Naples to Orlando: Drive time, distance and best routes.
The drive time from Naples to Orlando, Florida is about 3 and a half hours by car or shuttle bus. Depending on where you need to go in Orlando that can take longer. Disney World & Universal are located at the southwest corner of Orlando located directly of the I-4 and so from Naples it can be done under 3 hours.
Best routes from Naples to Orlando
The fastest route from driving from anywhere in Naples to Orlando is to take a short cut and avoid most of the traffic by using I-4 and 1-75 as little as possible. Departing Naples take I-75 North for a few miles then get off the high way in Fort Myers exit 141. Take State Route 80 East then turn left on State route 31 towards Arcadia. Once in Arcadia you will take State Route 17 North all the way up to Polk City where you will get on Interstate I4 east towards Orlando. This is basically a short cut and a great way to avoid traffic on both the I-4 and I-75.
Distance:193 Miles - 3 hours and 24 minutes from Dowtown Naples to Downtown Orlando.
The easiest route to take is by far taking I-75 North towards Tampa from Naples and then getting on I-4 in Tampa and taking that east towards Orlando. The drive time is about 15-20 minutes longer depending on where you go in Orlando.
Distance: 237 Miles - 3 hours and 40 minutes from Downtown Naples to Downtown Orlando.
Best Places to eat half way:
In Port Charlotte Florida there is an amazing BBQ shack called Wally's Southern Style BBQ. The Pulled Pork & Ribs are highly recommended.
In Bradenton right off I-75 you can't go wrong with KaCEY's Seafood. Fried fish & shimp but also lobster and catfish meals are truly a Florida Classic and they do it better than everyone else.
Forget Driving all together
If you're just visiting Orlando for a few days from Naples then maybe not take drive or rent a car at all. for under $55 per person Florida Shuttle Now can get your from Orlando to Naples in under four hours. Don't worry about the hassle of having to find the best way or renting a car. We pick up you up at our Naples Station and drop you off anywhere in Orlando if you select for Door-Door service.