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The Complete Guide to Visiting Gatorland in Orlando

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Where is Gatorland located?

Gatorland is nestled in South Orlando, just north of the Orlando – Kissimmee line in Central Florida. The theme park is 18.1 miles away from the city center. While Gatorland is on Highway 441, other world-renowned attractions like Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Epcot, SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, and the Orlando International Airport are only 15 to 20 minutes away by car.

  • Address: 14501S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, Florida 32837 | Find on Maps
  • Closest landmark: Crayola Experience Orlando (6.9 miles)

Getting to Gatorland by public transport

Gatorland by bus

By bus

Travel time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Closest stop: South Orange Blossom Trail and Cypress Crossing Drive 
Timings: 5:15 AM to 10:20 PM 

The closest bus stop is approximately 3 minutes away by foot. There are no direct buses to Gatorland, in most cases, you will have to change the lines at least once. For instance, if your starting point is SeaWorld Orlando, first hop on bus 111 and get down at Florida Mall, then board bus 108. Bus lines like 441 and 42 also stop close to Gatorland.

Gatorland by train

By train

Travel time: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Closest station: Kissimmee Station 
Timings: 5:06 AM to 8:10 PM SunRail

The SunRail Southbound trains P301, P303, P305, P307, P329, P331, P333, P335, P337, & P339 all stop at Kissimmee Station. From there, walk for a few minutes to take bus 108, which will stop 0.2 miles away from the destination. 

Getting to Gatorland by car

Gatorland by car

Travel time: 14-17 minutes  

Driving route: Drive in the direction of Sea World Dr and Sea Harbor Dr towards Central Florida Pkwy. Pass through US-441 S/US-92 W/Hwy 17 S to reach Hunters Creek. Gatorland is a short distance away from there on the left.   

Parking: Visitor parking is available inside Gatorland.

Best ways to get to Gatorland

  • Budget-friendly: The most budget-friendly way to travel to Gatorland is by bus and train services. You will end up spending no more than $5 from most locations in the city. There are plenty of options to choose from depending on your starting point as you can also combine certain bus and train services to reach your destination at an affordable rate. 
  • Fastest route: Taking a cab or driving is the fastest way to get to Gatorland from most places in the city. It takes much less time than it does by public transport. It is the best option if you are pressed for time.    
  • Sightseeing: If you are in the vicinity of Gatorland, then why not cover the distance by foot? The surrounding area at Highway 441 is flanked by greenery and it can turn into a relaxing experience.  

How to enter Gatorland? 

The entrance to Gatorland is quite striking and hard to miss. The single entrance to the wildlife park is marked by a gigantic gator mouth with a turquoise-colored jaw and razor-sharp teeth.

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Frequently asked questions about getting to Gatorland

Where is Gatorland located?

Gatorland is located on the Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.

Which city is Gatorland in?

Gatorland is located in the city of Orlando. 

How do I get to Gatorland?

Gatorland can be reached via bus, train, or car. 

Which is the fastest way to get to Gatorland?

The fastest way to get to Gatorland is either by taking a local taxi, booking an Uber/Lyft, or driving there by car. 

Which is the cheapest way to get to Gatorland?

The cheapest way to reach Gatorland is by bus or train. 

Which is the best way to get to Gatorland?

The best way to reach Gatorland really depends on your budget, preference, and starting point. While public transport like bus and train are cheaper alternatives, driving there is usually the fastest option.  

How do I get to Gatorland by bus?

Take bus 108 and get down at the stop on South Orange Blossom Trail and Cypress Crossing Drive. Gatorland will be a few minutes away on foot. 

Which is the closest bus stop to Gatorland?

The closest bus stop to Gatorland is at Orange Blossom Trail and Cypress Crossing Drive.

How do I get to Gatorland by train?

Board the SunRail Southbound train to Kissimmee Station. Follow it up with a bus ride in 108, which will drop you very close to Gatorland. 

Which is the closest train station to Gatorland?

The closest train station to Gatorland is Kissimmee Station. 

Can I park at Gatorland?

Yes, you can park absolutely free of charge at Gatorland.

Can I walk to Gatorland?

Yes, you can walk to Gatorland if you happen to find yourself in the vicinity of the park.  

How early should I get to Gatorland?

It is advisable to reach Gatorland early in the morning close to the opening hours to have the best experience.