5 Ways from Orlando Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek (2024)

How do I get from the Orlando Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek?

I’m sure the last thing you want to do is hang out at the Orlando Airport (MCO) once your plane lands! Especially when you’re staying at such an incredible resort, you want to get your luggage and get there as soon as possible.

Below, I will detail FIVE ways to get from the Orlando Airport (MCO) to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel.

I tried to consider all scenarios, such as whether you need car seats, have a large party, budget options, private rides, etc.

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Orlando Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek:

If you need information about car seats, scroll to the bottom to see a complete breakdown.

Option #1: Use a rideshare service (Uber/Lyft)

uber from orlando airport to rosen shingle creek

A popular way to go from the Orlando Airport to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel is to use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft.

Unfortunately, I can’t give you an exact price for how much it costs to use a rideshare since the prices constantly change depending on the day and time. The prices also change based on how big of a vehicle you require.

For example, here were the costs and options to go from MCO to Rosen Shingle Creek on a random Tuesday morning.

Remember that these prices are ONE WAY! You must also consider the cost of using a rideshare to get back to the Orlando Airport.

It’s a bit pricier if you require a car seat. Here is what Uber has to offer if you need one. Just remember the exact price will change depending on when you arrive.

One advantage of taking a ride share to Rosen Shingle Creek is that you won’t have to wait long for your ride.

At almost any time of day, you should wait less than 5 minutes for your driver!

Once you collect your baggage and walk outside to the curb, you can be on your way to the hotel a few minutes later. No waiting for a shuttle bus or standing in line for your rental car!

Where can I find the rideshare pickup at the Orlando Airport?

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Don’t worry, it’s really easy to find!

First, you need to pay attention to your Terminal. MCO has three terminals: A, B, and C.

  • Terminal A: The rideshare pickup is on Level 2 (Arrivals) unless it’s between 9:00 pm and 2:00 am, then it’s on Level 3.
  • Terminal B: The rideshare pickup is on Level 2 (Arrivals) unless it’s between 9:00 pm and 2:00 am, then it’s on Level 3.
  • Terminal C: The rideshare pickup is on Level 6.

Once you are on the correct level and outside by the curb, you should see signs showing where to stand for “Ride App Pickup.” The Lyft app even shows you which door to meet your driver based on the Terminal.

The biggest disadvantage to using a rideshare is you can’t plan it ahead of time, and the cost isn’t fixed. You have to trust that once you get to MCO, you can use the app to order a vehicle and find the correct pickup location.

Also, the costs can increase drastically due to “surge pricing.” If you arrive in Orlando on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you can almost guarantee the prices will be higher than what you see above because so many other people are arriving for their vacation.

Option #2: Take a traditional taxi from MCO to Rosen Shingle Creek

take a taxi from orlando airport to rosen shingle creek

Yes, it is still possible to take a normal taxi! Some people like this option because they trust a taxi more than a driver from Uber or Lyft since the cab is associated with a local company. And as you can see above, there are A LOT of taxis waiting for you at the Orlando Airport!

To take a taxi from MCO to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, you will need to head to the following area, depending on your Terminal.

  • Terminal A:  Ground Transportation Curb (Level 1) in spaces A22-A25
  • Terminal B:  Ground Transportation Curb (Level 1) in spaces B30-B34
  • Terminal C:  Arrivals Curb (Level 6)

taxi sign

The taxi driver can’t tell you the exact price to get there, as flat fares are prohibited by law. All fares are determined by the meter inside the taxi, which depends on the total length of the trip. And the rate is the same, regardless of how many passengers you have (up to 9).

However, it’s estimated that a one-way taxi ride from the airport to Rosen Shingle Creek will cost around $40 to $50.

A taxi will typically cost a bit more than Uber or Lyft. But many taxis have car seats available, especially some of the bigger vans, so this is a great option if you have toddlers.

Here are a few taxi companies that operate from the Orlando Airport. There should be plenty of taxis available when you arrive, but you can also try to schedule ahead of time if that makes you feel more comfortable.

Option #3: Hire a private car service to get to Rosen Shingle Creek!

Do you know the people at the airport holding a sign for someone near the baggage claim? These are often private car services waiting to take their clients wherever they need to go!

First, let’s go over a few of the advantages that most private car services offer:

  • You can schedule and pay for a private car service beforehand, so you have one less thing to worry about on your travel day.
  • They will meet you directly at the airport, often with a sign with your name on it, ready to take you DIRECTLY to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel. No waiting for a shuttle, rental car, or taxi. And no sharing the ride with anyone else.
  • Many companies include a short grocery store visit on the way!
  • Help with your luggage.
  • FREE car seats! You should be able to use car seats for as many children as you have included in the package.

How much does a private car service cost from MCO to Rosen Shingle Creek?

It depends on which company you select, but the average cost is between $100 to $150 one way. Typically, you will get a discount for booking roundtrip.

I don’t think a private car service is much more expensive than the other transportation options on this list. Especially if you consider some of the other benefits you receive and factor in the time you will save and the stress you won’t have. 🙂

If you want a private car service, check out Quicksilver Tours and Transportation.

You can look at their transportation rates to Rosen Shingle Creek HERE. Look for the “International Drive area.”

If you decide to use Quicksilver, please mention Resort Rat as you check out. It helps support my site, along with helping Quicksilver keep track of how their customers find them. Thank you. 🙂

Option #4: Rent a car at the Orlando Airport

take a rental car from orlando airport to rosen shingle creek

If you don’t like any of the options above, you can always rent a car to get to the resort!

The advantages are that you have complete freedom for your vacation to go wherever you want. Renting a car might be a great option if you plan to visit places such as Disney World, Sea World, or other areas in Orlando.

Since Orlando is one of the world’s biggest markets for rental cars, every major rental car company operates here.

rental car pick up at orlando airport

In addition, Enterprise, Hertz, and the other big carriers are located at the airport on Level 1 in Terminals A and B and Level 4 in Terminal C. This means you don’t have to deal with an additional shuttle to get your rental car! 🙂

I would not recommend renting a car if you ONLY need it to get from the airport to Rosen Shingle Creek and back again. This would be a crazy amount of money just for a few trips. Any of the other options on this list would be a cheaper solution.

Option #5: Ride in a party bus or limo to Rosen Shingle Creek!

Are you coming to Orlando for a bachelorette party, wedding, or other celebration?

If so, why not start your trip the BEST possible way by taking a party bus or limousine? 🙂

You can have one of these vehicles pick you up right at MCO. And if you have a large party, it’s not even that expensive if everyone splits the cost! Seriously, check out rates with a local company HERE.

It’s not even a problem if toddlers are in your group, as you can request car seats when you book.

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What is the CHEAPEST way to get from the Orlando Airport to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel?

In general, the least expensive option is taking an Uber or Lyft. The cost becomes less expensive as the group gets larger because you pay per car ride, not by the number of riders.

Another option that is less money than anything else on this list is the Lynx bus service, which provides public transportation in Orlando. It would only cost a few dollars per person!

But you have to figure out their route map. In addition, the approximate time it would take is roughly 45 minutes from MCO to Rosen Shingle Creek.

But if you are on a strict budget, then you will LOVE the rates.

What is the BEST way to get from the Orlando Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek?

The best option depends on your unique circumstances.

  • Private car service: Best for people who want a private ride that is waiting for you.
  • Uber/Lyft: Best for procrastinators who didn’t line up any other options. It’s also the least expensive. 🙂
  • Taxis: Best for people who don’t like Uber and Lyft!
  • Car rentals: Best for people who want to visit areas in Orlando.
  • Party bus or limo: Best for celebrations or large groups!

How long is the drive from the Orlando International Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek?

The distance between MCO and Rosen Shingle Creek is less than 12 miles (19  km). The drive should only take 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

The address is: 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Directions from the Orlando Airport:

  • Take the north exit from the airport.
  • Take SR 528 West (Beachline Expressway)
  • Take Exit #2 Orangewood Blvd./Universal Blvd.
  • At the end of the exit ramp, make a right at the light onto Universal Blvd.
  • Rosen Shingle Creek is immediately on the right, just before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

What is the best way to travel from Orlando Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek if I need a car seat?

car seats - orlando airport to rosen shingle creek

If you have toddlers, I know it is VERY important to find transportation that includes a car seat. So here is a brief rundown of everything the above options can provide:

Private Car Service:

  • Car seats should be no problem if you hire a private car service. Just make sure to let the company know what you need before arrival.


  • It’s easy to request a vehicle with Uber that has a car seat you can use. While in the Uber app, scroll down to see the car seat options.

orlando airport to rosen shingle creek

  • Uber Car Seat vehicles only provide ONE car seat. Also, there may be limited availability for an Uber Car Seat vehicle, so you may have to wait for one at MCO.


  • As of this writing, Lyft does not have the option to request a vehicle with a car seat. Therefore, you must bring your own car seat to travel with Lyft.


  • Many taxi vans have a car seat if needed, but it’s not guaranteed.

Rental Car:

  • If you decide to rent a car, you can also rent car seats or boosters from your provider for an additional daily cost.

Just so you know, rideshares and taxis are exempt from child passenger laws in Florida.

So it is completely up to you to determine if you require a car seat. Below is what the current law states:

(6) The child restraint requirements imposed by this section do not apply to a chauffeur-driven taxi, limousine, sedan, van, bus, motor coach, or other passenger vehicle if the operator and the motor vehicle are hired and used for the transportation of persons for compensation.”

What questions do you have about traveling from the Orlando International Airport to Rosen Shingle Creek?

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