Transportation

Air Transportation

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the most convenient choice when flying into Orlando. From there, it’s just a short 25-minute drive/ride to Gaylord Palms. We encourage you to confirm your Orlando air travel early.

Airport Check-In: In general, the airlines and the Transportation Security Administration recommend that passengers arrive at the airport at least two (2) hours before domestic flights. This allows ample time for you to check-in for your flight, check baggage and go through security screening. If you need to park, return a rental car or ride a shuttle from the airport parking area, be sure to include extra time for that.

Airlines that offer “Simplified Fares” (less restrictive) via telephone or online:

Air Canada888.247.2262
www.aircanada.com
American Airlines800.433.1790
www.aa.com
Delta Airlines800.328.1111
www.delta.comDelta Meetings Desk: 800.328.2216
Meeting Code: NMRFJ
JetBlue Airlines800.538.2583
www.jetblue.com
Southwest Air800.435.9792
www.southwest.com
United Airlines800.864.8331
www.united.comUnited Meetings Line: 800.426.1122
Meeting Code: ZEN3
Agreement Code: 592566

Ground Transportation

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

To get to your hotel from the airport, we recommend one of the following methods of transportation:

  • Taxi or Uber
  • Airport Shuttle Services
  • Rental Car

Taxi: Estimated cost from Orlando International Airport to the PrimeTime host hotels is $60. Taxis may carry up to nine passengers, and charge the same rate regardless of the number of passengers. All taxis picking up at Orlando Airport are regulated by the City of Orlando which requires fares to be determined by taximeter, and flat rate fees are not authorized. On the A-Side of the Terminal, taxis may be found on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1) at Commercial Lane parking spaces A5-A8 and A22-A25. From the B-Side of the Terminal, taxis are located on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1) at Commercial Lane parking spaces B5-B8 and B30-B34. Airport personnel are available to help queue the lines and provide assistance as needed.

Uber: If you have the Uber app, you can call for a taxi cab, black car, or shared ride directly from your smartphone. With Uber, there’s no need to call a dispatcher or hail a car on the street. Getting a ride is literally as easy as tapping a button and, on average, your driver will arrive in less than five minutes. Estimated cost from Orlando Airport to the PrimeTime host hotels is $30-37 with UberX (recommended for 1-2 passengers plus luggage) and $45-56 with UberXL (recommended for groups with multiple bags). From the Terminal, exit via Arrivals on Level 2 and wait for your driver curbside. Always check that your driver’s license plate matches what you see in the app. If you can’t find your driver, you may contact him/her through the app.

Airport Shuttle Services: Gaylord Palms partners with Mears Transportation for 24-hour airport shuttles. For pricing and to secure your shuttle reservation, please call Mears Transportation’s 24-hour reservations line at 407.423.5566.

Caribe Royale and Buena Vista Suites’s recommended shuttle partner is Maingate Transportation. For pricing and to secure your shuttle reservation, please call 407.390.0000 and press 0.

Rental Car: Orlando is the largest rental car market in the world, with most of the major car rental companies located on-airport, without the need for a shuttle bus to pick up your rental car. The rental car companies are located on the A-Side and B-Side of the Terminal on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1). For more information about rental cars from Orlando International Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Nationwide PrimeTime has partnered with Hertz, which is located at the Gaylord Palms. To reserve a car in advance, please contact Hertz at 800.654.2240 or CLICK HERE to book online. Be sure to use the Convention Number (CV#) 04KP0016 for discounted rates.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is located in the main lobby at Caribe Royale (which is located directly next door to sister property Buena Vista Suites). To reserve a car in advance, please contact Enterprise at 800.736.8222 or CLICK HERE to book online.  Be sure to use the discount number XZ56186.

You may also reserve cars with National Car Rental by calling 877.222.9058 or CLICK HERE to book online. Be sure to include the discount number XZ56186.

Hotel Parking & Directions

Gaylord Palms
Self-parking:  $22/day plus tax
Valet parking:  $33/day plus tax
CLICK HERE for directions to Gaylord Palms.

Caribe Royale Orlando
Self-parking:  $8/day plus tax
Valet parking:  $12/day plus tax
CLICK HERE for directions to Caribe Royale.

Buena Vista Suites
Self-parking:  Complimentary
Valet parking:  Not available
CLICK HERE for directions to Buena Vista Suites.