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Getting Around Disney World: A Guide to Disney’s Transportation

Make the most of your time at Disney World with these transportation tips for getting around Disney efficiently and affordably!

Traveling to Walt Disney World? Let’s talk transportation. Here’s everything you need to know.

One of the benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is the complementary transportation available throughout the resort. Save time and money, along with the hassle of driving and parking, with the variety of fun options available.

There are 5 types of transportation available at Disney World: Bus, Monorail, Water, Skyliner, and Minnie Van Service

Depending on where you are in the resort and where you want to go, different modes of transportation will be available. Keep in mind that not every two points in Disney World are connected directly, and you may be required to take a connecting mode of transportation to get where you want to go.

Get around Disney World quickly and easily by bus

Disney offers a complimentary bus that will provide you with the most options to get you where you’d like to go. With a large fleet, these buses run frequently beginning 45 minutes prior to the theme park opening and up to one hour after closing. Additionally, buses run until 11:00 pm from the Disney Springs area. Buses service resort hotels, all 4 theme parks, both water parks, Disney Springs, and the Wide World of Sports area. If you’re wondering how to get from point A to B at Disney World, the bus routes should be the first thing you check. 

Check out the most up-to-date Disney Bus schedules and information.

Pro tip: Before your trip download the My Disney Experience App, which can be used to access bus schedules and routes in real time. 

Take the world-famous Disney Monorail

Originally conceived as a public transport for the future, Disney’s Monorail system has 3 separate beams that travel throughout Walt Disney World Resort and make the following stops:

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Transportation and Ticket Center (TCC)


The EPCOT Monorail and the Express Monorail originate at the TTC and offer express round-trip service to EPCOT and Magic Kingdom park. The Resort Monorail and Express Monorail run 30 minutes prior to the Magic Kingdom opening and stop one hour after the park closes. The EPCOT Monorail runs 30 minutes prior to EPCOT opening and stops 2 hours after the park closes.

Check out schedules and stops for the Disney Monorail System.

Consider water transportation at Disney with a ferry ride, water taxi or boat service

All Aboard! Take a cruise through Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake, Crescent Lake, or Lake Hollywood as you make your way to your destination.  Water taxis and ferries sail to/from Magic Kingdom and the following resorts:

  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge


Ferryboats also connect the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TCC). If traveling to/from EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, watercraft service is available from the following resorts:

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel


And Disney Springs from the following:

  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter


Learn more about Disney’s water transportation options.

See Disney from a new angle with the Disney Skyliner

Relax and take in some incredible views as you glide across the sky in this state-of-art gondola system also known as the Disney Skyliner.  The Skyliner conveniently connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at EPCOT to the following Disney Resort hotels:

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

The Skyliner station at International Gateway at EPCOT is located just a short walk from Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Learn more about the Walt Disney World Skyliner.

Grab a ride from a Minnie Van, ordered directly from the Lyft app

Last but not least, we can’t forget about those stylish vehicles decorated with Minnie Mouse’s signature polka dots!  Who can resist a ride in a cute Minnie Van? Get where you need to go with this ride-share service available via Lyft.  They also offer accessible vans that accommodate wheelchairs and car seats. 

Minnie Van service is not complimentary, but is easy to request—just use your smartphone to order and pay for a ride through the Lyft app.

Learn more about Disney’s Minnie Van service.

Download the Lyft app here ahead of your Disney vacation. 

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