Disney boat docks

The public transportation available at Walt Disney World makes it easy to get around the property without a car. If you’re flying in to Orlando and staying on property, Disney’s Magical Express will deliver you to your hotel, and other on-site options can get you anywhere you need to go.

While there’s always at least one obvious route between destinations, direct transportation is often extremely busy. If there’s a long line for the bus, you might find that you can shave off a chunk of time and avoid the over-crowded vehicle by taking a different route. Consider these transportation tricks to reach your destination as quickly as comfortably as possible.

To the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

  • Take a bus to the Contemporary or Polynesian Resort and walk to the Magic Kingdom. The Contemporary in particular is extremely close to the park entrance.
  • Take the monorail from the Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian
  • Take a boat from the Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian, Fort Wilderness, or Wilderness Lodge. You can bus to one of these hotels from another park for two-step transportation if the direct bus has a long line. If you’re staying at a monorail resort, consider the boat as a less-busy alternative.
  •  Take the monorail from Epcot. If there’s a long line for a Magic Kingdom bus but a shorter one for Epcot, try going to Epcot first and taking the scenic monorail directly from there.

To Epcot

Epcot Monorail

  • Bus to the Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club, or Swan and Dolphin Resorts and walk to Epcot
  • Bus to the Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club, or Swan and Dolphin Resorts and take a boat to Epcot
  • Take a boat from Hollywood Studios
  • Take a monorail from the Magic Kingdom. If you’re at a hotel within walking or boating distance of Magic Kingdom, it may be worth it to use this route rather than a direct bus when there’s a long wait.


You can't walk to Magic Kingdom from Polynesian and you can't take a boat to Magic Kingdom from Contemporary.

There is no boat from the Contemporary resort to the Magic Kingdom, boats at the Contemporary only service Bay Lake, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Ft. Wilderness Campground

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