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Daytona Beach Transportation

Getting There


There are three ways to get to Daytona Beach by air: The Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), which is served by Delta, US Air and AirGate, which goes to and from the Bahamas; Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) served primarily by charter flights, plus IcelandAir, Allegiant and DirectAir; and Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is served by major domestic and international carriers. Sanford is about a half-hour drive from Daytona, while Orlando International is an hour and a half. Daytona Beach International is located immediately next to the Speedway. The major rental car agencies—Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget—have desks next to baggage claim.

700 Catalina Drive
Daytona Beach, Fla., 32114


Although it’s on the coast and in line between New York and Miami, the Silver Service trains do not pass through Daytona—they head inland at Jacksonville and pass through Orlando before tacking east to the coast and on to Miami. The closest Amtrak station is in DeLand—a half-hour away—but there is a connecting bus service between DeLand and Daytona.


Scheduled long distance bus service to and from Daytona is provided by Greyhound.

138 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fla., 32114

Getting Around

Public Transit

There’s no getting around it: You need a car in Daytona Beach. It’s possible to use VOTRAN, the regional bus line, but then, how would you drive on the beach? The attractions are spread over a wide area, and trying to make bus connections as a visitor is likely to waste a lot of your vacation sitting at open-air bus stops. Especially in the summer—when the heat index can reach 110º. That’s not very relaxing.


There are several reliable taxi services. Southern Komfort, 386-252-2222; American Taxi, 386-253-0303, and Yellow Cab Co. of Volusia, 386-255-5555, are all well established. Don’t count on hailing a cab on the street—if you need one, call, preferably in advance, and have it dispatched.


Daytona’s all about autos, so if you go there, get one. It’s easy to navigate here: The beachside barrier island is only six blocks wide east to west, so everything is laid out north to south. If you get confused, figure out which way is east and keep driving until you hit the water, then turn north or south to get where you’re going.