Getting to Kissimmee & Getting Around
Explore a host of convenient transportation options.
Easy access by air, car, or rail make getting to Kissimmee a breeze any time of year. Once you've arrived, a variety of transportation options can easily connect you to nearby attractions, including world-famous theme parks. Explore all the options here and start charting your course to Central Florida adventure!
Getting to Kissimmee
Three airports serve the Kissimmee area. Most major airlines fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO), just 25 minutes from Kissimmee. Flying into MCO, you'll find a full range of non-stop domestic and international flights.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), conveniently located to Highway 192 and Interstate 4, is the closest airport to the major theme parks and convention centers and offers prime access for those flying in on private or charter jets. Additional scheduled airline flights arrive at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), less than an hour's travel time away.
Driving is one of the most popular ways to get to Kissimmee. The area is located at the crossroads of Florida's highway network, offering easy access via major highways. Roadways to know include:
- West U.S. Highway 192 is Kissimmee’s primary tourist corridor. Brightly colored Guide Markers along the way make it easy to navigate.
- Osceola Parkway (Toll Road 522) is a direct route into Walt Disney World® Resort.
- Exit #242, #244, and #249 on Florida’s Turnpike provide easy access to and from Kissimmee.
- Exit #64 on Interstate 4 provides easy access to and from Kissimmee.
Kissimmee is at the crossroads of Florida's highway network.
By Bus or Train
All aboard for your best vacation ever! Kissimmee is a convenient stop for Greyhound and Amtrak. Amtrak provides rail service to Kissimmee as well as Orlando, Winter Park, and Sanford (a hub for the auto train). The Kissimmee station is the closest to Walt Disney World® Resort.
The Brightline high-speed rail system connecting Central Florida to South Florida is set to open in 2023.
If arriving from another country, be sure to get familiar with our airports, airlines, and visa requirements.
If you are a citizen of a country other than the United States, please be aware of any entry requirements. All foreign nationals require a valid passport in order to enter the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) also allows nationals of 35 countries to enter the country and stay up to 90 days without a visa. For more information on Visa and entry requirements into the United States, visit the U.S. Department of State website.
This may be a leap since space travel for the average visitor is years away, but Central Florida is certainly a portal to outer space thanks to Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, about an hour east of Kissimmee. Visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to learn all about space exploration and see spacecraft that have traveled the galaxy. Ask an expert there when they expect space travel to be commonplace.
Central Florida's transportation system serves travelers of all abilities from around the globe. Inquire ahead of time about accessible-friendly travel, and check out Kissimmee's hub for Accessible Travel.
Getting Around Kissimmee
When you’re on vacation in Kissimmee, getting around shouldn’t be hard work. Which is why we offer a full range of public and private transportation options for getting around.
Driving & Car Rentals
At the crossroads of many major roadways, Kissimmee makes it easy to drive your own car or rent one. Rental car services are readily available across the area. When navigating, refer to the brightly colored Guide Markers along West U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee’s primary tourist corridor. Note that some toll roads will require a small fee.
Taxis, Limo Services, Uber, & Lyft
Taxi and limo services are available throughout the area. Uber and Lyft also serve the area, especially in closer proximity to major theme parks and attractions. Look for specially designated pick-up and drop-off locations at airports, theme parks, and entertainment areas.
Public transportation and shuttles can quickly take you to the theme parks. LYNX, the public transportation system for Central Florida, offers a fleet of local buses with convenient routes and schedules. Many hotels and resorts offer free shuttle service as an amenity.
Many Kissimmee hotels and resorts offer free shuttle service to the major theme parks.
Meeting and event planners will find many choices for hiring professional motorcoaches. These comfortable buses can transport attendees from conference hotels and resorts to attractions, entertainment areas, and special event venues.
Central Florida's transportation system serves travelers of all abilities from around the globe. The area's LYNX buses are fully accessible, with hydraulic lifts for wheelchairs and restraining belts. If you're traveling in a wheelchair or have related concerns, be sure to check out accessibility guides and maps before your visit. Also check out Kissimmee's hub for Accessible Travel.
Explore All Transportation Options
It's easy to get to Kissimmee and get around while you're here.