It’s easy to get there (no matter where that is)

Want to go beyond the UCF campus? You can get across town, across the country or around the world with just a little effort. Learn more about Orlando’s convenient public transportation, airports and more.

Orlando public transportation

LYNX

LYNX offers local bus service with 80+ routes throughout Orlando and the Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. To help you get wherever you want to go, LYNX’s website has a trip planner, maps and schedules. You can get a LYNX bus pass at the SGA Ticket Center or online.

KnightLYNX

This safe and reliable public transportation option is available Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 3am. KnightLYNX covers the UCF campus and surrounding area, and is free for UCF students with a campus ID card.

Biking

Grab your helmet and explore beautiful Orlando in cycling style. If you don’t have your own bike, Orlando has a bike share program.

Airports, trains and buses

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Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Nearly 40 airlines fly in and out of this modern airport that’s just 20 minutes from UCF. Service includes nonstop flights to 51 international and 76 U.S. destinations.

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Orlando Amtrak train station

Amtrak, the United States' national train service, stops at a station about 2km from downtown Orlando. Ride down to Miami or up to Washington, DC or NYC. SunRail, the Orlando area commuter train service, also stops at this station.

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Orlando Greyhound bus station

Greyhound provides coach bus service to more than 3,800 destinations around the United States and North America. The Greyhound bus station is 3 miles west of downtown Orlando.

Traveling to other great cities

Orlando is in Florida, a U.S. state known for great beaches, fresh seafood and thrilling amusement parks. And if you want to explore other parts of the country, you can experience other cool cities that help define U.S. culture.

Tampa, Florida

Travel by car: 1.5 hours. Train or bus: 2 hours.

Tampa is home to Busch Gardens Tampa, an amusement park with an African safari theme. Because Tampa is on the west coast of Florida, the nearby town St. Petersburg has amazing beaches with warm ocean water. You can also watch professional baseball, American football and ice hockey games. Hungry yet? Try a Cuban sandwich, invented right here in Tampa.

Miami, Florida

Travel by car: 4 hours. Bus: 4.5–7 hours. Airplane: 1 hour.

Exciting Miami is one of the U.S.’s biggest cities. You can find anything here, from big music concerts to high-end shopping to amazing food from around the world (especially Cuban food). For daytime, there are stunning beaches with even more stunning people on them. And when the sun goes down, Miami has popular clubs and other nightlife.

New York City, New York

Travel by airplane: 2.5 hours.

The Statue of Liberty. Broadway shows. World-class art and history museums. It’s easy to see why New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world. This truly global city is full of culture, entertainment and international food. If you like huge and fast-paced cities, New York City is definitely worth a visit (or two or three – after all, there’s always something new to do!).

Great reasons to explore

Sure, Orlando International Airport makes it easy to go somewhere else. But with all the must-see things in town, you’ll have lots of fun around Orlando too.