Lake City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake City

With a population of 12.046, Lake City is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Lake City

Lake City in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake City in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake City in June, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 190 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Lake City, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Lake City


Although Lake City doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Gainesville Regional (GNV), which is located 66 km from Lake City.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake City.


Another option to get to Lake City is to pick up a car hire from Orlando, which is about 220 km from Lake City. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Alamo, among others, in Orlando.


Tornado Bus operates bus routes to Lake City. From Pompano Beach, the bus ride to Lake City takes 861 km and will cost you around $311. From Orlando, the ticket costs about $354 for a journey of 885 km. Lake City’s bus station is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lake City

Airlines serving Lake City

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Where to stay in Lake City

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Lake City and Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake City

Hiring a car in Lake City

Expect to pay $1.68 per litre in Lake City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.05 and $26.73. Standard (Kia Soul or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Lake City, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.