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Your Complete Guide to Orlando Airport

Orlando Airport Guide provides information for the business and vacation traveller alike who wish to visit Orlando and the surrounding area. We aim to give unbiased practical information on travelling to and from the Airport, Parking long and short term, arrivals and departures, Hotels, flight details, shops and restaurants. We hope this information helps you make your visit more enjoyable and give some good advice along the way.

Orlando International Airport, located in the United State of America is the busiest Airport for passenger traffic in the state of Florida, of which it is situated. It is currently ranked 21st in the worlds busiest Airports with 36.3 Million passengers passing through its terminals in 2007, up 5% on the previous year. With the current weakness of the dollar it is anticipated to be an even busier year in 2008. Miami International is the second busiest with around 32.5 million passengers yearly (2007).

Florida called the "sunshine state" is a popular destination for travellers American and International alike. Home to popular attractions like Disneyland, Epcot Centre, Universal Studios and Kennedy Space Centre and with average temperatures at 72.5 degrees no wonder why Florida is so popular. The state of Florida is the 22nd largest in the USA covering 54,000 square miles. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Gulf of Mexico to the West. The country to Cuba is located only 90 miles south of Florida's Key West.


Please be sure which terminal that you are departing from before you arrive at Orlando International as it can be extremely busy at certain times of the year. We provide live flight information on our Orlando Airport Departures page so be sure to check before arrival.

Many European Airlines depart Orlando MCO including Virgin Atlantic, Air Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa and many more.


Upon arrival at Orlando International check which baggage claim area you need to attend these are located on Level 2 and are either Baggage claim 1 or 2. If you are picking up friends or family you are able to park in the Cell phone lot on South access road and wait for them to call then proceed to pick up outside baggage claim. The lot has complementary WIFI so you can check our Live Orlando Airport Arrivals for details.

You may qualify for the Visa waiver program if you are travelling from many of the countries in the European Union for information on Visa entry requirements and passport information the US Embassy website is a good source of information.

Car Hire

You can obtain a free Florida car rental quote here with no obligation.

Rental cars companies can be found on Level 1 and car hire is a must if you want to make the most from your visit. Most of the Major car rental companies are based at on site including Avis, Hertz, National, Alamo, Budget, Dollar and E-Z rent a car. Please do not forget your valid driving license and credit card.


Taxis are available outside of level 1 (ground transportation) below baggage reclaim and these taxis at Orlando airport can carry as many as nine people. The charge is the same price regardless of the number of passengers onboard. Prices are around 35$ to Orlando downtown and 55$ to Disneyland.


Buses at the airport can be found on Level 1 with routes available all over the City at very reasonable rates e.g. Downtown Orlando for around 2$ and Disneyland around the same. See buses information regarding routes and timetables or visit the Lynx website that operate the service.

WIFI at Orlando Airport

Free WI-FI is available on site. This service is free in all public areas including the Cell phone parking lot where you can wait for passengers to clear baggage reclaim max 30 minutes.

The IATA 3 Letter code for the airport is MCO. The name it is otherwise known as is Orlando International. The GPS location is – 28.42944, -81.30889 which you can enter into your Smartphone/I phone to enable you to find your way.

You can see below selection of flight time’s destinations and which Airline flies from Orlando Airport.

Destination Weekly Flights Distance
Atlanta (ATL) 52 651 Km (404 Miles)
Philadelphia (PHL) 33 1,388 Km (863 Miles)
New York John F Kennedy (JFK) 28 1,521 Km (945 Miles)
Newark (EWR) 27 1,511 Km (939 Miles)
Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall (BWI) 26 1,269 Km (788 Miles)
Dallas (DFW) 22 1,582 Km (983 Miles)
San Juan Luis Munoz Marin (SJU) 21 1,913 Km (1,189 Miles)
Detroit (DTW) 20 1,544 Km (959 Miles)
Miami (MIA) 20 312 Km (194 Miles)
Chicago O'Hare (ORD) 18 1,620 Km (1,007 Miles)