Mount Dora travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mount Dora

With a population of 12,370, Mount Dora is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mount Dora has to offer.

Where to Eat in Mount Dora

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pisces Rising (239 W 4th Ave.) and Copacabana Cuban Cafe - Mt Dora (320 Dora Drawdy Way) are great picks.

When to visit Mount Dora

Mount Dora in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mount Dora in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Mount Dora


Although Mount Dora doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Orlando All airports (ORL), which is located 26 miles from Mount Dora. 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 Mount Dora departs from Lexington and takes around 1h 55m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Mount Dora. The train journey from Mount Dora 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 3h 07m trip.


Another option to get to Mount Dora is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 24 miles from Mount Dora. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Value Car Rental, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Mount Dora, including Greyhound, Jet Set Express and FlixBus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Mount Dora takes 80 miles and will cost you around $24. From Pompano Beach, the ticket costs about $45 for a journey of 215 miles.

Airports near Mount Dora

Airlines serving Mount Dora

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (355 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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British Airways
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (972 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (238 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (83 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (384 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Mount Dora

Average rates range from around $193 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $192 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mount Dora

Most booked hotels in Mount Dora

Heron Cay Lakeview Bed & Breakfast
Excellent (9.1, 124 reviews)
Hampton Inn Mount Dora
Excellent (8.6, 306 reviews)
Comfort Inn & Suites Tavares North
Excellent (8, 493 reviews)
Heirloom Estate
Excellent (8.4, 17 reviews)
Lakeside Inn
Good (7.8, 692 reviews)
Quality Inn & Suites Mt Dora North
Good (7, 572 reviews)
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Renting a car in Mount Dora

Renting a car in Mount Dora costs $40 per day, on average, or $159 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 10% cheaper than airport locations in Mount Dora.

Expect to pay $3.94 per gallon in Mount Dora (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $47.24 and $62.99.