Transportation to/from airport from Universal Resort

bfrosty

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Jul 27, 2006
We typically use Tony for Roundtrip from MCO to UO...he will stop, offer a car set for free...he's great.

Out trip was Jan. 2019 and we did a few trips to WDW...Holy Cow...Uber and Lyft are great...pickup and dropoff right up front and it was cheap.

I'm thinking of maybe doing Uber or Lyft from MCO-UO this Easter....They are cheaper, but Tony is so awesome...he charges me about $90RT. I always give him like a $50 tip...I know..he's really cool though.
 

patster734

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Apr 4, 2004
We typically use Tony for Roundtrip from MCO to UO...he will stop, offer a car set for free...he's great.

Out trip was Jan. 2019 and we did a few trips to WDW...Holy Cow...Uber and Lyft are great...pickup and dropoff right up front and it was cheap.

I'm thinking of maybe doing Uber or Lyft from MCO-UO this Easter....They are cheaper, but Tony is so awesome...he charges me about $90RT. I always give him like a $50 tip...I know..he's really cool though.
In my opinion, if you want a grocery stop before your trip to stock up, use a town car service. However, if you want the cheapest and quickest trip, use Uber or Lyft.
 

bfrosty

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Jul 27, 2006
Back in Fall 2018, we used Amazon Prime and they delivered our groceries right to the lobby...very sweet and decent prices!!! It you want to go mega-lazy! =))
 
  • Welcome Home

    Hogwarts is my favorite castle
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    Nov 29, 2008
    I used Michael Hagos today owner of Win Star Transportation for a trip to church from Royal Pacific. He was very kind and helpful and I learned he is a friend of Tony Hinds if Tony isn’t available. He has a SUV if that is large enough for your party size. His number is 407 832 3427. He also drives for Uber and had excellent ratings there. That is actually how I found him but got his card to book directly with him in the future.
     

    agavegirl1

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    Feb 23, 2012
    In Orlando in March 2019, we used Uber all over the area. So easy and fast and reasonable. The Orlando area is simply full of eager Uber drivers waiting for fares.
     

    bfrosty

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    Jul 27, 2006
    We used Uber and Lyft in Orlando back in January...really nice. They pull up to the front and pick up at the front of Disney theme parks!!! At least Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. You better step up your game Mears!
     

    Letsbgoofy

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    Apr 27, 2000
    We are going to use Uber to get from Sapphire Falls to the airport. Our flight is on a Thursday at 1:15 pm (Southwest if that makes a difference). What time should we have them pick us up at the resort? We will have bags to check, 2 adults.
     
  • patster734

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    Apr 4, 2004
    We are going to use Uber to get from Sapphire Falls to the airport. Our flight is on a Thursday at 1:15 pm (Southwest if that makes a difference). What time should we have them pick us up at the resort? We will have bags to check, 2 adults.
    I advise leaving 3 hours before your flight. On our last trip last November, the Southwest bag check was a mess and it took over an hour to get through it. The problem is that you have to get in one line to get your bag tags, and then another line to drop of the bags. It was a few days after Thanksgiving weekend so that might have increased the number of Southwest customers.

    Also are you using pre-check or standard security line? If you are using standard, you will probably have a long wait there too.

    In the end, I would rather get to my gate early than sweating that I’ll miss my flight because of either the bag drop-off or the TSA security check.
     

    Sue M

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    May 27, 2009
    We are going to use Uber to get from Sapphire Falls to the airport. Our flight is on a Thursday at 1:15 pm (Southwest if that makes a difference). What time should we have them pick us up at the resort? We will have bags to check, 2 adults.
    I agree, leave 3 hrs. We just left Thursday @4:00 for a 7:00pm flight. And glad we left enough time,I-4 was a mess, and huge security lines at MCO.
     

    ottawamom

    The "Air Miles" Lady
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    Mar 9, 2005
    Just returned from Universal, I know it's not a popular option here but we used Mears shuttle to get to Universal from MCO (return). We waited maybe 20 minutes at the MCO end on arrival. Returning to MCO the shuttle was at the hotel exactly at the set time. We made another pick up in the area and were at the airport within 25 minutes.

    I was nervous about using them because they haven't received great reviews but I was very pleased with the service we had and the professionalism of the drivers.

    Thought I would add this here for anyone looking for a less expensive option that isn't an Uber.
     

    mamapenguin

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    Jun 15, 2006
    Just used Super Shuttle from MCO to Hard Rock and back. $38 each way for 3 people using AAA discount. Waited maybe 10 min at MCO at 5:15am (shuttle to ourselves). Driver was 15 min early to HR and there was only one other party picked up on the way to the airport. I would book them again.
     
  • GaryDis

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    Jul 24, 2015
    Just used Super Shuttle from MCO to Hard Rock and back. $38 each way for 3 people using AAA discount. Waited maybe 10 min at MCO at 5:15am (shuttle to ourselves). Driver was 15 min early to HR and there was only one other party picked up on the way to the airport. I would book them again.
    Just so I’m clear, that’s $38 total one way, not $38 per person?

    We used them last time, in 2016, and were happy. We were relaxed, so we didn’t mind that we had to make three stops for other passengers before getting to Universal. But I don’t remember the cost at all.
     

    Bratray321

    Earning My Ears
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    Mar 18, 2019
    I highly recommend Tony Hinds car service. 8 passenger van.

    For $100 we had a return trip from MCO Airport to Onsite Universal Resort. This included a free grocery stop.

    We had a 3 hr flight delay which he monitored and met us on time. Luggage was lost and he assisted with this.
     

    GaryDis

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    Jul 24, 2015
    So we booked a private shuttle with Super Shuttle and we're sitting at MCO with a message that it will be an hour. I'm no longer happy with them.

    Addendum: in fairness, they actually showed up in only 35 minutes. Still longer than I'd expect, but better than an hour.
     
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    barkley

    DIS Veteran<br><font color=orange>If I ever have a
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    Apr 6, 2004
    can anyone recommend a company (i don't do uber) that will allow walmart as the grocery stop?
     

    macraven

    Proud Redhead
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    Apr 21, 2003
    Forgot to add Tony will do a 30 minute stop anywhere you choose
    No additional charges for grocery or liquor stops
     

    barkley

    DIS Veteran<br><font color=orange>If I ever have a
    Joined
    Apr 6, 2004
    I use Tony Hinds private car service
    Very affordable and always dependable

    he only does publix (and also requires all persons to exit the vehicle at the grocery stop-hoping to avoid this w/disabled family member).
     

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