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Off Site Transportation Options

On-Site But Want to See the Rest?

So you are staying at a Disney resort, but you want to visit one of the other area attractions, such as Sea World, Universal Studios, or Church Street. You have checked all the guidebooks but still are not sure how to get to where you want to go. There are several options to consider. Before looking into the specific transportation options, answer the following questions:

1. How many people will need transportation?
2. How many days will I spend off Disney property?
3. Will I be staying until closing time at the respective attraction?

If you have further questions, contact Guest Relations at your resort or Universal's Guest Relations (numbers listed below).

Town Car Services:
For up to five people, and reliable service, a town car may be your best bet. Rates vary by town car company, but the personalized service, lack of hassle and reliability cannot be beat. Rates for up to five people vary. Make arrangements early, as reservations fill up quickly. Most town car services take credit cards or cash. Payment is expected after completion of the first leg of the trip. Check with each company regarding their policy on personal checks. Quicksilver Tours & Transportation sponsors this site.  More information can be found here.

Shuttle Services:
Most area shuttle services offer pre-arranged transportation to and from Disney resorts. You must call at least 24 hours in advance to arrange pick up times. Shuttle services often run behind their schedules and will charge a per person rate. As of 2004, the going rates for a round trip to Universal Studios from Disney property range from $14 to $50, per person, depending upon the service. These shuttles will arrange for more than one pick up and drop off, so be prepared to wait/ride for more than an hour. 

Mears Prices from Disney Resorts:
Universal Studios                 $16 per person, round trip
Seaworld                             $16
Kennedy Space Center          $21

Taxis can hold up to six passengers, if prearranged, however some companies add in an extra fee for each passenger. The trip can cost $50 or more, each way. Comparable taxi rates, as 2004 are as follows: $3.25 for the first mile, $1.75 for each additional mile.  You will also be charged a fee for idle time on the road (.38/minute idle time). Rates may vary slightly per company.   

Rental Cars:
If you are planning to spend more than one day away from Disney property, renting a car may be your best option. Rental rates, depending upon season, type and size of car, and availability run from $20 to $60 per day. If you only need a car for one or two days, your best bet would be National, which is the official car rental agency of Disney. National is located on Disney property and will transport you between their location (Disney's Car Care Center) and your hotel. A rental car gives you the ability to control when and where you go on any of your excursions outside of Disney. If you want to visit an outlet store or a local restaurant before you return the car, you have that freedom, as opposed to the regimented schedules of other services. If you are traveling with small children, child safety seats are available for an additional charge.

Important Numbers:
Disney Resort Guest Services 

Universal Guest Services: 
(407) 224-6350

Quicksilver Tours & Transportation

Toll Free: 1-800-227-7368 In Orlando: 407-855-4170
Alamo 1-800-327-9633
Avis 1-800-831-2847 
Budget 1-800-527-0700 
Dollar 1-800-800-4000 
Enterprise 1-800-736-8222 
Hertz 1-800-654-3131 
Thrifty 1-800-367-2277


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