The Simple Guide to Disney Planning

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Transportation Options

Multiple modes of transportation are available to chauffeur you from airport to resort to park to park and more – all of it free for resort guests. This table displays all the options to help you navigate your vacation.

Free Transportation Options

Mode To/From To/From Notes Commute time
Disney’s Magical Express
(for resort guests only)
Airport Disney resort Pickups from resort are 4 hours before flight 30-60 min to resort; 30-45 min to airport
Disney buses Resorts Parks Buses arrive at least once every 20 min 10-25 min
Disney buses Parks, Disney Springs Parks, Disney Springs  Buses arrive at least once every 20 min 10-30 min
Boat to Magic Kingdom Wilderness Lodge,  Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian Magic Kingdom

Ticket & Transportation Center

10-30 min
Boat to Epcot/ Hollywood Studios Boardwalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan and Dolphin resorts Boats also go between Epcot and Hollywood Studios
Boat to Disney Springs Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs Disney Springs
Walk to/from Epcot/ Hollywood Studios Boardwalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan and Dolphin resorts Epcot

Hollywood Studios

Walk to/from Magic Kingdom Contemporary, Bay Lake Tower Magic Kingdom
Monorail Polynesian, Contemporary, Bay Lake Tower, Grand Floridian Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Skyliner gondolas transportation system Caribbean Beach, Pop Century, Art of Animation Epcot

Hollywood Studios

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Paid Transportation Options

Mode To/From To/From Notes Commute time
Car (own or rental) Your choice! Your choice! There is now a daily resort parking fee (a little over $20). Park parking lots are free for resort guests and annual pass holders. Otherwise it will cost $20/day (multiple parks included on one day).

There is no direct car access to Magic Kingdom. All drivers transit (or park) at the Ticket and Transportation Center, and then take the monorail to Epcot, or either boat or monorail to Magic Kingdom.

Trams transit between parks and the parking lot, adding about 10-30 min of additional time to the commute.
Minnie Vans Within Walt Disney World / airport Within Walt Disney World / airport Flat rate of $25 from any one point to any other. Seats up to 7 people.
Uber / Lyft Your choice! There is no direct car access to Magic Kingdom. All drivers transit (or park) at the Ticket and Transportation Center, and then take the monorail to Epcot, or either boat or monorail to Magic Kingdom.
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Disney’s Magical Express Airport Shuttle

Disney provides free transportation aboard the Magical Express airport shuttle bus to resort guests.

Even more magical is the complimentary luggage service, also included, which allows you to say bon voyage to your checked luggage, allowing you to bypass baggage claim and have them magically delivered to your room.

This added luxury allows you to travel light — your MagicBand is all you need to board the Magical Express. Expect about 30-45 minutes from the airport to your resort, as the bus will make up to three stops at other resorts.

Resort pickup for your return to the airport is scheduled 4 hours in advance of your flight to get you to Orlando’s lengthy security lines in plenty of time to make your flight. Resort guests can check into their flight and check baggage at the resort, before even boarding. This added benefit can free you up to spend a few more hours at the parks after checking out of your room.

Learn how it works in the Planning Guide.

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