Traveling from one Disney World park in Florida to another in the quest to explore as much as possible can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You may want to explore water parks such as Blizzard Beach or Disney World parks like Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. With so much to do, the only thing lacking is time.
The travel time between Epcot and Disney Springs, including the waiting period and strolling, can be an hour or more. But the exact time you’ll need depends on the transport choice. If you’re looking for ways to get from Disney Springs to Epcot, you’ve come to the right place.
By Water Taxi
Experience the breeze in your face as you take a leisurely boat trip to Epcot—via water taxi or ferry. Disney Springs has fast become a “must-see” attraction for many families on any Disney World Resort holiday.
You’ll realize that the shopping, cuisine, and amusement are excellent! But you may need to finish off at Epcot, and taking a boat can be your best bet. You can travel by boat to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, then transfer to an Epcot bus.
Visitors of Disney Resort hotels may take advantage of complimentary bus services to and from Epcot. The services extend to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and other Walt Disney World Resort attractions. The voyage will take around half an hour, with visitors likely hopping in and out at all stations.
By Shuttle Buses
If you want to avoid extra routes and costs and get to Epcot the fastest way possible, the bus can be an ideal transport option. But keep in mind that there are no direct buses from Disney Springs to Epcot.
A unique thing about Park shuttles is that they operate from hotels. So, going directly from Disney Springs to Epcot requires you to board the shuttle to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort or Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Then, stroll to the International Gateway at Epcot.
The service is in areas where the ferryboat or monorail are unavailable, and trekking is not a viable choice for you. Disney’s bus service connects all resort hotels in the parks to each water park and theme park.
It also links transportation from/to Disney Springs and between parks. So, you can use the bus service when on vacation at Disney Resorts and elsewhere.
Disney buses leave every 20 minutes from across all Walt Disney World Hotels. Plus, bus service to the amusement parks starts at 6:30-7 a.m. The buses operate at their total capacity about an hour before the park doors open and two hours after the park’s shutdown in the evening. Buses to and from Disney Springs are still running till 2 a.m.
Major Disney World resorts have bus stations on-site. Plus, smaller hotels have stops close to the entrance. You’ll discover that the Disney Springs stop is close to the Town Center gate, while the amusement park bus stations are near the park entries.
When boarding Walt Disney World Resort buses, don’t carry alcohol in bags. They are prohibited. Fold strollers and keep away from the walkway.
By Uber or Lyft Service
Disney Springs pick-up areas operate similarly to airports, with a virtual line. The east side of Disney Springs at the Marketplace Bus Loop has defined pickup places for taxis.
If a driver is online, they will immediately enter a virtual, first-come service queue as they are within the FIFO zone. Drivers wait for your request at these FIFO zones. While picking you up, they must always stay in their car.
Ubers may not be as fast as your car because of the waiting period. Still, they are a good alternative if you tend to forget where you park your car. They are also perfect if you want to drink with your friends or family.
Getting a diver may be easier and quicker if you install the Lyft application. Start by inputting your start point (Disney Springs) and endpoint (Epcot). Finish by selecting the “Mini Van” choice.
By Disney Skyliner
The Disney Skyliner is an elevated gondola network with a station at Epcot’s International Gateway. It flies over streams and forested regions on its journey to theme parks and Disney resort hotels. All this while providing you with before-unseen views.
The journey connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation Resort are part of the connection that adds to the beauty of the Disney world. It also links to Riviera Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach.
You’ll see that about half of the Disney Skyliner cottages have fanciful Disney images. Some cabins include fan-favorite movies, iconic characters, attractions, and more. Plus, they create the impression that you’re traveling alongside Disney companions.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and Disney’s Beach Club Resort are all within the Disney Skyliner station at Epcot.
By Monorail Transport
You can soar into the skies on Disney’s world-famous railway, whose design reflects a futuristic mode of public transportation!
The Walt Disney Monorail System consists of three different lines that traverse around the Resort and make stops at the following spots:
- The Contemporary Resort at Disney
- The Magic Kingdom amusement park
- The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Disney
- Transportation and Ticket Center
- Polynesian Village Resort at Disney
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Your visit to Disney World will undoubtedly be full of magic and enchantment. By keeping some of these options in mind, you can choose the best way to get from Disney Springs to Epcot!
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