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Travelling to Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Orlando International Airport is situated about 9 miles southeast of Downtown Orlando. It is conveniently located at the junction of State Road 436 (Semoran Boulevard) and State Road 528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway).

There are three different routes that one can take to the airport from the north. This will include travelling from areas such as Altamonte Springs and Sanford.

  • Firstly, one could travel via Interstate 4 to State Road 417 (Greeneway) nearby Sanford. From here, take Greeneway south to the airport.
  • For a second option, take Interstate 4 west to State Road 408 (East-West Expressway) and then travel east to State Road 436 (Semoran Boulevard). Travel south on Semoran Boulevard to the airport.
  • Alternatively, Interstate 4 west will lead you to State Road 528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway). This road is near to International Drive and Sea World. Travel east on SR 528 to Orlando Airport (Exit 11B).

There are two sets of directions one can follow when driving from the south/west, including locations such as Tampa, Walt Disney World or Lake Buena Vista.

  • Drive to State Road 528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway) on Interstate 4 in an easterly direction. Follow SR 528 east to the airport.
  • Otherwise, drive on Interstate 4 east and take Exit 62 to State Road 417 (Greeneway), located near Walt Disney World. Travel on Greeneway north to Boggy Creek Road and then north to the South Entrance Road. Travel north to the airport.
  • Alternatively, Interstate 4 west will lead you to State Road 528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway). This road is near to International Drive and Sea World. Travel east on SR 528 to Orlando Airport (Exit 11B).

If you would like to reach the airport from the east (Port Canaveral, Titusville, Cocoa Beach etc), then you will need to follow Interstate 95 to State Road 528 (Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway) located near to Cape Canaveral. From here, drive west to Orlando Airport, Exit 11B.

When driving from the Florida Turnpike (North – Wildwood or Interstate 75), exit from the turnpike onto State Road 528. Travel east on SR 528 to the airport (Exit 11B).

If you are travelling from the Florida Turnpike (South – Ft. Pierce, Miami or Interstate 95), you will need to exit the turnpike onto Osceola Parkway and then travel east to Landstar Boulevard. From Landstar Boulevard, travel north to SR 417 (Greeneway). Continue north to Boggy Creek Road and then north again to the South Entrance Road. Following this road will lead to the airport.

Driving distances to the airport from Cocoa Beach is 46 miles, from Lake Buena Vista - 20 miles, from Miami - 232 miles, from Port Canaveral - 42 miles, from Tampa - 84 miles, from Sanford - 30 miles and from Walt Disney - 20 miles.

In Orlando, you will find one main terminal building with plenty of facilities for all your needs. For any advice required, there are staffed information booths in the West and East Halls. The airport is well equipped with refreshment facilities and shopping opportunities, including duty-free stores.

Other than by car or taxi, one could travel to the airport by the Lynx Buses which offer local transportation to and from the airport. There is no train station at the airport. Other shuttle services deliver passengers from out-of-town destinations.