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INTERCOT > Info Central > Transportation

Walt Disney World Transportation



If you are staying on-property at Walt Disney World, Disney transportation can get you anywhere you want to go on property. Whether you want to rent a car while staying on-site depends largely on your personal preference, if you plan to visit locations off Disney property, and in some instances, how quickly or conveniently you want to get where you want to go, and just how much you really feel that a car is like a security blanket.

Disney transportation between its resorts and the various theme parks is generally efficient and the least troublesome way to do things. Getting from one Disney resort to another, can be very time-consuming however. Disney transportation doesn't travel off Disney property, so if you plan to visit other local attractions, grocery shop off-property, or dine off-property, consider a rental car.

If you are staying off-property, check to see if the hotel has a Disney shuttle, if not, you will need to rent a car. Make sure you check to see if the shuttle goes to all of Walt Disney World property and if there is a charge for it.

Taxis and Uber are also options within the Walt Disney World Resort. Rates range from $5-$25 for destinations within the resort. These can be the most efficient options if you are trying to travel from one resort hotel to another. The small cost is worth the time savings for many. You can be at your destination within a matter of minutes. Taxis are often lined up at every resort hotel, waiting. Uber requires the use of the Uber App, but cars are often available within a 5-10 minute wait time.


General Internal Transportation Guide:

Monorail transportation is available between Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot until 1˝ hours after each park closes. Service to the resorts is available until 11PM or two hours after Magic Kingdom closes, whichever is later. The resort monorail services Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Bus transportation service is available within the Walt Disney World Resort to anyone who wishes to use them. Buses operate from each resort hotel to the parks, if no other form of transportation is available (boat, monorail). Buses also travel between parks. Buses to Disney Springs may only be found at the Resorts. Buses begin running approximately one hour before park opening, or one hour prior to Extra Magic Hour. Buses run until 1 hour after park closing. Buses run at Disney Springs until 2:00AM.

In order to get to Disney Springs from a theme park, guests must first ride a bus to a resort.

Bus transportation to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is available from Pop Century Resort, All Star Resorts, and the Caribbean Beach Resort. Guests at other Disney resorts must first take a bus to one of those three resorts and then transfer. Buses run Thursday-Monday, 5pm-11pm. Buses are available from ALL resorts during Run Disney events, beginning one hour prior to complex opening time.

Bus transportation to Winter Summerland Mini Golf will be the Blizzard Beach route.

Bus Transportation to Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf will be the Swan/Dolphin Resort bus. The golf course is across the street from the Swan.


Boat Launch service is available as follows:

Ferry - Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom (˝ hour before MK opens; pick-up from Magic Kingdom until 45 minutes after park closes)

Green Route - Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Magic Kingdom (˝ hour before MK opens; pick-up from MK until 45 minutes after park closes)

Blue Route  - Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (7:30AM to 10PM)

Gold Route - Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Polynesian Resort (˝ hour before MK opens until 45 minutes after park closes)

FriendShip - Epcot, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Swan & Dolphin, Disney’s BoardWalk (8:30AM to 1 hour after park closing);
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Yacht & Beach, Swan & Dolphin, Disney’s BoardWalk (8:30AM to 1 hour after park closing)

Trumbo Ferry - Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney Springs and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. (12PM to 9:40PM)


Transportation FAQs:

How to get to the Magic Kingdom?
From:
Polynesian Village Resort & Villas, Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower & Grand Floridian Resort & Villas Resort
Take: Monorail or Boat Launch

From: Wilderness Lodge & Villas and Fort Wilderness Resort
Take: Boat or Direct Bus

From: All Other Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Animal Kingdom or the Studios
Take: Bus

From: Epcot
Take: Monorail to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Monorail or Ferryboat

From: Disney Springs
Take: Bus to any resort. Transfer to Magic Kingdom Bus or take bus to Contemporary Resort and enjoy the short walk to the Magic Kingdom entrance.

How to get to Disney's Hollywood Studios?

From:
Boardwalk Inn & Villas, Yacht Club, Beach Club Resort & Villas, Swan & Dolphin
Take: Boat or Walk

From: All Other Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Epcot & Animal Kingdom
Take: Bus

From: Fort Wilderness
Take: Bus

From: Magic Kingdom
Take: Bus

From: Disney Springs
Take: Bus to Any Resort, then Bus

How to get to Epcot?

From:
Polynesian Village Resort & Villas, Contemporary Resort/Bay Lake Tower and Grand Floridian Resort & Villas
Take: Monorail to Transportation and Ticket Center, Transfer to Epcot Monorail

From: Boardwalk Inn & Villas, Yacht Club, Beach Club Resort & Villas, or Swan & Dolphin
Take: Boat or Walk

From: Fort Wilderness Resort
Take: Bus

From: All Other Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom
Take: Bus

From: Magic Kingdom
Take: Monorail or Ferryboat to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Transfer to Epcot Monorail or Bus

From: Disney Springs
Take: Bus to any resort, then bus

How to get to Animal Kingdom?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Hollywood Studios
Take: Bus

From: Epcot
Take: Bus

From: Magic Kingdom
Take: Bus

From: Disney Springs
Take: Bus to any resort, then Bus

How to get to Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Bus

How to get to Blizzard Beach and Winter Summerland?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Animal Kingdom/Blizzard Beach Bus

How to get to Fantasia Gardens?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Bus to Disney Springs, transfer to Swan/Dolphin Bus, then Walk.

How to get to Wide World of Sports Complex?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Transportation to the Pop Century, All Stars, or Caribbean Beach, then switch to Wide World of Sports Complex Bus

How to get to All Disney Resorts?

From: Any Resort
Take: Transportation to Disney Springs or an Open Park, then switch to destination Bus

*All times and routes are subject to change without notice.*

Please Note:
Approximate durations to the various parks can be found on individual Resort Pages.

 

 
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