (Reply 3):
Monarch, Thomas Cook, and Thompson all go into SFB from LGW, I'm presuming he's on one of those.

Flying in with Monarch. I'll be back two weeks later, flying in with Allegiant before returning to London on MON. So I don't have that problem again. Thanks guys...



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