What kinds of public transportation options are there in Orlando?

Living in a big city like Orlando means commuting to work, the grocery store or the mall. That could be an easy 5-minute drive or a good 20-25 minute drive away from your Orlando apartment home. Twenty-minute drives add up –that's a lot of time spent on the road and a lot of money spent fueling. If your Orlando apartment is near public transportation, why not take advantage?

In Orlando, the main public transportation provider is the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority or LYNX. The LYNX bus system serves all of Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. There are 71 local routes (called “links”) that run through the tri-county area and the earliest service begins at 4:30 a.m. and the latest bus leaves downtown at 12:15 a.m. Buses can arrive every 15 minutes even on the popular links routes. Downtown Orlando apartment residents can enjoy the convenience of the LYMMO service – a free downtown circulator in partnership with the City of Orlando.

The FastLink service is a weekday morning and afternoon commuter service designed to reduce stops along specific corridors providing a quicker trip. There are so many ways to take advantage of public transportation while living in Orlando. It's been proven that choosing to use public transportation reduces the number of cars on the street, which alleviates traffic congestion. With less traffic, air quality is improved, there's less noise and more money in your pocket.

Living in your Orlando apartment there's bound to be a LYNX bus stop near you. There's even the KnightLYNX provided by UCF's Student Government Association that helps provide safe Friday and Saturday evening transportation near UCF and to Downtown Orlando. There are so many Orlando apartments and the commutes to work and other places add up. Use our search tools to help you find which apartments are near public transportation and help save money and the planet!

For more information on the LYNX Bus Routes and schedules make sure to check out their website. Fares and prices are listed on their website as well.

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