Transportation Services & Logistics


Apopka is a 31-square-mile community, located in the northwest corner of Central Florida. Apopka offers an array of opportunities for your company including access to several transportation corridors including interstate, toll roads and US highways as well as railroads, to serve the major markets and population centers nearby.

With its ideal location and reduced drive times between the city and other parts of the Orlando area, Apopka has become attractive for businesses, developers, residents and more. Plus, with the premier general aviation just a short drive away, Orlando International Airport, all transportation options are available for any commercial, industrial and corporate business.


Apopka is centrally located between Interstate 4 and State Road 429. Interstate 4, or I-4 as it is commonly called, is Central Florida’s primary interstate highway. I-4 begins in Tampa, runs northeast across the middle of the state, cuts through Orlando and ends in Daytona Beach. The Daniel Webster Western Beltway or (Toll Road 429) is the primary road for Western Orange County and provides direct access to other toll roads in the region such as the John Land Apopka Expressway (414), Spessard L. Holland East-West Expressway (408), 451, 453 (“Mount Dora Connector”), and the 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay). The 429 is an excellent alternative to I-4 and provides a great “secret back way” into Walt Disney World in about thirty minutes. Lastly, in less than twenty minutes, the Florida Turnpike can be accessed by the 429 which connects Central Florida to Miami.

Locally, US Highway 441 and Florida State Roads 436, 434, and 46 also provide immediate access to most parts of the area, the state of Florida and to the interstate system.

Rail Service

The Apopka area enjoys a strong rail network with direct rail access available in many of the industrial and business parks. Specifically, the Florida Central Railroad (FCEN) operates 68 miles of track and directly serves industries in downtown Orlando, Apopka, Zellwood, Mt. Dora, Tavares, Eustis, Umatilla, Ocoee, and Winter Garden, Florida. All interchanges are made with CSXT in Orlando, Florida. With its centralized location, the FCEN provides a competitive alternative to trucking and creates easy access to markets all across Florida. Plus, the connectivity with Class I carrier CSX Transportation, allows for extensive resources and long haul reach to enable customers to enjoy rail’s superior freight economics. Visit CSX to learn more about rail routes and programs.

Bus Service

Lynx is currently operating the regional bus public transit system, with several routes serving both industrial and residential service areas. Visit Lynx for more information on routes and schedules.

Local Air Service

Orlando Apopka Airport is a privately owned, uncontrolled, public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) northwest of the central business district of Apopka. X04 features a 3987 X 60-foot lighted paved runway with Papi’s on the approach to runways 15 & 33.  Runways 15 & 33 also have RNAV – GPS approaches.  Visitors are always welcome, so stop by and say hello on your way through as we are located within 30 driving minutes of all of the major attractions, Downtown Orlando and Sanford.  The lots and hangars on the airport are individually owned, and the airport common areas are maintained by the OAA Owners Association.

Additionally, Orlando Executive Airport (OEA) is conveniently located about 20 miles from the central business district of Apopka and operated by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). This airport is the perfect flight path for the corporate traveler and is an ideal spot to touch down and “door-to-door” service makes the transition from air to ground transportation easy and effortless. The primary and premier general aviation facility for Central Florida provides convenient access to all of Orlando’s major highways putting the majority of industrial and business centers, sports arenas, performing arts venues, colleges, the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, and the areas theme parks, all within minutes of the airport. Orlando Executive Airport provides 24-hour service through our two fixed-base operators, Sheltair Aviation Services (SAS) and Atlantic Aviation, an FAA air traffic control tower, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) customs facility, and full ILS capability. Orlando Executive’s central location means that delegates will find numerous restaurants, hotels, stores and theaters within a 3-mile drive of the airport.

Commercial Air Service

With two international airports just a short drive away (both are about thirty minutes’ drive-time), Apopka has become attractive for businesses, developers, residents and more.

AirportsDistance from Apopka (miles)Number of AirlinesAverage Number of Weekly Flights
Orlando International Airport35332,086
Orlando Sanford International Airport28626

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