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Orlando International Airport

Orlando Florida

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is Florida's busiest airport with more than 30 scheduled airlines, four charters and five cargo companies providing non-stop service to 88 destinations in the United States and 24 international cities.

Orlando International Airport, is centrally located and easily accessible to all Orlando area theme parks, attractions and downtown Orlando. Located within 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the Orlando International Airport off the Interstate 4 is the International Drive area, noted for its high concentration of hotel chains, the Orange County Convention Center and major Orlando theme parks, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the Wet 'n' Wild water park. Linked by Interstate 4 (I-4) and 20 miles southwest of Orlando International Airport is the famed Walt Disney World.

The Main Terminal features three levels.

Level 1: Ground transportation (buses, shuttles, limos, and taxicabs) are located on the lower level.

Level 2: Baggage claim and curbside pick-up is located on the middle level.

Level 3: Ticket counters, security checkpoints, and gates are located on the upper level. The Main Terminal also features four concourses.

  • Concourse A contains gates 1-29.
  • Concourse B contains gates 30-59.
  • Concourse C contains gates 60-99.
  • Concourse D contains gates 100-129.

Orlando International Airport Address

One Airport Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827-4399

For flight information, call (407) 825-TIME or (407) 825-8463 or (407) 825-1511
(407) 825-2622 or (407) 825-2666 (After Hours)

When to arrive at the airport

For travel within the United States: 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure
For International Travel: 2 hours prior to scheduled departure

Orlando Transport

Orlando Airport Roundtrip Shared Transfer (Round Trip) from $19.00
Orlando Airport Arrival Transfer from $13.00
Orlando Airport Departure Transfer from $13.00
Private Arrival Transfer: Orlando Airport to Hotel from $24.12

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Orlando Airport

from $28.95
I-RIDE Trolley Unlimited Ride Pass $10
Private Arrival Transfer: Orlando Sanford International Airport to Hotel from $11.57
Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Orlando Sanford International Airport from $11.57
** Rates quoted are approximate fee per person.

Directions to Orlando International Airport

Take I-4 and exit at SR 417. Proceed south and follow signs to Orlando International Airport
From the Florida Turnpike, take the SR 528 exit and follow the SR 528 east towards Orlando International Airport. You can exit at exit 11B.

Flight Information at Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Orlando Airport Bus Service

Lynx BusPublic Transit (LYNX) services are available on the A Side, ground level, spaces A38, A39, A40, & A41

Orlando International Airport is serviced by the following LYNX Buses. Links 11, 42, 51 & 111

LYNX Bus Schedule and fare from Orlando International Airport

Sand Lake Road SunRail station / Orlando International Airport connector

SunRail Connections

Link 11
Destination South Orange Avenue / Orlando International Airport (Orange County)
Times 6:06-9:30 a.m. and 4:15-8:05 p.m. Only
Frequency Every 30 minutes
Link 42
Destination International Drive / Orlando International Airport (Orange County)
Times 5:35 - 9:40 a.m. and 4:06 – 7:53 p.m. Only
Frequency Every 30 minutes
Link 111
Destination Orlando Int'l Airport / Seaworld (Orange County)
Times

Weekdays every 30 minutes 5:28-9:18 a.m. and 3:32-8:18 p.m.

No weekend SunRail station service.

Frequency Every 30 minutes/60 minutes off-peak

Orlando Airport Taxi

Taxis at Orlando International Airport are available on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, on the Ground Transportation Level (Level) 1, at Commercial Lane parking spaces: A5, A6, A7, A8, A22, A23, A24, A25 & B5, B6, B7, B8, B20, B21, B22, B23, B24, B25

Taxis may carry up to 9 passengers, and charge the same rate regardless of the number of passengers. All taxicabs picking up at the Airport are regulated by the City of Orlando's Vehicle-for-Hire ordinance which requires fares to be determined by a taximeter. Flat rate fees are not authorized.

Click here for Airport taxi cab companies and approximate taxi fare from Orlando International Airport

Shuttle Van & Buses at Orlando International Airport

Taking a shared shuttle van from Orlando International Airport is a cost effective way to get to your destination. Before making arrangements for a shuttle service, save yourself some money by first checking to see if your hotel offers complimentary transportation to/from Orlando International Airport.

Here is a list of some Orlando Hotels that might provide complimentary transportation to/from Orlando International Airport, with their contact phone numbers.

Below are estimated fare from Orlando International Airport to various destinations

  One-Way Round-Trip
  Adult Child Adult Child
Airport Hotels $14 $11 $21 $16
International Drive $20 $15 $32 $24
Downtown Orlando $19 $15 $31 $23
Winter Park / Maitland $28 $22 $48 $37
Lake Buena Vista $22 $17 $36 $27
Kissimmee $28 $22 $48 $37
Walt Disney World $22 $17 $36 $27

Mears Transportation Orlando Airport Location
Mears - operates from counters on Levels 1 and 2 (A and B side)
Load in Commercial Lane Spaces
A side – Mears A9, A10, A36, & A37
B side – Mears B9, B10, B40 & B41

Disney Magical Express Orlando Airport Location
Disney Magical Express located level one B side.

For more information about the Orlando International Airport, call 407-825-2001.

Do you know...
As of 2016, The Orlando International Airport (MCO), is the second busiest airport in Florida, the 13th busiest in the United States, and the 41st busiest in the world.

Florida Cell Phone Law

In Florida, driving and talking on a cell phone is perfectly legal, however that does not mean you should do it.
Florida is one of a few states that have no distracted driving laws.

Driving Distance from Orlando FL. to

Destination Miles
St. Petersburg 100
Clearwater 105
Fort Myers 155
Naples 190
Fort Lauderdale 210
Miami 235
Florida Keys 380
Airline information
Aero Mexico 1-800-237-6639
Air Canada 1-888-247-2262
Air Jamaica 1-800-523-5585
Air Tran 1-800-247-8726
Alaska Airlines 1-800-426-0333
American Airlines 1-800-433-7300
British Airways 1-800-247-9297
Continental Airlines 1-800-525-0280
Delta 1-800-221-1212
Frontier 1-800-432-1359
Jet Blue 1-800-538-2583
Lufthansa 1-800-645-3880
Midwest Airlines 1-800-452-2022
Southwest Airlines 1-800-435-9792
United Airlines 1-800-521-0810
US Air 1-800-428-4322
Virgin Atlantic 1-800-862-8621
Flight Times to Orlando
From Miles KM Flight time
Albuquerque 1547 2490 3 h 13 m
Anchorage 3805 6124 7 h 54 m
Atlanta 399 642 59 m
Boise 2193 35294 h 33 m
Boston 1116 1796 2 h 30 m
Chicago 977 1572 2 h 11 m
Cleveland 898 1445 2 h
Dallas 952 15322 h 8 m
Denver 1538 24763 h 12 m
Des Moines 1133 1823 2 h 32 m
Detroit 967 1557 2 h 10 m
Honolulu 4734 76199 h 50 m
Houston 850 1369 1 h 54 m
Indianapolis 820 13191 h 50 m
Las Vegas 2041 3285 4 h 14 m
Los Angeles 2210 3557 4 h 35 m
Louisville 722 1162 1 h 44 m
Miami 206 33231 m
Minneapolis 1326 2134 2 h 45 m
Memphis 695 1118 1 h 40 m
Milwaukee 1077 1734 2 h 25 m
Newark 930 1497 2 h 5 m
New York 945 1520 2 h 7 m
New Orleans 541 8701 h 20 m
Oklahoma City 1059 1705 2 h 22 m
Omaha 1218 1960 2 h 43 m
Philadelphia 88014171 h 58 m
Phoenix 1855 2985 3 h 51 m
Pittsburgh 829 1334 1 h 51 m
Portland (ME) 1211 1949 2 h 42 m
Portland (OR) 2526 40655 h 15 m
San Antonio 1035 1666 2 h 19 m
San Diego 2147 3455 4 h 27 m
San Francisco 2443 3932 5 h 4 m
Salt Lake City 1908 30713 h 58 m
Seattle 2554 41105 h 18 m
Sioux Falls 1338 2154 2 h 47 m
St. Louis 866 13941 h 56 m
Spokane 2334 3757 4 h 51 m
Topeka 1099 1769 2 h 27 m
Washington DC 746 12021 h 48 m

Driving directions from Orlando International Airport to

From To Directions
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport Walt Disney World Take the south exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 417. Take State Road 417 south to Osceola Parkway (Exit 3). Turn right on Osceola Parkway heading west to Walt Disney World.
Orlando International Airport Kissimmee Resort Area Take the south exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 417. Take State Road 417 south to Celebration Avenue (Exit 2). Turn right on Celebration Avenue heading north to U.S. 192.
Orlando International Airport Downtown Orlando Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 east to State Road 417 (Exit 16). Take State Road 417 north to State Road 408 (Exit 33B). Take State Road 408 west into downtown Orlando.
Orlando International Airport Oviedo, Winter Springs,
Lake Mary, Sanford
Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 east to State Road 417. Take State Road 417 north to Exit 41 (Oviedo), Exit 44 (Winter Springs), Exit 48 (Sanford-Lake Mary).
Orlando International Airport International Drive, Convention Center, Sea World,
Universal Studios
Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 west to Exit 1(International Drive). Turn left on International Drive for Sea World. Turn right on International Drive for Convention Center/Universal Studios.
Orlando International Airport University of Central Florida Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 east to State Road 417 (Exit 16). Take State Road 417 north to University Boulevard (Exit 37). Take University Blvd east to the University of Central Florida.
Orlando International Airport Brevard County, Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 east to Brevard County.
Orlando International Airport Florida's Turnpike Take the north exit from Orlando International Airport to State Road 528. Take State Road 528 west to Exit 4 (Florida's Turnpike/U.S. 441).

Note: When traveling in Central Florida, you should know that the Beachline Expressway was formally known as the Beeline Expressway. You might still come across some old road signs. So be aware that these two names are actually the same highway.

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