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The Best Airport to Fly Into For Universal Studios Florida | Explained

In this page we will cover the closest airports to Universal Studios in Florida, as well as how many miles and minutes away they are from the park.

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Orlando International Airport (MCO)

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is hands down the closest airport to Universal Studios in Florida at 16.8 miles away, which equates to a 20 minute trip.

orlando mco to universal studios route

Something to note is that the fastest route to get there does have tolls. If you've never been to Florida, Central Florida in particular, has tolls on basically every major highway.

You can pay for these tolls using cash, or alternatives such as E-Pass and Sunpass.

Alternative Routes

If you do not want to pay tolls, there are alternative ways to get there. Simply set your map to 'No Tolls'. The only downside is that it will take you longer to arrive to your destination.

Ridesharing Services From MCO to Universal Studios

If you're planning on heading directly to the park after arriving, ridesharing services are the easiest way to travel.

At the time of this writing (1 pm EST), the ridesharing services ranged from $34-$40.

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lyft from mco to universal studios

It's important to know that ridesharing services fluctuate frequently depending on demand, and the time of request.

However, this will at least give you a ballpark estimate on what you can expect.

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

At 36.7 miles away, the Orlando Sanford International Airport is the second closest airport to Legoland Florida. However it's over double the distance away from MCO.

If you plan to travel in the morning, you can expect at least a 40 minute drive.

orlando sanford international airport to universal studios florida

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Orlando Sanford Airport the Same as Orlando International?

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is not the same as the Orlando International Airport (MCO) . The Orlando Sanford Airport is not even in Orlando, about 30 miles away. Additionally, this is a much smaller airport than MCO and is the Orlando area's secondary commercial airport.