Orlando International Airport

Control tower at Orlando International Airport.
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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

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 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
  • Resort Transportation
  • 8ABuses
  • Lynx City Bus
  • 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

  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines Curbside Check-In
  • Avianca
  • CanJet
  • Copa Airlines
  • jet Blue Airways Curbside Check-In
  • Southwest Airlines Curbside Check-In
  • Sun Wing Airlines
  • Taca Airlines
  • TAM Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Curbside Check-In
  • Virgin America
  • WestJet

Airlines at MCO—Terminal B

  • Aer Lingus
  • AeroMexico
  • AirTran Curbside Check-In
  • Air France
  • Bahamasair
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines Curbside Check-In
  • Frontier
  • Lufthansa
  • Miami Air
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Curbside Check-In
  • US Airways Curbside Check-In
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