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Continental and Delta fly into the small, pleasant, and calm Daytona Beach International Airport (tel. 386/248-8030; www.flydaytonafirst.com), 4 miles inland from the beach on International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92), but you can usually find less- expensive fares to Orlando International Airport, about an hour's drive away. Daytona-Orlando Transit Service (DOTS; tel. 800/231- 1965 or 386/257-5411; www.dots-daytonabeach.com) provides van transportation to and from Orlando International Airport. One-way fares are about $35 for adults, $18 for children ages 11 and under. The service takes passengers to the company's terminal at 1034 N. Nova Rd., between 3rd and 4th streets, or to beach hotels for an additional fee.

If you fly into the Daytona, rates for the Daytona Shuttle (tel. 386/255-2294; www.dots-daytonabeach.com), which has a station near, not at, the airport, also cost $35 per adult, $18 per child. The ride from the airport to most beach hotels via Yellow Cab Co. (tel. 386/255-5555) is between $10 and $20.

Alamo (tel. 800/327-9622), Avis (tel. 800/831-2847), Budget (tel. 800/527-0700), Dollar (tel. 800/800-4000), Enterprise (tel. 800/325-8007), Hertz (tel. 800/654-3131), and National (tel. 800/227-7368) have booths at the airport. Or why not rent a Harley? This is Daytona, home of Biketoberfest, after all. Contact Destination Daytona, 1637 N. U.S. Hwy. 1 (tel. 386/673-2677; www.destinationdaytona.com). Rates are $140 daily, $372 for 3-day rental, $798 for 7-day rental.

Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245; www.amtrak.com) trains stop at Deland, 15 miles southwest of Daytona Beach, with bus service from Deland to the beach.

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.