Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Nov 16, 2022
    Bertha from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I live near animal kingdom, which makes it convenient to park there. My question is if I take the bus to epcot what time would would I be able to catch a bus back to animal kingdom

    Hiya, Bertha!

    Welcome to planDisney! Complimentary Walt Disney World Bus Service is a great way to get around The Most Magical Place on Earth. Whether you need to get to your Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel, the water parks, Disney Springs, or between the four theme parks, this bus system has you covered. When it comes to bus trips between parks it is important to note that this service begins shortly before the Park Hopping window opens. The current Park Hopper allows Park Hopping after 2 PM. This means buses between EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park typically start running around 1:30 PM. If you plan on starting your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom, a bus to EPCOT will not be available until this time. But you do have options! You could take a resort bus back to the location's bus stop and catch the next bus to EPCOT. You could also use a ride-share service to get to EPCOT and take the bus back to Animal Kingdom at the end of the day. 

    If you plan on starting your day at Animal Kingdom, then heading to EPCOT after 1:30 the buses will be ready for you! When you want to return to Animal Kingdom at the end of the day it is important to note that buses generally run until one hour after park closing time. So if Animal Kingdom closes at 7 PM on your visit date, the bus will only run until 8. I strongly recommend confirming bus schedule times for the day with a Cast Member when you arrive. Sometimes transportation plans change, and I would feel terrible if you were to ready to head back after a long day only to find the bus transportation had already concluded for the evening. 

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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