How to get from park to park at Disney World

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Disney Transportation is free and fairly easy to use once you learn a few basics.

Monorail

You can use the buses, boats, monorail, Skyliner, or walking trails, but not all of these options are available at every park. This guide will show you all of the Disney transportation options for getting around between the parks. So if you’re planning on hitting the parks on your next trip to Disney World, read on to find out how to get where you need to go!

We’ll break this guide down by park to see all the options you have for getting to each of the other Disney World parks.

EPCOT offers some of the most diverse transportation options, including stops on the monorail, Skyliner, boats, and buses.

at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of the fastest ways to get from EPCOT to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is by Disney Skyliner. It’s the system that takes guests up into the air in brightly colored gondolas.

The Disney Skyliner takes you to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

You will head to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT (between the France and UK pavilions in World Showcase) to find the Skyliner stop. Board the Skyliner and pass the Riviera stop to the Caribbean Beach stop.

Caribbean Beach Skyliner Station

Get off at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and head for the Hollywood Studios line (located in the same resort). You’ll be on your way to seeing the stars in no time!

From Skyliner to Hollywood Studios

Another option is to use a boat. The boat docks at EPCOT are also located at the entrance to the international gateway, between France and the UK in World Showcase.

Boat at EPCOT

You can board the Hollywood Studios boat and the trip takes approximately 30 minutes since it stops several times along the way.

Take the boat between EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and the hotels!

The third option is to use a Disney buses. Bus stops to EPCOT are at the main entrance (the Spaceship Earth entrance).

EPCOT bus stop

You will exit the park and turn left, where you will find several numbered pavilions. There’s a big board near the footbridge with all the information you’ll need to find the right bus.

EPCOT bus stop

The last option to move between these parks is to use walking paths. There is a path from the international walkway of EPCOT to the main entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Walk to Hollywood Studios

This walk will probably take around 30-40 minutes, so it might not be the best option if you’re traveling with young children who might get tired. The distance (according to Google Maps) is approx. 1.25 thousand.

in the magic kingdom

The fastest option to get to Magic Kingdom from EPCOT is usually the Monorail.

Monorail

This highway in the sky has a few lines, including one between EPCOT and Magic Kingdom and another between Magic Kingdom and Magic Kingdom Resort hotels. The EPCOT Monorail station is located just outside the park’s main entrance.

The EPCOT monorail station

The monorail ride from EPCOT takes approximately 15 minutes, and it will actually drop you off at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC). From there, you can jump on the express monorail to Magic Kingdom, which usually takes less than 10 minutes.

Magic Kingdom Monorail

If you prefer, you can also take a Disney bus at EPCOT’s Magic Kingdom.

Disney buses

Remember that the bus stop at EPCOT is located to the left of the main entrance if you exit the park.

in disney’s animal kingdom

The only option to get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom from EPCOT with Disney transportation is to use a Disney bus.

In the bus

Exit through the main entrance of EPCOT and turn left to find the bus stops. You can refer to the large sign near the bus stops to find out which numbered stop you need.

at EPCO

The fastest option to get to EPCOT from Hollywood Studios is probably the Disney Skyliner.

Jump on!

The Hollywood Studios Skyliner station is located just outside the entrance on the left (if exiting the park). You can board a Skyliner gondola and ride it to the Caribbean Beach station, where you will disembark.

Hollywood Studios Skyliner Station

From there, find the EPCOT Skyliner route (in the same station) and hop on another gondola. You’ll pass Disney’s Riviera Resort and be at the international gateway to EPCOT in no time.

Skyliner Station

Another option is to use a boat. The boat docks at Hollywood Studios are located at the water’s edge on the left if you exit the park.

Take the boat between EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and the hotels!

The boats will take you to the EPCOT International Gateway on a journey of approximately 30 minutes.

Hollywood Studios Boats

Another option is to use a Disney buses. To get to the bus stop at Hollywood Studios, exit the park and walk past the Skyliner station. The numbered bus stops are on the left just after.

Bus transport

The last option to move between these parks is to use walking paths. There is a path from the main entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the EPCOT International Skywalk.

The march to the International Gate

This walking trail is approx. 1.25 thousand and takes about 30-40 minutes on foot, depending on your speed.

in the magic kingdom

The most direct route to Magic Kingdom from Hollywood Studios is on a Disney bus. Remember that the Hollywood Studios bus stops are located outside the main entrance on the left (if you are exiting).

Let’s talk about Disney transportation!

If you don’t want to wait for a bus, you can jump on the Skyliner instead, travel to EPCOT by disembarking at the Caribbean Beach station and taking the EPCOT Skyliner route.

Skyliner Station

From EPCOT, you can take the monorail to the TTC then take the Monorail Express road to Magic Kingdom.

Monorail

Remember that EPCOT’s Skyliner station is located at the International Gateway, while the Monorail station is at the main entrance. You will therefore have to cross the park to take this route.

Skyliner Station

It may take a little longer to go in this direction (depending on bus schedules), but you’ll be able to travel on two iconic Disney modes of transportation, so it might be worth it!

in disney’s animal kingdom

The only option to get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom from Hollywood Studios with Disney transportation is to use a Disney bus.

Disney World Bus Stop

Exit through the main entrance and walk straight for a while, and you will soon see the bus stops on your left. Check the chart to see which numbered stop you need.

at any other Disney World Park

The only option to get from Animal Kingdom to EPCOT, Hollywood Studios or Magic Kingdom is to use a Disney bus.

Bus

Animal Kingdom is a bit farther from the rest of the parks, so it’s not connected to the others via the monorail, Skyliner, or boats.

Bus stops in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The bus stop to Animal Kingdom is located in front of the main entrance, on the right (if you are exiting the park).

at EPCO

You can use the Monorail to get to EPCOT from Magic Kingdom.

Fresh air !

First, take the Monorail Express route back to the TTC, and from there you can board another Monorail to EPCOT. The EPCOT monorail stop is just outside the main park entrance.

Monorail

The journey to the TTC from Magic Kingdom takes less than 10 minutes usually, and the trip from TTC to EPCOT takes about 15 minutes.

Monorail at EPCOT

If you prefer, you can also take a Disney bus at Magic Kingdom’s EPCOT.

Disney buses

Remember that the Magic Kingdom bus stop is located to the left of the main entrance if you are exiting the park.

at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The most direct route to Hollywood Studios from Magic Kingdom is the a Disney bus. Remember that the Magic Kingdom bus stops are located to the left of the main entrance if you are exiting the park.

Magic Kingdom bus stop

If you don’t want to wait for a bus, you can use the monorail and Skyliner via EPCOT. Take the Monorail Express route to the TTC and board another monorail to EPCOT from there.

Monorail Express

Once at EPCOT, you can walk through the park and exit through the International Gateway entrance (located in World Showcase, between the UK and France pavilions) to find the Skyliner station.

Skyliner at the Epcot International Skyline

Board a Skyliner gondola and travel to the Caribbean Beach station, where you’ll find another Skyliner route to Hollywood Studios.

You’re just a short drive from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT!

Keep in mind that EPCOT’s Monorail station is located at the main entrance, while the Skyliner station is at International Gateway. So you will have to cross this park if you want to take this route.

in disney’s animal kingdom

The only option to get to Animal Kingdom from Magic Kingdom via Disney Transportation is enabled a Disney bus.

Disney buses

Exit through the Magic Kingdom main entrance and to your left to find the Magic Kingdom bus stops. You will board a bus that will take you to stops right outside the main entrance to Animal Kingdom.

Cast member checking park skip tickets for park to park transportation

Remember that park hopping at Disney World is still only available from 14h. Disney buses between parks are not available until the start of park hopping each day.

Cast Member scanning Park Hopping

If you have a car at Disney World (whether you drove or rented a car), you can also drive between parks. For Magic Kingdom, you’ll drive to the TTC and then take a bus, monorail, or ferry to the park itself. For the other three parks, you will park in front of the entrance and then walk (or take a tram) to the front.

Tram parking

If you don’t have a car at Disney World and need to get somewhere fast, you can also use ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Carpool stops are usually located in front of the main park entrances. Prices for these services vary depending on the time of day, time of year and availability.

Carpool drop-off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This guide focuses solely on Disney transportation between Disney World parks. So if you’re looking for more information on getting to and from your hotel, Disney Springs, or other areas of Disney World, check out some of our other pages!

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