Cheap Hotels in Florida and budget travel tips

Read this page for Cheap Hotels in Florida, along with budget transportation and the best deals on local activities. 

For low-cost travel strategies and other info about states, visit any of the links shown below.

No matter which state you visit, here's how to enjoy classy, low-cost accommodations, fun, low cost activities, and other local treasures that don't cost a fortune.

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Cheap Hotels in Florida

To score the lowest possible rates on Florida hotels, you can find the most budget-friendly hotel on priceline for the area in which you're staying, by scanning the list prices from lowest to highest. 

Also, taking advantage of priceline's promotional features (such as the "Name Your Own Price" option) can lower your hotel rates by as much as sixty percent. For example, it is possible to get a hotel room in downtown Miami for less than $60 a night. Cheap hotels in Florida are always available, if you know where to look.  

You might also check craigslist for sublets, vacation rentals, and gigs in your chosen area. 

If you decide to stay at a hotel, you can maximize your savings on cheap hotels in Florida by reserving your room at least two weeks in advance. 

Cheap Airline Tickets to Florida

To score cheap airline tickets to Florida, simply visit priceline, search your desired dates and destination, then click the "Name Your Own Price" option. Doing this can save you up to 40 percent on your flight.

Be aware that certain rules apply to naming your own price on priceline. For example, no changes can be made to your itinerary, and no part of your payment can be refunded. 

You can also save money by comparing prices for all major airports accessible from your area.

For example, you can use the Name Your Own Price feature on Priceline to score a round trip flight from San Francisco to Miami for less than $500, but you can save another $80 by landing in Fort Lauderale. Then you can take a Greyhound Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami for under ten dollars. 

Save even more money on flights and Cheap Hotels in Florida by booking your flight, rental car, and hotel at the same time.  

For maximum savings, book your flight at least two weeks in advance.

florida public transportation


Two major bus lines serving the state of Florida are Greyhound and Trailways. Greyhound Stations are peppered throughout the state. Trailways serves the cities of Orlando and St. Petersburg, among others. 

Greyhound locations in Florida are located at: 

  • Delray Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Pierce
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Gainesville
  • Kissimmee
  • Miami
  • Ocala
  • Orlando
  • Panama City
  • Pensacola
  • Tallahassee
  • West Palm Beach

Go here for a Complete List of Greyhound Locations.


Local Amtrak Stations in Florida are located at

  • Clearwater-St. Petersburg
  • Deerfield Beach
  • DeLand
  • Delray Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hollywood
  • Jacksonville
  • Kissimmee
  • Lakeland
  • Miami
  • Okeechobee
  • Orlando
  • Palatka
  • Sebring
  • Tampa
  • Waldo
  • West Palm Beach
  • Wildwood
  • Winter Haven
  • Winter Park

Amtrak also provides bus connections in 9 major cities:

  1. Bradenton
  2. Dade City
  3. Daytona Beach
  4. Fort Myers
  5. Gainesville
  6. Ocala
  7. Port Charlotte
  8. Sarasota,
  9. The Villages

Check Amtrak's website for deals and special offers. 

See the links below for a Complete List of Amtrak Stations.

Other available transportation options in Florida's metro areas are Airport-to-hotel shuttles, local taxi services, and rented or shared passenger vehicles.

Still, despite the many transportational possibilities, the most cost-effective and healthiest way to get around your favorite Florida cities are walking, running, skating, or biking. 

Top 10 florida destinations

Here's a list of the Top 10 Florida attractions for your optimal enjoyment. These 10 destinations were specially selected by 

  1. Cattyshack Wildlife Sanctuary              Jacksonville
  2. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center       Key West
  3. Flamingo Park                                    Miami Beach
  4. Zoological Wildlife Foundation              Miami
  5. Exotic Animal Experience                     Orlando
  6. Orlando Science Center                       Orlando
  7. Skeletons Museum                              Orlando
  8. Pinecraft Amish Community                 Sarasota
  9. Downtown St. Petersburg                    St. Petersburg
  10. Florida State University                       Tallahassee

related links

Map of Florida

Florida Fact & Photo Gallery 

Florida Greyhound Bus Stations

Complete List of Amtrak Stations

other useful links

Universities and PhD Programs in Florida

Florida Community Colleges 

Work From Home in Florida

Adventure Learning (main page)  


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