Transportation to/from airport from Universal Resort

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  1. Momw/aplan

    Momw/aplan Mouseketeer

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    Oh no! I was just getting ready to book a car through Tiffany for our upcoming trip, but now it doesn't sound like that would be a very good idea.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?
     
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  3. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    i have been using one car service for the past five years that i am very satisfied with.
    i can't name the present company as it is not allowed on the dis.



    prior to this one, i used murray hill


    http://www.transportation2disney.com/


    i used them for about 4 trips and they were wonderful.
     
  4. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

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    Well if you only used their town cars I wouldn't worry but if you book anything but they will farm the job out to another company. Still trying to decide what we're gonna do.
     
  5. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

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    I know the company you speak of that we can't speak of! :rotfl: Got a quote from them today - good to know you are happy with them! :thumbsup2 They were the same price and also included the grocery stop. Any driver you really like or they all good?
     
  6. Melanie230

    Melanie230 Ready to retire in Florida. Trading my Mommy titl

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    When we go to Universal we rent a car from Hertz. This trip we can rent a car from Hertz and turn it in at the Hertz counter at the Portofino. Our 1 day rental cost me $34.
     
  7. zombgirl

    zombgirl Earning My Ears

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    I was just planning on grabbing a taxi at MCO to RPR for the 4 of us. We don't need a food stop since we're doing club level. Is there any advantage to using a car service instead of a taxi?
     
  8. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

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    Nope not really other than the grocery stop. We have done both and it is convenient to just grab a cab.
     
  9. lorik

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    We used *********** a few years back; they were very reliable. We decided not to use them on our trip last month because we didn't need the grocery stop. It was easier, and a few dollars cheaper, just to get a taxi at the airport. For the return trip, there were plenty of Town cars lined up at Royal Pacific waiting to take you to the airport or anywhere you want to go.

    I say it was easier because there was no need to look for the driver. When the kids were younger, it was nice to have an extra hand with the luggage. Now we don't have the need for it, so a taxi was fine.
     
  10. zombgirl

    zombgirl Earning My Ears

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    Taxi it is then! Should I worry about getting a cab for our day at aquatica or maybe RPR will have a shuttle for this like they do for seaworld?
     
  11. damo

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    The shuttle drops you off at Seaworld. You'd have to walk over to aquatica...not sure if there is transportation at Seaworld.
     
  12. Momw/aplan

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    So, as far as anyone knows, we should be okay to book a towncar through Tiffany? Most of their reviews I've seen online have been quite positive, whereas many of the reviews for other companies not so much. :scared1:

    Has anyone had any recent experience with Tiffany? They're not close to going belly up are they? Selling off all their vehicles doesn't sound good, but if they're still okay, I think I'd rather go through them.

    We're coming in to RPR from Sanford airport and don't really want to take a taxi for such a long trip. And we don't want to rent because it will be a long drive, late at night to the hotel, and then we'd have to pay for parking the whole trip when we don't really plan on leaving the resort until time to come home again.
     
  13. Melanie230

    Melanie230 Ready to retire in Florida. Trading my Mommy titl

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    I think we use the same company. We used this company last year and really liked them. We are using them again for our trip back to the airport this year. :thumbsup2
     
  14. patster734

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    We've used FL Tours (fltours.com) for our last couple of trips and have been pleased with them.
     
  15. bball2026

    bball2026 Earning My Ears

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    Can anyone PM the name of the car service that can't be mentioned on the DIS. I am a little leery of using Tiffany if they are having problems. Used them last year for HHN and had no problems but I don't know this time around. thanks
     
  16. macraven

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    pm's are filtered also.
    the name of the company would be xxxx'ed out.
     
  17. Melanie230

    Melanie230 Ready to retire in Florida. Trading my Mommy titl

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    I just checked on a new company in Orlando called Super Shuttle. I think they are quite common in other areas but fairly new to Orlando. If you go to www.supershuttle.com/entertainmentguide2013 you can book an Execucar for $50 one way to the airport. I didn't check round trip since we just need one way. That is the cheapest I have found so far.
     
  18. Melanie230

    Melanie230 Ready to retire in Florida. Trading my Mommy titl

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    I just called the Portofino Bay Hotel and was told that all three hotels have TOWNE CARS that will take you to the airport on departure. The fee is a flat rate of $55!!!!! You don't need to book them in advance...just go downstairs and request a car, and they will load you up and take you to the airport! I never knew the hotel had this service. I am going to cancel our car and just use the Loews Car Service. I hope this helps you!
     
  19. macraven

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    the onsite hotels have had that for some time.
    a few posters that have used them commented on the convenience of using it.
     
  20. Momw/aplan

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    Is there anything on their website that talks about this? I couldn't find it. I'm wondering if they go to Sanford Airport or if they only go to MCO.
     
  21. goldwest

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    Thanks for posting about the town cars. We only need to go to the airport so that sounds like the best for us:thumbsup2.
     

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