Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Express

4.3 / 5

16 reviews

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Express

From $119 per person

Take a look into the science and history of the Space Program. With this express option, you will meet the bus at the final meeting point and avoid the hassle of pickups.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the pickups and get direct service to Kennedy Space Center from ICON 360
  • Feel lift-off with a shuttle launch experience
  • Touch a piece of real moon rock
  • Be welcomed by an astronaut upon arrival (exclusively with Gray Line, based upon Astronaut availability)
  • Stroll around the Rocket Garden
Full description
Start your day by riding the bus to the Kennedy Space Center from the bus stop next to ICON Orlando. Upon arrival, you will receive an exclusive welcome from an astronaut. On days when the astronaut is not available, this welcome will be substituted with a walk through tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis facility. Throughout the day, you will have access to restricted areas. One of the many highlights of your day will be the Shuttle Launch Experience, a space simulator that gives you a taste of what the astronauts feel when they lift off. You will also be able to view IMAX movies, giving you a 3D look into what it’s like to walk on the moon. Visit the rocket garden for a surreal experience surrounded by giant rocket flowers. Then explore Space Shuttle Atlantis, the world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, bringing you face-to-face with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft. Enjoy more than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators which allow you to be the astronaut. Conduct a virtual extravehicular activity, practice docking to the International Space Station, create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the re-entry slide. Experience the sensation of floating in space, see an orbital sunrise, take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more.
  • Round trip transportation from Orlando's Icon park
  • Admission ticket to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Professional guide/driver services
  • Meals and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
  • Admission on 'black out dates' due to special launch events
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

8375 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819. Please meet at the back of the complex by the Legoland bus stop

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Visiting the Apollo and/or the Saturn V Center is not guaranteed
  • The Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral are working space launch facilities. As such tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements.
  • NASA reserves the right to cancel or alter tour locations and/or security requirements without notice
  • If your scheduled your date becomes a rocket launch please contact the tour provider, as regular packages may not be permitted (launch dependent)
  • Should the meet and greet not be available, there will be no refund. Currently the meet and greet usually happens on Wednesday and Saturday mornings due to the astronaut's schedule
  • You may bring backpacks and soft-sided coolers into the visitor complex. Food and beverages packed in small, soft-sided coolers are permitted. Glass bottles or containers are not permitted. Beer is for sale at select locations and no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. For security, all bags are subject to search
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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The English gentlemen who acted as tour guide was pleasant to deal with. He was very helpful in making sure we all made it into the park and gave very good advice on the activities. Sometimes service in America can be a bit overbearing with staff being overly helpful. it was nice just being able to do my own thing . I would definitely recommend this tour

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November 22, 2019

Great trip! The bus jounrey was seamless, and the guide was friendly. Once you're at the Space Center, you're free to roam as you please, which was ideal. Can't recommend this trip enough - the exhibits are incredible, and there is so much to do! (more than one day would have been even better, to squeeze absolutely everything in!)

November 16, 2019

The route is interesting and responds to expectations except the fact that the bus guide left us at the entrance of the center but then he did not drive us inside that we traveled independently.

September 2, 2019

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