I work at US Airways in Philadelphia and I get to fly alot. Because of this I want to try to get to alot of parks but, because I am not 25 I can't get a rental car. If I want to travel to major parks from the airport does anyone know any of them that I can take public transportation to the park?
Nah...you can get a car for a day sometimes for $20 or less on sale, but that assumes you're 25. Check the website of the local MTA. THey often will let you plug in a starting and ending address like Mapquest and give you the options.
Even under 25yo, I could have rented a car in L.A. for about $48 a day. And that was unlimited miles. It once cost me $35 to go from work to home when my car was broken down in a cab. It also cost $20+ to go from one end of the strip to another in Vegas.
Cabs are expensive.
Nitro, have you tried renting a car? Some places will charge a little more, and ask for a deposit, and require some more ins (it can get pricey) if you're under 25. How old are ya?
Fly into Ft. Lauderdale, Denver, Atlanta, Louisville..... Can't think of any others offhand, but thjose are all EASILY accessible from the airport via hotel shuttles....shoot, if not for the Interstate, you could walk from Louisville airport to SFKK.
Cabs get very expensive quickly...
And rental cars, while still the obvious choice for those of us over 25, haven't been available at the absurdly low rates they had been (once got a car for SRM trip for 15 a day, ROFL)....I think the rental car companies may have caught on to us... ;)
I think they have too, although the car we had for LA back in March was about $11 a day if I remember correctly. But since then prices have gone nuts. Maybe they should all have "enthusiast" rates like Enterprise does with ACE members.
The shuttle/public transportation thing (buses, subways, etc.) is the best if possible. Most major cities that have attractions such as amusement parks, zoos, etc. usually offer several options in getting there from the airport and are MUCH cheaper than a cab.
*** Edited 8/8/2005 8:45:39 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
For 8 days unlimited mileage from Alamo in March, we got a fairly nice 2 door that got great gas mileage. Thankfully, the girl at the counter thought Jamaal was cute, so she upgraded us for free.
It was about $150 for the 8 days, after all the taxes, ins. and fees. We put 1000 miles on it in 8 days. I'd say they might re-think giving us unlimited mileage again (were we supposed to drive to Vegas and go out of state? I dunno, but I'm sure we didn't tell them. Or about that parking ticket @ mooshe's ;)).
I could have rented the same thing for about $200. Thankfully, I'll not have to worry about paying more after Oct. 21st.
I believe Budget and now Alamo will both rent to 21+ with something like a $25/day surcharge, you might look into that, NITROman.
Other than that, I'd go with taking super shuttles to Hotels with park shuttles near semi-urban parks. This could potentially get you to BGT, IOA, Walt Disneyworld, Disneyland, Knotts, SFMM, SFGam, Pcarowinds, SFA, etc.
Parks in the boonies or in New England, not so much. probably wouldn't work for HW, IB, Compounce, SFNE, etc.
OR, you could post here where you want to go and see if any buzzers at your destination would want to pick you up at the airport and join you at the park in exchange for admission/lunch/other misc. financial remuneration.
For getting to La Ronde from the airport, you have to take a city bus from the airport, transfer to a subway station and from there, get to "Berri-UQAM" station, from there transfer to yellow line, get out at Parc Jean Drapeau and a bus will take 5 minutes to get you to the front gate of the park. Pretty cheap too! Only 2,50$ one way!
I'd have to think there's a shuttle from SFoT to the Airport in Dallas... I mean you can SEE Titan and the Oil Derrick from the Airport parking lots on the south side. It's about three miles away I think...
SFOT is 11 miles from DFW airport, as I mentioned above you need to take a hotel shuttle, there is no public transportation from DFW to SFOT. There are commercial shuttles that are cheaper than Taxis but it will still cost you about $25.00 to get to the park via a commercial shuttle.
Check with your interline dept at work. They should be able to help you out. If not there are several online interline travel agencies they should be able to get you a reasonable car rental. don't forget to ask Enterprise for an airline employee rate if try them. *** Edited 8/11/2005 12:07:30 PM UTC by RedLaFrance***