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Old 01-05-2020, 02:23 PM
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I had a terrible experience with Villages transportation (now called Workman transportation). The shuttle I reserved didn’t show up. I had paid and received a confirmation but at the point when it was 10 minutes late, another rider called and they said it wasn’t coming. We received no explanation and no apology.

Other than Uber or Lyft, anyone have a suggestion for reliable, cost effective transport to MCO?

Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:26 PM
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I had a terrible experience with Villages transportation (now called Workman transportation). The shuttle I reserved didn’t show up. I had paid and received a confirmation but at the point when it was 10 minutes late, another rider called and they said it wasn’t coming. We received no explanation and no apology.

Other than Uber or Lyft, anyone have a suggestion for reliable, cost effective transport to MCO?

Thanks!
Wow, we have always had good experiences with them, sorry to hear that they let you down.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:27 PM
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Village Airport Van - Airport Shuttle/Transportation for The Villages
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:39 PM
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If you are going with another person, you might as well hire a private driver instead of paying 2 or more fares. Almost the same cost and far more convenient.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:52 PM
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We hire a car one way from Enterprise at LSL $90 one way. Cheaper if round trip. There is a drop off fee for one way..
Village Airport Van is door to door $80 for two, one way, also a very good service when we have used it.
The only down is they drop off/pick up on route, that can add anothe 45-60 minutes to journey, so allow time if you are catching a flight.
Car hire is most time efficient.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:34 PM
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Eight of us traveling from MCO to TV on New Year's night had what started out to be a bad experience. Leaving MCO, our van had a left front flat on Rt. 528 approaching the turnpike. The driver was cool. Pulled over. Radioed base who responded that another van would pick us up within 15-20 minutes. Indeed, another van arrived within a half hour. (They had mad the next group of riders get off their van at the airport and then came to pick us up.) Both drivers got us safely to the second van then transferred our luggage. We arrived late to TV. Expected to be home at 1 a.m. and got in at 2:30. I was thankful for their good service in what could have been a disaster.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:38 PM
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Eight of us traveling from MCO to TV on New Year's night had what started out to be a bad experience. Leaving MCO, our van had a left front flat on Rt. 528 approaching the turnpike. The driver was cool. Pulled over. Radioed base who responded that another van would pick us up within 15-20 minutes. Indeed, another van arrived within a half hour. (They had mad the next group of riders get off their van at the airport and then came to pick us up.) Both drivers got us safely to the second van then transferred our luggage. We arrived late to TV. Expected to be home at 1 a.m. and got in at 2:30. I was thankful for their good service in what could have been a disaster.

I wonder what the time the people who they made get off the second van got home! We hire a private car. $100 for two, tip included. We're the only ones in the car, so pick up and drop off is direct. Do a search on TOTV for some suggestions of drivers. Ours has changed names because the owner passed away and one of his drivers took it over. His name is Dave, but my husband has his number, and he's unavailable right now.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:04 AM
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We have used Capri Transportation several times and will continue to use them. Courteous professional drivers and clean cars. Pick us up and drop us off at our home in The Villages.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:51 AM
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Vinny's Car Service is the best!!! $90 for 2 people. Never late, handles luggage.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:08 AM
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Workman’s does not pick you up at your home to go to MCO. They have regular scheduled trips leaving from Lake Sumter and Brownwood.

The company that picks you up and drops you off at your home is Villages airport shuttle a different company.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:54 AM
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We’ve used Workman’s and their predecessor for about 8 years, usually once per month. We’ve never had any problem, etc. They do have home pickup and drop off that connect to their scheduled shuttles at LSL and Brownwood.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:07 AM
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Creative Concierge is awesome. They pick up at your home, and when they get you at the airport they come directly to your baggage area. They used to be $90 for 2, but I understand they’ve increased their price to $75 base, plus $25 per person.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:31 AM
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What? Dave passed away? We used Daves Transport to Sanford airport without a glitch. He was fun to talk to on the phone making arrangements.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:36 AM
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I had a terrible experience with Villages transportation (now called Workman transportation). The shuttle I reserved didn’t show up. I had paid and received a confirmation but at the point when it was 10 minutes late, another rider called and they said it wasn’t coming. We received no explanation and no apology.

Other than Uber or Lyft, anyone have a suggestion for reliable, cost effective transport to MCO?

Thanks!

Wow. Not good. How did you get to the airport? Did you miss your flight?
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:00 AM
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I've used Village Airport Van several times and always good service. 352-241-2000
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