South Terminal Complex Layout

MCO South Terminal Complex

The South Terminal Complex is comprised of the following facilities:

    • Train Station


      The Train Station consists of approximately 1.3 million square feet of terminal space accommodating the South Automated People Mover (APM) Station and up to three regional rail systems (SunRail commuter rail, BrightLine inter-city rail, and possibly a third system serving the International Drive/Convention Center area). It will also support ground transportation activity including taxis, shuttle buses and public bus operations.

      SunRail currently operates over a 49 mile system with 16 stations through Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties, and a bus link to MCO. The direct rail link to MCO is a priority for the City of Orlando and the airport, and although no date has been published, it is part of the future development plans for SunRail.

      Brightline is already operating in South Florida and is expected to extend service to MCO in 2023, offering service to W. Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami city centers. Additional stops are also planned for Boca Raton and Aventura.

      Interior View of the Train Station
    • South Automated People Mover (APM) Station


      Interior View of the South APM Station

      The South Airport Automated People Mover (APM) Station opened in November 2017. It is a 200,000 square feet facility, includes the station for the APM which connects passengers to Terminals A & B, similar to those that connect the Terminals A & B to Gates 1-129. The ride provides scenic views of the airfield, gates 70-99 and the Air Traffic Control Tower on its 4-minute journey. The station in Terminals A & B is on Level 3, between the security checkpoint for Gates 70-129 and the Terminal B airline check-in desks.

    • Parking Garage C


      Parking Garage “C” is located on the South Entrance Road adjacent to the South Automated People Mover (APM) Station and features 1,690 parking spaces and remote check-in facilities for domestic flights on Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United (Domestic flights only, minimum of 90 minutes before departure, available between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm).

      The garage is within walking distance of Terminal C, but is also convenient if flying in and out of Terminals A and B, as it takes just four-minutes on the Automated People Mover which connects the two buildings, as shown in the video.

    • Terminal C (Opening in September)


      Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the global gateway to the most visited destination in the country. To better serve the needs of the diverse Central Florida community and the demands of projected passenger growth, MCO is about to open an entirely new terminal.

      Opening in late-September, Terminal C will add 15 gates capable of accommodating up to 20 aircraft serving both domestic and international airlines. Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean, Emirates, Gol, Icelandair, JetBlue, Lufthansa and Norse will operate out of the new terminal.

      Terminal C will provide an exceptional passenger experience including a combination of local flavors and national brands, engaging shopping experiences and experiential media displays.

      Local flavors are provided by several Central Florida brands including, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co., Provisions by Cask & Larder, Cucina & Co., Orlando Brewing Bar & Bites, Wine Bar George, Olde Hearth Bread Co., Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith, Orange County Brewers, Raw Juce, and Cask & Larder Public House.

      For travelers looking to disconnect from it all before boarding their flight, the Plaza Premium Lounge will be the ultimate go-to-spot. The lounge, managed by one of the leading global independent lounge operators, features a dedicated area for families, a restaurant and bar, and quiet spaces for business travelers.

      Passengers arriving on international flights into Terminal C will also experience some enhancements. After exiting the aircraft, passengers will enter the terminal on the top floor, surrounded by space, natural lighting and expansive views across the airfield. The terminal is also a U.S. Custom and Border Protection “Bags First” facility, in which passengers arriving from an international destination will claim their baggage before proceeding to passport control, where biometric technology will confirm identity and documentation, improving efficiency, safety and convenience during the arrivals process.

      Terminal C is also adjacent to MCO’s integrated rail-air-ground transportation hub with Brightline inter-city rail service to south Florida commencing 2023.

      Innovative technological and customer convenience features in Terminal C include:

      • Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) Tote Baggage Handling System for efficient tracking and expedited checked baggage delivery
      • Early Bag Storage robotic system with 1,800 bag capacity – MCO is the only airport in the world to deploy the full system
      • Virtual Ramp Control system for airline aircraft operations
      • Large-scale interactive digital media displays will provide immersive, high definition visual experiences
      • Designed as the first LEEDv4 airport campus in the world

      Terminal C Information Sheet


      Terminal Features

      • Terminal C - Front ElevationFront Elevation
      • Terminal C - Windows on OrlandoWindows on Orlando
      • Terminal C - West ConcourseWest Concourse
      • Terminal C - International Baggage ClaimInternational Baggage Claim
      • Terminal C - Moment VaultExperiential Media – Moment Vault
      • Terminal C - Windows on OrlandoExperiential Media – Windows
      • Terminal C - PortalExperiential Media – Portal

      Airlines (coming soon to Terminal C)

      • Aer Lingus
        From September 20
      • Azul
        From September 22
      • British Airways
        From September 21
      • Caribbean
        From September 29
      • Emirates
        From September 21
      • GOL
        From September 20
      • Icelandair
        From September 22
      • JetBlue
        From September 27
      • Lufthansa
        From September 21
      • Norse
        From September 21

      Note: Airlines and dates are subject to change

      Concessions (coming soon to Terminal C)

      • Art Smith's Sunshine DinerArt Smith’s Sunshine Diner
      • Barnie's Coffee CoBarnie’s Coffee Co
      • Shake ShackShake Shack
      • Summer HouseSummer House
      • Plaza Premium LoungePlaza Premium Lounge
      • Gatlin TradeGatlin Trade
      • Harvest & GroundsHarvest & Grounds
      • Raw JuceRaw Juce

      Terminal C will have you covered if you’re feeling hungry, thirsty or ready to shop! The new terminal will feature:

      • 24 Food & Beverage Locations – including Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith, Shake Shack, PGA Tour Grill, Wine Bar George, Barnies Coffee & Tea Co., Orange County Brewers and Cask & Larder
      • 12 Retail Locations – including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, City Arts Market, Trip Advisor and Brighton
      • 1 Lounge – Plaza Premium Lounge

      Some fun facts about the concessions coming to Terminal C include:

      • Strong regional flavor with over half of the concepts being local rather than national brands
      • PGA Tour & Grill includes a putting green
      • Summer House will have a “Florida” vibe with open, airy spaces and greenery
      • You may have already seen Chef Art Smith proudly posting about his new “Sunshine Diner” venture
      • There will be multiple gourmet coffee locations including Barnies, Illy and Starbucks
      • The three major theme parks will each have exciting, must-see features in their stores
      • The Plaza Premium lounge will have artwork from Orlando Museum of Art and silent digital art from Full Sail University