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first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

midlands
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first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

We will be arriving in Orlando after our virgin flight from the uk, at what will feel like midnight with 2 half asleep kids.

Is the drive from the airport fairly easy? I believe it's about 40 minutes.

What do we do about tolls? The money we get from the bank will all be dollars only, and we haven't been to the US before to have any coins to take with us.

Is there a toll free route to take? We'll be getting a satnav with the car. Or do we need to stop at the airport and get some money changed? How much do most tolls cost?

Many thanks

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1. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Which airport are you flying to , mco or sanford ?

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2. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Can't remember which it is called!!! Virgin only fly to one, and I know it's the one that's further away - if that's any help!!

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3. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Where are you staying ? It will be MCO that you are flying into.

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4. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Flying into mco with virgin. Depends where you are in Orlando -probably one toll at the most -$1.75 to pay. Have a great time.

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5. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Virgin fly to MCO & that is the closest, it was about $1.75 in total & there was a queue option to get change but it is easier with lower bills , ask for a couple of $5 in you exhange & you will be fine ot thid is no toll route which is quite easy and goes past florida mall

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6. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

What I have done when I don't have change for tolls is to stop at one of the shops and buy a pack of gum and ask for the change in coin. Usually a couple dollars in change (break a 5$ bill) will get you to your villa.

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7. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Where are you staying please? That info will help us tell you what tolls you may need to pay or how to avoid them. You can pay with a $20 bill, they will give you change, we have done it before and just told them sorry but its the smallest we've got and never had a problem. If you offered a $50 bill you might get a bit of a hostile response ;-)

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8. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Have a look at this link . shows you various routes from airport follow the route, get familiar to signs if you not been before.

http://www.kissimmee-us192.com/locations.htm

Visitors section down to right side.

Edited: 4:48 pm, February 15, 2012
midlands
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9. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

Hi, and thanks for the responses.

We are staying just off the 192, Polynesian Boulevard.

Are the tolls very easy to spot? I've read of people being charged high amounts for missing a toll. Are they when you enter / leave the main roads, or at random points along the road? Are the toll points marked on the sat navs??

We'll stop at a shop and pick up some gum to get some change I think.

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10. Re: first journey from airport in hire car - tolls question

When you set a route in sat nav it will warn you that the route has tolls and will give you the option to do a non toll route we normally do this for journey from airport, we find it less stressful to avoid toll roads for that 1st journey