An Orlando airport shuttle is a way of getting shared transportation from the airport to your hotel along with other travellers.
Orlando International Airport shuttles provide regular services to all the main Orlando resort hotels, Disney World Hotels and other destinations like Port Canaveral.
You may be able to get free airport transfers - read to find out more about the Disney Magical Express and Orlando hotels that offer free airport shuttles!
Disney's Magical Express & Paid
Shuttle Services to Disney World
Orlando Airport Shuttle - Disney's Magical Express
If you are staying at any of the Disney World Resort hotels, you can take the FREE Disney Magical Express shuttle to and from Orlando Airport. The Magical express service is operated by Mears Transportation. Using Magical Express can save you money on arranging a round trip shuttle to Orlando Airport.
How Does It Work?
When you make yourDisney hotel reservation, be sure to book the Magical Express. You can add it up to 10 days after making your reservation.
Two Weeks before departure you will receive special luggage tags in the mail. Attach these to all your checked luggage. Once at your home airport, check in the bags as usual. Upon arrival in Orlando, your luggage will be separately loaded onto a van and taken directly to your Disney World Resort hotel room.
Once you arrive at Orlando Airport, you will clear customs and then proceed to a special Mears check-in desk in Terminal B Level 1. You will then be assigned a shuttle bus and shortly be on your way to the resort hotel.
Guests arriving from within the US can take advantage of the luggage delivery service. If you are arriving from outside the US, you will have to walk through customs with your bags. After clearing customs you can drop off the bags with a Disney rep who will ensure that your bags get transported to your resort hotel.
Upon arrival in Orlando you will be assigned a return journey time. Take note of this time because this is the only time you can take the return bus journey. If you are late or miss this you will have to arrange other means of transport to the airport.
The Magical Express shuttle is only for Disney Resort Hotels, resorts NOT included are the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resorts, Shades of Green Resort and the seven Downtown Disney hotels (Regal Sun, Holiday Inn in WDW, Buena Vista Palace, Royal Plaza in WDW, Hilton in WDW, DoubleTree Guest Suites in WDW and Best Western Lake Buena Vista).
All enquires for Magical Express reservations can be found by calling 1-886-599-0951
Paid Shuttles to Disney World
If you are staying in one of the other resort hotels not served by Disney's Magical Express, or you would prefer to arrange your own transportation there are many options available.
The difference between a shuttle service and using a taxi is that shuttle services charge per person travelling. Because shuttles buses are shared with other travellers they need to know exactly how many people there are. Most companies charge different prices for adults and children (4-11). Children 3 and under usually travel free. Booking a round trip will get you better rates than booking a one way trip.
Mears Transportation is Orlando's largest taxi and shuttle bus provider. They serve all the Disney World Resorts. You can find costs for specific journeys on the Mears website using their fare finder - Check Mears Shuttle Fares to Disney
Do bear in mind that a shared shuttle will take much longer than a direct door to door service. Allow 90 minutes from arriving in Orlando to reaching your hotel. A direct taxi service may be around the same price if there are 3 or more people travelling. See our guide to Orlando taxis for further details.
Many of the Disney World Hotels can help you arrange a shuttle service to the airport.
Many Orlando hotels will provide a free shuttle service to theme parks and shopping malls, but few provide free Orlando airport shuttles. If you require free airport shuttles to Orlando hotels, you could consider staying at one of the hotels near Orlando Airport. Many of these hotels near Orlando airport provide 24 hour free shuttle service to and from MCO. See our 10 Best Orlando Airport Hotels - the majority of these hotels provide free airport shuttles.
Hotels Near Orlando International Airport With Free Orlando Airport Shuttle:-
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport - 3.5 Stars, inside Orlando Airport
Crowne Plaza Orlando-Airport - 3.5 Stars, 1 mile
Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport - 3 Stars, 1 mile
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel - 3 Stars, 1 mile
La Quinta Inn Orlando Airport West - 3 Stars, 2.5 miles
Quality Inn Airport 3 Stars
AmeriSuites Orlando Airport Northeast - 2.5 Stars, 1 mile
Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport - 3 Stars, 1 mile
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Airport - 2.5 Stars, 1 mile
Best Western Airport Inn - 2 Stars, 3.5 miles
There are scheduled shuttle services to Port Canaveral where the Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises depart. Upon arriving at Orlando International Airport, you can board one of the scheduled shuttles to Port Canaveral.
Below we have provided details of shared shuttle services and private shuttle services. Shared shuttles are cheaper than private transfers.
Shared Shuttle Services
Mears Transportation is the main provider of airport shuttles to Port Canaveral. They operate shuttles for every sailing day. They serve the following cruises:-
Disney Cruise Line
Carnival Fantasy - Thursday (3 day cruise) & Sunday (4 day cruise) only
Carnival Glory - Saturday (7 day cruise)
Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas - Friday (3 Night cruise) & Monday (4 Night cruise)
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas - Sunday (7 Night Cruise)
Call Mears: 407-843-2404
Ace Shuttle Service
Ace provides shared Orlando Airport shuttle to Port Canaveral to the following cruise lines:-
Ace shared shuttles are recommended for groups of 3 or less. 4 or more people may want to consider Ace's private shuttle service.
Call: 407-292-4444, toll free 1-800-258-1015
From UK: 020-8144-6414
Provide Orlando Airport shuttles and some near-by hotels to cruise lines.
Port Canaveral Shuttle
This shuttle company will pick up from Orlando Airport and Orlando Airport hotels for no extra charge.
Private Shuttles to Port Canaveral
Here are some Orlando shuttle services to and from the Orlando Airport, Port Canaveral, Disney World, Universal Studios, Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and much more.
Omega Transportation serves the following cruises in Port Canaveral:-
Omega offer pick up from Orlando Airport or any hotel you specify. They can track airport flight times to ensure a speedy pick up!
Call: 1-800-997-9489 for a free quote.
The Tiffany Towncar company are a reliable private transfer service in the Orlando area. You can choose from their standard towncars which carry 4 passengers or their luxury limos or large vans.
Tiffany serves the following cruises:-
Mears provides an Orlando Airport shuttle to the cruise lines and many other Orlando attractions via taxi, private sedan or limo.
Call Mears: 407-843-2404
The Port Canaveral website provides an extensive list of companies serving Port Canaveral - Full list of private hire vehicles serving Port Canaveral