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Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Overview

Orlando International Airport is a quick drive from downtown Orlando and just a few minutes from key attractions such as Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Disneyworld. It is the 29th busiest Airport in the world and the second busiest airport in Florida.

The airport is easy to navigate and has a wide selection of shops and restaurants as well as loads of other passenger amenities. Many domestic and international airlines offer flights to Orlando International Airport, making it a great gateway to the sunshine state.

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (11km) southeast of Orlando.

Getting to the city

Public transport facilities are to be found on the Ground Transportation Concourse on Level 1 of Terminal 1. Lynx buses numbers 11, 41, 42 and 51 depart every 30 minutes, between 5:30am and 11:30pm, for downtown Orlando, the trip taking about 40 minutes and costing $1.50. Many hotels provide free shuttles for guests. Taxis are available on Level 1 on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and may carry up to 9 passengers with metered rates. Cruise passengers may also check with their cruise line, as some offer direct transfers to the port.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 407 825 8463.

Car rental

Numerous major car hire companies are represented at the airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available on Level 1 on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and may carry up to 9 passengers with metered rates. Trips to downtown Orlando take approximately 20 minutes and cost $35.

Facilities

Passenger services at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange, information centres, internet kiosks and postal services. There are a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops, including duty free. The Kennedy Space Center, Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World all have their own branded shops. Facilities for the disabled are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Orlando International Airport has a number of parking options ranging from the Express Pick-up/Drop-off lot, which charges $1 for the first 2 hours and $5 per hour thereafter. Terminal Top parking lot and the Terminal Garage have rates of $2 for 40 minutes and $1 for each additional 20 minutes. The daily maximum is $17. The two economy lots, serviced by regular airport shuttles, cost just $10 per day.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.orlandoairports.net

Airlines

Flights to Orlando International Airport can be booked on local operators such as JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and AirTrans Airways. International carriers offering flights to the sunshine state include British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Air France and Swiss International Air Lines.

Internet

Internet kiosk and wi-fi are available in both terminals.

Business Lounges

United Airlines and Delta both have lounges at Orlando International Airport. Also, the Hyatt Regency Hotel has a great business centre on level 3 of Terminal B.


Orlando International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.