Travelling to Orlando

You have lots of options when it comes to booking your holiday to Orlando. Holiday companies have a huge selection of packages with specific dates, accommodation, car hire and attraction tickets available, or alternatively you can use a specialist to tailor-make your holiday so you choose which airline, hotel and accommodation you want. Just make sure whichever travel agents or airlines you use, they are ABTA and ATOL bonded so your money is safe.

Where is Orlando

  • Orlando is in Central Florida and is the Sunshine State's fifth largest city
  • It is 4,350 miles from London with a flight time of around nine hours
  • It’s 84 miles east of Tampa which takes about 1-1/2 hours to drive
  • Orlando is 200 miles from Miami and takes four hours by road and 30-45 minutes by air

Orlando, Florida Overview Map - Download Map

Orlando, Florida Overview Map

Flight Options

You can fly direct to Orlando from a variety of UK airports: London's Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, East Midlands and Belfast.

The flight time is approximately 9 hours and the time difference in Orlando is five hours behind the UK so you can gain more holiday time on arrival! Most direct flights leave the UK during the day and the return flights back to the UK are typically night flights leaving Orlando from early to mid-evening.

Or you can fly via another U.S. airport to Orlando. Ask your travel agent for more information.

Orlando's Airports

  • Orlando International Airport - one of the most modern in the world. You are likely to fly here if on a scheduled service such as British Airways or Virgin Atlantic Airways. A shuttle train (monorail) takes you to the main terminal.
  • Orlando Sanford - charter flights tend to arrive here such as Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook and TUI. Sanford is smaller, quicker and easier to get out of and around 35 miles north of the theme parks.

Orlando International Airport now uses Automated Passport control Kiosks to get you through the airport with ease, allowing you to start your holiday as soon as possible. Watch the below video for advice on how to use these.

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