Flights from Manchester to Orlando take nine hours on the outward journey, with the return taking a little over eight. It is likely that a connecting flight will be cheaper, but it may be worth paying a little extra for the convenience and speed of a direct service, plenty of which are available. If a connection is required, it is likely to involve a stopover in somewhere like New York, Toronto or Philadelphia.
Fly Manchester to Orlando year-round to take advantage of the temperate Floridian climate, which averages mid-teens even through the winter months. You may prefer to do your exploration of the many theme parks when temperatures are a little cooler, although the atmosphere through the summer months is sure to set the pulse racing.
Once you arrive at Orlando International there are a number of options to help you make your way to your final destination. Local buses are the cheapest way of doing so, with fares only costing $2 and destinations such as International Drive, Walt Disney World and the downtown area of the city serviced. Downtown is approximately an hour-long journey, while International Drive is around 40 minutes.
Shuttle vans are available from both Terminals A and B, with fares charged per person. It’s possible to book a round trip with the attendant which will help cut the cost of your overall travel. A taxi to the city centre will cost around $35, while International Drive should set you back $30-$40 and Disney World $60.
If you prefer to travel in style, limousines can be booked for between $50 and $90. Meanwhile car rental firms such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty are located in Terminals A and B on Level 1’s Ground Transportation Level.