Cheap flights to Orlando for 2020
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Orlando in Florida's Orange Country receives over 50 million visitors a year, mainly seeking the thrills of its theme parks. Whether you're travelling with kids or bringing out the kid in yourself, there's plenty to choose from. The hardest part of a holiday to Orlando is deciding what to do.
Walt Disney Resort is composed of multiple parks, as is Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando Resort. Kennedy Space Centre, Busch Gardens and the many beautiful gardens leave visitors spoilt for choice. If theme parks don't excite you, there are many shopping outlets and beaches, like Daytona, within a 90-minute drive.
Flights from Australia to Orlando typically stop over in Los Angeles (LAX) or Dallas (DFT). Attraction ticket prices can add up, so it's worth saving as much as you can on a flight deal to Orlando.
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How much are flights to Orlando?
Depending on your departure airport, you will have one or two stopovers on the way to Orlando. Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average price of a flight from Australia to Orlando.
Orlando flight time
- From Sydney: Approximately 20 hrs 55 mins + with one stopover, landing at Orlando International Airport
- From Brisbane: Approximately 20 hrs + with one stopover, landing at Orlando International Airport
- From Melbourne: Approximately 21 hrs 50 mins + with a stopover, landing at Orlando International Airport
- From Perth: Approximately 29 hrs 10 mins+ with two stopovers, landing at Orlando International Airport
Airlines that fly to Orlando
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Australia
Orlando insider flight tips
- Mix up your trip with a strategic stopover when looking for your flight deal to Orlando, if you can. Virgin Australia, United Airlines and American Airlines all fly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane via LAX, or Qantas via Dallas. Air Canada can give you a layover in Vancouver and/or Toronto, and there are plenty more options.
- If you find a better flight deal to somewhere else in the USA, you can always fly to Orlando on a budget airline. Southwest Airlines operates lots of flights from Orlando around the USA but you’ll need to go direct to the website because they don’t show up on online travel agent sites. Alternatively, you can even drive from the US city where you land and make a road trip of it, since you’ll probably need a car to get around Orlando anyway.
- There is a carousel at Orlando International (MCO) which takes baggage from customs through to the main terminal for you. Many travellers warn that you might have a long wait for it at the other end so, if possible, keep hold of your bags.
- Being such a popular destination, Orlando is notorious for long security and check-in queues for departing flights, so leave extra time for this – at least three hours is recommended.
How to get around Orlando from the airport
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 10 kilometres from Orlando city centre. Passengers board the Automated Guided Transit (AGT) train from the air strip to the main terminal building, which only takes a minute. Private shuttles, public buses, taxis , Ubers and rental cars can all be found on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1) and are well signposted. Budget-friendly local public buses (Lynx) go to Downtown Orlando, Walt Disney World and International Drive. The resort hotels all have airport transfers which you can prebook. Disney’s Magical Express service is free for Walt Disney World resort hotel guests and takes care of your luggage from the plane to your hotel.
Hiring a car is the most convenient way of getting around Orlando and its attractions, especially if you plan to visit the coast. Major car rental companies offer good value and are found in both terminals on the Ground Transportation Level. Many hotels offer shuttle services to the theme parks so you don’t necessarily need a car if you don’t plan on going much further afield. There’s also the I-Ride Trolley which is a hop-on hop-off service to the attractions and hotels along International Drive. The airport website has an excellent, detailed section on all of its transportation methods.
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