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.
Visitors to the Norfolk area generally arrive via the Norfolk International Airport, located at 2200 Norview Avenue near the Route 192 junction. Its central location puts you within 25 miles of most of the area's popular destinations, including downtown Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and Virginia Beach. Find cheap flights to Norfolk through Orbitz.com from most of the major air carriers.
Norfolk doesn't offer much in the way of public transportation, so you will need to plan your ground transportation options before you travel. Many of the area hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, but you can get a taxi or private shuttle service to areas as far away as North Carolina's outer banks. Cab fare to the cruise ship piers or the downtown area will cost you roughly $18 to $25. If you want to be mobile during your stay, use Orbitz.com to find good deals on rental cars.
Norfolk can get very cold during the winter months, with temperatures dipping as low as the 30s, but summer temperatures rarely go above the high 80s. Lightweight summer clothing is appropriate for the warmer months, but be prepared at other times of the year with clothes you can layer to accommodate changing temperatures.
The Norfolk area has plenty of things to see and do for all ages. Children will enjoy the Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! animal exhibits or the rides at Pleasure Beach and the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park. Adults can spend their time touring some of the historic homes, museums and botanical gardens. Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to plan your next trip by using Orbitz.com to purchase an air ticket on one of the cheap flights to Norfolk.
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