MCO Airport Parking Options

Orlando International Airport

The MCO Orlando International Airport is a popular tourist destination especially for families looking to take the Magical Express directly from the airport to Disney World. Even if you're not visiting the most magical place on earth, you might find yourself needing to travel through MCO. There are several parking options available at MCO as it is the busiest airport in Florida.

By the way, you may be wondering what MCO stands for. MCO is the airport's former name McCoy Air Force base which was closed in 1975 as part of a general military drawdown following the end of the Vietnam War.

IMPORTANT: Parking options are changing frequently due to COVID. Be sure to check with the place you plan to park to verify prices and that they are open.

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    General airport info

    Orlando International Airport
    1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
    Orlando, FL 32827

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    Airport parking options at MCO

    On-airport lots

    Long-term parking options at MCO range from $10 - $17 depending on how far you park from the terminal. Short-term parking is free for 20 minutes and will then cost you up to $3 / hour in Parking Garages A, B, and C.

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    3rd party lots

    Check out private lot options for $6 - $13 / day if you don't mind taking a shuttle to MCO.

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    Hotels

    If you are able to plan ahead and book a hotel lot, you can do so for $4 - $16 per day.

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    Airport owned & operated lots

    There are several on-airport parking options available with a variety of prices depending on how close you want to park to the terminal. The best price for long-term parking is at the economy lots which will shuttle you to the terminal. There are closer options available including valet should you prefer this option.

    Key takeaways

    • Parking garages A & B are the most centrally located to the terminal and will cost you $19 / day.
    • The North and South Park Place Economy lots are the cheapest at $10/day
    • Honestly, good luck trying to understand the short term parking pricing. We tried to clarify some below but wow is it overly complex!
    • There is a 20 minute grace period at Parking Garages A, B, and C so you can park there for free if you are doing a quick pick-up or drop-off.
    • If you can find a spot in the Terminal Top Parking Lot these spots are $19 / day and all covered.
    • Valet parking is available for $9.56/hr or $28.76 / day.
    • Locals can use their E-PASS/SunPass to pay for parking upon exit.
    • There are cell phone lots available north and south of the terminal.
    • Oversized vehicles can be accommodated in the North Park Place parking lot.
    • Electric vehicle charging is available in the A Garage (Level 2, Row A) and B Garage (Level 2, Row P).

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    North & South Park Place Economy Lots $10.00 / day
    Parking Garage C $15.00 / day
    Parking Garages A & B $17.00 / day
    Terminal Top Parking
    All spaces are covered
    $17.00 / day
    Valet Parking $17.00 / day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Parking Garages A, B, & C Free for first 20 minutes
    $2.00 for 21 - 40 minutes
    $1.00 for each additional 20 minutes up to a maximum of $17.00
    $17.00 / 24-hr. period
    North & South Park Place Economy Lots Free for first 10 minutes
    $4.00 for up to 3 hours
    $10.00 / 24-hr. period
    Terminal Top Parking
    All spaces are covered
    Free for first 20 minutes
    $2.00 for 21 - 40 minutes
    $1.00 for each additional 20 minutes up to a maximum of $17.00
    $17.00 / 24-hr. period
    Valet Parking $7.46 / hour
    Open from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Accessed from the departing flight curb
    North & South Cell Phone Waiting Lots Free for attended vehicles

    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    If you prefer to park off-airport on a private lot, you have a few to choose from that range in price from $6 - $13 / day depending on options selected. The Omni and Park to Fly lots have the cheapest rates last time I checked.

    The Parking Spot
    5500 Hazeltine National Drive
    Orlando, FL 32812
    407-851-5500
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    Fast Park & Relax
    7870 N. Frontage Rd
    Orlando, FL 32812
    407-251-7555
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    Wally Park
    5601 Butler National Dr.
    Orlando, FL 32812
    407-513-4696
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    Park to Fly
    1900 Jetport Drive
    Orlando, FL 32812
    407-851-8875
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    Omni parking
    7640 Narcoossee Rd.
    Orlando, FL 32822
    888-501-4806
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    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots allow you to park at nearby hotels and the hotel shuttle takes you to the airport.

    Before using hotel lots, I’d recommend you read more about how these lots work on my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here.

    You might be able to save some money if you arrange for a hotel lot in advance for parking at the Orlando Airport. Last time I checked, prices ranged from $4 - $16 / day.

    FAQ's

    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration and the lot you choose, the rate of the parking lot ranges from $1 for every 20 minutes and $3 per hour. On the other hand, the daily rate starts at $10.

    Yes. Using Terminal Top Parking is free for the first 20 minutes, while parking at South Park Place and North Park Place is free for the first 10 minutes.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, the most affordable parking options at MCO are the Economy Lots. The rates here start at $10 per day.

    Yes. The Valet parking price starts at $4 for the first 20 minutes, then $1 for each additional 20 minutes up to a maximum of 3 hours. If you’re planning to leave your vehicle at the valet longer, then it would cost you $25 per day.

    Yes. EVC is available located at Parking Garage A, Level 2, Row A.

    Yes. You can use the North Cell Phone Lot and South Cell Phone Lot at MCO Airport if you’re planning to pick up arriving passengers. Commercial or unattended vehicles are not allowed.

    Yes. MCO offers multiple options for covered parking spaces – Parking Garage A, Parking Garage C, Parking Garage B, Terminal Top Parking, Valet Parking, and Hyatt Valet Parking are all mostly covered. However, if you’re looking for more economical options, then you might want to consider using TERMINAL TOP PARKING, offsite parking available outside of MCO Airport.

    Unfortunately, there is no designated parking for motorcycles at Orlando International Airport. So, for motorcycle drivers, it’s better to check offsite parking lots to find more options. On the other hand, oversized vehicles can park next to the B-side Terminal Garage Parking. Enter the B-side Terminal Garage Parking entry plaza and follow signs to the left into the surface parking lot.

    Yes. You can check the current status of each parking lot at Orlando International Airport on their official website.

    Advance reservation is not necessary at MCO Airport. However, if you’d rather book your parking spot beforehand, you can do so with many offsite parking spaces options around MCO Airport. Here are some of your options:

    Following section 316.1964 of the Florida Statutes for those vehicles with a disabled veterans plate.

    Yes. There are marked parking spaces for customers with restricted mobility available in each parking lot near the terminal entrance, subject to availability. Your vehicle must have official disabled license plates or other permits displayed to park in these reserved spaces. MCO also offers free parking under section 316.1964 of the Florida Statutes for those vehicles with specialized equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls, or vehicles displaying the State of Florida Toll Exemption Permit.


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