Airport transportation options to and from Walt Disney World Resort
Updated: Jun 17
While we knew airport transportation options to and from Walt Disney World Resort would change in 2022, it is still shocking not to see the widely known Magical Express buses around Walt Disney property. As it can be a bit confusing or overwhelming to know what options are available. I figured I could explain some of the most popular options that we at MousePros Travel Agency recommend using. So, strap in and join me on this ride. Walt Disney World Private Ground Transfer
(Currently unavailable as of June 14, 2022)
The first option is a little confusing – at least at first glance – because private ground transportation is being offered again by Walt Disney World Resort! Yes, Walt Disney World is offering private transportation booked directly through them. This new option is now available to add to travel packages. There will be several different vehicles available to choose from including sedans, SUVs, stretch limousines, exclusive vans, and executive limousines. Guests will meet their driver at the baggage claim area where they will be assisted with their luggage. One complimentary car seat will be available for children 5 years of age and under. If more than one car seat is needed, guests can request them for an additional cost. These services will be operating for flights arriving at all hours.
3 medium pieces
5 medium pieces
11 medium pieces
10 medium pieces
5 medium pieces
Another option offered is through Mears Connect. You can choose between Standard Service on a shared shuttle bus, with monitored wait times and limited stops or Express Service with limited wait times and direct service to your resort and back to the airport (Note: this is not a private service, it may be a shared service). Standard Service gives you the option of One-Way service or Round-Trip Service, where Express Service is Round-Trip Service only at this time. Guests will check-in at the Mears Connect counter in Terminal B Level 1. For return trips, guests should locate the “Airport Shuttle Departures” sign out front of their resort or check with a Cast Member on where they can board their return shuttle. Guests traveling with car seats are allowed to use them on board or have them stowed in the luggage area. Mears Connect will be operating for flights arriving at all hours.
Round Trip Pricing
Child (ages 3-9 years)- $13.50
Child (ages 3-9 years)- $27
$250* *Up to 4 passengers. Additional passengers- $55 each
A third option is offered through Sunshine Flyer. This newcomer to the scene offers shared motorcoaches that are wrapped as either a 1920’s era locomotive or passenger car and drivers dressed as 1920’s rail conductors and engineers. You have the option of One-Way Service or Round-Trip Service. Guests will check-in at the Sunshine Flyer counter in Terminal B Level 1. Proceed outside towards bus bay B3 and check in with a member of Sunshine Flyers staff at their podium before boarding your shuttle. For return trips, guests should locate the “Airport Shuttle Departures” sign out front of their resort or check with a Cast Member on where they can board their return shuttle. Guests traveling with car seats are allowed to use them on board or have them stowed in the luggage area. Sunshine Flyer will be operating for flights arriving between the hours of 7: a.m. and 10 p.m.
Child (ages 3-9 years)- $12.50
Child (ages 3-9 years)- $25
Florida Magical Tours & Transportation
The final option is Florida Magical Tours & Transportation. This is a private transfer service that offers several different vehicles to choose form including sedans, SUVs, Low Top Vans, High Top Vans, Stretch Limousines and Motor Coaches. Guests will meet their driver at baggage claim where they will be holding a sign with the guests’ name. One child seat is available upon request in all vehicles except motor coaches. If more than one car seat is needed, guests can request them for an additional cost. Available child seats are rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats and booster seats. Florida Magical Tours & Transportation operates between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.. They also provide transportation for guests to other popular Orlando destinations.
1 large & 2 medium pieces
3 large & 3 medium pieces
Low Top Vans
6 large & 4 medium pieces
High Top Vans
10 large & 5 medium pieces
3 large & 3 medium pieces
1 large piece per person
While there are always the rideshare and taxi options these four options discussed above seem to offer the widest array of transportation services at the most reasonable prices.