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Orlando is one of the USA’s most popular holiday destinations: more than 65 million visitors flock here each year from around the world. Home to some of the world’s biggest and best theme parks, stunning beaches and plenty of Florida sunshine - there are many reasons why they continue to come.
With the theme parks, including Universal Studios, Disney World and SeaWorld, having huge family appeal, travel during school holiday time from the UK is often very busy. If you’re booking flights for a summer holiday with the kids, then you’re advised to do so well in advance in order to get the best deals.
There are scheduled flights running throughout the year, so Christmas and Easter are also popular for travellers from London to Florida, with the year-round great weather making it a popular winter break destination. If you can travel during term time you might be able to find better deals on prices.
The key to finding cheap flights to Orlando is to book as early as you can. This will give you the best choice of airlines and flight options. However, there are a few tricks Expedia offers you that will give a better chance of finding cheap flights to Florida.
Make sure that you’re utilising the ‘Nearby airports’ option when you search. You’ll find this under the departure location.
If you are searching for flights from the UK, select all London airports as this expands your search options and helps you find a better deal.
Be flexible about when you travel, looking at the days either side of your chosen departure and return. Often you can find big savings by flying just a day earlier or later. Click the ‘Show flexible dates’ button and see how much you could save on your flight to Orlando.
There are many direct and indirect flights to Orlando from London and a number of other UK airports.
Orlando International Airport is the main airport serving Orlando and the vicinity, with more than 40 million passengers a year passing through its doors. It’s located around six miles southeast of the city, with rental car hubs and private transfer options available.
Orlando Sanford International Airport also serves the city and surrounding area. Although it is further away from the city and main hub of theme parks, it has good onward travel options, making it an alternative travel options for people on flights from London to Orlando.
Indirect and direct flights to Orlando are available from a number of different carriers.
The car is a major method of transport around Orlando, with a transport system built around the road network. Hire cars in Orlando are affordable and widely available, so it’s a really easy way to get around between the parks, the beach and your accommodation. Just watch out for expensive gas stations near the airports when you return your car.
The LYNX bus and I-Ride trolley are the main public transport options, but many visitors opt to use the extensive private shuttle services on offer.
In and around Orlando you’ll find a selection of some of the world’s most famous theme and resort parks. Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios are just three of the many great family fun destinations on offer, complete with convenient resort accommodation.
But, Orlando is about much more than movie magic and cartoon mice. The weather is a major plus, with only two real seasons: hot and hotter. Hang out on a choice of beaches lining the coast, take a ride in an airboat or go for a round of golf on a choice of exceptional courses, or get Wet ‘N’ Wild with the kids before feeding the ancient and grizzly residents at Gatorland.
It’s well worth checking the current situation and advice about visa requirements for the US, as there are numerous reasons why British travellers might need a visa.
But, on the whole, there are rarely problems accessing the USA. Travel around Orlando is very easy, with most of the major attractions very accessible.
Just don’t forget the sunscreen as it can get very hot!