South Terminal Complex Layout

MCO South Terminal Complex

The South Terminal Complex comprises the following facilities:

  • Train Station


    The Train Station consists of approximately 1.3 million square feet of terminal space accommodating the Terminal Link (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
  • Terminal Link (APM) Station


    Interior View of the Terminal Link APM Station

    The Terminal Link (APM) Station opened in November 2017. It is a 200,000 square feet facility, includes the station for the Terminal Link (APM) which connects passengers to Terminals A & B and the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 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 Terminal Link (APM) Station and features 2,500 parking spaces.

    The garage is within walking distance of Terminal C, but is also convenient if flying in and out of Terminals A and B or staying at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, as it takes just four-minutes on the Terminal Link (APM) which connects the two buildings, as shown in the video.

  • Terminal C


    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.

    Terminal C, located at 10200 Jeff Fuqua Blvd. South, added 15 gates capable of handling domestic or international operations, and accommodating up to 20 aircraft. All gates are also equipped with facial recognition technology for an easier and more secure boarding process. Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean, Emirates, Gol, Icelandair, JetBlue, Lufthansa and Norse will operate out of the new terminal.

    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.


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

    Included in the 80,000 sq. ft. of concessions space, 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.

    International Arrivals

    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.


    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
    • TSA security screening lanes featuring an automated bin return system
    • Virtual Ramp Control system for airline aircraft operations
    • Large-scale interactive digital media displays will provide immersive, high definition visual experiences (see Credits)
    • Designed as the first LEEDv4 airport campus in the world


Terminal Features



  • Aer Lingus
  • Azul
  • British Airways
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Eurowings Discover
  • GOL
  • Icelandair
  • JetBlue
  • Lynx Air
  • Norse
  • Sunwing

Concessions – See What’s Open

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

Rental Cars

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless Rental Cars
  • Sixt Car Rental
  • Thrifty
All on-airport rental companies accept returns in terminals A, B and C and you should return to the same terminal as your departure airline. In addition to renting vehicles in terminals A and B, Alamo, Enterprise, National and Sixt are issuing rental car contracts in Terminal C, Level 6 (Bag Claim) for pick-up in Terminal B, except Sixt which has vehicle pick-up in Terminal C.

Connecting Between Terminals

If you are connecting between terminals (e.g. arriving at Terminal C and picking up a rental car at Terminal B), there are two options:

Shuttle Bus

  • A shuttle bus service operates 24 hours a day, between Terminal C and Terminals A & B.
  • Pick-up and drop-off is at:
    • Terminal C: Level 6 (Arrivals)
    • Terminal B: Level 1 (Ground Transportation) at Space B29

Terminal Link

  • The Terminal Link (APM) operates 24 hours per day, but requires a walk of approximately 1,200 feet, from Terminal C, Level 4 through Parking Garage C to the Train Station

Terminal C Media Kit

Terminal C Press Releases