Polk CountyOne of the fastest growing portions of the state because of its location. Almost 585,000 people live in the county. More than 8.5 million people live within a 100-mile radius. The area is easily accessible because of major transportation highways. Major east/west highway routes include Interstate 4, US Highway 60, and US Highway 92. Major north/south highway routes include US Highway 98, US Highway 27, and I-75. With two major international airports just a matter of minutes away, direct flights can be found coming into both Tampa and Orlando International airports from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, San Francisco and Seattle to name a few. Polk County also features a regional airport (Lakeland Linder Regional Airport & 8500 ft. runway designed for jet use) and several municipal airports. The county also has freight and passenger rail service.
Three major international airports and several smaller airfields service the Central Florida area, providing convenient travel opportunities for your visit to the area.
Orlando International Airport – 1 hour drive (57 miles/92 kilometers)
Orlando International Airport is the 13th-busiest airport in the United States and the 29th-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic with more than 330 daily departures and handling more than 35,000,000 passengers annually. The airport also services as a major international gateway for the mid Florida region with direct air service to various major international destinations by foreign air carriers. Orlando National Airport is serviced by the following airlines: Aer Lingus, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines , American Airlines, Avianca, Bahamasair, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, COPA Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Gol Airlines, JetBlue Airways, LAN Airlines, Lufthansa, MetJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, TAM Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines (begins April 5, 2014), United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet and Whitejets.
Tampa International Airport – 45 minute drive (43 miles/70 kilometers)(TPA)
Tampa International Airport was named as “America’s Favorite Airport” and annually proves to be one of the most convenient and customer friendly airports in the nation. In 2012 Tampa International Airport handled 16,820,000 passengers ranking the airport as the 31st ranked airport in the United States. Tampa International Airport averages 212 aircraft departures daily and is serviced by the following airlines: Air Canada, Air Tran, American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, COPA Airlines, Delta, Edelweiss Air, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, United and US Airways.
Miami international Airport – 3 hour 30 minute drive (238 miles/383 kilometers)
Miami International Airport (MIA) is operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the busiest international passenger and freight airports in the world. Miami International Airport is serviced by the following airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Airberlin, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Bahamasair, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, COPA Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, LAN Airlines, Lufthansa, Sun Country, Surinam Airways, Swiss International, TACA, TAM Brazilian Airlines, Transaero, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic and World Atlantic.
Public ground transportation in Frostproof is extremely limited, therefore, car rental is recommended.