Florida with a Baby or Toddler

Florida By Plane

Orlando International Airport – your choice airport for Disney World or the other attractions in Central Florida. Located south of Downtown Orlando, this airport offers car rentals and free shuttles to Disney World for visitors. You can fly to Orlando in Florida from Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport with Aer Lingus. You can fly to Miami, Tampa and Orlando from London and many other UK airports with British Airways, Delta, American Airlines and US Airways and United Airlines. Flight time is just over 14 hours.

Miami International Airport – the biggest airport for travel in South Florida, and the best option for trips to the Everglades or Miami’s beaches.

Tampa International Airport-serves the Gulf Coast, namely the Tampa Bay area. Has a direct flight operated by British Airways to/from London Gatwick. Also international flights to Canada, Mexico, Panama, and the Cayman Islands. Rated #1 US Airport overall.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – the fourth largest airport in Florida and another valid option with many domestic low fare carriers.

There are other large airports in the state such as in Jacksonville.

For tips on the various airlines including weight allowances and policies concerning babies and toddlers click here.

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Florida By Train

  • Amtrak Auto Train carries passengers and automobiles between Lorton, Virginia and Sanford, Florida, effectively serving as a car-rail link to Florida from the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
  • Amtrak Silver Star and Silver Meteor (Trains 91-92 and 97-98 respectively) – both routes begin in New York City and end in Miami. While the two routes are slightly different, within the borders of the state of Florida, the routes are exactly the same. This option can get you from most East Coast cities to Miami, or many Florida cities in between.

Florida By Boat

Florida is possibly the largest state for cruise ship embarkation in the United States. Port Canaveral, Tampa, and Miami are all popular ports for embarkation, with cruises heading throughout the Caribbean. There are also many casino cruises that depart from Pinellas County and South Florida.