Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Orlando.

Find your version of fun during a trip to the heart of the Sunshine State.

Middle seats open through November 30

Full exchange of fresh, outdoor air every 2-3 minutes while inflight

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Visit Orlando.

Settled midway between the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World. And the city certainly lives up to the nickname: Vacationers can choose from over a dozen parks, each offering worlds unto themselves and packed with thrill rides. A flight into Orlando International Airport presents a chance to make lifelong memories at one or more of these unique, fantastical outposts that even reward revisiting.

While theme parks might be the source of the city’s fame, there’s a stunning city and worlds of fun waiting to be explored outside park confines. Bolstered by its large student population and a recent explosion in growth, Orlando is a city on the rise. And travelers’ taste buds will be grateful that it has a food scene to match. Savor standouts from the myriad cuisines on offer here, whether it’s creative tacos or classic Cubanos, down-home southern soul food or, of course, seafood that’s brought in fresh from either nearby coast.

Take your order to go and you’ll find no shortage of lakefronts that are the perfect settings for picnics. Orlando city proper possesses over 100 lakes, from tranquil Lake Killarney in the north all the way down to Lake Conway, a popular watersports spot in the south. Lake Eola, though, is the city’s centerpiece. Local residents (and swans) flock to this photogenic setting right in the heart of downtown Orlando where you can snap a picture of the clear waters with the city’s skyline in view and stroll along the palm tree-lined lakeside trails.

The area around the city also offers a number of places where you can enjoy a ramble in nature without any of the downtown crowds. Only a short drive from the city, Ocala National Forest is an ideal place to enjoy the region’s subtropical climate and glimpse its unique wetlands habitats. Visitors can take their pick of hiking trails that wind by live oak stands as well as swim, snorkel, and dive in the crystal-clear waters of one of the area’s sparkling natural springs.

Natural wonders aren’t the only thing within reach of Orlando: No trip to the area is truly complete without a journey to the nearby Space Coast. Just one small step from Orlando, the Kennedy Space Center and its Visitor Complex provide visitors a singular opportunity to both learn about monumental missions of the past and see what the future of space travel holds. Plan your trip for the right time, and you can even witness the latest rocket launch at Cape Canaveral—an event that you certainly won’t soon forget.

There’s no shortage of ways to make memories when you’re in and around Orlando. Get there stress-free by simply booking a flight into Orlando International Airport on Southwest Airlines. Explore flights to Orlando with Southwest® and start prepping for your next journey today. Enjoy a straightforward process from booking to boarding, and learn more about everything that goes into the Southwest® Experience.

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Things to do in Orlando.
Enriching outings
  • Madame Tussauds Orlando
  • Orlando Museum of Art
  • Orlando Science Center
Lovely lakes
  • Lake Eola Park
  • Lake Killarney
  • Lake Louisa State Park
Day trip destinations
  • Everglades National Park
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Ocala National Forest

Other destinations in and beyond the Southeast.

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Northeastern meets Midwestern in this striking lakeside city known for its modern architecture, international flavors, and natural wonders.

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Denver

See the world from a higher perspective. Let the Mile High City enamor you with its beautiful mix of urban and mountain style living.

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Atlanta

Stroll tree lined streets in the sprawling City in a Forest, a hospitable Southern belle that’s home to cutting edge culinary stars, world class centers for the fine arts, and so much more.

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Philadelphia

Follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers when you visit Philadelphia—a city where you can both see the roots of American independence and sample a famous cheesesteak.

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Detroit

Make your move to the Motor City with a flight to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

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Indianapolis

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Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

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Details about Orlando International Airport.

Airport code:MCO

City:Orlando

State:Florida

Terminal A

Gates 101-110, 120-129

Airport-provided WiFi

36

Cities with nonstop daily service to MCO*

91

Cities with daily service to MCO*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 8/20/2020 and 4/11/2021, as of 8/20/2020.

Why fly Southwest?

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Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Gate to gate WiFi3

Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program4.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row4. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability5.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.

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Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.