Transportation within the Walt Disney World resort can often feel overwhelming. This guide to how to get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios will make it easy!
There are different Disney resort transportation options to get from the parks within the Walt Disney World resort. They range from bus transportation, walking paths, boats, monorail, and the Disney Skyliner.
There are also paid options that include lyft and uber, as well as Minnie Vans. For this guide we are going to go through the ways to get from Hollywood Studios to Epcot, or vice versa.
How to Get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios
Epcot and Hollywood Studios are very easy parks to park hop because of the easy transportation options.
Epcot and Hollywood Studios Resorts
If you are only visiting Epcot and Hollywood Studios during your Disney vacation you may want to consider staying at a resort close to the parks.
The best places to stay will be the resorts on the Disney Skyliner. I go into details in this article: Guide to the Disney Skyliner Transportation at Walt Disney World
These Disney resorts offer guests easy access to the Skyliner transportation to and from Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
There are also resorts at the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. These are Disney’s Yacht Club, Disney’s Beach Club, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas.
In the Epcot area guests can also stay at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels. These are Marriott hotels on Disney property.
How to Get from Epcot to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Guests leaving Epcot to go to Hollywood Studios have a few options.
Guests can take the Disney Skyliner, the Friendship Boat, use the walking path, or take bus transportation.
The travel time for each of these varies but expect between 15-30 minutes, at least. Long lines, time of day, and weather can impact the time it takes to get between Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Epcot to Hollywood Studios via Disney Skyliner
Our favorite way to park hop between Hollywood Studios and Epcot is the Disney Skyliner.
Guests wanting to take the Skyliner exit at Epcot’s International Gateway. This is in-between Canada and the U.K pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase.
After you exit you will see the entrance to the Disney Skyliner to your right. The Disney Skyliner is an aerial gondola that transports guests between the parks and resorts.
The Skyliner is a 15-20 minute ride.
Once you board the Skyliner you will take it to the Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort stop. Here you will transfer to the Hollywood Studios Skyliner.
Usually this does not take a long time. It is a nice ride and can be very relaxing. Keep in mind incremental weather may impact operations of the Skyliner.
Epcot to Hollywood Studios via Friendship Boats
If you decide to take the Friendship boat you will make a few stops at the resorts before making your way to the parks. These water taxis can take about 30 minutes.
The resorts the boat stops at are the Swan and Dolphin resorts. When the Skyliner is down expect longer wait times for the boats.
Epcot to Hollywood Studios via Walking Paths
There is a pedestrian path between Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It is about a 20 minute walk. It is along Crescent Lake and can be a very beautiful walk.
To get to the walking path you will exit Epcot at the International Gateway exit, cross over the bridge towards the Boardwalk resort.
Continue passed the Boardwalk resort and find the path to your left. This will take you towards Hollywood Studios.
There are signs that will help you find your way as well as friendly cast members to ask if you need assistance.
This might not be a great choice if you are traveling with small children but might work for adults or couples.
Epcot to Hollywood Studios via Bus Transportation
If you would like to take the bus between Epcot and Hollywood Studios exit at the main entrance, near Spaceship Earth, and find the bus stop to Hollywood Studios.
This takes around 20-25 minutes.
Epcot to Hollywood Studios via Own Car
Guests can use the parking lot at Epcot and Hollywood Studios by driving their own car. Currently daily parking cost $25-$25 a day (as of 9/2023).
This daily parking fee is good for all 4 theme parks. If you decide to park hop you do not need to pay again.
This mode of transportation is great if you are staying off-site and don’t want to depend on Disney transportation.
Use My Disney Experience App to Help with Transportation at Disney World
If you need help figuring out the best way to get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios, or anywhere at the Walt Disney World resort, use the My Disney Experience App.
There you will navigate from transportation to “Get Directions”. At Get Directions you can type in where you are and where you want to go.
The app will give you the best plan to how to get there. You can also ask a cast member for help.
Private Transportation to and from Epcot and Hollywood Studios
Minnie Vans are a service provided by the Walt Disney World resort to their guests. Guest use the Lyft app to request a ride.
Here you will request your ride and pay. The Minnie Van service is a premium service. I checked prices early morning to compare the cost.
The Minnie Van was $30.00 compared to a traditional Lyft price of $10.00. If you are looking to save money and want a private car you might consider traditional Lyft.
FAQ’s about Transportation from Epcot to Hollywood Studios
Is transportation to and from Disney Parks free?
Disney Parks transportation is free to on-site guests. If you are staying off-site and want to park hop transportation within the resort is also free.
All guests visiting the Disney Parks have access to Disney transportation.
What is the fastest way to get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios?
The fastest way to get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios is to take the Disney Skyliner.
Can you walk between Epcot and Hollywood Studios?
Yes you can walk the pedestrian walkway between Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
What resorts are close to Epcot and Hollywood Studios?
The Disney Skyliner resorts are close to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
How do I get between Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the other parks?
- Epcot to Magic Kingdom: Monorail, Bus
- Epcot to Animal Kingdom: Bus
- Hollywood Studios to Magic Kingdom: Bus
- Hollywood Studios to Animal Kingdom: Bus
Do you need a special ticket to visit Epcot and Hollywood Studios?
Yes. If you want to visit Epcot and Hollywood Studios in one day you will need to purchase a park hopper ticket.
This ticket allows you to go between the two parks. Guests can start park hopping at 2:00pm. After 2:00pm you can park hop as much as you would like.
Guests wanting to get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios will find it fairly easy making these parks a great option for visiting both in one day.
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