A NEW (and CHEAPER) Way To Get from Orlando Airport to Disney World Starts SOON

Do you miss Magical Express? We sure do. But the days of FREE transportation from Orlando International Airport and Disney World are over.

Orlando International Airport

However, there is a similar paid option with Mears Connect, but it can get pretty expensive if you’ve got a large group. What if we told you there will soon be a CHEAPER way to get from the Orlando Airport to Disney World?

Well now, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has announced that it is finally offering a new express bus route called Link 311 that will go to Disney World and Universal  Orlando. The new route will operate between Disney Springs Transfer Center and Orlando International Airport with stops at Destination Parkway SuperStop, Destination Parkway and International Drive/Orange County Convention Center, Destination Parkway and Universal Boulevard, Florida Mall SuperStop, and the Sand Lake SunRail Station.


So there will be stops on the way from the airport to Disney World and Universal, but at the same time, you can save a LOT of money if you take this bus. According to the LYNX website, a single fare is just $2 per person. So a round trip from the airport to Disney World or Universal would just be $4. A family of four would only need to spend $16 on transportation to and from Disney Springs or Universal! Note that the Universal Boulevard stop is a few miles from Universal, but it gets you closer.


Even better — the route is super convenient and will run every 30 minutes daily from 5AM to 11:05PM as of April 21st.

We recommend that you give yourself at least three hours to get to the airport from Disney World because Orlando traffic can occasionally get backed up (and this is usually what Mears Connect recommends, too). You’ll also have to contend with notoriously long security lines at the airport (although you can save a LOT of time by using TSA PreCheck or Orlando Airport’s FREE MCO Reserve service).

MCO Security Line

🚨IMPORTANT NOTE! 🚨This option may not be ideal for a big group or those of you with large suitcases. It’s ideal for anyone who just brings a small carry-on or backpack, because you may not be able to bring your luggage on the Disney bus when you get off the LYNX bus.

If you still want to take the bus, you can also take a rideshare from where the bus drops you off to your hotel instead of taking Disney transportation. The rideshare options would be much cheaper since you are closer to the hotel. The bus option won’t be for everyone, but keep in mind the size of your group and how much stuff you have when making transportation decisions!

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8 Replies to “A NEW (and CHEAPER) Way To Get from Orlando Airport to Disney World Starts SOON”

  1. Either way, Uber/lyft or Minnie van would b Required cause of LUGGAGE.

    It’s better to just get a Rental car or Take Uber from Airport which is what my family will do.

  2. You can not take luggage on Disney Transportation.
    So the way I look at this, if we spend $2 to get to Disney Springs, we still have to spend more money and time getting to our hotel. I think I will stick with the $16 one way with Mears

  3. Not worth it. I would rather pay the $30-ish round trip for the four of us than deal with the multiple stops then likely needing an Uber or Lyft to get from Disney Springs to my hotel. I am already paying a fortune to be there, why cause my family and myself more stress over what, $120?

  4. I see the cheapskates lined up at Disney Springs with their luggage crowding everyone out while they save a few bucks. This was never the intention of the WDW transportation system.

  5. I am very curious about the luggage part, such as is there room for carry on luggage or is luggage banned on the bus.

  6. So once you are at Disney Springs, what then? Has Disney decided to allow luggage on its busses?
    I’m confused as to how this option &/or the possible rail link make getting to your resort cheaper or more convenient. They both seem to add another stop and delay to getting to the resort and into your room.

  7. If you’re staying at a Disney hotel and using Disney’s transportation, there’s no way to get to/from Disney Springs to utilize this route unless you have no luggage, since Disney transportation forbids bringing luggage onboard.