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 July
Estimated hotel price
$170
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake City in July
Estimated hotel price
$170
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

Plane

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

Car

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 Dollar and Fox, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake City, including RedCoach, FlixBus and Tornado Bus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Lake City takes 257 km and will cost you around $73. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about $139 for a journey of 467 km. Lake City’s bus station is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Plane

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

Car

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 Dollar and Fox, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake City, including RedCoach, FlixBus and Tornado Bus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Lake City takes 257 km and will cost you around $73. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about $139 for a journey of 467 km. Lake City’s bus station is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lake City

Airlines serving Lake City

Lufthansa
Good (4,558 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,571 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,538 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,900 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,619 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (825 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,381 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (700 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,632 reviews)
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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 $1.69 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 $20.24 and $26.98. The most frequently booked car type in Lake City is Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 22% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.69 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 $20.24 and $26.98. The most frequently booked car type in Lake City is Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 22% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.