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Conference Travel Guidance

Getting to the 2024 Conference is easy, whether you choose to arrive by car, train, bus, or flying in. We have done the majority of the research for you. Select your preferred form of transportation for more information. 


The 2024 Conference will be held at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, Florida 32809

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Travel By Car 

Hotel Parking is available and free at a dedicated parking lot.

Travel By Air

The closest major airport is the Orlando International Airport
Airport CodeMCO


Transportation from the Airport
1. Auto, Taxi, Uber, Lyft, and Shuttles - The airport is about 8 miles from the Florida Hotel and Conference Center. Check here for transportation rates, including bus, shuttle, ride share, and taxis.

Travel by Train 

Benefits: Affordable for long-distance travel. It is safe and dependable while creating less carbon footprint versus traveling in a private car. Traveling by train also allows you to avoid traffic on the road while having spacious seating and scenic views. 

1. Amtrak

Estimated pricing: $45 to $95 depending on the location

  • Jacksonville to Ft. Lauderdale starting around $91, with weekend pricing averaging $70.
  • Tampa to Ft. Lauderdale starting around $45 
  • Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale starting at $45

You can buy your ticket online at www.amtrak.com or at the station

Florida Amtrak Station Locations
  • FORT LAUDERDALE - Amtrak/Tri-Rail Station, 200 Southwest 21st Terrace
  • GAINESVILLE - Rosa Parks Downtown Station, 700 Southeast 3rd Street
  • ORLANDO - 1400 Sligh Boulevard
  • SARASOTA - RaceTrac gas station, 5600 Fruitville Road
  • TAMPA - Union Station, 601 North Nebraska Avenue 
  • WEST PALM BEACH - Amtrak/Tri-Rail Station, 209 South Tamarind Avenue

2. Brightline

Available from Downtown Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach South, and Orlando.

Pricing & Tickets: 
  • Starting at $17  
  • You can buy your ticket online at the website - www.gobrightline.com or at the station

  • MIAMI Station Address: 600 NW 1st Ave. (station entrance is located at the corner of NW 1st Ave. and NW 6th St.)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE Station Entrance: 101 NW 2nd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33311
  • WEST PALM BEACH Station Entrance: 501 Evernia Street
  • ORLANDO Station: 10705 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827  - The Orlando International Airport Intermodal Terminal, also known as the Brightline Orlando Station and South Airport Intermodal Terminal, is an intermodal passenger transport hub located at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.  There is a bus available through GoLynx.com from here to the Florida Mall 

3. Metrorail from Miami

Pricing & Tickets: 
  • Starting at $2.25
  • Buy your ticket at the station only

Various locations from the Pinecrest area to the Medley area
  • PALMETTO Station Address: 7701 NW 79 Avenue
  • DADELAND SOUTH Station Address: 9090 South Dixie Highway

TRAVEL SUGGESTION: Metrorail to Brightline Miami station, transferring at the Lyric Theater/ Historic Overtown Metrorail station

Travel By Bus

The only Florida statewide bus service is Greyhound www.greyhound.com

This connects all major and midsize Florida cities, but not always smaller towns (even some popular beach towns). Regional or city-run buses cover Greyhound's more limited areas much better; used together, these bus systems make travel by bus possible, but time-consuming. Megabus operates out of five Florida cities – Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tampa, and Miami.

It's always a bit cheaper to take a Greyhound bus during the week than on the weekend. Fares for children are usually about half the adult fare.

Here's a website that can help you find cheap bus tickets for your trip to easily compare and book your next trip with Busbud - www.busbud.com