Walt Disney World Transportation Guide
Updated: Feb 19
The Walt Disney World Resort offers a variety of means of transportation, and the best part is that most of the options are free!! The Walt Disney World resort offers the motorcoach, Disney’s Magical Express, Resort Monorail, Water Transportation, and Rental Cars.
A bus that takes hotel guest to and from the parks and shopping center throughout the day. Each hotel takes different amounts of times to get to and from the destinations. Not only are hotel guest allowed to use the bus transportation, but guests may be able to travel from park to park, and visit different hotels. This form of transportation is completely free and comes in handy for hotel guests!
Disney's Magical Express
A bus service for guests arriving at the International Orlando Airport and staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. This service is free for these guests and allows free transportation to and from the airport. Please keep in mind that you will need to make a reservation in order to get on the bus.
The Resort Monorail
The Resort Monorail is my personal favorite. This monorail provides transportation to guests staying at the Grand Floridian Resort, Polynesian Resort, or the Contemporary Resort, and provides direct transportation to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Ticket and Transportation Center. To get to Epcot, you will need to get off at the Ticket and Transportation Center and go to the Epcot stop. The monorail service is free, and even if you are not staying at these resorts, you may still visit the hotels, and take the monorail service.
Water Transportation, is also another form of transportation that is completely free. Boats take guests to the Grand Floridian Resort, Polynesian Resort, Wilderness Lodge, and Magic Kingdom. The stops also include the Boardwalk, The Swan and Dolphin Resort, and Epcot. It is extremely fun to hop aboard the boats and enjoy the wonderful ride all for free.
Now, if these options are not your preferible form of transportation, then you can rent a car at the airport that you will be arriving at. I would recommend to rent a car if you will be traveling outside the Walt Disney World Resort or, if you are staying at a hotel off property.
If you can, i suggest to use these methods of transportation to your full advantage. I always use them especially if I am staying a the Swan and Dolphin which connects by water transportation to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. When staying at the Grand Floridian, the monorail allows easy access to the Magic Kingdom. It is especially great if traveling with kids or first timers