Shuttle Service and Other Transportation Options

OPERATIONAL UPDATE:  The Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando® Shuttle, and the I-Ride Trolley Service are currently operating. However, schedules, frequencies, and procedures may be modified. The Busch Gardens™ and Legoland™ Shuttles are currently suspended. The Lynx bus service is operating at reduced levels and alternate routes. Please contact the hotel front desk at 407-352-2400 for additional information.

The Sonesta ES Suites shuttle service stops at the following theme parks:

  • Walt Disney World® - drop off at Disney Transportation & Ticket Center or EPCOT®
    • Connections from Disney Transportation & Ticket Center or EPCOT® to:
      • Magic Kingdom® Park
      • EPCOT®
      • Disney's Hollywood Studios
      • Disney's Animal Kingdom™ Park
  • Universal Orlando® Theme Parks

Information about the hotel shuttle service

  • There are two or three morning departures and two or three evening returns from Walt Disney World® each day.
    • Once you reach the Disney Transportation & Ticket Center or EPCOT®, the internal Disney® transportation system offers connections throughout the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks (monorail to Magic Kingdom® Park and EPCOT®, buses to Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Disney's Animal Kingdom™ Park)
  • There are two morning departures and two evening returns from Universal Orlando® each day.  The one stop at Universal Orlando® will service both of their theme parks.
  • Guests can sign-up for shuttle departure reservations up to 48 hours in advance. Reservations for shuttle returns from the theme parks are not necessary. If your specific departure time is not available guests will be offered a reservation on one of the remaining alternative times.
  • Shuttle schedules are available at check in. We do not post the shuttle schedule as the exact times are subject to change and do adjust seasonally.

Other Transportation Options

  • The hotel is located on the I-Ride Trolley Route, which provides transportation along International Drive every 15 - 20 minutes, including stops at Sea World™, Aquatica™, and both Orlando Premium Outlet Centers (fee required).
    View the I-Ride Trolley Route
  • A shuttle to Legoland Florida™ operates daily across the street from the hotel at the I-Drive 360 Complex (fee and advance reservations required).
  • A shuttle to Busch Gardens Tampa™ operates daily and has a stop on International Drive.  You can inquire at Guest Services for exact information and to make reservations (Busch Gardens admission required).
  • Disney Springs® and the Walt Disney World® Transportation and Ticket Center (with monorail connections to Magic Kingdom® Park and EPCOT®) can be reached via the public Lynx bus system through a connection at the Sea World stop (fee required).
    • Guests can use the Lynx Bus Route 8 or the I-Ride Trolley from the hotel to the Sea World™ stop.
    • From the Sea World™ Stop, the Lynx Bus Route 50 travels to Disney Springs® and the Walt Disney World® Transportation and Ticket Center. (approximate transport time from Sea World™ to Walt Disney World® via this bus is 35 minutes)
  • Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, are also available in the Orlando area.  Below are estimated costs for a standard ride from the hotel to each attraction (costs are subject to change)
Universal Orlando® Theme Parks & Citywalk $9
Sea World™ & Aquatica™ $8
Orange County Convention Center $7
Walt Disney World® - EPCOT® $18
Disney Springs® $14
I-Ride Trolley