Getting To Orlando

Planes, Trains & Automobiles!​

We don't care how you get here, just get here how you can!

With Orlando being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world,  its amazing accessible, whichever mode of transportation you decide to take. Orlando has one of the best airports in the nation, two major highways that intersect near to all of the area theme parks and attractions, and other great ways of getting here and getting around Central Florida.

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By Plane

 Getting to Central Florida could not be any easier, especially if you decide to fly here, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the main airport the majority of visitors arrive into. It's a major International Airport, the busiest airport in the state of Florida and the thirteenth busiest airport in the entire United States.

Orlando International Airport is home to over 50 airlines, including all of the major airlines and many non-stop flights to places all around the country and the world on a daily basis. Orlando International Airport is also home to many rental car companies and offers a huge amount of parking as well. Plus there many options to get from the airport to your hotel, including many free hotel shuttles, and it's only a 15-minute drive to all of the great Orlando theme parks and attractions!

 

Plus, in addition to Orlando International Airport, Central Florida is home to The Orlando-Sanford International Airport which is located 18 miles northwest of Orlando, and this airport is home to many smaller airlines and private planes. Lots of smaller cities around the U.S. are served with service to Orlando through Allegiant Airline, and a lot of these flights are more economical than flying through a larger company. While this airport may be about a 45-minute drive to the attractions area, it may be well worth it if it saves you money on flights.

Other regional airports (within a 90 min drive) include Daytona Beach International Airport and Orlando Melbourne International Airport which is home to daily TUI arrivals from throughout the UK including Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, and London.

 

In addition, visitors visiting the Gulf Coast may consider flying into Tampa International Airport.

By Train

If you don’t like to fly, the Orlando area has four Amtrak stations, Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee and Sanford. At the Orlando station, you can get the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star service with service from Orlando to places north like Charleston, S.C., Washington, D.C. and New York City or to other parts in Florida, like Tampa and Miami.

 

In nearby Sanford, the southern terminus of the Amtrak Auto Train carries passengers and automobiles between Sanford and Lorton, Virginia, effectively serving as a car-rail link from Orlando to the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

In addition, the new SunRail system services Downtown Orlando via four stations: Florida Health Village, Lynx Central, Church Street, and Orlando Health/Amtrak.

By Car

Driving to Orlando should really be considered as a real and viable possibility for anyone looking for a road trip!

 

Central Florida’s attractions are in a great location and easily accessibility by car. Orlando is located right in the heart of Central Florida and is intersected by two major highways, with two more under an hour away. Interstate 4 cuts right through Orlando, running from the east coast of Florida (Daytona) to the west coast (Tampa) and all of the major attractions are located right off this highway. Florida’s Turnpike (a toll road) runs north to south through the state as well and passes right through the City Beautiful. Interstates 75 (on the west coast) and 95 (on the east coast) are also major routes to Florida, and anyone getting to the Sunshine State via either of these highways can either take the Turnpike or I-4 to get to your ultimate vacation spot here in Orlando.

By Bus

Orlando is home to a Greyhound station. Located on John Young Parkway, about 10 miles from the attractions area, this station is open 24 hours a day and is also another affordable way to get down to Orlando.

Orlando International Airport

 

Orlando International Airport (MCO) welcomes many of the millions of visitors to Orlando every year and it's Monorail System is known as the first ride for many of our visitors experience arriving in Orlando.

MCO is a major airport located six miles southeast of Orlando in East Orange. It handled 47.7 million passengers in 2018, making it the busiest airport in the state of Florida, and the thirteenth busiest airport in the States.

The airport code MCO stands for the airport's former name, McCoy Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command installation, closed in 1975 following the end of the Vietnam War.

Orlando International offers landside and airside.

 

There is a central landside terminal (A and B), containing airline counters, baggage claim, rental car agencies, shops, restaurants, and the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.

 

This central terminal is connected via trams to Airside 1 - 4, with the airplane gates.

 

There are plenty of shops and restaurants in both the central terminal and the airsides.

 

Security screening is performed in the central landside terminal before taking the tram to the airsides and, as in all U.S. airports, only ticketed passengers are allowed past security.

Security lines can become extremely long, especially during the summer season and holidays. Combined with long check-in lines, it is advisable to arrive 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled departure.

Airlines

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the main airport the majority of visitors arrive into.

 

Orlando International Airport is a secondary hub for AirTran Airways, Southwest and JetBlue Airways,

all of which fly numerous routes to and from Orlando.

 

Furthermore, Delta Air Lines offers 10 to 15 flights daily between Orlando and their hub in Atlanta,

plus American Airlines has 9 flights daily to a Miami hub. 

Daily flights to Europe are offered by Virgin Atlantic (London Gatwick and Manchester),

British Airways (London Gatwick) and Lufthansa (Frankfurt).

 

Multiple flights per week are flown from Dublin (Aer Lingus),  Glasgow (Virgin Atlantic), 

and Zurich (Swiss Int./Edelweiss Air).

 

To South America, there are daily flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil (TAM) and  Bogotá, Colombia (Jet Blue).

 

Over a dozen Canadian destinations are served with Toronto and Montreal served daily year round.

 

Other international destinations served from Orlando include:

Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and El Salvador.