Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Jan 10, 2022
    Donnamarie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We need transportation from the airport to our resort. How do we go about doing that?


    Thanks for sending your question our way! I am glad to help out with your visit to the magic!

    Disney does not provide any transportation services from Orlando area airports to their resort hotels. I know for many they have heard of the old Disney Magical Express service, but it ended in 2021. But don't worry, there are a lot of great choices for how to get from the airport to your Walt Disney World resort. With cabs, ride share services, shuttles, rental cars and even car services, there are choices to meet every need and budget. Let's review these choices

    Ride Share / Taxis: Ride share services like Uber & Lyft, as well as taxis are obvious choices. They will typically be more expensive than the larger shuttle services, but they are more direct, since you are going straight to your resort from the airport. 

    Shuttle Services: Several bus shuttles like the Mears Connect service closely match the old Magical Express service, though of course they are not free. These services will be more affordable, but your ride may have a few stops at other resorts before you make it to your hotel. So if time is a concern, you may want to look at other options. 

    Rental Car: Renting a car can be expensive, and you may not use it much after getting to your hotel if you plan to rely on the Disney Transportation services to get from resort to park. Consider how often you will actually use it when weighing this option. Also check what the daily parking charge is at your resort and factor that in as well.

    Car Service: One option that is often overlooked is a car service. When you book a car service for the round trip both to and from the airport the cost may not be as high as you would think. It will shorten travel times, since you are the first and only stop. Many, like Quicksilver, also offer a 30-minute stop of your choice on your arrival leg at no charge. For my family this is great, because we can stop at a local grocery store to stock up on some treats for the room, and save some money in the process. Also, if you need a car seat many of these services can offer that, as long as it is requested in advance. This options will likely be more expensive than others, but there are perks that may still make it your best choice.

    In pretty much every case, you will want to go online to the respective service vendor and make reservations before your arrival, so that they have a vehicle and space ready for you. With all these choices, you should find one that matches your travel group, budget, and overall needs. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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