Walt Disney World Orlando
Your Disney vacation is booked. You have a flight and hotel lined up. You've researched top Orlando destinations, created a vacation itinerary and purchased tickets. But have you considered how you'll get from the airport to your hotel? It's a question many travelers don't consider until it's too late. And there's a serious lack of simple, affordable and convenient transportation options to get you from the airport to your hotel.
The Walt Disney World Resort area is located 30 to 45 minutes away from the airport – in moderate traffic. Before you arrive, you want to have a transportation plan in place. We can help – check out the various transportation options below.
: Though cheap shuttles or a shared-ride shuttle may seem like the most cost-effective solution, this form of transportation may not be ideal for people who are in a hurry. With a shared-ride shuttle, you are at the mercy of other passengers, their flight itineraries and their personal schedules. You'll also have to stop along the way at multiple hotels and wait as passengers de-board and collect luggage. If you're using a shared-ride shuttle, it may take an hour or two to get to your hotel. The shuttle company also requires a return pick-up time of a minimum 2 hours and 45 minutes prior to your flight (or 3 hours and 45 minutes before international flights).
Disney's Magical Express
: This is a convenient and comfortable option for your ride to Disney, if you don't mind the long lines and extra wait. Check-in for these coach buses occurs on the first floor of the B Terminal at MCO airport. Only those who have reservations at one of the "select" Disney-owned resorts are eligible for this service. View the complete list of eligible hotels here.
NOTE that Walt Disney World in Florida discontinued their Disney's Magical Express bus service at the end of 2021.
Whether you are staying at a Disney branded resort or at another resort located on the Disneyworld property that is not owned by Disney, then you will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from the airport. These non-Disney resorts include the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, Shades of Green, B Resort and Spa, Best Western Lake Buena Vista, DoubleTree Suites Hotel Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown, and the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort.
: People forget that these shared-ride services charge surge pricing whenever there is high demand. With a reported 65 Million visitors to Orlando annually, that equates to an average of over 178,000 people arriving in Orlando every single day! And if you've ever been in the Orlando airport, then you know what I'm talking about! Base rates for these services can sometimes look appealing, but good luck with that. Plus there's the extra wait time while you're hoping for a driver to become available.
: There are two taxi lines at the Orlando airport. The lines are typically very long, and the cost for a taxi from the Orlando airport to the Disney World Area can be as much as $130 one-way PLUS tolls and wait times which are not included in the quote (and that's not including tip).
Private Car Service/Limo Service
: Surprisingly, the best deals in Orlando transportation to Disney can be found by booking a private car and driver — if you know where to look. Plus, it's generally the most comfortable and efficient way to travel. You'll have the entire vehicle just for your family or group, so you're not at the mercy of other customers and you can book a car that best fits you and your family's needs.
How can I get my family to the Disney Theme Parks from our Universal area resort?
It's easy! Go to this free quote page and enter your hotel name in the first box and the Disney Park of your choice in the box next to it. You'll get quotes from local transportation companies, including private transportation choices where you get to pick your own travel times!
What Will My Walt Disney World Vacation Cost?
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What's Your Disney Side?
That's the side you simply can't wait to share as a family. It's the side of you that laughs more, screams more, and just plain lives life to the fullest. It's the side of you that comes out to play the moment your family steps through the gates of a Disney Theme Park. So why wait? Share the magic right now and come show your DISNEY SIDE!
Magic Kingdom Park
: Welcome to six enchanted lands filled with magic, adventure, thrills and unforgettable moments. This is the place for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a swashbuckling pirate or a royal princess, or longed to rocket through space and soar on a magic carpet. This is your Never Land, filled with parades, fireworks, live shows and dozens of one-of-a-kind attractions.
: Imagine a place where "out of this world" is well within reach. Where flying high isn't that tall of an order. Picture yourself racing into new thrills and tapping every sense to its fullest. And traveling around the world with no more effort than traveling around the block. Come discover a one-of-a-kind Park filled with unforgettable experiences.
TIP: With the Park Hopper® Option, you can come and go as you please to all four Theme Parks. Epcot is especially nice in the evening for dining in World Showcase, as well as viewing IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
: You're in the middle of the action as film, TV and Broadway smash hits come to life as thrilling attractions, dazzling stunt shows, stirring live stage performances and a backlot tour filled with epic surprises. Disney's Hollywood Studios lays out the red carpet for everyone who's ever wanted to feel what's it's like to live a life in the spotlight!
Disney's Animal Kingdom Park
: Journey to a place where you can roar like the king of all beasts across the great plains of an African-style savanna. Travel to a Far Eastern kingdom filled with spectacular creatures, from prowling Bengal tigers to the ferocious Yeti. And dive into an underwater stage where your friends from the ocean sing and laugh right along with you.
Whether you're shopping to compare prices and find the cheapest deals, or you're looking for the option that best suits your family, Orlando Shuttle Service can help you find a great solution. We do the research so you don't have to! Get a free quote today and book the best deal without paying extra fees.