|Origin Airport IATA Code||MCO|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||RDU|
Whether you are a University of Florida student headed home or simply embarking on a vacation adventure, Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Gainesville. You take off from the Gainesville Regional Airport, which is served by American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, United and US Airways. You might be tempted to fly out of one of the area's larger airports, but you would then face a 120-mile drive to the Orlando International Airport or an 80-mile drive to the Jacksonville International Airport before you even start your trip.
The Gainesville Regional Airport has plenty of available parking just a short walk from the terminal. The short-term lot charges up to $12 per day, while the long-term lot charges $9 per day or $55 per week. There are also several off-site parking facilities that offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Check your vacation planner with Orbitz.com before you leave to make sure you have chosen the best parking option based on the length of your trip to help you stay within your budget.
The Regional Transit Bus Service (RTS) is the most economical way to get to the Gainesville airport. University of Florida students can also pick up the route #25 bus on Monday through Friday. There are several taxi companies that offer transportation to the airport, but if you purchased your air tickets through Orbitz.com, you may have saved enough to warrant splurging on a private car service to get you to the airport in style.
The Gainesville airport has dedicated amenities to serve business and leisure travelers, including Wi-Fi and an ATM, but dining opportunities are limited. Tailwind has a full-service restaurant and bar in the public area before the security checkpoint, but within the terminal, options are more limited. There is a full-service bar in the gate area, but the only food available is grab-and-go snacks. Enjoy your trip, wherever your travels take you, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights from Gainesville.
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves the greater Raleigh region, and it also acts as a major connecting airport for flights traveling the east coast. When you book one of the cheap flights to Raleigh through Orbitz.com, you will be able to choose from any one of the major domestic or international air carriers that service the airport, including AirTran, Southwest, Air Canada, American Airlines, Bahamas Air, Delta, JetBlue, United or US Airways. The airport is located roughly 18 miles northwest of the downtown Raleigh area, which is easily accessible via Route 40.
The RDU Airport Taxi Service offers transportation to the Amtrak, Greyhound or Triangle Transit bus stations for a low fare of $2. You can also use the RDU taxi service to get to your final destination. Fares to either Raleigh or Durham are roughly $30, while it will cost you $20 to get to Cary or $40 to get to Chapel Hill. Most major rental car services are available at the airport as well. When you purchase your air ticket through Orbitz.com, your savings might be enough to warrant hiring a private car service or limousine to ride into town in style.
Winters in the Raleigh area are mild, with temperatures ranging from the low 30s to low 50s. Summers can be hot, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 90s. Summer is the rainiest time of year in Raleigh, so be sure to pack a lightweight raincoat or umbrella to keep you dry.
History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do while in the Raleigh-Durham area. There are many museums where you can look back at life as it was many years ago, or simply visit one of the many civil war sites that dot the region. Enjoy the balmy weather as you go hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, or simply have a quiet picnic in one of the many area parks. Whatever you choose to do while you are there, enjoy your stay and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights to Raleigh.
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