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Old 11-26-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Transportation costs to/from Clarion Inn LBV

Hi, everyone. The GF and I are planning a trip to Disney and Universal in a few months. We have decided on the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista.

I was just wondering if there was a way to find out transportation costs to and from this hotel. We will not be renting a car so we will have to rely on cabs and shuttles.

It looks like the average cost for a cab from MCO to the hotel is about $50. Is this a decent price or should we try to book a shuttle from the airport?

Also, does anyone know the cost for taxis to and from the hotel and theme parks? I know the hotel has free shuttles to the parks but just in case we decide to leave at a later time than offered, I'd like to try to work this into the budget.

I'm sorry if these seem like "duh" questions to most. I haven't planned a Disney trip in almost 10 years now.

I'd even take suggestions on other hotels that would be better budget wise. We are planning on staying 8 days. 2-3 days at Universal and 5 days at the Disney parks.

Thank you.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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Lynx Link 111 Goes directly from MCO to LBV. Costs 2 dollars per person, and is fast and clean. Can't beat that. This bus also goes from LBV to/from Disney well into the evening. Goes every half hour every day.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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The Clarion LBV is right on the Lynx bus line #50 - check www.golynx.com for more information. The cost for lynx is $2 per person - you have to have dollar bills as they don't give change. Also many hotels provide shuttle service free - but honestly lynx is more frequent and reliable IMO. The lynx bus stops are indicated on google earth/google maps so you can easily find the stop closest to the hotel.

The #111 will take you from the airport all the way to Disney - DTD and Ticket and Transportation Center - you can catch the #50 from either of those stops.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Isn't the 111 bus the one they are doing away with? I read something about changes to some of the lines recently. I know one was they were eliminating the line form the airport to the TTC, and I thought the # was 111.

If you need to save taxi fare. I would suggest taxi-ing to/from Saratoga Springs resort and catching the Disney buses from there. Or take the Lynx bus #50 if the times work out. It stops at DTD and the TTC.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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Isn't the 111 bus the one they are doing away with? I read something about changes to some of the lines recently. I know one was they were eliminating the line form the airport to the TTC, and I thought the # was 111.

If you need to save taxi fare. I would suggest taxi-ing to/from Saratoga Springs resort and catching the Disney buses from there. Or take the Lynx bus #50 if the times work out. It stops at DTD and the TTC.
Yeah I think you may be right -because they were having a public hearing about it to find out what people think about it- but as far as I know the #111 is still operating as usual. I'll be taking it to the airport tomorrow from the Seaworld area so we will see if there is an update.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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Thank you for the replies. After further discussion with the lady friend, I think we've decided to spend the extra money and stay on property at Pop Century and get a shuttle to Universal Studios and IoA.

Is this a good plan?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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I just wanted to say, I stayed at the Clarion for one night last summer. I got a GREAT deal, so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised! It is nothing grand, but our room was really nice and the pool area was decent. I think I paid $39. I'd definitely stay there again if I could get a good deal on the room. I'm thinking about doing a split stay there this summer.

Oh, and the location is really good too!

And, if you were willing to consider taking a taxi from the airport for $50, why not just rent a car. Car rentals in Orlando are really inexpensive!
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