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Old 10-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Amtrak from Orlando Train Station to Caribbean Beach Resort?

Hi. I will be taking Amtrak myself from Newark, NJ to Orlando Train Station.
I will not have luggage with me since my dh will have it and he is flying.
What is the easiest way to get to CBR and what also is the least expensive?
Do I need to book something before I arrive at the train station?
Please help me.
Thanks so much!
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I took Amtrak from Boston South Station to Orlando (in a sleeper using AGR points!) and then on to Port Orleans Riverside. I hired a cab to take me from the train station to the airport where I got on the Magical Express. This was several years ago (2008?) and IIRC the cab fare was around $35.00.

The thing that I wish I'd done is taken Amtrak to Kissimmee, gotten in a cab and gone straight to the Port Orleans. I'm reasonably sure that the cab fare would have been cheaper as its closer and I would have avoided the airport taxes levied on taxis going to/from the airport. I also would have avoided the added time/grief/fun of queueing up for the Magical Express and then stopping a two or three other properties on our way to the Port Orleans.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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I took Amtrak from Boston South Station to Orlando (in a sleeper using AGR points!) and then on to Port Orleans Riverside. I hired a cab to take me from the train station to the airport where I got on the Magical Express. This was several years ago (2008?) and IIRC the cab fare was around $35.00.

The thing that I wish I'd done is taken Amtrak to Kissimmee, gotten in a cab and gone straight to the Port Orleans. I'm reasonably sure that the cab fare would have been cheaper as its closer and I would have avoided the airport taxes levied on taxis going to/from the airport. I also would have avoided the added time/grief/fun of queueing up for the Magical Express and then stopping a two or three other properties on our way to the Port Orleans.
Thanks so much. I will not take a cab to the airport so I can take ME. I would just like to take the cab to CBR. How did you find what taxi to hire prior to your arrival?
Thanks.
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Thanks so much. I will not take a cab to the airport so I can take ME. I would just like to take the cab to CBR. How did you find what taxi to hire prior to your arrival?
Thanks.
Mears Taxi Fare Estimator: http://www.mearstransportation.com/s...-estimator.asp

Also, keep in mind that Amtrak goes to stations in Orlando and Kissimmee: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2900538
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Thanks so much. I will not take a cab to the airport so I can take ME. I would just like to take the cab to CBR. How did you find what taxi to hire prior to your arrival?
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I didn't. I just grabbed a cab from those who were assembled at the train station.

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