Which airport?

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-13-2015, 06:22 PM
velcro velcro is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Which Airport to use

As a newbee to TV I will be taking my first flight up north to NJ. I was wondering which airport is most convenient to use from TV. Tampa or Orlando I am concerned with travel time to & from the airport & parking long term (7 Days) convenience.

Thanks
__________________
STICK AROUND A WHILE

“Living Large in the Land of Sunshine & No Basements”

SEMPER FI
  #2  
Old 03-13-2015, 06:26 PM
velcro velcro is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Which airport?

As a newbee to TV I will be taking my first flight up north to NJ. I was wondering which airport is most convenient to use from TV. Tampa or Orlando I am concerned with travel time to & from the airport & parking long term (7 Days) convenience.

THanks
__________________
STICK AROUND A WHILE

“Living Large in the Land of Sunshine & No Basements”

SEMPER FI
  #3  
Old 03-13-2015, 06:47 PM
Phanatic Luvr's Avatar
Phanatic Luvr Phanatic Luvr is offline
Gold member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia & Lower Gwynedd, PA, Ocean City, NJ, Wesley Chapel, FL and The Village of St. James
Posts: 1,088
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Tampa's airport is about 1 1/2 hours or just a little more, and there is a lot of construction going on, on both I-75 for about 40 miles or more and then again on I-275 as you go through Tampa itself. Although I love Tampa's airport, Orlando is the way to go in my opinion. Just made several runs back and forth over the past 2 weeks, as we had several family members come in and it takes just about an hour to get to. I always try to schedule flights at the least traffic periods to travel.
Good luck and welcome!!!!
  #4  
Old 03-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Carl in Tampa's Avatar
Carl in Tampa Carl in Tampa is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Split time between Tampa and The Villages
Posts: 1,891
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Smile Airport comparison.

Mapquest will tell you that the trip to Orlando airport is about one hour and seventeen minutes and the trip to Tampa International is about one hour and thirty-five minutes. What it doesn't tell you is that the trip to Orlando airport eats you up with tolls if you go on the Turnpike, which is the short way to go, and it is easy to get lost on the return to The Villages.

Between the cost of gas and the cost of tolls, we have resorted to using the airport shuttle from The Villages when only one passenger is involved. If there are several passengers you might reconsider, but remember to factor in the cost of parking if you take your car rather than the shuttle.

You might also find that flights to and from Orlando will be a few dollars cheaper than using Tampa.

You can probably go on line and find out the long term parking fees at Tampa and at Orlando.

Tampa International Airport is well laid out and very efficient. It is considered one of the most user friendly airports in the USA.

Enjoy your trip.
__________________
  #5  
Old 03-13-2015, 06:55 PM
seashorecaroline's Avatar
seashorecaroline seashorecaroline is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia PA, North Wildwood NJ, Village of Tamarind Grove - June 2011
Posts: 310
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I travel quite a bit to New Jersey to visit family and have used both airports. I prefer Orlando (more flight options to Philadelphia) and use the Village van which will pick you up at your door. The cost is $40 each way but I like the convenience. Enjoy your trip.
  #6  
Old 03-13-2015, 07:14 PM
velcro velcro is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It seems THEY use the Turnpike to fund all the other Toll Free roads in FL. I was thinking Orlando & will most likely go that way.
Thanks
__________________
STICK AROUND A WHILE

“Living Large in the Land of Sunshine & No Basements”

SEMPER FI
  #7  
Old 03-13-2015, 07:16 PM
villager villager is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 749
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I prefer the Tampa airport, but you can't beat the convenience of getting to and from the Orlando airport with the transportation options available.
  #8  
Old 03-13-2015, 07:35 PM
lbertoni's Avatar
lbertoni lbertoni is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tierra del Sol
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am a Jersey Girl who flys home out of Orlando. The shuttle works if you do not want to drive or try long term parking. I just drove back to Jersey to pack up my house and put it on the market. Where in Jersey are you from?
__________________
"Jersey Girl"
Jersey City, Elizabeth, Clifton and Ocean Twp
  #9  
Old 03-13-2015, 09:04 PM
velcro velcro is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My daughter lives in Freehold, I,m NYC born & raised. I think I am going to try flying into Trenton it,s only 30 min. from her & she will be picking me up. Orlando seems to be the spot. Cheap flights & convenience. Has anyone used long term parking at Orlando & could you recommend one?
Thanks
__________________
STICK AROUND A WHILE

“Living Large in the Land of Sunshine & No Basements”

SEMPER FI
  #10  
Old 03-13-2015, 09:19 PM
JoMar JoMar is offline
Sage
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4,353
Thanks: 10
Thanked 1,798 Times in 675 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by velcro View Post
My daughter lives in Freehold, I,m NYC born & raised. I think I am going to try flying into Trenton it,s only 30 min. from her & she will be picking me up. Orlando seems to be the spot. Cheap flights & convenience. Has anyone used long term parking at Orlando & could you recommend one?
Thanks
There is a shuttle that takes you right to your terminal......and picks you up and brings you back to TV. Why would you drive?
__________________
No one believes the truth when the lie is more interesting

Berks County Pennsylvania
  #11  
Old 03-13-2015, 10:35 PM
Barefoot's Avatar
Barefoot Barefoot is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Winters in TV, Summers in Canada.
Posts: 17,681
Thanks: 1,685
Thanked 238 Times in 180 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seashorecaroline View Post
I prefer Orlando and use the Village van which will pick you up at your door. The cost is $40 each way but I like the convenience.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoMar View Post
There is a shuttle that takes you right to your terminal......and picks you up and brings you back to TV. Why would you drive?
Orlando Airport and The Village Van --- relax and enjoy your trip.
__________________
Barefoot At Last
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
  #12  
Old 03-14-2015, 04:19 AM
spofford spofford is offline
Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Liberty Park
Posts: 50
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Parking at airport, Wally Park, coupons on line, different options, valet, self, and covered
  #13  
Old 03-14-2015, 06:15 AM
MrGolf MrGolf is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 400
Thanks: 3
Thanked 27 Times in 16 Posts
Default

I travel out of TV almost every week using the shuttle to and from Orlando. No brainier considering the construction on 75 to Tampa.
  #14  
Old 03-14-2015, 06:43 AM
sligo sligo is offline
Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Need to know getting picked up at your house also has the inconvience of all other passengers getting picked up,also this can take 1 1/2 to 2 hours before you are on they way to the Airport another 1 1/2 app to be there 2 hours ahead of your flight time,would never do this again same on return.
  #15  
Old 03-14-2015, 08:07 AM
pbkmaine's Avatar
pbkmaine pbkmaine is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

There are two main transportation services to Orlando: 1) Village Van Service and 2) The Villages Transportation. Until January, when I reduced my work hours, I used them frequently. Village Van Service, as noted above, picks you up at your door and makes multiple stops between your house and the airport. The last time I used them it was more than an hour from pickup until we were even out of The Villages. The Villages Transportation operates on a fixed schedule direct from Lake Sumter Landing to and from Orlando Airport.To get to LSL, you can either use one of The Villages Transportation's taxis for an additional fee or have someone drop you.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 PM.