Bay Lake travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bay Lake

With a population of 50, Bay Lake is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Bay Lake has to offer.

When to visit Bay Lake

Bay Lake in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bay Lake in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Bay Lake


Although Bay Lake doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Orlando All airports (ORL), which is located 18 miles from Bay Lake. Tampa Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Air France, JetBlue and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Bay Lake departs from Washington, D.C. and takes around 2h 10m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Bay Lake. The train journey from Bay Lake to Tampa takes 1h 49m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Jacksonville, expect to pay about $18 for a 2h 39m trip.


Another option to get to Bay Lake is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 15 miles from Bay Lake. You’ll find branches of NU Car and Value Car Rental, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bay Lake, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Megabus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Bay Lake takes 100 miles and will cost you around $30. From Jacksonville, the ticket costs about $29 for a journey of 190 miles.

Airports near Bay Lake

Airlines serving Bay Lake

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (439 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,608 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,327 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,700 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (295 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
Good (123 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (397 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (460 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (355 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bay Lake

Average rates range from around $293 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $245 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bay Lake

Most booked hotels in Bay Lake

Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS
Excellent (9.1, 2020 reviews)
Fairfield By Marriott Inn & Suites Orlando At Flamingo Crossings Town Center
Excellent (9.1, 946 reviews)
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
Excellent (8.8, 144 reviews)
Disney's Pop Century Resort
Excellent (8.7, 116 reviews)
Walt Disney World Swan
Excellent (8.3, 1033 reviews)
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Excellent (8.1, 2714 reviews)
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Renting a car in Bay Lake

Renting a car in Bay Lake costs $74 per day, on average, or $222 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 42% more expensive than at Orlando.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Bay Lake (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Bay Lake is Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Hyundai Accent or similar) are, on average, 89% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.