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Airports Near Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals

Travelers flying in for their Port Canaveral cruise have three different airport options to choose from when booking flights: Orlando Airport, Sanford Airport, and Melbourne Airport. With each having its own benefits, this guide will help you compare all the airports near Port Canaveral and decide which is best for your travel needs.

Orlando International Airport | MCO

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Photo by Orlando International Airport

The Orlando Airport, located 45.3 miles west of Port Canaveral, is the most popular airport for cruisers to fly into due to its direct highway access and fastest travel time to the ship terminals. With its close proximity to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, it is no surprise that this airport has service from nearly four dozen airlines, with over 140 destinations in 27 countries. There are also more than 150 shops and restaurants throughout the main terminal as well as four gate areas.

Benefits of flying into Orlando Airport:

  • Shortest travel time to Port Canaveral
  • Vast selection of airline carriers
  • Larger airport with a variety of dining and retail locations
  • Close proximity to theme parks and other area attractions

Orlando Airport (MCO) Cruise Transportation

Go Port offers the most convenient and affordable way to travel between the Orlando Airport and Port Canaveral cruise terminals. We will get you to your ship with plenty of time to board and back to the airport on time for your flight home. Transfers are just $29.99 per person, each way.

Book cruise transportation with Go Port here.

Orlando Airport (MCO) Cruise Hotel Packages

For travelers arriving before embarkation day, there are several cruise hotel packages to choose from when flying into the Orlando Airport. Go Port offers a variety of Fly Snooze Cruise packages that include hotel accommodations, round-trip airport transportation, and cruise transfers. Select packages even feature a complimentary breakfast.

View Go Port’s Orlando Airport Fly Snooze Cruise packages here.

Orlando Sanford International Airport | SFB

Orlando Sanford Airport
Photo by Orlando Sentinel

The Sanford Airport, a smaller and less crowded option than the Orlando Airport, is 60.6 miles northwest of Port Canaveral. It’s a hub for Allegiant Airlines, which serves over 70 cities across the United States through the Sanford Airport. Although this airport is the farthest from Port Canaveral, you can find some of the cheapest airfare here. However, be sure to compare flight savings with transportation costs to get the best value.

Benefits of flying into Sanford Airport:

  • Smaller, less crowded airport
  • Offers some of the cheapest airfare
  • Convenient for flying with Allegiant Airlines

Sanford Airport (SFB) Cruise Hotel Packages

For travelers arriving before embarkation day, Go Port offers a Sanford Airport Fly Snooze Cruise package that includes hotel accommodations, round-trip airport transportation, and cruise transfers. This package even features a complimentary breakfast. 

View Go Port’s Sanford Airport Fly Snooze Cruise package here.

Melbourne Orlando Airport | MLB

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Photo by Melbourne International Airport

Located just 27.5 miles south of the cruise terminals, Melbourne Airport is the closest airport in distance to Port Canaveral. However, the commute to your ship will likely be longer than traveling from the Orlando Airport due to local traffic. The Melbourne Airport is currently served by four commercial airlines including Delta and American Airlines that offer daily, nonstop flights to their respective hubs in Atlanta and Charlotte. This airport is the smallest of the three and located nearest to the coast and beaches.

Benefits of flying into Melbourne Airport:

  • Offers a more scenic drive up the coast to Port Canaveral
  • Convenient for flying with Delta or American Airlines from Atlanta or Charlotte
  • Smaller, less crowded airport
  • Located near the beach

Melbourne Airport (MLB) Cruise Hotel Packages

For travelers arriving before embarkation day, Go Port offers a Melbourne Airport Fly Snooze Cruise package that includes hotel accommodations, round-trip airport transportation, and cruise transfers.

View Go Port’s Melbourne Airport Fly Snooze Cruise package here.

Airports Near Port Canaveral FAQs

    • What airport do you fly into for Port Canaveral cruises?
      There are three airports near Port Canaveral you can fly into for your cruise: Orlando Airport (MCO), Sanford Airport (SFB), and Melbourne Airport (MLB). The most popular and convenient airport is the Orlando Airport (MCO).

    • Which airport is closest to Port Canaveral Florida?
      The closest airport in distance to Port Canaveral is Melbourne Airport (MLB), located 27.5 miles south with a travel time of 50 minutes. Although further in distance, the Orlando Airport (MCO) has a shorter travel time of 45 minutes.

    • What is the closest major airport to Port Canaveral?
      The closest major airport to Port Canaveral is Orlando Airport (MCO).

    • How far is Port Canaveral from Orlando Airport?
      Port Canaveral is 45.3 miles away from the Orlando Airport (MCO) with a travel time of about 45 minutes.

    • How far is Port Canaveral from Sanford Airport?
      Port Canaveral is 60.6 miles away from the Sanford Airport (SFB) with a travel time of about 65 minutes.

    • How far is Port Canaveral from Melbourne Airport?
      Port Canaveral is 27.5 miles away from the Melbourne Airport (MLB) with a travel time of about 50 minutes.

    • Is there a shuttle from Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral?

      Yes, Go Port offers shuttles from Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral for just $29.99 per person.

    • What airports can you fly into for Port Canaveral?
      Orlando Airport (MCO): 45.3 miles from Port Canaveral / 45 minute travel time
      Sanford Airport (SFB): 60.6 miles from Port Canaveral / 65 minute travel time
      Melbourne Airport (MLB): 27.5 miles from Port Canaveral / 50 minute travel time 
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    • How long is the shuttle from Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral?
      The ride from Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral is about 45 – 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

    • How far is Orlando Airport from Port Canaveral cruise lines?
      The Orlando Airport is about 45 miles away from Port Canaveral’s cruise lines with a travel time of 45 – 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

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