Getting Around Daytona Beach

You can fly into Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), which is served by Delta Air Lines, AirTran Airways, Continental Airlines, and Vintage Props and Jets. Other airports nearby are Orlando International (MCO) or Jacksonville International (JAX), both of which are an hour away. Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) is located about 30 miles west of the city in Sanford. Several flights from the United Kingdom, including those from Belfast in Northern Ireland, land here. If you are flying Allegiant Air from within the US or Icelandair from Iceland, you will land at Sanford Airport.

Daytona Beach is easily accessible by interstate I-95 that runs north and south and I-4 connecting Daytona Beach with Orlando and Tampa. U.S. Highway 1 (Ridgewood Avenue) also passes through Daytona Beach. A1A is the scenic north/South route along the beach

Daytona Beach is served by Greyhound Bus Lines, which has a terminal located at 138 South Ridgewood Avenue (US-1). The Greyhound routes from Daytona Beach connect with hubs in Jacksonville and Orlando.

Amtrak offers the Amtrak Auto Train service with its southern Terminus located in Sanford (Florida), about 35 miles west of Daytona Beach. The Amtrak Auto Train carries passengers and automobiles between Sanford and Lorton, Virginia, effectively serving as a car-rail link from Florida to the Washington, DC Metro Area. You can easily drive your car into Daytona after departing from the Auto Train. Amtrak offers regular passenger service with the closest stop being near the city of DeLand. This stop is rather remote and is not recommended as an option.

Daytona Beach is accessible via the Intracoastal Waterway, from both the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean. Refueling services are available at the Daytona Marina.

Getting around by car is very easy and convenient in Daytona Beach. The major roads are all wide and easy to drive on with all the major areas signposted, but traffic jams around major intersections are common in the afternoons, and around the tourist areas on Saturday nights. The main tourism area is Atlantic Avenue (North and South), a strip of road that runs parallel to the beach for 23 miles. During major NASCAR races, International Speedway Boulevard gets congested near the racetrack. All major car rental companies are located in or near the Daytona Beach International Airport.

VOTRAN is the name of the local Volusia County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. A one-day Votran bus pass costs $3. A1A Beachside Trolley operates from January to Labor Day (September) along Atlantic Avenue on the beachside. They are air-conditioned and handicapped accessible.