Transportation Options and Getting Around Walt Disney World Resort

If you’re driving to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, here are directions from major U.S. cities and within Florida — including the Walt Disney World Interstate exits.

If you’re flying to the Orlando International Airport, transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort is available via Disney’s Magical Express Service, airport shuttle or rental car. And once you’re at Walt Disney World® Resort, you can zip around on complimentary and convenient transportation that runs continuously throughout the day. Check out “the best way to get around.”

Walt Disney World Resort Offer

What is the best way to get to Walt Disney World from the Orlando International Airport?

As a Disney Resort Hotel Guest, Disney’s Magical Express Service* offers you complimentary transportation between Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort hotel.

With Disney’s Magical Express Service, your vacation starts the moment you land at Orlando International Airport:

  • Don’t bother picking up your luggage when you arrive; Disney transports you from the airport to your Disney Resort hotel, while your tagged bags are collected and delivered to your room.
  • Save on transportation costs, tolls, and more.
  • Enjoy comfortable transportation to and from the airport in deluxe motorcoaches.
  • When your vacation’s over, you and your bags are whisked back from your Disney Resort to the airport.

Other transportation options include a rental car or private transfer service. Either can be added to your package for an additional fee.

*Disney’s Magical Express is available to all Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels with the exception of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and the Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels. Disney’s Magical Express Service requires a separate reservation made at least 10 days prior to arrival. The luggage delivery service operates for flights arriving at Orlando International Airport between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. If you arrive after 10:00 p.m., please claim your luggage to bring with on the motorcoach.

What are the best driving routes to the Walt Disney World Resort?

If you’re traveling by car, it’s easy to find the Walt Disney World Resort. We’re located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike. Routes from some major US cities:

  • Atlanta, GA: I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
  • Boston, MA: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • Chicago, IL: I-65 South to I-24 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
  • Columbia, SC: I-26 East to I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • Dallas, TX: I-20 East to I-49 South to I-10 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
  • Hilton Head Island, SC: US 278 West to I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • New Orleans, LA: I-10 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
  • New York, NY: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • Raleigh, NC: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • Washington, DC: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

What are the best driving routes to the Walt Disney World Resort from within Florida?

Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike. Routes from some major Florida starting points:

  • From Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on the Florida Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From southbound Interstate 75: take the Florida Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
  • From northbound on the Florida Turnpike: take Osceola Parkway which connects with U.S. Highway 192 and the Walt Disney World Resort
  • From the Daytona area: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From the Tampa area: take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From Northeast Florida: take I-95 South to I-4 West (Exit 260B, old 86) to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From Northwest Florida: take I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South (Exit 328, old 65), to I-4 West (Exit 259) to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From the Ocala Welcome Center — located at I-75 (Exit 350, old 68): take I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South (Exit 65), to I-4 West (Exit 259) to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From Orlando International Airport: take OIA South Exit (FL 417S – Toll) to the Osceola Parkway West (Exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits
  • From Sanford Airport: take Lake Mary Blvd. West to FL 417 South to the Osceola Parkway West to Walt Disney World Exits

There are so many Walt Disney World Interstate Exits. Which ones should I take?

Each of the Exits will take you to various parts of the Walt Disney World Resort. Some highlights from each Exit:

Exit 67:

Attractions: Epcot®, Disney Springs area, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Epcot Resort Area: Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney Beach Club Resorts, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Disney Springs Resort Area: Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Exit 65:

Attractions: Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex, Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area: Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Exit 64:

Attractions: Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Magic Kingdom Resort Area: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Eagle Pines Golf Course, Magnolia Golf Course, Osprey Ridge Golf Course, Oak Trail Golf Course, Palm Golf Course, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

What is the best way to get around within the Walt Disney World Resort?

There are many modes of transportation within the Walt Disney World Resort, including Bus, Boat and Monorail. A rundown of transportation within the resort:

By Bus:

Most areas of the Walt Disney World Resort are accessible by bus from other areas within the Resort, including Theme Parks*, Water Parks, the Disney Resorts and the Disney Springs area. Buses travel on routes throughout the Resort and do not provide direct service between all destinations.

*Magic Kingdom Park is not accessible by bus from Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. These Resorts provide monorail transportation to the park.

By Boat:

The Magic Kingdom Park is accessible by water launch from Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The Disney ferryboats connect the Magic Kingdom Park to the Transportation and Ticket Centre (adjacent to Magic Kingdom parking).

Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are accessible by boat from Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney’s Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels.

Disney Springs is accessible by ferryboat from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and Disney’s Old Key West Resort.

By Monorail:

Disney’s monorail runs between the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and the Transportation and Ticket Centre (adjacent to the Magic Kingdom parking lot). A connecting monorail takes Guests from the Transportation and Ticket Centre to Epcot.

By Skyliner:

Disney Skyliner will offer a new way to move guests across Walt Disney World® Resort with a bird’s-eye view. This new gondola system will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Epcot® to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as Disney’s Riviera Resort.

What Walt Disney World Resort Area is my Resort Hotel located in?

You will see signs on the Interstate for different Resort Areas. Here are the Hotels in each area:

Magic Kingdom Area:

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Epcot Area:

Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Area:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney Springs area:

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Area:

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

ESPN Wide World of Sports Area:

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

 

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