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By Train, Bus, Tour, and Boat
By Train, Bus, Tour, and Boat
The train is a uniquely relaxing and fuel-saving way to travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. Amtrak serves the Orlando area daily with both passenger trains and an Auto Train, which carries your family and your car. The Auto Train runs between suburban Washington, DC (Lorton, VA) and suburban Orlando (Sanford, FL). Other trains go through to Kissimmee, which is a closer, less-crowded station. Prices vary depending upon the season, the direction, and how far in advance you make your reservation. The Auto Train is also available one-way, and in many seasons, one direction is less expensive than the other direction. You may need to take a taxi or town car (see page 22) from the train station to the Disney property. Hertz rental cars are available from the Sanford (Orlando) station, but not the Kissimmee station. For Amtrak reservations, call 800-USA-RAIL or visit them at http://www.amtrak.com. Also see the in-depth PassPorter article at http://www.passporter.com/autotrain.asp.
Buses make good economic and environmental sense. Greyhound serves Orlando and Kissimmee. You can take the local LYNX buses from there, but it’s not fast or easy (for more information on LYNX, see page 22 under “Riding a Bus”). Buses often take longer to reach a destination than cars or trains do driving the same route. Fares are lowest if you live within 10 hours of Walt Disney World. For fares, schedules, and tickets, call Greyhound at 800-231-2222 or visit them at http://www.greyhound.com.
A number of special tours go to the Walt Disney World Resort, which you may want to consider if you prefer to go with a large group or with like-minded folks. Check with the associations, organizations, and societies you belong to, or contact a travel agent.
If you book passage on the Disney Cruise Line, your package may include a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. The boat doesn’t pull up to the Magic Kingdom, but Disney offers optional, prearranged transfers to and/or from the Walt Disney World Resort—this transportation may be included in your cruise package, or you may add it for an additional fee. See page 106 - page 107 for details on the Disney Cruise, and see page 311 to learn about our award-winning, detailed guide to the Disney Cruise Line.
By Everything Else!
The list of ways to get to Disney is really endless. You could even combine business with pleasure, as many others do!
Top Photo Slice: An Amtak Auto Train en route to Sanford, Florida (℗ 53248) Photo contributed by © Jennifer Marx
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