Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are Orlando’s most popular theme parks. If you’re planning to visit both during your stay, travelling between the two is easy.
Disney World is around 9 miles from Universal. Depending on traffic, the journey time is approximately 20 minutes. The route is really simple, you will just need to take the I-4 East to exit 75A. Once you’ve exited, just follow the signs to Universal Orlando’s main parking garage!
This journey will take you along the famous I4, which runs alongside International Drive. If you want to stop off en-route, International Drive is home to a number of attractions, amenities and restaurants.
How to get from Universal Studios from Disney World
Rent a Car
If you want the freedom to explore at your own pace, hiring a car is your best option. Not only can you leave when you want, you can also bring as much luggage as you like! Costs for car hire can vary, but if you book your accommodation through a local provider like Top Villas, they’ll help you find a great deal. If you’re not keen on driving yourself, they even offer a chauffeur service!
If you do decide to drive, don’t forget to factor in the parking costs at both theme parks. During peak season, all day parking at Disney will set you back around $50, whilst Universal’s fees start at $28 per vehicle.
Take a taxi
If you’d rather leave the driving to someone else, travelling by taxi is one of the quickest ways to travel between Universal and Disney. There are multiple taxi services available in Orlando, but it is important to book with a reputable firm, like Mears. Depending on your provider, a one-way journey should cost around $45.
Book an Uber/Lyft
Handy apps such as Uber and Lyft are one of the most convenient ways to travel in Orlando. Much cheaper than taking a traditional taxi, these travel apps are super easy to use. If you’ve got a smartphone, just download the app before you leave for the day. Once you’ve set up an account and linked your payment card, you will be able to arrange transport any time, any place!
Using your phone’s location, the app can detect exactly where you are. When you’re ready to go, just confirm your pick-up address and enter your final destination. The app will generate prices for your journey, and alert the closest driver to your location. Not only is this service much quicker than organising a standard taxi pickup, it’s around 30% cheaper!
Is there a shuttle between Universal and Disney?
Many of the larger resorts, such as Reunion and Encore, run a free shuttle service which will take you from your accommodation to Disney World. However, there is no official shuttle running between the two theme parks.
Is there public transport between the parks?
There are buses available, however, we don’t recommend this method of transport. As there is no direct bus route between the two parks, you will have to change at least once. Although it is probably the cheapest way to travel, the journey will take around an hour and a half.
Planning a stay?
If you’re planning a vacation, Top Villas offer a huge range of vacation rentals in Orlando. Situated in only the best resorts, our homes offer an abundance of luxury living space and a range of 5* amenities. All located just a short distance from Disney World, our homes are perfect if you’re hoping to visit the theme parks during your stay.
Book your stay with us and not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices, you’ll also benefit from amazing round-the-clock customer service and access to a fantastic range of travel extras, including car hire and park tickets.
To book, just follow our simple online process and you can secure your vacation home straight away. It’s easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. If you’d prefer to talk to one of our villa experts, just give us a call!
Book with confidence
We know things can change quickly, which is why we are currently offering extra flexibility for your peace of mind. Our new flexible cancellation policies mean that you can reschedule or even cancel your stay for any reason, even if you are due to check in soon.
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