Monarch, Thomas Cook, and Thompson all go into SFB
, 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
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).
lists a one-way between SFB
and the hotels on I-Drive - slightly further away from SFB
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...
[Edited 2011-01-19 19:03:30]