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Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

Liverpool, United...
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Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

Can anyone help with a route from Miami Airport to Kissimmee which avoids the cashless tolls please.

Or if we take the direct route how many cashless tolls will we incur.

Thanks

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Altamonte Springs...
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1. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

I can’t answer your question about cashless tolls in the Miami area. A local should be able to though.

However, from my experience, it will be FAR easier and faster to just use a SunPass and pay the tolls that way, including the Florida Turnpike which is the most direct route.

Liverpool, United...
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2. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

I know it will be easier but we don't have a Sunpass and will need to exit the airport to buy one when it will be late and we'd prefer to go straight to Orlando x

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3. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

Your car rental company will have a SunPass available on the car, if you choose to use it. No need to buy one.

BTW, I hope you are not trying to drive to Orlando after arriving from the U.K.? That would be very unwise.

Edited: 06 August 2018, 00:51
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4. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

I think we went over this in your very similar thread a few days ago. The recommended cashless toll free route is in my post #16 of that thread. Here's the link:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g34438…

Liverpool, United...
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5. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

Yes we did. I just wanted the answer to how many cashless tolls would we hit if we took the direct route.

Thanks x

Altamonte Springs...
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6. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

I am not trying to be argumentative, but if you have a SunPass, do you really care how many cashless tolls there are? Just drive through!

Liverpool, United...
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7. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

We don't have a Sunpass and the car hire company is Dollar and charged $52 per week. We have the car for 18 nights and you have to pay for it for the full duration of the trip.

We can't change car hire company.

We can't buy a Sunpass at the airport.

We can buy a Sunpass by visiting a supermarket on arrival and then finding somewhere with wifi to register it, add the Licence plate number of the rental car and loading it with cash for the tolls which we'd rather not do.

So I have asked how many cashless tolls we will incur on the direct route from Orlando to Florida so we can calcute how much in penalties we will have to pay.

Altamonte Springs...
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8. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

OK. I get it.

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9. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

There are at least three separate "direct" routes to Orlando from the airport.

SR 112 to I-95 to the Turnpike three cashless tolls

SR 836 to 826 to the Turnpike again three cashless tolls

SR 836 to the Turnpike four cashless tolls

https://www.mdxway.com/pdf/toll_rate_map.pdf

www.floridasturnpike.com/TollCalc/index.htm#

Liverpool, United...
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10. Re: Avoiding cashless tolls from MIA to Orlando

Thank you so much, that's really helpful.

I think we will take the penalties if we get lost or miss a turn on the route provided earlier.

Then when we get to Orlando we will buy the Sunpass transponder and use that on the way back.

We even looked at cancelling our car hire and rebooking with Alamo but it was £200 more expensive than what we paid 10 months ago with Dollar.

Thanks xx

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