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How to get from Orlando Airport to Disney World

If you are new to the city, and are trying to make your way to the magical world of Walt Disney, we have all the information you need in order to make this trip as unforgettable as it should be. So instead of trying to figure out where and how to get to Disney World Resort after landing at Orlando MCO airport, head off to the park and immerse yourselves in the tales from some of your favorite Disney films whilst building memories with your loved ones that will last you a lifetime.

There are 4 different transportation options available when travelling from Orlando International Airport MCO to Disneyland; you can either take a taxi, a private shuttle, a shared shuttle bus or a public bus. Taking a taxi or a private Orlando airport shuttle are the fastest, and most comfortable options. Your next option is to take the shared shuttle bus, and your cheapest but longer option is to take two connecting public buses to Disney World.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi or private shuttle €54 20min 24/7
Shared shuttle van €40 30min 24/7
Bus €6.60 115min 05:15–22:35

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How to get from Orlando MCO airport to Disney World by taxi or private shuttle

Taking a taxi or a private Orlando airport shuttle is definitely the fastest and most convenient way to travel to Disney World, especially if you are travelling with children and luggage. If you choose to take a taxi, bare in mind that there is no flat rate for the journey from Orlando airport to Disney World, as flat-rate taxi fares are illegal in this state; therefore, all taxicab prices will be calculated using a taximeter. Under normal traffic conditions, the trip takes approximately 20 minutes. There are many different taxi companies serving MCO Orlando airport, however, all official taxis are found at the two official taxi ranks. Your other option is to book a private shuttle in advance, this way, you will be guaranteed a fixed price from Orlando airport to Disney World Resort, without having to wait in line.

Taxi fare from Orlando MCO airport to Disney World

Flat rate taxi fees are illegal, therefore your taxi transportation from Orlando airport to Disney World will be calculated using a taximeter, so depending on the time and distance travelled; the average cost of a taxi from Orlando airport to the park is $65 USD (€54).

It is important to know that some private shuttle companies offer a flat rate fee from the airport to Disney World, if you book your MCO airport shuttle in advance.

Convenience

Taking a taxi or private shuttle from Orlando International Airport is definitely the most convenient way to get from the airport to Disney World. It is quick and much more comfortable than any other means of public transport.
However, it is not uncommon to see long lines of tired travellers, waiting to get an Orlando airport taxi as there are only two official taxi ranks at the airport. Moreover, there is limited space in normal sized taxi cabs, that is why it is highly recommended to book a private shuttle service from Orlando airport in advance, in order to choose the size of your vehicle and avoid waiting in long taxi queues.

Editor’s Note

After a long flight it is always ideal to get a taxi or private shuttle ride and avoid the crowded airport, getting to your destination as soon as possible.

Useful Tips

If you are taking a MCO airport taxi, is important to make sure that your driver resets the taximeter and that it is running before leaving the airport. Please note, that it is customary to give your driver a tip when taking a taxi.
Never trust any driver who claims themselves as a taxi and offers a flat rate fare, as there have been instances of customers being surcharged by unauthorised airport taxi drivers.
If you want the smoothest travel experience, it is recommended to book a private shuttle in advance.

How to get from Orlando MCO airport to Disney World by shared shuttle van

If you choose to take a shared shuttle van, Disney World has you covered with their official operator, Mears Shuttle. It is also the same company that provides the free shuttle, Magical Express from Orlando airport. If you will be staying at a Disney-owned and operated hotel, you can book Mears Shuttle directly when booking your hotel room. However, it is not mandatory to make a reservation (though it still may be helpful during peak season). You can purchase your tickets when arriving at the airport, directly at the airport Mears desk. For your return flight, you simply need to let the Orlando airport Disney shuttle know when your flight leaves, and they will then assign you a pickup time.

How much is a shared shuttle van from Orlando airport to Disney World?

Transfers between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Disney World-area resorts cost $25 USD (€20) for an adult one-way ticket (12 and older) or $39 USD (€32) for a roundtrip and $30 USD (€25) for children ages 4-11, plus tip. Children under the age of 3 travel for free.

Cost

$25 USD (€20)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

Allow about 1 hour 30 minutes from the time you get off the plane until you arrive at your hotel.

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Airport shared shuttles are available 24/7 from Orlando Airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can get your Orlando Airport Disney shared shuttle van on the B-side of the terminal, on the Ground Transportation Level (level 1) at the B-side commercial lane spaces B41-B48.

Convenience

Unfortunately, shared shuttle vans can be slow, as you will have to wait for the shuttle (which is often a big bus) to pick up numerous passengers and take them to their individual hotels. Allow about 1 hour 30 minutes from the time you get off the plane until you arrive at your hotel. (Direct driving time is 20 to 30 minutes.)

Editor’s Note

Please note, that for groups of four or more, a taxi or private shuttle costs about the same or even less and is a much faster and convenient option.

Useful Tips

It is important to know that the free Disney World Express Shuttle is only for guests staying at a Disney World hotel. Moreover, the Express shuttle will stop operating in December 2021.
Passengers can only carry up to 2 baggage items per person, if you are travelling with more, you will have to pay extra for each piece.
It is customary to tip your shuttle driver between 10 % and 15 % of your shared ride's ticket price.

How to get from Orlando MCO airport to Disney World by bus

The cheapest way to get from Orlando International Airport to Disney World is by using the Orlando public transport system for your transfer, however, this is also the longest travel option as you will need to take two different buses to get to the park. You will firstly have to take the bus line 111 from Ioa Transfer Center at MCO airport to Sea Harbor Drive and Grand Vacations Way. From there, you will need to take a connecting bus, line 50 to WdW Transportation & Ticket Centre. After that, you will have a 10 minute walk from the bus station to Disney World. The first bus trip takes around 50 minutes and the second bus ride takes around 30 minutes. A one-way ticket on both buses cost $2 USD.

How much is a bus ticket from Orlando airport to Disney World?

Taking the public bus from Orlando International Airport to Disney World is definitely your cheapest option. You will need to by a different ticket for both buses, for the overall price of $4 USD (€3.30). You can purchase both tickets directly from your bus driver.

Cost

$4 USD (€3.30)

Trip Duration

1 H 55 Min.

Waiting time is around 15 minutes.

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The bus line 111 runs everyday from 05:15 to 22:35 and the bus line 50 runs everyday from 00:00 to 23:30.

Where do I get it from?

Local public Lynx buses (red coloured buses), are located At terminal A, level 1, at Commercial Lane spaces A38-A41. You will be looking for the bus: To Florida Mall /Sea World (45 mins): Lynx bus 111.
The bus stop is easy to find as there are signs around the airport. If you are having difficulty finding the bus stop, you can always ask the airport staff - they would be happy to help.

Convenience

Although this is the cheapest way to get from MCO airport to Disney World, it is also the longest. Having to make your way through public transportation after a long flight, taking 2 different buses, with luggage and potentially children could be tiresome and complicated. Moreover, having to make your way from the final bus stop to Disney World by foot, is definitely not the easiest option. If you are not travelling on a budget, then it is highly recommended to chose another way to travel to the park.

Editor’s Note

Unfortunately, there is no bagage storage on public buses, you will have to keep your luggage close to you when you are on the bus.

Useful Tips

Please keep in mind, that there can be a 20 minutes waiting time between bus line 111 and bus line 50.
It is important to keep an eye on your personal belongings, as the bus can get very full.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a free shuttle bus from Orlando International Airport to Disney World?

Yes there is a free shuttle, the Disney Magical Express. However, not only do you have to be staying at one of the Disney World hotels to be able to use the bus, it is important to know that the free shuttle bus will be ending in December 2021.

How can I get from MCO airport to Disney World?

There are 4 different travel options from Orlando airport to Disney World; you can either take a taxi, a private shuttle, a shared shuttle van or a bus.

Can children travel without a car seat?

Buses fall under exemptions to child safety seat laws in both states. You can bring one and use it if it will fit in the bus seat and work with the kind of seat belts they have, but very few people do. In Florida, private shuttle vans are also exempt from child safety seat laws, but in California they are not. In practice, shuttle companies in both places will typically leave it up to the parents whether they want to use a car seat or not.

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