Disney World Transportation Guide: How to Get From Hollywood Studios to EPCOT

Thank to their close proximity to each other, there are more ways to travel between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios than arguably any other pair of locations at Walt Disney World.

Take the boat between EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and the hotels!

Once you have traveled to Hollywood Studios, you may want to park hop to EPCOT later in the day.

So, what are the best methods of moving between the two parks? Let’s find out:

How to Walk From Hollywood Studios to EPCOT:

It’s true, you can walk between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. In fact, the waterside path – which winds around Crescent Lake and passes by the Boardwalk Resort, the Yacht and Beach Club resorts, and the Swan and Dolphin Hotels – will deposit you right at EPCOT’s International Gateway entrance, which is located near the World Showcase’s France pavilion.

How to Take a Boat From Hollywood Studios to EPCOT:

If you’re not in the mood to walk, you can take a boat. Specifically, a Friendship Boat, which travels between the two parks, along with stops at the Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club, and Swan and Dolphin resorts.

How to Take the Skyliner from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT:

If neither ground nor water are your travel modes of choice, perhaps you’re interested in taking to the sky? Yes, Disney’s newest method of transportation — the Skyliner — also connects EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. Take note though, to get between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, you’ll need to change Skyliner cars at the Caribbean Beach Resort.


The Skyliner route could be a pretty lengthy one compared to walking or the Friendship Boats, since it is not direct.

How to Drive from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT:

If you want to drive from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT, you can. In fact, it’s a short journey of under 5 miles. On top of that, you won’t need to pay for parking a second time, as is the case with same-day parking at all Disney World theme parks — you only pay once per day.

How to Take a Minnie Van or Ride Share from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT:

Ride share apps like Uber and Lyft, as well as Walt Disney World’s on-site Minnie Van service, are available between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Of note, Minnie Vans may be a bit more expensive, but the Minnie Van pickup and drop-off locations are closer to the parks than their non-Disney counterparts.

If you can’t get there by boat, Skyliner, monorail, or bus, try the Minnie Van!

Here’s more information about using Minnie Vans in Disney World!

Does the Monorail Go From Hollywood Studios to EPCOT?

While we’ve detailed the many transportation options from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT, the Monorail is not among them as the line was not extended to the Studios park during its construction in 1989.

That’s a look at your options when traveling between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT in Walt Disney World. We’ve got much more Disney World planning information here for you at All Ears, so stay tuned!

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So, which of these transportation methods do you prefer when traveling from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT? Let us know in the comments below.

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