Port to Tampa

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  1. Aisling

    Aisling <font color=darkorchid>Where your mind goes, your

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    I found a great airfare out of Tampa to JFK, $69, and I want to make a quick decision if I should book it. This is for NYE, a 2 pm flight on Song. I'm not happy with the fares/times out of MCO for this date (Dec. 31st), and my gut tells me the mid-day fares will not come down as we get closer to Dec. Song has $104 from MCO, but it leaves at around 4 pm, and I want to get home a couple of hours before that...big NYE party plans :drinking1

    I can get a Budget rental after my cruise for $63, to drop off at TPA. This is a lot lower than DCL transportation or a towncar/limo. So money-wise, Tampa is best.

    I've never driven from Port Canaveral to Tampa before, and I know it takes about 2 hours. Does anyone have any experience to share driving to, and flying out of, Tampa Airport?

    I'm going to post this on the Transportation board, as well. Thanks for any advice!
     
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  3. jdmom

    jdmom Earning My Ears

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    piece of cake. Near interstate. Rentals are at terminal...no shuttles. Bring $ for the tolls around Orlando.
     
  4. makaylee

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    We are also flying into Tampa and saving almost $300 doing it. Were also going that route because we have friends in Tampa and are flying in 3 days earlier to visit. Anyway, we are getting a rental from Budget and they have a shuttle from there to the port.
     
  5. debtman7

    debtman7 Earning My Ears

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    I've never driven from Tampa to the port but I've done the Tampa-Orlando drive many times. I believe there's still some construction going on around I-4 (there was last time and it looked like a pretty long term project) but as long as you don't drive it at rush hour it should be fine.
     
  6. savsawmom

    savsawmom Earning My Ears

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    We live in Tampa -- with all the construction along I-4, I'd say it was about 2.5 hours
     

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