Brightline (pictured) and other modern transportation options offer a seamless journey to and from Orlando for attendees.

A solid transportation infrastructure is a critical component when organizations are deciding on the location for their next meeting or event. As the No. 1 meetings destination in the country, Orlando understands this, and we are continuously offering new and innovative ways to make the destination even more accessible for business travelers.

Discover: Orlando Transportation Options

Read on to discover how two major transportation options — Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service and Orlando International Airport’s new terminal — are elevating business travel to and from Orlando.

Brightline High-Speed Rail Service

Brightline High-Speed Rail (Courtesy of Brightline)

Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service is revolutionizing travel to Orlando from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and other points south, delivering a seamless journey from departure to arrival with exceptional comfort and convenience. Brightline features upscale amenities such as meticulously hand-stitched leather seats, complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, and delicious food and beverages.

Discover: Brightline FAQs

They are reimagining what corporate travel can look by turning the journey into the main event. For example, planners can curate meetings and events by hosting in-station board meetings in one of Brightline’s incredible event spaces, or add onboard entertainment on a trip to or from Orlando.

Planners and attendees can save with fixed rates for business travel needs. Brightline also offers a simple and accessible custom portal to book trips, allowing groups to have full control over their travel budgets. The portal also helps streamline travel by providing planners or organizers the flexibility to digitally transfer single or bulk rides for employee business travel or for clients and guests.

Smart Lounge at Brightline Orlando station
Smart Lounge at Brightline Orlando Station. Photo courtesy of Brightline.

Brightline Orlando Station presented by Orlando Health is conveniently located next to the new South Terminal Complex at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The addition of the Brightline Orlando Station lays the foundation for creating a stable multi-modal transportation system for our destination. It can grow Central Florida’s transit system and someday have connectivity between the airport, downtown Orlando, the Convention Center, South International Drive and Tampa.

New Terminal at Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport south terminal rendering
Photo courtesy of Orlando International Airport

It’s now even easier to travel to and from Orlando with the 2022 opening of Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) South Terminal Complex (Terminal C). The new facility adds 15 gates and includes a seamless, low-touch environment with a state-of-the-art radio frequency baggage system, numerous shops, restaurants and lounge facilities. Since opening, Terminal C has processed nearly 6.4 million passengers and operated more than 48,300 flights.

The new terminal makes one of the best airports in the country even better. MCO welcomes over 55 million passengers annually on 34 airlines, providing non-stop service to Orlando from over 137 destinations worldwide — more domestic cities than any other airport in Florida — with one of the lowest average domestic airfares in the U.S.

Also servicing the area, Orlando Sanford International Airport is located 18 miles northeast of Orlando, approximately 45 minutes from our convention district. If travelers prefer rail travel, Amtrak provides service via its station in downtown Orlando. The commuter rail service, SunRail, connects key cities along our main corridor.

With these new transportation options, it has never been easier to bring your meeting to Orlando.

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