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The nearest airport is Melbourne International Airport (tel. 321/723-6227; www.mlbair.com), 22 miles south of Cocoa Beach, served by Continental and Delta. Orlando International Airport, about 35 miles to the west, is a much larger hub with many more flight options and generally less expensive fares. It's an easy 45-minute drive from the Orlando Airport to the beaches via the Bee Line Expressway (Fla. 528, a toll road) -- it can take almost that long from the Melbourne Airport, where Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National all have car-rental desks. The Melbourne Airport Shuttle (tel. 321/724-1600) will take you from the Melbourne Airport to most local destinations for about $10 to $30 per person.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.