Transportation from Disney to Universal? - PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel
PassPorter.com
Message Board Community
Home Florida - Walt Disney World Caribbean - Disney Cruise Line California - Disneyland Resort Anywhere and Everywhere! Travelers Store Community PassPorter's Club Help!
   Welcome!  |   Answers  |  Guidelines  |  Shorthands  |  Newsletters  |  Our Guides  |   Photos  | Login Problems  |  Help  |  Bookmark Us |  Follow Us on |
Search

Go Back   PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel > PassPorter's Florida Destinations Beyond Walt Disney World > Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2007, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Community Rank: Scout
 
BelmontBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Concierge Level: 4
Posts: 4,200
Question Transportation from WDW to Universal

We're debating a one day trip to IOA and wondering what the best way to get there would be? We are flying and probably using DME to get to our resort. Does anyone know what would be cheaper and/or easier, take a taxi to Universal or rent a car for the day?
__________________


Lisa - Travel Consultant affiliated with MouseEarVacations and CruisingCo.com
https://www.facebook.com/LisaScrimge..._type=bookmark
My Countdown Counting down to: Las Vegas and Disneyland!
13 days, 12 hours, 0 minutes
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips2014 Dolphin Resort, 2013 Pop Century, 2012 Pop Century, 2011 Pop Century, Offsite with 1 day at Epcot 2010, Pop, Swan & WL 2008, POFQ 2007, WL 2004, WL 2002, WL 2001, CBR 2000, CBR 1999.
BelmontBelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Community Rank:
Legend Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 35,192
Mears will take you right from your hotel to / from Universal. R/T is $17 800 759-5219. Very relaible - I've used them for several years to go to Universal, Seaworld and even Busch Gardens
__________________
Jim
My Countdown Counting down to: First Ever Charleston Trip
16 days, 10 hours, 0 minutes
My Previous Trips2014 BWI, 2013 BC, 2013 GF, 2012 BC, 2012 OKW, 2012 BWI, 2011 BWI, 2011 BC, 2010 BC, 2010 CSR, 2010 Kidani, 2009 GCV, 2009 BC, 2008 BWV, 2008 Grand Californian, 2008 BC, 2007 BWI, 2007 POFQ, 2007 Grand Californian, 2006 BC, 2006 POR, 2006 WL, 2005 BC, 2005 BWI, 2005 CBR, 2004 CR, 2005 Poly, 2004 GF, 2004 POFQ 2004 Poly, 2003 Poly, 2003 CSR, 2003 POR, 2002 AKL, 2002 GF, 2001 AKL, 2001 Poly, 2000 CBR, 1999 CBR, 1998 ASMo, 1997 ASMu, 1996 ASMu, 1995 ASSp, 1991 Wyndham, 1989 off site, 1985 Off Site
jimmymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Facebook Addict
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

Community Rank:
Legend Extraordinaire
 
RobDVC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 39,673
How many are in your party? More than 2 people, Mears is probably a bit costly. Taxi can run between $20 and $40, which is about what a daily car rental would cost.
__________________
RobDVC - about me
co-guide for -
Getting There and Back,
Making More Magic,
Universal Florida ,
The Garage
and
The Locker Room
My Countdown Counting down to: Back to the Beach (Club Villas, that is..)
..See Ya Real Soon!
My PassPorter Bookshelf <table width=100% height=75 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0><tr><td width=86 style='background-image: url(http://www.passporter.com/concierge/ticker/countdown7873-428.png); background-repeat: no-repeat;'><a href='http://www.passporterboards.com/concierge/back-to-the-beach-club-villas-trip428.html' border=0><img src='http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/transparent.png' height=75 width=86 border=0></a></td><td align=left style='background-image: url(http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/shelf7873.png); background-repeat: no-repeat;'><a href='http://www.passporterboards.com/forums/club/bookshelf.php?member=7873&name=RobDVC' border=0><img src='http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/transparent.png' height=75 width=200 border=0></a></td></tr></table>
My Previous TripsMay1991 Treehouse Villas - May1993 POFQ - July1998 CSR - May2002 ASSP - August2004 ASMO - December2005 SSR - August2006 BCV - April2007 POFQ - August2008 BWV - May2009 AKV Kidani - AugSep2010 BLT
RobDVC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
Yeti Chaser
 
Shell_of_the_South's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Way down south
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 20,316
Be sure and take into consideration that parking at USF is $10 per day.
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf <table width=100% height=75 border=0><tr><td style='background-image: url(http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/shelf3113.png); background-repeat: no-repeat;'><a href='http://www.passporterboards.com/concierge/bookshelf.php?member=3113&name=Shell_of_the_South' border=0><img src='http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/transparent.png' height=75 width=100% border=0></a></td></tr></table>
My Previous Trips9/00 - ASM, 11/01 - AS Sp/OKW, 7/02 - RPH, 4/03 - HRH, 7/03 - HRH, 10/04 - PC, 10/05 - POR, 5/06 - HRH, 12/06 - AKL, 4/07 - WL/CBR, 9/07 - POR, 4/08 - USF offsite, 7/09 - AKL, 9/11 - AKL, 8/12 - Cont., 12/13 - WL
Shell_of_the_South is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 09:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Community Rank: Scout
 
BelmontBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Concierge Level: 4
Posts: 4,200
Would the taxi be $20-40 each way? If so, I will definitely check into car rental and compare to Mears, if we decide to do this. Thanks!
__________________


Lisa - Travel Consultant affiliated with MouseEarVacations and CruisingCo.com
https://www.facebook.com/LisaScrimge..._type=bookmark
My Countdown Counting down to: Las Vegas and Disneyland!
13 days, 12 hours, 0 minutes
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips2014 Dolphin Resort, 2013 Pop Century, 2012 Pop Century, 2011 Pop Century, Offsite with 1 day at Epcot 2010, Pop, Swan & WL 2008, POFQ 2007, WL 2004, WL 2002, WL 2001, CBR 2000, CBR 1999.
BelmontBelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 01:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
Community Rank: Explorer
 
bradk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 9,580
yes, mears is $17 per adult roundtrip ($15 per child i believe). a taxi/car will run about $70 roundtrip.
__________________
bradk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
PassPorter Message Board Manager

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
chezp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 159,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shell_of_the_South View Post
Be sure and take into consideration that parking at USF is $10 per day.
We did discover though that if you go to park at one of the resort hotels and are having a meal at one of the restaurants there, then they will stamp your valet parking ticket and it will be free, which I thought was excellent. They did that for us when we had breakfast at the Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel.
__________________

Enjoying the beauty of Sirmione on Lake Garda on our Italy road trip. The trip report for our cruise on the Magic around Greece and Turkey is now complete. Trip reports are now also underway for a day out in London and a day out in Paris.

I'm Cheryl and I'm the author of PassPorter's Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers and the co-author of PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide I'm also one of the PassPorter guides for the Disney Vacation Club, Eateries, Globetrotting, Globetrotting Trip Reports, Disneyland Resort Paris and Disneyland Trip Reports forums.
My Countdown Counting down to: A photowalk at Leeds Castle
4 hours, 0 minutes
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsDisney: 17 trips to WDW, 5 to Disneyland in California, 7 to Disneyland Paris, 1 to Hong Kong Disneyland, 1 to Tokyo Disney, 1 to Aulani, 1 to Hilton Head, 2 to Vero Beach and 6 Disney cruises on the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy to the Caribbean (three times), Alaska (once) and the Mediterranean (twice). Non-Disney (because otherwise I can't keep track...): American cities (Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC), American National Parks (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion), Hawaii (Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Big Island) and Europe (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Spain (including Tenerife, Lanzarote and Mallorca), Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Monaco, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
chezp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 04:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
Community Rank: Scout
 
KandJluvdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Methuen,MA
Posts: 4,499
we loved quicksilver
KandJluvdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 08:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
Yeti Chaser
 
Shell_of_the_South's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Way down south
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 20,316
Just a note, I think the parking at Universal went up to $11 per day since I posted the last price!
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf <table width=100% height=75 border=0><tr><td style='background-image: url(http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/shelf3113.png); background-repeat: no-repeat;'><a href='http://www.passporterboards.com/concierge/bookshelf.php?member=3113&name=Shell_of_the_South' border=0><img src='http://www.passporter.com/forums/club/images/bookshelf/transparent.png' height=75 width=100% border=0></a></td></tr></table>
My Previous Trips9/00 - ASM, 11/01 - AS Sp/OKW, 7/02 - RPH, 4/03 - HRH, 7/03 - HRH, 10/04 - PC, 10/05 - POR, 5/06 - HRH, 12/06 - AKL, 4/07 - WL/CBR, 9/07 - POR, 4/08 - USF offsite, 7/09 - AKL, 9/11 - AKL, 8/12 - Cont., 12/13 - WL
Shell_of_the_South is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 09:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
Community Rank: Day-Tripper
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamburg,PA
Posts: 7
Question Universal

We will be staying at French Quarters in May and would like to go to Universal for one day. If we take Mears transportation, what hours do they run?
DisneyDutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 12:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
Community Rank: Adventurer
 
BarryH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyDutch View Post
We will be staying at French Quarters in May and would like to go to Universal for one day. If we take Mears transportation, what hours do they run?
For Mears schedule contact Mears directly. Their website is:

Orlando Airport Limousine, Towncar, Motorcoach, Passenger Van - Charter Rates
__________________
Check out my videos at: www.youtube.com/barryh1972
BarryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
Community Rank:
Legend Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 35,192
I've used them for 7:30 pickups to US / IOA / Seaworld / Busch Gardens. Make your reservations the day before, and call during the day to confirm pickup for return trip. You can change the time any time of the day too
__________________
Jim
My Countdown Counting down to: First Ever Charleston Trip
16 days, 10 hours, 0 minutes
My Previous Trips2014 BWI, 2013 BC, 2013 GF, 2012 BC, 2012 OKW, 2012 BWI, 2011 BWI, 2011 BC, 2010 BC, 2010 CSR, 2010 Kidani, 2009 GCV, 2009 BC, 2008 BWV, 2008 Grand Californian, 2008 BC, 2007 BWI, 2007 POFQ, 2007 Grand Californian, 2006 BC, 2006 POR, 2006 WL, 2005 BC, 2005 BWI, 2005 CBR, 2004 CR, 2005 Poly, 2004 GF, 2004 POFQ 2004 Poly, 2003 Poly, 2003 CSR, 2003 POR, 2002 AKL, 2002 GF, 2001 AKL, 2001 Poly, 2000 CBR, 1999 CBR, 1998 ASMo, 1997 ASMu, 1996 ASMu, 1995 ASSp, 1991 Wyndham, 1989 off site, 1985 Off Site
jimmymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 10:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
Community Rank: Trekker
 
tdandboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,268
I wish there was a better way to get there. My boys would love to do the Character breakfast with Spider man just for one morning. But that is to expensive to do that. Any ideas? PM me??????
__________________
Tina K
My Countdown Counting down to: DJ 16th birthday
I can't wait to see the Mouse!
My Previous TripsWDW 1997 Honeymoon, DL 2004 with DJ WDW 2007 June, Caribeenean Beach Resort WDW 2007 July, Animal Kingdom, DL Christmas 2007-it was wonderful Grand Californian June 2009 Marriot),at All-Sports 2010-WDW-Saratoga Springs 2014-Boardwalk
tdandboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 09:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
Community Rank: Sightseer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 58
What is Mears?
__________________
My Previous TripsWe've been to LA Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, HK Disneyland and WDW. Now wondering if we should drop by Disneyland during our trip to US in October!
luckey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 01:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
Community Rank: Explorer
 
bradk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 9,580
Orlando Airport Limousine, Towncar, Motorcoach, Passenger Van - Charter Rates
__________________
bradk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with transportation between resort and Universal cncdisney Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 6 09-05-2007 12:57 AM
Universal Transportation Question jennyfur24 Making More Magic: Everything Else at Walt Disney World! 2 08-13-2003 11:20 PM
Universal Transportation! Mike E. Ask the Travel Agents: Your Q&A 2 02-23-2003 02:54 AM
Transportation to Universal? Thumper Fan Getting There (and Back!): Your Journey to Walt Disney World 1 04-08-2002 09:09 AM














Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 PM.



PassPorter ~ 1998-2014 ~ 16 Years of Making Dreams Come True!
Publishers of bestselling travel guidebooks and proud recipients of 13 national book awards
About PassPorter
About Us
Site Map
Press
Privacy Policy
Images & Artwork
Guidebooks
About
Previews
Buy
Reviews
Updates
Features
News & Updates
Articles
Podcasts
Photos
Message Boards
Newsletter
Concierge Desk
Desktop
Trips
Books & E-Books
Tips
Settings
Customs Office
Register Books
Book Updates
Contests
Checklists
Help & Info
Finding Answers to Questions
Help Desk
Using Your PassPorter Forum
Store Customer Service
E-Mail Us
Follow Us
PassPorter.com Front Page (Updated Daily!)
PassPorter Newsletter (weekly and free)
Latest Posts
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube Channel
Questions? Check our Site Map and visit our Help Desk to learn how to contact us online, by e-mail, and by phone.
Please feel free to link to this page so that other vacationers can find it.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
(c) 1999-2013 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 15 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger