How to Get From Your Universal Hotel to The Parks

Discover the amazing advantages of staying at a Universal resort hotel by letting go of your worries and easily taking a water taxi, shuttle bus, or enjoying a leisurely walk to one of their three stunning theme parks.

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Getting to your Universal Hotel from the Universal Orlando theme parks and Volcano Bay

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Listen to our guide to getting around the Universal Orlando resort. From your hotel to the theme parks.

Water Taxis to Universal Orlando

I absolutely love kicking off my day at Universal Orlando Resort with a ride on the water taxi. These exclusive water taxis can be found at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. With a quick travel time of less than 10 minutes, you’ll get to enjoy stunning views along the way. The water taxi conveniently takes you directly from your hotel to Universal CityWalk. From there, you have the exciting choice of heading to either Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios Florida. Whichever park you decide on, you’re in for an equally amazing experience! Let the adventure begin!

Walk, boat or bus to your Universal hotel
Walk, boat or bus to your Universal hotel

Shuttle Buses to Universal Orlando

Looking for a convenient way to get to our parks? Look no further than the shuttle bus service! Available at all hotels, including Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel, the shuttle buses make transportation a breeze. For guests staying at Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Royal Pacific Resort, or Sapphire Falls Resort, the shuttle buses run every 30 minutes to CityWalk starting an hour before Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure open, and continue until 2AM. If you’re headed to Volcano Bay, the shuttle buses will take you there an hour before and after the park opens and closes. And for guests at Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Aventura Hotel, the shuttle buses run every 15 minutes, making it easy to get to CityWalk and then walk to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. 

Walking to Universal Orlando

Calling all adventurers! If you’re looking for the most traditional and timeless method of getting around, look no further than walking on foot! Our hotels have convenient walking paths that connect you to all the excitement at CityWalk, Universal Studios Florida, and Islands of Adventure. What makes staying at Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Aventura Hotel, and Sapphire Falls Resort even more awesome is the dedicated walking path straight to Volcano Bay. Just a short stroll away, you’ll find yourself surrounded by thrilling slides and chill vibes at Waturi Beach under the mighty Krakatau volcano.

Can’t decide which transportation option suits you best? Check out our podcast for all the details you need to make the right choice. Or speak with one of our Orlando Gurus – get in touch now.

Using the lockers at Universal Orlando to keep your stuff safe while you ride

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