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Driving Distance from Orlando

Map of the Orlando area. Information on Driving distances in the state of Florida: AboutOrlando.com

Orlando is located in Central Florida and it is fairly close to most tourist-driven locations. Although Orlando is in the middle of Florida, most major cities and in northern and southern parts of Florida are only a relatively short road trip away.
What is the driving distance from Orlando to other cities in Florida?
Traffic and construction are an ongoing presence in the city of Orlando so your route to various spots may largely revolve around these factors. Here are the estimated driving times and distances from the Orlando International Airport to various destinations throughout the state:
Centrally Located
  • Driving from Orlando to Gainesville
    Distance: 124 miles
    Driving Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
    Gainesville is the largest city in North Central Florida.
  • Driving from Orlando to Ocala – National Forest
    Distance: 65 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 24 minutes
    The Ocala National Forest is the second largest national forest in the state of Florida which covers nearly 607 square miles.
  • Driving from Orlando to LegoLand
    Distance: 53 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes
    LegoLand is a 150 acre theme park that is a perfect choice for families. Taking I-4 to SR 27 is the most direct route from Orlando.
  • Driving from Orlando to Lakeland
    Distance: 57 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 3 minutes
    Lakeland is located in Polk county between Orlando and Tampa. While in Lakeland you can catch a glimpse of the 38 plus lakes that give it its name.
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Locations on the East Coast – North
  • Driving from Orlando to Jacksonville
    Distance: 159 miles
    Driving Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
    Jacksonville has the largest population and land area in Florida making it the biggest city.
  • Driving from Orlando to St Augustine
    Distance: 122 miles
    Driving Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
    St. Augustine is filled with beautiful historic landmarks, monuments, and museums.
  • Driving from Orlando to Daytona Beach – Daytona International Speedway
    Distance: 70 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes
    The Daytona International Speedway is the resident race track of the Daytona 500.
  • Driving from Orlando to New Smyrna Beach
    Distance: 75 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes
    Nicknamed “Florida’s Secret Pearl”, New Smyrna Beach, is a beautiful beach city along the coast of Florida.
  • Driving from Orlando to Titusville
    Distance: 43 miles
    Driving Time: 48 minutes
    Titusville is located along the Indian River which is an excellent spot to stop and fish.

Locations on the East Coast – South
  • Driving from Orlando to Merritt Island
    Distance: 44 miles
    Driving Time: 49 minutes
    Continue south past Merritt Island to visit popular spots like Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach.
  • Driving from Orlando to Cape Canaveral
    Distance: 48 miles
    Driving Time: 51 minutes
    Cape Canaveral is the home to many Florida cruise lines including the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, and Carnival.
  • Driving from Orlando to Cape Canaveral – Kennedy Space Center
    Distance: 44 miles
    Driving Time: 49 minutes
    There are tons of fun things to see for space lovers at the Kennedy Space Center.
  • Driving from Orlando to Melbourne
    Distance: 65 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
    This gorgeous Space Coast city is located midway between Jacksonville and Miami.
  • Driving from Orlando to West Palm Beach
    Distance: 172 miles
    Driving Time: 2 hours, 42 minutes
    West Palm Beach is filled with parks and historic districts to explore.
  • Driving from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
    Distance: 214 miles
    Driving Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes
    Fort Lauderdale has become a popular destination for tourists and is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of America”
  • Driving from Orlando to Miami
    Distance: 232 miles
    Driving Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes
    Miami is well-known for its nightlife and club scene.
  • Driving from Orlando to Key West
    Distance: 388 miles
    Driving Time: 7 hours, 6 minutes
    The car ride from Orlando to Key West is a long scenic route.
Locations on the West Coast – North
  • Driving from Orlando to Panama City
    Distance: 387 miles
    Driving Time: 6 hours, 3 minutes
    Panama city is a huge destination for students on spring break.
  • Driving from Orlando to Pensacola
    Distance: 462 miles
    Driving Time: 6 hours, 59 minutes
    Pensacola is the westernmost city in the state of Florida.
  • Driving from Orlando to Tallahassee
    Distance: 268 miles
    Driving Time: 4 hours, 12 minutes
    There are tons of fun things to explore in the state’s capital.
West Coast – South
  • Driving from Orlando to Tampa – Busch Gardens
    Distance: 86 miles
    Driving Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes
    This theme park is filled with fun attractions.
  • Driving from Orlando to Sarasota – Ringling Museum
    Distance: 131 miles
    Driving Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
    This is the state art museum of Florida.


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