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Kissimmee, FL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 92
Total Sleeping Rooms 23,608
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 2,412
Committable Meeting Rooms* 65
Convention Center Space 22,880 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 327,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 10,016 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $93
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $140
*Maximum for a single hotel

Kissimmee, FL Airport Information

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Approximate taxi fare: $54 USD

Located 20 to 30 minutes from most Kissimmee hotels, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the premier gateway to Central Florida. As the country's 4th busiest airport, Orlando International serves approximately 33.7 million passengers annually. Its 41 airlines offer several non-stop flights to 86 domestic and 24 international destinations including Mexico, Germany, Canada and the UK.

Numerous shopping and dining options are available at Orlando International for passengers searching for a last-minute gift or settling into a relaxing meal. The airport offers retail options that are unique to Central Florida, including Magic of Disney, Kennedy Space Center and Ron John Surf Shop. Other amenities include free wireless Internet access; a full-service salon and spa; 9,300 terminal parking spaces along with 11,300 satellite spaces; and an on-site Hyatt Regency Hotel, offering 445 rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space.

Evolving to meet the needs of the thousands of passengers that pass through its gates each day, Orlando International Airport is involved in a $976 million capital improvement program over the next five years. The program will include terminal and airfield projects as well as rental car, roadway and parking development.

Airline carriers serving Orlando International Airport

  • Aer Lingus
  • Aero Gal
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Airberlin
  • Air Transat
  • Azul
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Emirates
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Bahamasair
  • British Airways
  • Iceland Air
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Magni Charters
  • LAN
  • Rouge
  • Miamiair
  • Norwegian
  • Silver Airways
  • Swift Air
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • SunWing
  • TAM Airlines
  • Thomas Cook
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Volaris
  • WestJet

Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM)

Conveniently located to all of Kissimmee’s major meeting hotels/resorts, just eight miles from the Walt Disney World Resort, and 10 miles away from the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center, Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) accommodates general aviation air service 24 hours a day with two paved airport runways that are 5,000 and 6,000 feet respectively.

Four Fixed-Based Operators (FBOs) are located on the airport property, as well as a number of flight training schools, new T-hangars, box hangars, and a variety of recreational activities.

The public is encouraged to visit an historic Warbird Museum with T-6 Warbird adventure flights, P-51 Mustang pilot training and an 18-hole golf course.

The airport is owned and operated by the City of Kissimmee and its air traffic control tower operates daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.

Kissimmee, FL Train Information

Amtrak serves Kissimmee, allowing for easy transit from points along the East Coast. Visitors traveling to Kissimmee by train can take the Silver Service/Palmetto line, which originates daily in New York City and Miami. The route includes stops in New York, Washington, DC, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami.

Kissimmee, FL Ground Transportation

Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) Bus Line

The regional bus system, LYNX, provides economical access on 65 routes that serve all of Central Florida. There are a number of bus lines within Kissimmee; LYNX also provides service to all major destinations in Orlando.

Standard bus fare is $2 per person. Day passes are $2.25.

Airport Shuttles

Transportation to and from Orlando International Airport can be arranged through any number of shared ride services. The cost per passenger from the airport to Kissimmee ranges from $28 to $48. Shuttles can be booked at the airport.

Rental Cars

Orlando International Airport is home to all major rental car companies. Check-in counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent A Car, L and M Car Rental, National and Thrifty can be found on the ground transportation level. Off-site companies are accessible via shuttle bus.

Taxis

Taxi fares from Orlando International Airport to Kissimmee average $60. Taxi service is plentiful both at the airport and within the city itself.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Montgomery, AL 1,163 mi 16 hr 24 min 4 hr 10 min USD $350+
Charlotte, NC 524 mi 7 hr 25 min 1 hr 40 min USD $100+
Tampa, FL 73 mi 1 hr 22 min 3 hr 2min USD $296+
Jacksonville, FL 163 mi 2 hr 28 min 3 hr 10 min USD $341+
Miami, FL 218 mi 3 hr 3 min 1 hr USD $119+
Savannah, GA 300 mi 4 hr 20 min 3 hr 20 min USD $372+
Atlanta, GA 450 mi 6 hr 11 min 1 hr 20 min USD $45+
Washington, DC 868 mi 12+ hr 3 hr 10 min USD $118+
 
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