I’ve got a long way to go as far as making this site filled with all the Orlando information I want to put in here. But today I finally made a new page all about the Orlando International airport. For most tourist the airport is where they will be coming in, renting a car or talking a bus or taxi, and flying out.
So it’s nice to know where everything is once you get there! The Orlando airport is much more compact than most major airports. You can walk from one end of the main terminal to the other in 5 minutes. That’s because the gates where you board the planes are located in four different “hubs” connected to the main terminal by automatic running monorail cars.
In fact they look just like the monorail at Disney! You HAVE to take one of the cars to get to the gates, there is no other way. Two hubs are at one end of the main terminal, the other two on the other end. So make sure what your gate number is and take the monorail car to the right gate section. You have to pass through security before you can get on board the monorail.
The main airport terminal has 3 major levels that most tourist will use. Level one is where you check in, check your bags and go through security to get onto the monorails to the gates. It also has all the major shops, food courts, bank and other services. The Orlando airport hotel is also on this level.
Level 2 in the main terminal is the baggage claim area, where all the baggage carousels are. You can have someone pick you up right outside this level at curb side. However for taxis, rental cars and buses you need to go to the next level.
Level 1 is actually ground level. This is where you can find all the rental car booths. It’s also where you find all the taxi, buses, limos, Disney and park shuttle buses. Basically all transportation services are at this level. However you CAN’T pick someone up or drop them off here in a private vehicle. Use levels 2 or 3 for that.
On both sides of the main terminal are parking garages you can use for short or long term parking. There is a fee of course for using this. I explain everything in more detail in the new Orlando airport page I just made. So go to my Orlando airport information page for more information. Thanks!