Note: Check back frequently for any changes to your flight
What NOT to Pack
Before packing a suitcase or carry-on bag, there are a few things to keep in mind. Most flammable and/or potentially explosive material is prohibited, while federal regulations apply to food products, firearms, athletic equipment, liquids, and various sharp objects.
Please visit the official TSA website for a full list of restricted items.
How early to arrive at the airport
To allow enough time to pass through the mandatory airport security screening, it’s recommended that travelers plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time for domestic flights and three hours before for international (not including transportation time to the airport).
To prepare for any unforeseen issues, like traffic or car trouble, why not plan to arrive an extra hour early? To make the travel experience as pleasurable as possible, Westfield at MCO has many wonderful shops and places to relax before your trip.
Things to Know Before You Go
Do you know the proper protocol for locking luggage? The procedure for motorists to pick up passengers at baggage claim? With new and changing airport regulations, the amount of information can be overwhelming.
The official TSA website has the answer to most questions, but for a quick guide, print out a cheat sheet for airport and travel tips. You can also visit the airports website www.orlandoairports.net for additional information.
Orlando International Airport is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Orlando. From taxi services and limousines, to bus lines and long-distance vans, getting to the airport has never been easier. To find the best option for you, choose from one of the alternatives below. All ground transportation if found in level 1 in both Terminal A and Terminal B.
For those commuting from outside the greater Orlando area by car, the airport is accessible by most major interstates and state highways.
Many taxi companies offer service to MCO. To arrange a pick up from your location, contact a local operator. For those departing MCO, a taxi stand is located curbside on the arrival levels. Click here for a full list of vehicles for hire.
Several companies provide limousine and town car service to the airport. Many will offer to arrange for drivers to meet passengers at baggage claim and assist with luggage. Special livery parking is designated across from the terminal. Click here for a full list of vehicles for hire.
By Out of Town Shuttle
SuperShuttle and other long-distance companies provide services that operate out of MCO and serve surrounding areas of Florida. Please contact the operators to arrange a pick up at your home or a location that is convenient for you. Those departing the airport can follow designated signs to the shuttle loading area. Click here for a full list of vehicles for hire.
By Hotel Shuttle
Most nearby hotels and motels offer complimentary airport transportation via courtesy vans. Contact the hotel concierge for schedule and information. Those departing the airport can follow designated signs to the shuttle loading area.
By Coach Bus
For those traveling to or from an area outside of Orlando proper and its surrounding suburbs, long-distance regional buses and trains, including Amtrak and Greyhound, offer service to the airport. Please contact the operators for rates and schedules. Those departing the airport can follow designated signs to the shuttle loading areas.
By Rental Car
Several rental car companies, including Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis, are conveniently located on the airport property and can be accessed without shuttles for pick up and drop off.
By Cruise Transport
Some cruise lines offer transportation between the airport and Port Canaveral. Contact your cruise line operator for more information.
Travelers are encouraged to protect the environment by traveling by bicycle. Convenient bike racks are located throughout the airport, in most terminals and parking lots. Bicycle racks are provided on the A-Side of the Terminal, at the east end of the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1).
Central Garage Parking
For hourly parking and close terminal access, a garage with covered parking is located adjacent to the terminal outside of baggage claim. Electric charging outlets are also available. Click here for rates and information.
North and South Park Place Economy Lots
For long-term parking, the economy lots are located just minutes from the terminals. These lots can accommodate all vehicles, including larger trucks and campers, available for extended stays and overnights, for daily flat or hourly rates. Complimentary shuttle service is available to transport travelers to the terminals. Click here for rates and information.
Cell Phone Lots
Two cell phone lots are available outside of baggage claim for those waiting to pick up arriving passengers.
For those with SunPass Plus or E-Pass, special parking is available, short term.
For those on the fly, valet parking provides the quickest access to the terminal, for short or long term parking. Click here for rates and information.
For registered guests of the Hyatt Regency, long or short term parking is available, charged directly to your room. Click here for rates and information.
Checking in at Terminal
Upon arriving at the terminal, travelers can check any luggage and get a boarding pass with gate number and flight information. Many airlines also offer online check-in, and self-check-in kiosks to make transit smoother. Please note, additional luggage fees and weight limits may apply.
In addition to showing a valid passport to cross national borders, international travelers will need to pass through customs upon arrival at foreign airports, and then again upon returning to the United States. Visit the official TSA website for more information about procedures and items to declare.
Passing through the mandatory security screening can take longer than expected. Be sure to become familiar with security protocol before arriving to make the process as smooth as possible. Visit the official TSA website to find the answers to common security questions.
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Getting to your gate
Once cleared by security, feel free to explore the multitude of shopping and dining opportunities on the way to boarding gates. Use the convenient airport guides to find the perfect place to grab a bite, pick up last minute gifts, or use the extra time to unwind.
Passenger Pick Up:
Greeting travelers at the gate is no longer allowed in any U.S. airport, due to federal regulations, but you can meet your loved ones in the baggage claim area or outside of the terminal on Level 2 Arrivals/Baggage Claim or Level 3, Main Terminal.Immediate passenger loading is allowed curbside, but drivers are not permitted to park or wait outside the terminal, they must park in the nearby cell phone lots.
Leaving the Airport
Once you’ve found your luggage, there are several convenient ways to exit the airport. From rental car services to bus lines and taxi stands or the train station, information is readily available to help you reach your final destination.