Let’s look into the fastest way to fly into Cape Canaveral Florida! Melbourne International Airport may be the closest airport to Port Canaveral but it is most likely not the airport you should use for your vacation. (MCO) Orlando International is going to be the most economical airport when it comes to getting to Cape Canaveral Florida. With that being said, there are quite a few options when you are attempting to get to Cape Canaveral for your cruise or beach-side stay!
Orlando International Airport (MCO/KMCO)
Orlando International is the cheapest airport to fly into the Viero Beach area. That also makes MCO the best airport for getting to Cape Canaveral Florida.
After landing, you will need to take a 45-minute car ride from Orlando to Cape Canaveral. The Orlando International Airport is located in Orlando which is in Orange County.
The Orlando Airport is very spread out. Due to the massive size of Orlando International Airport, you definitely want to pay attention to maps when you are heading to and from the pickup and drop-off areas.
A very unfortunate thing you need to be aware of about the trip from Orlando International Airport to Viero Beach are the Tolls. The main route from the greater Melbourne area to Orlando is actually a Toll road. The good news is that there is an alternative route that will be about 10 minutes longer but is just as pleasant to drive. The tolls themselves are really cheap too, a round trip should cost under $5 total.
Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne International Airport is a small airport (relative to MCO) located in Melbourne Florida. This airport is closer to Cape Canaveral. The problem is that it has a lot of traffic, which can make the travel times similar to Orlando International, even though the airport is really close geographically.
Melbourne International Airport is also much more expensive than Orlando International Airport for flying into Cape Canaveral. This is due to it being a smaller airport. Due to the similar drive times and higher prices, this is why we would not recommend using Melbourne International to fly into Cape Canaveral.
The Melbourne International Airport is located in Melbourne FL, which is in Brevard County and is about a 40 minute drive to Cape Canaveral from the south. – Melbourne International Airport.
Titusville – Cocoa Airport Authority
Titusville Airport, shich is still sometimes referred to as Ti-Co. This regional airport is located in Titusville Florida. Titusville is a small town in Brevard County. The airport itself is around a 50-minute driving distance North of Cape Canaveral. I’ve included an embedded google map showing where the airport is located. Personally, I would use MCO (Orlando) because it will be cheaper and have around the same travel time to Cape Canaveral Florida.
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Miami’s International Airport is located about 3 and a half hours south of Cape Canaveral Florida. While this airport is much farther away than Orlando, I personally had to use it during hurricane Nicole when Orlando’s Airport was closed down.
This airport will have very competitive rates, it’s usually cheaper when flying to the Caribbean. Due to that, the travel time from the airport to Cape Canaveral is the only issue with flying to this airport.
For your everyday traveller headed to Cape Canaveral, I would use this airport only if you are coming from somewhere international, have friends in Miami or need to drop by somewhere in Miami. The drive is just much shorter from Orlando International and the price is probably the same.