Shuttle Service at the Boardwalk Inn Disney Resort

Believe it or not, one of the best modes of transportation at the Disney Boardwalk Inn might be on foot. The boardwalk is full of fun and dining and walking along the path will take you right to the World Showcase at Epcot. A walk in the other direction will take you to Hollywood Studios. However, if you are not interested in adding steps to your already busy schedule, the water taxi system will take you to Epcot or Hollywood Studios as well. Getting to the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom takes a little more time by the Disney Bus system and you can catch the Skyliner just outside of Epcot’s World Showcase entrance or the Monorail at Epcot’s main entrance. We will break all of this down and much more.

Heading off of Disney?

There are so many options around Orlando and neighboring cities that you might consider leaving Disney World for a while. Disney will not provide transportation to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Universal Studios or Busch Gardens, so you will need to arrange your own transportation. Here are a couple of other options:

Orlando Disney Boardwalk Inn Transportation

What Disney Transporation are available for the Disney Boardwalk Inn Resort?

Green Monorail at Disney World above Epcot

Shuttle Buses

You might not consider the Buses a glamorous way to get around but after you have been on your feet all day, you are so happy to see that Disney Bus pull up and take you to your destination. Disney transportation is one of the best in the work and even the bus system is a real joy. Take a moment and talk to your bus driver, they will tell you how wonderful things are around you. The Bus line picks you up in the front of the Boardwalk Inn and will take you to any of the Disney destinations like; Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom; Disney Springs and the Disney Water Parks.


If you are heading to Epcot, the fastest way to get there is to walk out of the back doors of the Boardwalk Inn, take a right and head over to where you see the Disney Skyliner station. This is the World Showcase entrance and is easy access for guests staying at the Boardwalk Inn, Disney Beach Club Resort and the Disney Yacht Club Resort. Take the path to the left and you can also walk along the waterway to get you to Hollywood Studios. This walk is nearly a mile so be prepared for the extra steps added to your day.

Water Taxi

Along with the fun at Disney World, you will definitely be getting a workout while you walk miles and miles every day. If you don't want to add more steps to your daily routine, taking the water taxi is a great option. The kids love getting on the boat and cruising over the Epcot and Hollywood Studios. To the little ones, they feel as if they are on a Disney ride the whole way. On the other side of the Crescent Lake is the Disney Yacht Club Resort, and the Disney Beach Club Resort. hop aboard the water taxi check them out as well. I would highly recommend a stop at the Beaches & Cream Cafe at least one time during your stay.


While the monorail is not directly connected to the Boardwalk Inn, a great option to use this transportation is to walk or take the water taxi to the World Showcase at Epcot. Once you have seen everything at this park, exit from the main entrance and hop on the Monorail and head over to the Magic Kingdom. The monorail is the most iconic transportation at Disney World and it is worth taking the time to use it whenever you can.


The Disney Skyliner is fascinating to watch as the Gondolas whizz past, above your head as you walk to the station situated at the back entrance to Epcot.

How to get to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure from the Disney Boardwalk Inn?

View of the Univerrsal Turning World at the Entrance of the Parks from the Universal Ferry Boat

It really does not matter if you are a fan of Harry Potter or not, when you enter the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks, you will be in awe. Universal set the bar high for how a park should work to add to a Movie theme, and you will not be disappointed when you get there. Disney transportation will not get you to the Universal Orlando Theme Parks so be sure to schedule a Mears Taxi or setup Uber. The Universal Orlando dropoff is about 13 miles away and takes about 25 minutes in regular traffic.

How far away is SeaWorld and Aquatica from Disney's Boardwalk Inn?

View of the a Seal on a rock sunning and waiting for food at SeaWorld in Orlando Fl 960

So different from all of the Disney Parks, SeaWorld is a fun adventure for the family and is worth taking a couple of days to visit. Just a few miles West of the Boardwalk Inn, its a great place to get a break from everything Disney for a while.

How far away is MCO Airport from the Boardwalk Inn? Do they offer free transportation?

Disney Magical Express dropping off guests

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 17 miles away from the Disney Boardwalk Inn. Disney offers all guests the option of using the Disney Magical Express to get to and from the MCO airport. After you get your reservation set, just give them a call at 407.939.1936 or in the UK call 0800.16.90.730 and get your Magical Express ready for your pickup. The Disney Reservationist will ask for your arrival and departure dates and times and they will take care of the rest.

Disney's Boardwalk Inn

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