Orlando International Airport

Air traffic control tower, Orlando International Airport, Florida
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The Orlando International Airport is a tri-level complex with 4 Airside facilities. To access the airport you can select either Terminal A or Terminal B side. The roads around the airport are in a continuous loop so that if a destination is passed, you do not need to leave the airport property to circle back to where you need to be.

As you are approaching the airport, it is important to read the overhead signs to determine which side of the airport (which terminal) you need. This is done by looking for the Airline that you need to access. This will make navigating the airport a little easier, but if you are on the wrong side, it is still possible to reach the other Terminal as they are all within a single building.​

Airport Code for Orlando International Airport

One might think that the initials of OIA might be the airport code for the Orlando International Airport, but that is not the case. The airport which was taken over by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority in 1975 was given the name Orlando International Airport in 1976. The airport which was originally an air force base ​was named McCoy Air Force Base with an airport code of MCO.

How to Get There

The airport, which is located about 9 miles southeast of the Downtown Orlando area

From Downtown Orlando
Approximately 9 miles: Take I-4 West to SR 408 (East West Expressway) head East to SR 436 south.

From the Attraction Area
Approximately 20 miles: Take I-4 East to SR 528 (Beach Line) head East to the Orlando International Airport Exit 11.

From Port Canaveral
Approximately 42 miles: Take I-95 to SR 528 (Beach Line) head West to the Orlando International Airport Exit 11.

Airport Layout Terminal A

Airside 1: Gates 1–29
Airside 2: Gates 100–129

  • Level 3 - For dropping off passengers
    Ticketing and Gates
    Food Court
  • Level 2 - For picking up passengers
    Baggage Claim for Carousels 1–16
    Pet Relief Area
  • Level 1
    Baggage Claim—8A
    Buses and Resort Transportation
    Lynx City Bus
    Rental Car Companies
    Taxis, Towncar, Limousine, Shuttles

Airport Layout Terminal B

Airside 3: Gates 30–48 and 50–59
Airside 4: Gates 60–99

  • Level 3 - For dropping off passengers
    Ticketing and Gates
    Food Court
  • Level 2 - For picking up passengers
    Baggage Claim for Carousels 20–32
    Pet Relief Area
    Currency Exchange (only at Terminal B)
  • Level 1
    Baggage Claim
    Buses and Resort Transportation
    Lynx City Bus
    Disney Magical Express
    Rental Car Companies
    Taxis, Towncar, Limousine, Shuttles

Airlines at MCO—Terminal A

Airlines at MCO—Terminal B