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Orlando International Airport (MCO) TSA Security Wait Times Information

MCO TSA Wait Times

Wondering what MCO airport wait times are at any given time? You’ve come to the right place! According to a recent Upgraded Points article, the average MCO security wait time is approximately 15 minutes. The best MCO airport security wait times occur on Saturday from 10pm-11pm. The worst MCO security lines are Friday from 12pm-1pm, where you could wait up to 24 minutes.

Get CLEAR Expedited Security at Orlando Airport! 

MCO features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in MCO Orlando International Airport security lines. CLEAR counters are located at all security checkpoints. You can also use clear at nearby airports, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Miami!

In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion. **NEW**  You can add up to 3 other family members to the 2 month trial (siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, etc)!  Learn more about CLEAR Airport Security and how it works.

See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at MCO.

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Helpful Tips & Resources

iFly.com can help you get to, through, and between airports around the world. Here are some things you may need to know that can help you on your journey specific to MCO: 

  • Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all the restaurant and shopping options along the way.
  • Remember that a great low-cost alternative to parking within the airport  facility is to use on off-airport parking lot.  They offer lower costs, a bit further away from the terminals. Reserve here.
  • If you have some time before your flight's departure, be sure to grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and get caught up on those emails.
  • Lose something while in the terminal area?  Find the contact info you need for lost & found here.
  • If your flight is arriving to the airport from another city and need a quick way to get to your destination, give a call to one of these taxi or limo service providers.

MCO Flight Delays

Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of MCO delays by checking MCO Arrival Delays, MCO Departure Delays, or use iFly's MCO Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of MCO airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

Orlando International Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

At Orlando International Airport you must use the security checkpoint for your designated airline gate. CLEAR is now available at all security checkpoints at MCO airport. RESERVE powered by CLEAR is also available at this airport and spots can be reserved up to 72 hours before departure. 

TSA Terminal West Checkpoint

Gates: 1-59

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM

CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM

CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM

TSA Terminal EAST Checkpoint

Gates: 70-129

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM

CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM

CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM

TSA PreCheck at Orlando International Airport

MCO TSA Pre Lanes can be found in security checkpoints located at all security checkpoints. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

MCO TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next MCO flight - there’s an enrollment center in the Orlando International Airport at the A-side of the terminal (Level 3, opposite SunTrust Bank). According to the TSA, the enrollment center is open from 8:00 AM - 1:00PM and 1:30PM-4:30PM Monday-Saturday.

TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at MCO, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

About MCO Security Wait Times

Security wait times at Orlando International Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

MCO TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Orlando International Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at MCO. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.

TSA Pre Check at MCO


Terminal EAST

East Checkpoint

Terminal WEST

West Checkpoint