Driving Directions

Getting to Emerald Island Resort Orlando Florida

Emerald Island Resort is located in Kissimmee, Florida and can be accessed by major highways and freeways. It is located off of US highway 192 which is considered the resort area tourist corridor as it is in the middle of everything such as attractions, shops, restaurants and resorts.

The main highway that provides access to Emerald Island Resort is the freeway I-4. From there, you can reach the Emerald Island Resort area in two different ways, an easy way via Osceola Parkway that avoids all the busy traffic and via US highway 192 which gets quite busy at times. We will only talk about the preferred route here which is via Osceola Parkway. Also, these directions given here are to the Emerald Island Resort club house located at 2751 Emerald Island Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747. Directions to the villa you are staying are provided with a confirmed reservation.

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Access Emerald Island Resort via local airports

 

Driving from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at One Airport Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827.
Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 27 miles and takes about 40 minutes.

From the airport terminal building, follow signs to the North Exits
Exit the airport at West Exit 1B to FL-528 ?Bee Line Expressway? West
Drive for 10.5 miles on FL-528 West (Toll Road, You will pay two tolls for $1.00 each)
Merge on to the I-4 West via the exit on the left heading towards Tampa / Disney World
Take Exit 65 Osceola Parkway West toward Animal Kingdom ? Drive 4.9 miles by following the signs for Animal Kingdom initially and then Animal Kingdom Lodge later. Stay in the left lane.
Take left on Sherberth Road. It is a narrow road. – Drive 1.4 miles.
Turn right on to US 192 West – Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Stay in left lane. ? Drive 0.5 miles
Take the first left on to Formosa Gardens Blvd. ? Drive 0.9 miles
Turn right on to Funie Steed Road/Oak Island Road. ? Drive 0.6 miles
Turn left into Emerald Island Resort after an underpass (There is no street sign at that point). There is a colonnade and fountain with dolphins at the entrance. Now you are in Emerald Island Resort.
Continue on Emerald Island Blvd and pass the guard house. Club House is located on the left side of the (second set of) dolphin fountains.
Driving from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at One Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne, FL 32901
Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 53 miles and it takes about one hour

Head west on Airline Ave toward Cleveland Ave 0.4 mi
Turn right onto E Airport Blvd 1.8 mi
Turn left onto the FL-417 S ramp Partial toll road 0.2 mi
Merge onto Florida 417 Toll S Toll road 16.9 mi
Take the exit onto FL-408 W Partial toll road 7.7 mi
Take exit 10A to merge onto I-4 W toward Tampa
Continue to follow Step #5 of directions from MCO
Driving from Melbourne International Airport (MLB) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at One Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne, FL 32901
Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 85 miles and it takes about one hour 45 minutes

Head southwest on Air Terminal Pkwy/Joe Walker Dr toward Old 1st St, go 476 ft
Continue onto Eddie Allen Rd, go 0.2 mi
Turn right onto W Nasa Blvd, go 1.4 mi
Turn right to stay on W Nasa Blvd, go 1.4 mi
Turn right onto Co Rd 509/S Wickham Rd
Continue to follow S Wickham Rd, go 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Sarno Rd, go 1.4 mi
Turn left onto FL-518 W/W Eau Gallie Blvd, go 0.7 mi
Slight right to merge onto I-95 N toward Jacksonville, go 21.4 mi
Take exit 205 to merge onto FL-528 W toward Orlando, go 42.4 mi
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-4 W/Tampa and merge onto I-4 W, go 5.8 mi
Continue to follow Step #5 of directions from MCO
Driving from Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 78 miles and it takes about one and a half hours

Head east on Catalina Dr toward Innovation Way, go 0.1 mi
Slight right onto Innovation Way, go 131 ft
Turn left to stay on Innovation Way, go 0.5 mi
Take the 2nd right onto Richard Petty Blvd, go 0.2 mi
Turn left onto Hagen Terrace, go 0.1 mi
Turn left onto FL-600 W/US-92 W/W International Speedway Blvd. go 4.9 mi
Merge onto I-4 W via the ramp to Orlando, go 64.0 mi
Continue to follow Step #5 of directions from MCO
Driving from Ocala International Airport (OCF) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at 3400 SW 60th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474-1270
Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 80 miles and it takes about one and a half hours

Head east toward SW 60th Ave, go 230 ft
Turn left onto SW 60th Ave, go 1.0 mi
Turn right onto FL-40 E/W Silver Springs Blvd, go 2.0 mi
Merge onto I-75 S via the ramp to Tampa, go 23.8 mi
Slight left onto Florida’s Turnpike/Ronald Reagan Turnpike (signs for Orlando/Turnpike S), go 19.2 mi
Take exit 289 to merge onto US-27 S toward FL-19/Tavares/Clermont, go 27.9 mi
Slight right to merge onto FL-530 E/US-192 E toward Disney World/Kissimmee, go 2.4 mi
Turn right onto Lindfields Blvd, go 1.2 mi
Turn left onto Funie Steed Rd, go 1.2 mi
Take the 3rd right onto Emerald Island Blvd. There is a colonnade and fountain with dolphins at the entrance. Now you are in Emerald Island Resort
Continue on Emerald Island Blvd and pass the guard house. Club House is located on the left side of the (second set of) dolphin fountains.
Driving from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at 4100 George J. Bean Pkwy. Tampa, FL 33607
Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 74 miles and it takes about one and a half hours

Head south, go 210 ft
Take the 1st right toward George J Bean Outbnd Pkwy, go 0.2 mi
Continue straight onto George J Bean Outbnd Pkwy, go 1.3 mi
Take the ramp to FL-60 E, go 0.5 mi
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Tampa and merge onto FL-60 E, go 1.1 mi
Take the exit onto I-275 N toward I-4, go 5.4 mi
Take exit 45B to merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando, go 59.0 mi
Take exit 60 for FL-429 N toward Apopka, go 1.0 mi
Merge onto Florida 429 Toll N, total 69.0 mi
Take exit 1A for Sinclair Rd, go 0.2 mi
Merge onto Connector Rd, go 0.7 mi
Continue onto Formosa Gardens Blvd, go 2.0 mi
Turn left onto Funie Steed Rd, go 0.6 mi
Take the 2nd left onto Emerald Island Blvd. Now you are in Emerald Island Resort
Continue on Emerald Island Blvd and pass the guard house. Club House is located on the left side of the (second set of) dolphin fountains.
Driving from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to Emerald Island Resort

This airport is located at 14700 Terminal Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33762

Driving distance to Emerald Island Resort is about 80 miles and it takes about one and a half hours

Head west on Hospitality Ln toward Stoneybrook Dr N, go 0.1 mi
Turn left onto 38th St N, go 410 ft
Take the 1st left onto FL-688 E/Ulmerton Rd, go 2.1 mi
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-275 N and merge onto I-275 N, go 13.5 mi
Follow from step #7 and onwards of directions from TPA to Emerald Island Resort
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Access Emerald Island Resort via Train

Access Emerald Island Resort, Kissimmee via Amtrak Station at Sanford, Florida

The Sanford station, SFA (served only by Auto Train) is about 50 miles (an hour drive) to Emerald Island Resort, Kissimmee. This is an unstaffed station with an enclosed waiting area. Hertz has rental car service at this station. You will need to reserve your car in advance for this location. Call Hertz on arrival and a shuttle will pick you up from the station. If you need to go to any other destination or another rental car counter, please call for a taxi.

Sanford Amtrak station is located at 600 South Persimmon Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771
The Auto Train station in Sanford is conveniently located for easy driving access to many popular central and costal Florida locations including Emerald Island Resort. No other trains serve this station. Only passengers with automobiles (including vans) or motorcycles may travel on Auto Train.
The Auto Train transports you and your car (or your van, motorcycle, SUV, small boat, jet-ski or other recreational vehicle) nonstop from the Washington, DC area to sunny Florida, just outside of Orlando. This is the best way to drive I-95. And remember, you can pack your car as if it were your suitcase. Your car, your stuff and you can all travel for the same price. You cannot access your car while it is in transit, so please pack what you need in carry-on.
Only service animals accompanying passengers with disabilities are allowed. Animals are not allowed to remain in passengers? vehicles.
Access Emerald Island Resort, Kissimmee via Amtrak Station at Orlando, Florida

The Orlando station, ORL (served by the Silver Service/Palmetto line) is about 25 miles (a 35 minute drive) to Emerald Island Resort Kissimmee. Though not the closest to Emerald Island Resort, this station is recommended as you can take the I4 West and continue to follow step #5 of directions from MCO to reach Emerald Island Resort.

Orlando Amtrak station is located at 1400 Sligh Blvd., Orlando, FL 3280
This is a fully staffed station with an enclosed waiting area. Hertz has rental car service at this station. You will need to reserve your car in advance for this location. Call Hertz on arrival and a shuttle will pick you up from the station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the on-site taxi stand to the Hertz office and get reimbursed up to $22 for the taxi fare.
Access Emerald Island Resort, Kissimmee via Amtrak Station at Kissimmee, Florida

The Kissimmee station, KIS (served by the Silver Service/Palmetto line) is about 17 miles (a 30 minute drive) to Emerald Island Resort Kissimmee. This station is the closest to Emerald Island Resort though the travel time may not be the shortest. This is a staffed station with an enclosed waiting area. There are no rental car counters at this location. To go to the nearest rental car counter, please call for a taxi.

Kissimmee Amtrak station is located at 111 East Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741