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MCO to Greater Orlando Transportation Costs – Taxi vs. Private Van

Roughly 50,000 people arrive at MCO each day. Each of those 50,000 arrivals requires further means of transportation to reach their destination. Viable options include shuttle, taxi, rent a car, limo and private vans. Each option has its advantages and perks, and also their drawbacks.

Limos are generally too expensive and are by far not the most popular way to get from point A to point B. While they offer certain level of comfort and luxury, they are not an option for tourists on budget.

Rent a car has all the flexibility you would need if you are in town for a couple of days. It is not a bad option for families and business travelers. You are never tied down to one location and it’s certainly the only reasonable means of transportation for people who know the area and need to travel around a lot.

Shuttles are pretty cheap, or even free. Local hotels offer shuttle service, which is cheaper than taxis and private vans for groups of less than 4. Disney also offers free transportation. That is if you book a room in one of their hotels. One disadvantage of shuttles is that they can be cramped and you need to comply with their schedule. Other than that it is a good option.

Private Van vs. Taxi


The fight for the ultimate way to get around Greater Orlando is always fought between private vans and taxis. There are certain advantages in taking a cab. For instance, Taxis are more flexible than vans, but then again are pretty limited in space. Vans can go longer distances and carry more passengers, but are usually available on demand. One advantages private vans hold over taxis is the flat rate for common destinations and the preset price for custom routes. To make our case, here is a comparison of what you would pay for your trip from MCO to most popular destinations in the greater Orlando area. The price for taxis is an estimate, due to the many factors which can change it in one direction or other. Also no toll chargers are included. With van transportation there are no hidden charges and the tip is included in the final price.

Company of up to 3 passengers with up to 10 large bags
Route Distance Taxi Van 1 Way Van Round Trip
MCO to International Drive 13.3 miles $40-$52* $64.8 $60 each way
MCO to Seaworld 12.8 miles $38-$48* $64.8 $60 each way
MCO to Disney Downtown 18.5 miles $53-$62* $69.6 $64.8 each way
MCO to Port Canaveral 46.3 miles $126-$129* $139.2 $128.4 each way
MCO to Kennedy Space Center 51.6 miles $140-$144* $139.2 $128.4 each way

*Additional charges such as toll taxes may apply.

In this scenario it actually makes no difference whether you would prefer a taxi or a private van. One advantage of private vans should not be overlooked – the number of bags a party can take with them. If a group of 3 is using taxi service, the one way price for MCO to Port Canaveral transportation would be $42-$43 (plus additional taxes). The van would cost $46.4 each. This would be the total price each passenger pays for a single trip. Those who book a round trip would end up paying $42.8 each way and don’t worry about any additional hidden costs.

Company of up to 10 passengers with up to 10 large bags
Route Distance Taxi Van 1 Way Van Round Trip
MCO to International Drive 13.3 miles $72 $66 each way
MCO to Seaworld 12.8 miles $72 $66 each way
MCO to Disney Downtown 18.5 miles $78 $72 each way
MCO to Port Canaveral 46.3 miles $153.6 $141 each way
MCO to Kennedy Space Center 51.6 miles $153.6 $141 each way

Taking a cab might be a better option if you are traveling alone or in a company of less than 4. A private van would always be the better option for more than 4 passengers. The prices above can be split between 4 to 10 people, depending on the size of your group. For example, if you travel in a group of 10 and book a round trip from MCO to Port Canaveral, each would pay only $14.1 each way.

All prices on private van transportation here are final and include the gratitude to the driver, which is 20% of the total price. When you book our services and board the van, you’ll only be required to enjoy the ride. If you are visiting soon, drop us a line or call got a custom quote on 407-690-3330.

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