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Transportation from Pop Century to Universal Studios

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‘What is the best, most cost-effective way to travel from the Pop Century to Universal Studios, round-trip?”

A horse and buggy on Main Street won't get you to Universal

This won’t get you there but it might be fun – Photo by Judd Helms

Mmmm, best and cost effective ways to get from the Pop Century to Universal Studios? Those two things are kind of mutually exclusive. Let me explain.

You can either go cheap (cost effective), or, you can go easy (best). You can’t do both. It’s not cheap and easy. Not really.

Let’s start with easy. You can go round-trip from the Pop to Universal for $2.25. The public transportation, the Lynx bus system in Orlando will take you from the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC), to the parking garage at Universal.

It takes about two hours, and two bus changes, to get from the TTC to the parking garage at Universal. So, yes, that is an option. The Lynx bus tickets are $2.25 per day, for a whole day. You can get a pass that’s $2.25. So, you can get there cheap, but it’s going to take two hours each way. Not easy.

Now, for a little easier trip, Uber is probably your best choice. Uber costs between from $16 to $43, each way, depending on the level of car you need. Depending on the time of day and traffic, you can, it’s 30 minutes, to at the worst, about an hour. So, Uber is a way. Taxis are another easy choice. A taxi from the Pop Century to Universal is $30-$45, each way.

Another easy way you could do it would be to go with a town car. If you want to go in style, go with a town car. Mears, other companies around, have a town car that will go back and forth for about $45 each way.

From the Pop to Universal, if it’s easy, it’s not going to be cheap. If it’s cheap it’s not going to be easy. I mean, you’re talking the cheapest way, round trip, is $32, using the lowest Uber. The cheap way is on $2.25 but takes forever.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

That’s the bottom line, is, you can’t have both cheap and easy, but you’ve got several options, and you’ve just got to pick what’s best for you.


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