Getting to Cocoa Beach from Port Canaveral

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#1
Ogunquit Maine, Waterville Valley, NH
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Is there public transportation within walking distance of the port to get to the beach. I see that SCAT (Space Coast Area Transportation) has buses but I can't seem to find out how close to the port.
Can anyone help - or should we just rent a car....Thanks
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#2
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There is no public transportation to Cocoa Beach from the port. If you want to see the area, a car is the best way to go.
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Ogunquit Maine, Waterville Valley, NH
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Thanks for your quick reply - we'll make plans to rent a car...
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for visiting ships there is usually a free shuttle that will run from the terminal to an area near RonJon Surf Shop ... this is between A1A and the beach . . .
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I would rent the car. Probably as cheap as 2 taxi rides.
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But if one wanted to get a taxi to Cocoa Beach, do they queue up at the cruise ship terminal? And what would the price be, two people in the cab, one way to Cocoa Beach?

Thanks
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Originally posted by Fear-the-turtle
But if one wanted to get a taxi to Cocoa Beach, do they queue up at the cruise ship terminal? And what would the price be, two people in the cab, one way to Cocoa Beach?

Thanks
NO! While a normal ride is $15-20 the cabs in the port enter by lottery each day looking for a long haul. Many will adjust the meter if forced out of line (they cannot go back in) to the highest. I live 6 miles from the port and it cost me $32.00. Now when I cruise I call Yellow, Cocoa Beach Taxi etc and they come and get me. About $12.00 to my house. Depending where in CB $15-20 would be my guess.
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Originally posted by Fear-the-turtle
Thanks for the swift reply. I think we'll stick with SCAT trolley or the free Raddison shuttle.
SCAT is not an option as they do not come to the ships.
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Originally posted by Fear-the-turtle
Thanks for that heads-up! Another thread indicated that the SCAT did run from the port to 13th St. Appreciate your help.
It is confusing. There are two sections of the port. One where the food and bars are and one where the ships dock. It does go to the 1st but there is no way to get there from the ships.
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Originally posted by Fear-the-turtle
Thanks again - what a help you have been.

Glad to do it but rest assured I count on CC all over the world. 6 weeks from now my daughter and I will embark on a multi city visit in Europe including a 7 day cruise. If not for CC and her sister site Trip Advisor it would be much more difficult.
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With reference to renting a car to go to Cocoa Beach, is their an agency within walking distance of the pier? We will be docking at the port on the Carnival Pride for approx 10 hrs...would like to rent a car and just explore the area, but don't know what is available close by, if anything. Any help would be great..

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Originally posted by MEOWSMURPHY
With reference to renting a car to go to Cocoa Beach, is their an agency within walking distance of the pier? We will be docking at the port on the Carnival Pride for approx 10 hrs...would like to rent a car and just explore the area, but don't know what is available close by, if anything. Any help would be great..

Thanks, Emmy
You have to catch a shuttle bus. Its only 5 minutes away but you cannot walk.
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Originally posted by psbcap
You have to catch a shuttle bus. Its only 5 minutes away but you cannot walk.
Ok..thanks..so the best bet is to arrange a car ahead of time and ask the shuttle to pick us up at the pier at a certain time right?
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#17
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Originally posted by MEOWSMURPHY
Ok..thanks..so the best bet is to arrange a car ahead of time and ask the shuttle to pick us up at the pier at a certain time right?
You can call but the shuttles run back and forth. Trust me its very easy.
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Originally posted by psbcap
You can call but the shuttles run back and forth. Trust me its very easy.
Thanks for answering..any particular car agency or do they all run back and forth?
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Originally posted by MEOWSMURPHY
Thanks for answering..any particular car agency or do they all run back and forth?
Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty/Dollar and Enterprise. I would call them and let them know you are waiting. It could not hurt.
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Great...thanks again for all the help.
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