Your Definitive Guide on How to Get to the Kennedy Space Center

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Kennedy Space Center Location

Address: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953, USA | Find on maps

Kennedy Space Center is located extremely close to Orlando and Daytona Beach. It  is located on federal property and all visitors must adhere to speed limits as traffic violations will result in heavy fines. There is currently no public transportation available to Kennedy Space Center.

Closest landmark: Blue Origin Rocket Factory (1 mile away)

Getting to the Kennedy Space Center

Please note that there is no direct public transportation available to Kennedy Space Center. Driving to the location is most often the best option. The entrance to Kennedy Space Center is located on Space Commerce Way and the Visitor Complex is approximately 1.2 miles from this point.

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By Bus
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From Coco Beach

Travel north on A1A to State Road (SR) 528 west. Then take exit # 49 for SR 3 toward Merritt Island/Kennedy Space Center. Turn right onto SR 3 and continue north for approximately 8 miles/13 km. Turn left onto Space Commerce Way and travel for 1.5 miles/2.4 km. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on the right.

From Orlando

Travel east on SR 50 for approximately 50 miles/80 km. Pass I-95, turn right at the next intersection onto SR 405. Follow signs for approximately 10 miles/16 km. Turn right onto Space Commerce Way and go approximately 1.2 miles/2 km. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be on your left.

From Daytona Beach

Travel I-95 South to Exit #215 onto Highway 50. Then, turn left onto Highway 50. Take a right onto SR 405 and continue straight. Follow signs along the way. Travel for approximately 10 miles/16 km. Turn right onto Space Commerce Way and travel for 1.2 miles/2 km. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex entrance is on the left.

From Miami

Travel I-95 North to Exit #212 SR 407, and turn right on SR 407. Continue on SR 407 to end at SR 405. Turn right onto SR 405 and follow signs for Kennedy Space Center for approximately 7.5 miles/12 km on SR 405. Then, turn right onto Space Commerce Way and go approximately 1.2 miles/2 km. You will find the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on your left.

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There is no direct public transport to the Kennedy Space Center. However, there are bus stations close to it.
The following bus lines pass near the Kennedy Space Center: 11, 111, 436S, 51
The closest bus stations near the Kennedy Space Center are:

Kennedy Space Center Parking Facilities

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Nearest Car Parking Facility: The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has a parking lot of its own to accommodate automobiles, motorcycles, and bigger vehicles like RVs. The parking fee is collected at the entrance, right upon entry to the area.

Average Car Parking Fees: $10

Car Park Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM and 24 hours on weekends.

Parking is accessible 30 minutes before the Visitor Complex opens.

Where else is parking available at the Kennedy Space Center?

There is no other parking space around the Kennedy Space Center. It is best and safest to park inside the premises.

Visitor Tips for Getting to the Kennedy Space Center

  • You can reach Kennedy Space Center by line bus, taxi, shuttle, or car from Orlando but the best mode would be to drive yourself since there is no direct public transportation. 
  • The nearest airport to Kennedy Space Center is Melbourne (MLB) Airport which is a 51-minute drive from the Visitor Complex.
  • If you are driving, please note that there is a new entrance located on the Space Commerce Way and that you must follow all posted speed limits since the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on federal property. 
  • The nearest bus stops are at Cargo Road And Cargo Slip Road which are a 12-minute walk away from Kennedy Space Center. 
  • Any traffic violations will result in heavy fines. 
  • Make sure to look for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and not Kennedy Space Center on GPS so you arrive at the precise location.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Kennedy Space Center's Location

Q. Where is NASA's Kennedy Space Center located?

A. The NASA Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island in Central Florida in the United States of America. It is very close to Orlando and Daytona Beach.

Q. Which city and state is the Kennedy Space Center located in?

A. Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt City, Merritt Island, in the state of Florida.

Q. How do I get to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex?

A. You can get to the Kennedy Space Center by taxi, car, or shuttle.

Q. Which is the best way to get to the Kennedy Space Center?

A. The best way to get to the Kennedy Space Center is to drive there. Alternatively, you can also opt for a shuttle bus with round trip transfers. Keep in mind that there is no direct public transportation available directly to the Visitor Complex.

Q. Is there public transportation to get to the Kennedy Space Center?

A. No, there is no direct public transportation to get to the Kennedy Space Center. Your best bet is to drive down or opt for a ticket with round trip transfers.

Q. Is there parking at the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Yes, parking is available at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Q. Do I have to pay for parking at the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Yes, a parking fee is applicable at the Kennedy Space Center. Prices are as follows: $10.00 per automobile, $10.00 per motorcycle, $15.00 per motorhome/RV/oversized vehicle. Annual pass holders receive complimentary parking with proof of an annual pass.

Q. Which is the nearest airport to the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Melbourne (MLB) Airport is the closest airport and a 51-minute drive from the Kennedy Space Center.

Q. Which is the fastest way to get to the Kennedy Space Center?

A. The fastest way to get to the Kennedy Space Center is by car. It is about 10 miles from Coco Beach, about 60 miles from Orlando, and about 12 miles from Daytona Beach.

Q. Which is the cheapest way to get to the Kennedy Space Center?

A. The cheapest way to get to the Kennedy Space Center is to drive down by car. However, you can also opt for tickets with round trip bus transfers.

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