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
- 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.
- 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.