Getting Around Daytona
The best way to get around Daytona is by car, so bring your most impressive set of wheels to roll around this automobile-obsessed city. And enjoy the fact that unless it's a race day, traffic shouldn't be problem. Also, remember: you can drive on the beach. With a small daily fee, you can drive and park on the sand in designated places. Consult the Volusia County website for more details.
If you're flying, you should look to fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is about 70 miles south of Daytona. MCO has a larger terminal with more commercial and low-fare flights, and the Daytona-Orlando Transit Service shuttles tourists back and forth. If you're lucky, you might find a flight into tiny Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB). The Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) is another option, about 40 miles south of Daytona.
|Car||Having your own car is useful since the attractions are spread out. Additionally, the lengthy coastline offers spots within driving distance to escape rowdy spring breakers and crowds. Keep in mind the streets, especially those around Atlantic Avenue or the Daytona International Speedway — tend to get congested.|
|Taxi||Cabs are stationed at the nearby airports; however, a ride from Orlando International Airport or Orlando-Sanford International Airport will be very expensive. Once you're in Daytona, you'll have to call and schedule a cab rather than hail one.|
Daytona Beach is serviced by Volusia County's public transportation system, Votran, which runs almost 20 bus lines that stop throughout the Daytona Beach area. Adults pay $1.25 for a single ride fare, while children ride for free. You can also purchase value passes; an all-day pass will set you back $3 and a week pass will cost you $12. Children receive a 50 percent fare discount on value passes.
If you just need to get from one point of the beach to the other, you can hop on the A1A Beachside Trolley that picks up passengers along Atlantic Avenue. It runs from Granada Avenue to Dunlawton Avenue from January to Labor Day. Trolley fares cost the same as Votran bus tickets.
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