Sanford International Airport
An alternative airport from the Orlando International Airport is the Sanford International Airport, which is actually named OrlandoSanford International Airport. Located north of Orlando in the city of Sanford, this airport is a popular destination for many domestic travelers in the United States who are heading to Orlando, and also for select international travelers. With ten airlines it is a secondary airport that services the greater Orlando area with flights from all over the United States and as far away as Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Allegient Air has the largest presence with service to over 30 cities in the United States. Their strategy is to service smaller airports across the country that are overlooked by the larger domestic airlines (similar to the strategy of Ryan Air in Europe). In doing so they offer an economical alternative for many Americans who do not live close to major cities with major airports and wish to travel to Central Florida and also International guests who are traveling on a budget. The OrlandoSanford Airport is located approximately 45 miles (72km) from Disney World, 28 miles (45km) from Downtown Orlando, and 36 miles (58km) from Universal Studios.
There are only two terminals at OrlandoSanford International Airport and most of the airlines use terminal B. Being a small airport makes it very easy to navigate and by following the few simple signs that are up you can find your way with no problem.
There are two options for overnight parking along with a short term lot that costs $2 an hour. There is a garage that runs at $2 an hour and $15 a day and is located directly outside of the terminal B baggage claim area and is connected directly to the terminal on the second floor via pedestrian bridge. They also have an Economy lot behind the garage that runs at $2 an hour and $10 a day and is within walking distance of the terminals. Unless you wish to keep your car out of the sun we suggest the economy lot because it is located just behind the garage so the walk is just a bit further.
Car Rental and Other Transportation
OrlandoSanford Airport has 8 car rental companies that are all on site and easily accessible. Yellow Cab Company, American Coach Shuttle, and Orlando Carriers Inc are other alternatives for getting to your final destination if you would like to avoid car rental.
Rental and Transportation Companies
|Alamo||Car Rental||(407) 585-3500||Website|
|Avis||Car Rental||(407) 585-4420||Website|
|Budget||Car Rental||(407) 585-4427||Website|
|Dollar||Car Rental||(407) 324-1314||Website|
|Enterprise||Car Rental||(407) 585-4400||Website|
|Hertz||Car Rental||(407) 585-4410||Website|
|National||Car Rental||(407) 585-4405||Website|
|Thrifty||Car Rental||(407) 324-1314||Website|
|Yellow Cab||Cab Company||(407) 422-2222||Website|
|American Coach Shuttle||Shuttle Company||(407) 322-1988||Website|
|Orlando Carriers Inc.||Shuttle Company||(407) 418-0513||Website|
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