getting there

Getting to Orlando and the Convention


The Orlando International Airport is a major international gateway, with more than 850 daily flights on 44 airlines. It serves 135 domestic and international destinations. The Orange County Convention Center is only minutes from the airport, and the center and nearby hotels are accessible by rental car, taxi, rideshare or public transportation.


If you live in South Florida, consider traveling to the Convention by Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The train serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. The rail station is at the Orlando International Airport, where passengers have options of rental car, taxi, rideshare or public transportation to get to the convention center or your hotel – and many of those transit services offer discounts to Brightline riders. See information below for a special WQA Convention discount on rail tickets.


Those who are driving to the Convention Center or nearby hotels will find direct routes via State Road 528 (Beachline) and Interstate 4 (I-4).  The WQA Convention and Exposition is at the center’s South Concourse, so plug this address into your GPS: 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

More transportation information can be found on the OCCC website .

Orange County Convention Center complex Ariel view


If you are staying in one of the WQA partnering hotels , you will be within walking distance of the South Concourse or served by a Convention Shuttle.

If you plan on driving in each day, the OCCC operates on-site vehicle parking at both the West and North-South Buildings. Additional parking is also offered at the Destination Parkway Garage. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and parking rates vary based on time and vehicle size. Overnight parking is not allowed.

Save on Brightline rail service!

WQA Convention-goers enjoy a 20% discount on SMART service, Brightline’s comfortable business class featuring hand-stitched leather 19-inch seats, complimentary onboard WiFi and multiple power and USB Type-A or USB Type-C outlets at each seat. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard, and riders enjoy low parking rates at train stations and discounts on rental cars or ride services. Discount available March 4-7, 2024, on trips booked before March 7.

How to Use Promo Code:

  • Create a Brightline Account
  • Choose Travel Date, Train Time, and SMART Class of Service
  • On next page -> Review / Trip Details Page, look for Cost Summary. Click on ‘Add promo code’ and a field to enter will appear – add promo code WQA24 and click ‘apply’ to receive discount.

After booking your trip, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to add on extras such as parking, checked baggage, and Brightline+ mobility options closer to your trip date.

Brightline Train

Additional information on travel in Orlando and the OCCC can be found on the OCCC website .

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