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Old 12-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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worst part of trip- looking for transportation

I have two transportation needs- for airport to cape canaveral hotel and after cruise to disney. any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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We use Budget car rental, good prices and one way rental with no drop off charges!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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We use dcl transport and stay accordingly to make it easy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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We use dcl transport and stay accordingly to make it easy.
Us, too! There's only two of us going, though, so private transfers are just as expensive. Like the ease of DCL transfers...
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Definitely Budget. Pick up at MCO, drop off at the Port Canaveral location w/no surcharge. Free shuttle or quick cheap taxi ride to the port. Do the same thing going back. We were 3 people, and out budget rental and taxi were under $100. DCL r/t transfers would have been $210.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
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We did DCL transportation. Allowed us to experience Disney "magic" the entire trip. It was no hassle, got off the ship and walked right onto a Disney bus and were at the world in about an hour!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
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I have two transportation needs- for airport to cape canaveral hotel and after cruise to disney. any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
We did a 1-way car rental from MCO to Cocoa Beach the day before cruising. Car rental deals come and go so check frequently until you find one that fits your budget, could be any of the agencies.

We used DCL transport from port to WDW. More expensive than a car rental but definitely easy and stress-free!

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #8
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Another vote for the rental car. We did that last cruise and will do it again for this cruise.

Search for best rates using Kayak or Expedia (or similar) and then get a coupon code from a variety of possible sources (frequent flyer, mousesavers, AAA, etc...).

No taxi needed with Avis - they have a shuttle in Port Canaveral. For our upcoming cruise, out estimate total costs for the two one-way rentals is $85. Will will obviously have a small charge for refilling the tank, but all-in we should be under $100 for a family of four.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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We used FL Tours and had no problems. Was much cheaper for 6 of us than DCL by half. The van itself was not new, and not luxury, but it was a pretty short trip. The driver was very nice on one leg, and the other driver was quiet but courteous. I liked being able to name what time we wanted to be picked up, and only waited about 15 minutes to be picked up when we got off the cruise. My only suggestion to them would be nicer vehicles. It was a very utilitarian multi-passenger van that was older and a bit grubby from being in service for a long time. Not gross-dirty, just worn-grubby.
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I have two transportation needs- for airport to cape canaveral hotel and after cruise to disney. any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
It depends a little on how many people you have in your party. We've always traveled with just 2 of us, so DCL transfers are the easiest/cheapest. If you have 3 or 4 people, DCL transfers or private transportation would be a toss-up. Over 4 or more, you'd do better arranging private transportation (shuttle, rental car, limo service).

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Old 12-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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we have a family of five. Budget rent a car is very cheap for the airport to the cruise. still looking into cruise to disney. We only have one day in disney so we want to make the most of it.
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Tiffany Towncars

I was up in the air on this one too, but finally checked out some towncar limo services and ended up selecting Tiffany Towncars. We won't physically use them until Jan. 2nd (WDW to port) and the 6th (port to airport), but the entire reservation process was a snap. I will be glad to post a report after we use them.
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I was up in the air on this one too, but finally checked out some towncar limo services and ended up selecting Tiffany Towncars. We won't physically use them until Jan. 2nd (WDW to port) and the 6th (port to airport), but the entire reservation process was a snap. I will be glad to post a report after we use them.
We haven't used Tiffany Town Car from MCO to PC, but we have used them many times for R/T transfers between MCO and Disney resorts and they are great . The drivers have always been on time, they have always been very friendly and courteous, and the cars always clean. Every once in awhile we get a rental car, but the times we don't, Tiffany Town Car is always our choice for a car service and we won't use anyone else. The reservation process is quick and easy and the staff/drivers are personable and very helpful.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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We are using Noble Transportation to get to the port and we are renting cars to get back to WDW- but it is more expensive than I imagined
I think the cheapest we can find is about $165 for a full size and we only need it for 36 hours- I wish there were an easier/cheaper way.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #15
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Lots of variables--when are you flying in? Do you prefer to overnight near MCO or near the port if coming in a day ahead? If you aren't coming in a day ahead, you should be.

Budget rental--check out discounts thru rentalcodes.com and mousesavers.com. We typically can get a one way car rental for $35 to $50 including all taxes and fees.

There are lots of good shuttle/towncar companies--some named above. Also, Cocoa Beach Shuttle, RJ's, etc.

If coming in the night before and staying in the MCO area, the Hyatt Place NW has a stay/breakfast/round trip cruise transportation package. We paid $121 for 2; recently they are showing different rates for "up to 2" and "up to 4." I priced a couple of nights at $159 and $189 for 4 people. They have a shuttle to/from MCO 24/7. NOTE this is not the Hyatt MCO. They Wyngate has a similar package but it costs more and is less reliable.
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