Even with a shiny new rental car getting around town will take longer than you think. This is especially true on I-4, which can turn into a parking lot at certain times of day. Drivers need to allow some additional time for ‘sitting’ and a good map or GPS system is essential before any time saving short cuts are attempted! NEVER drink and drive! If you’re headed out for the evening to a dinner show or restaurant PLEASE leave the driving to someone else – Uber & Lyft operate here alongside Mears yellow cabs. Sometimes the journey can be just as much fun as the destination!

Here’s some useful options for getting around town:

Mears Taxis

Mears has been providing Orlando taxi services since 1939 – they go to and from Orlando International Airport, Disney, Universal Studios, downtown Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida. Mears provide curbside access at many Orlando hotels and resort so you can request a Mears taxi from the hotel team or call them direct at 407-422-2222. Whether you are looking for individual or shared ride taxi cab service, their  taxi drivers are local experts who know the best routes to get you to your destination on time.


Orlando Taxi Services | Mears

Traveling From The Airport To Walt Disney World Area Hotels

Mears is the preferred transportation service provider of Orlando International Airport and the local experts in Orlando Airport pick-ups.  The Mears Connect shuttle service has served well over 1 million travelers and offers affordable transportation between Orlando Airport (MCO)and Disney World area hotels – this is great news if you don’t plan on renting a car upon arrival!

Kids under three ride free with Mears Connect standard service and your family can enjoy some educational in-ride video content about some Mears Connect animal friends featured on their buses –  namely Doc the Dolphin, Thomas the Sea Turtle, Maisy the Manatee, and Fran & Frank the Flamingos.

You can find more info on Mears Connect HERE.

I Ride Trolley


If you intend to stay on International Drive the I-Ride Trolley service is the way to go. Cheap to use and very convenient. It connects the I-Drive area theme parks and some great shopping locations. The service runs every 20-30 minutes depending on the route being taken.


Other Transportation Options

Orlando’s attractions are a lot more spread out than many visitors imagine. The Lynx bus system only serves some of the big theme parks and folks used to big city mass transit may find the service limited. Many hotels offer a free shuttle to the bigger theme parks, which can be a big money saver. Likewise, guests staying in Disney accommodation have free use of the Disney buses, ferries, and monorails.