Traveling Florida on the Cheap & Without (much) Waiting
Florida Travelers choose the cost and convenience of a shuttle bus.
There are some ways these days to travel around Florida without breaking the bank. Although Florida is only the 22nd largest US state, the average distance between the largest 5 Florida Cities is 350+ miles. So what if your in Tampa or Orlando and want to see the famous shore of Miami Beach, FL or perhaps pay a visit to family in Naples or Bonita Springs, FL. If you don't know your traveling options this can make a trip from Tampa to Miami challenging and expensive.
Shared shuttle bus:
A great way to travel from city to city in Florida is to book a shuttle bus. For only $49 flat rate you can visit most Florida cities in just under a few hours. Popular trips such a Naples to Miami, Sarasota to Tampa, Naples to Orlando and Orlando to Tampa provide florida travelers with the convience to travel to their destination in the moring and return in the evening. The biggest reason for most is not having to worry about the stress of the Florida Highways. The highways have become busy and are full of un-familiar drivers. An experienced shuttle bus driver will reduce the worry of having to get to your Florida destination on your own.
One thing to keep in mind is that Florida Shuttle Now offers shuttle bus transportation to 40+ major Florida cities. We operate from station to station and passengers will need to provide their own transportation to get to the stations in each city. Many travelers use ride share services such as Uber or Lyft to get to their shuttle bus station for just under a few bucks.
Private Shuttle Transportation:
If you absolutely have to get your destination at a specified time and without having to find your way to a shuttle bus station. Many transportation companies offer private shuttle transportation services. On trips in Florida where getting to the destination at specified time such as a trip to the airport for a flight or cruise terminal many travelers are choosing for the private shuttle bus. Especially for groups over 5 passengers, the cost per person actually is lower than a shared bus, car rental or even Uber. Florida Shuttle Now provides Private Shuttle Transportation to any location in Florida. for 14 people Jacksonville to Orlando cost under $40 per person in a private shuttle van, so for large groups this is actually a more economical option than any other form of transportation.
Renting a car:
Another option is to rent a car. The avergae cost in Florida for an economy car is $65 per day. This however does not include gas and any added insurance you may add to the cost of the rental. Also keep in mind you will need to navigate your way around florida, and eventhough GPS navigating is everywhere these days, most people prefer not to have to worry about trying to find their way around Florida themselves.That said, renting a vehicle is a very popular choice for those that enjoy the flexibility and don't mind the added cost.
Taxi or Ride Share:
Ride shares are convenient and show up on short notice in most Florida Metrpolitan areas. The do cost a bit more. from Miami to Orlando to costs $200 for an Uber. During peak hours if you add in surge chares that total fare could be double or triple as much. Ride-share options are great for short trips inside Tampa, Orlando and Miami etc. But for long trips a scheduled shuttle bus is more economical.
One thing to keep in mind is to make sure you book the shuttle bus atleast 48 hours in advance to ensure seat availability.