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Brightline (Finally!) Unveils Station at Orlando International Airport

The eagerly anticipated MCO stop is a major milestone for the private high-speed rail company

by Celia Almeida

April 20, 2023

Photo: Brightline Station Orlando. Courtesy of Mary Bar

After years of anticipation and station openings across South Florida, Brightline, a private high-speed rail company, has unveiled its new station at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

The train will connect the two tourist centers of Miami and Orlando starting this summer, with tickets going on sale in May. One-way tickets for SMART seats, the company’s economy option, start at just $79, with four-ticket bundles starting at $199 for one-way trips.

The company will offer 16 daily round trips between the two destinations, with non-stop service clocking in at just under three hours. Additional service from Orlando to Miami will stop at stations in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura, with a run-time of three hours and 30 minutes.

The entrance to the anticipated Brightline station in Orlando. / Courtesy: Brightline

The 37,350-square-foot station at MCO is part of the airport’s new 80,000-square-foot Train Station facility, which is adjacent to the recently opened Terminal C. The station connects to the airport’s Parking Garage C, which will accommodate 350 spaces for Brightline guests.

The Train Station will also provide access to terminals A and B via the airport Terminal Link people mover in under five minutes.

Amenities at the two-story station include Mary Mary Bar, a cocktail bar passengers can also find at the company’s Miami station, as well as free Wi-Fi, charging stations, and big-screen televisions, and a play area.

The Orlando station’s unveiling has been anticipated for years and is a major milestone for Brightline, but the company is already moving full steam ahead on its next project.

Brightline West, a company affiliated with Brightline Florida, has also announced plans for high-speed rail service from the Las Vegas Strip to Los Angeles, with three other California stops to start.