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The Expert Guide to Hollywood Studios Complimentary Transportation

by Leap on September 1, 2022 11 Orlando

Hollywood Studios Transportation - Pinterest ImageWalt Disney World is a big place — with four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs and more than 25 hotels, it can be tough to choose where and how to get where you want to go. Luckily, you can get almost anywhere within the resort using free transportation. This is especially hopful if you're staying on-site at a Disney Resort hotel, which we toadally recommend. But even if you're staying off-site and have a Park Hopper ticket, you can use the free buses, monorails and more to leap from park to park.

There are lots of options when traveling to and from Disney's Hollywood Studios. This park, which celebrates the magic and adventure of movies, is home to Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Toy Story Mania and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Disney's Hollywood Studios is also the home of the immersive Star Wars Land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, where galactic adventurers can explore Batuu. Knowing all of the Hollywood Studios complimentary transportation options can save you time when traveling to this popular park.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Free Transportation Options

Disney Skyliner

Hollywood Studios Transportation - Disney Skyliner station at Hollywood Studios

Disney Skyliner, a sky-high gondola transportation system, includes a stop at Hollywood Studios. It connects EPCOT and Hollywood Studios with Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort. However, there is no direct line between EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. You'll have to hop off and transfer lines at the Caribbean Beach station. It's about a 12-minute ride from EPCOT to Caribbean Beach and a five-minute ride from Caribbean Beach to Hollywood Studios (don't froget to account for extra transfer time).

Buses, Boats and More

Hollywood Studios Transportation - Bus

You might have guessed that you can catch a bus from the Disney hotels to Disney's Hollywood Studios, but did you know you can take a boat from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT? Here is a look at all of your options!

From Disney's Hollywood Studios to Other Disney Theme Parks

To Magic KingdomBus service

To EPCOT: Friendship boat, Skyliner or walkway

To Disney's Animal KingdomBus service

From Disney's Hollywood Studios to Disney Resort Hotels

Hollywood Studios Transportation - Hollywood Studios Boat to Epcot

To Disney's Beach Club Resort: Take Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

To Disney's BoardWalk Inn: Take Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

To Disney's Yacht Club Resort: Take Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

To Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels: Take Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

Find bus wait times in the My Disney Experience app!

To Disney's Caribbean Beach ResortTake Skyliner.

To Disney's Pop Century ResortTake Skyliner.

To Disney's Art of Animation ResortTake Skyliner.

To all other Disney Resort hotels: Take the bus.

From Disney's Hollywood Studios to Disney Springs (currently unavailable)

One-way bus service was previously available from Hollywood Studios to Disney Springs after 4 p.m. each day. This one-way service is intended to provide on-site hotel guests transportation to the entertainment area after a day in the parks and drops off at Town Center. At the end of the night, guests would take the bus from Disney Springs back to their Disney hotel. Transportation to Disney Springs is currently unavailable from the theme parks, but remains available from Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

To Disney's Hollywood Studios from Other Resort Destinations

From Magic KingdomBus service.

From EPCOT: Take Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

From Disney's Animal Kingdom: Bus service.

To Disney's Hollywood Studios from Disney Resort Hotels

From Disney's Beach Club ResortTake Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

From Disney's BoardWalk Inn: Take Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

From Disney's Yacht Club ResortTake Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

From Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin HotelsTake Skyliner, Friendship boat or walk.

From Disney's Caribbean Beach ResortTake Skyliner.

From Disney's Pop Century ResortTake Skyliner.

From Disney's Art of Animation ResortTake Skyliner.

From all other Disney Resort hotels: Take the bus.

*Note: Most areas throughout Walt Disney World, including Disney theme parks, Disney water parks, Resort hotels and the Disney Springs area, are accessible by bus. Some bus routes may require a transfer from one bus to another.

Traffic in Hollywood, California might be tough to tackle, but Disney's Hollywood Studios' transportation is a breeze! There are plenty of ways to get from resort to park and back again ... including Disney Skyliner. Are you excited about this transportation option? Tell us in the comments!

Related: Getting to and from Magic Kingdom on Disney's Free Transportation

Related: Getting to and from EPCOT on Disney's Free Transportation

Related: Getting to and from Animal Kingdom on Disney's Free Transportation

Keep hopping!

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Jun 20, 2022 at 7:24 p.m. Kathy Says...

My off resort condo has a free shuttle to Hollywood Studios ONLY. I want the best way to get from there to Epcot. It appears that it doesn't take you to the main entrance. Can I use the entrance by France for normal (non resort, non park hopper) entrance around 9 or 10 a.m.?

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Jun 21, 2022 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

If you get dropped off Hollywood Studios, then we'd recommend taking either the Friendship boats or Disney Skyliner. Disney transportation usually starts about an hour before official park open, so we'd recommend getting dropped off right before transportation starts if you wish to rope drop. But overall, yes, once the park officially opens, you may use that entrance anytime during normal park hours.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 31, 2021 at 3:54 a.m. CTMom Says...

can i go to 'disney ticket and transportation center' to get the boat to hollywood studios?

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Jan 3, 2022 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CTMom!

No — if you're at the Transportation and Ticket Center, you would only be able to take a ferry boat to Magic Kingdom.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 23, 2021 at 7:03 p.m. Courtney Says...

How to get from Universal's Hard Rock Hotel to Disney's Hollywood Studios? I have a one-day, one-park ticket. I've never been to Disney and I'm nervous about getting lost in Florida.

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Oct 25, 2021 at 7:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

Ride share is going to be your best option to get between the two :) You are going to have so much fun at Hollywood Studios! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 13, 2021 at 10:42 p.m. Fun2bfree Says...

The advice about going between Epcot and the Studios is not good. Skylines takes a loooooong time because of the transfer that requires waiting in long lines at the Skyliner station. And this does not include the Friendship boats as an option between Epcot and Studios in either direction but does to go to Boardwalk? What? That is messed up.

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Mar 11, 2021 at 6:07 p.m. George H Says...

If you are staying offsite and do not have a park hopper pass can you still take the "one-way bus service is available from Hollywood Studios to Disney Springs after 4 p.m."?

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Mar 19, 2021 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi George!

Just an update that we were toadally wrong - sorry about that! Bus service to Disney Springs is only currently available from Disney resorts, not the theme parks at this time. We've updated our post accordingly. That said, there are rideshare stops at the theme parks for a quick hop to Disney Springs if you don't want to drive! We expect that the Disney Springs option will return in the future from the theme parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2021 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi George!

Yes, anyone can hop on the bus from Hollywood Studios to Disney Springs :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 30, 2013 at 9:41 p.m. Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride…Complimentary Transportation for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Says...

[...] Click the links below for transportation to and from the other theme parks: Magic Kingdom Epcot Disney’s Hollywood Studios [...]

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