5 Ways of How to Get From Disney Springs to EPCOT | Easily Explained
In this page, we'll go over the best free ways to get from Disney Springs to EPCOT.
Table of Contents
- Disney Bus to the Swan Hotel
- Disney Bus to Pop Century Resort
- Boat to Port Orleans
- Boat to Saratoga Springs
- Ride Sharing Services
1. Disney Bus to the Swan Hotel
The quickest way to get from Disney Springs to EPCOT is by taking the Disney bus back to the Swan Hotel, and then walking to EPCOT. You do not have to stay at a Disney Resort in order to use the Disney buses.
The walk is a little less than a mile (0.7 miles), and is about a 15 minute walk.
The buses are located at the Marketplace Bus Loop, on the east side of Disney Springs.
Visitors who take this path will end up at the International Gateway.
Once they enter through there, they will end up in the middle of the United Kingdom Pavilion and France Pavilion, in the World Showcase part of EPCOT.
About the Path
The path uses Disney's extra wide sidewalks, allowing you to walk in groups without worrying about filling up the sidewalk.
You'll pass a large body of water (Crescent Lake), many restaurants and even a bike rental station on the way.
It's a very laid back path full of many beautiful sights to see. Many visitors will stop and grab something to eat on the way before entering EPCOT.
Why it is the Fastest Route
Although you'll have an additional 15 minute walk, the reason that it is the fastest path is due to not needing to wait for a second bus.
Disney buses make their rounds every 15-20 minutes, which just the wait alone can make the transition to EPCOT much longer.
If you don't mind walking, this is by far the best path.
2. Disney Bus to Pop Century Resort
Another route to take is the Disney Bus to Disney's Pop Century Resort, and then taking another bus to transfer to EPCOT.
If you want to preserve your feet for walking for the actual park, this is a great alternative as you'll be transferring to EPCOT in comfortable seats, in a bus with cool air conditioning.
The only downside to this path is that you'll be waiting for the Disney buses twice in order to get to EPCOT.
Due to this, you'll want to account for an extra 30-40 minutes.
3. Boat to Port Orleans
If you're in the mood to sightsee, you can take the boat to Disney's Port Orleans, and then take the bus to EPCOT.
If you're not in a rush, and would like to be on the water to sightsee, this is a great alternative.
You'll be able to kick back, relax, and see Disney Springs from an angle that not everyone gets to see.
You can see for yourself in the video below:
4. Boat to Saratoga Springs
If you want to take a lesser traveled option, another option is to take the boat to Disney's Saratoga Springs, and the use the Disney bus from the resort to transfer to EPCOT.
5. Ride Sharing Services
If you're not in the mood to share, and would rather be in a vehicle with the people that you came to the park with, ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are always available.
Pick Up Spot
There are two pick up spots available:
- The old bus loop at the Marketplace
- The surface parking lot on the West Side