Advantages

Transportation

Situated in Central Florida, Osceola County has easy access to major highways, rail and air. 

Airports

Kissimmee Gateway Airport has:

  • Three (3) full service FBO's
  • Two (2) runways
    • (5,000’ long x 150’ wide and 6,000’ long x 100’ wide
  • Sixteen (16) miles to the Orlando metropolitan area and airport. For information on the services provided by or business opportunities at Kissimmee Gateway Airport, please visit www.kissimmee.org.

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Orlando International Airport (OIA) - The gateway to the heart of Florida is Orlando International Airport.  OIA is ranked 14th and had 20,737,000 enplanements in 2016. 
 
OIA is located 14 minutes from Osceola County.  In 2016, Orlando International Airport facilitated over 41 million passengers in getting to their destinations.  There are over 950 daily arrivals and over 975 daily departure flights on 16 airlines to 80 domestic and 38 international destinations (www.orlandoairports.net).

Aer Lingus Bahamasair Lufthansa Thomas Cook Airlines
Aeromexico British Airways Silver Airways Corp United
Air Canada Copa Airlines Southwest Airlines US Airwayus
Alaska Airlines Inc. Delta Air Spirit Airlines Virgin America
American Airlines Frontier Airlines Sun Country Airlines Virgin Atlantic
Avianca JetBlue Airways TAM Bazilian Airlines VRG Linhas Aereas
      WestJet Airlines LTD


OIA has four parallel runways, two which are 12,000 feet long, one which is 10,000 feet long, and one which is 9,000 feet in length, allowing triple-simultaneous operation.
 
In 2014 OIA handled 172,878 tons of cargo weight.  The airport is owned by Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.  For more information please visit www.orlandoairports.net.
 
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Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
Located just 48 miles Northeast of 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida, SFB Airport served 1.8 million passengers in 2012 and 2,939 tons of cargo in 2011.  SFB has four paved runways ranging from 3,750 to 9,600 feet.  

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Passenger Rail

SunRail Commuter Rail in Central Florida will have 61 miles of track along the A-Line.  Osceola County will have three SunRail commuter rail stops – Osceola Parkway, Downtown Kissimmee and Poinciana, enabling thousands of people to commute from downtown Orlando and Orlando International Airport to Osceola County.  Service to Osceola County will begin in 2018.

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Amtrak is located at 111 East Dakin Avenue in Kissimmee and operates four daily long-distance trains through Florida.

The Auto Train (daily Lorton, Va.-Sanford, Fla.)
The Silver Meteor (New York-Orlando-Miami)
The Silver Star (daily New York-Orlando-Tampa-Miami
The Sunset Limited (tri-weekly Los Angeles-Orlando via Pensacola and Jacksonville).

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Freight Rail

CSX, a Class I railroad with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, has connections to over 240 short line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. CSX serves 12 Florida ports.  For more information on rail service in Florida please visit www.csx.com


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Motor Freight

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Highways

Osceola County’s central Florida location offers easy highway access to the nation via Florida's Turnpike, I-4, U.S. 192, U.S. 17-92, U.S. 441, Osceola Parkway, S.R. 417 and easy connections to both I-75 and I-95.

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Ports

Osceola County's shipping and cruising needs can be supported by Florida’s Regional Cargo Gateway (regional commodities) ports Canaveral, 62 miles east, and Manatee, 97 miles west.  Major Cargo Gateway (non-Florida commodities) Port of Tampa is 72 miles west of Osceola County.

 
Port Canaveral is home to Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Sterling Casino Line and SunCruz Casinos. In addition, regular port of call stops are made by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and others, bringing thousands of tourists to our area daily.

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Christina
Morris
Economic Development Manager