5 Ways to go from French Quarter to Hollywood Studios

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How do you get from Disney’s French Quarter – Port Orleans Resort to Hollywood Studios?

If you are staying at Port Orleans French Quarter or planning a future visit, you probably want to know the different ways to get to Hollywood Studios from the resort.

Below, I will detail FIVE specific ways you can make this journey.

French Quarter to Hollywood Studios:

Option #1: Take the Disney bus to Hollywood Studios! (free)

Did you know that Disney World provides FREE bus transportation from the French Quarter Resort to Hollywood Studios? And the best part is that the bus stop is just a short walk outside the main lobby entrance. When you exit the front lobby, turn right and follow the walkway until you arrive at the bus stop.

french quarter to Hollywood Studios

When you arrive at the bus stop, make sure you find the correct line for the bus going to Hollywood Studios (Bus Station B). Don’t worry; signs clearly mark which bus station you need to stand at.

Bus service to Hollywood Studios typically begins 45 minutes before the park opens and ends 1 hour after it closes. Once they start, the buses run continuously throughout the day. I have found that you can typically expect a bus to arrive around every 20 minutes.

You will find a screen at the bus stop showing when the next bus to Hollywood Studios is expected to arrive.

Once your bus leaves the French Quarter, it should take about 15 -20 minutes to arrive at Hollywood Studios.

As you can imagine, since the buses do not cost anything extra, it’s the most popular way to travel. However, at certain times of the day, such as the park opening, you might experience a bit of a line to board the bus. So make sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive at Hollywood Studios for a reservation or show.

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Option #2: Take an Uber from the French Quarter to Hollywood Studios

using uber from french quarter to hollywood studios

If you want to get to Hollywood Studios fast, using a rideshare service (Uber or Lyft) from Port Orleans French Quarter is easy. This option can save a lot of time, especially if you just missed the bus.

The easiest place to meet your driver is outside near Port Orleans French Quarter front lobby, as there are plenty of spots for them to stop and for you to get in the car.

The driving distance from Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter to Hollywood Studios is 3.9 miles (6.3 km), and the drive should take under 15 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. Another benefit of Uber or Lyft is that they typically drive to Hollywood Studios faster than the slower Disney buses.

The one-way fare from the French Quarter averages under $15.

If you have limited time to travel to Hollywood Studios, I think it is money well spent!

TWO rideshare companies operate in Disney World – Uber and Lyft. Between them both, there are a lot of drivers cruising around. Almost every time I’ve used a rideshare to the parks, I’ve had to wait less than 10 minutes to get picked up.

Option #3: Ride in a MINNIE VAN to Hollywood Studios

One fun thing about using the rideshare service Lyft is that they have partnered with Disney World to provide MINNIE VANS, which are Minnie Mouse-themed mini-vans! 

french quarter to Hollywood Studios using a minnie van

A big benefit of using a Minnie Van to get to Hollywood Studios is they are driven by DISNEY CAST MEMBERS. I know many people like this fact because the drivers are employees of Disney, which provides additional peace of mind.

While using the Lyft app inside the resort, choose Hollywood Studios as your destination. Then, order the Minnie Van to come and pick you up.

While this option is fun, as you can see above, it is more expensive than a regular Lyft vehicle. But in addition to a Disney Cast Member driving, here are a few additional benefits of a Minnie Van.

  • They can fit up to SIX people.
  • Includes two car seats, which your driver will install for you.
  • These vans can fit scooters and wheelchairs, but please pre-arrange your ride if you need this service.

Option #4: Take a TAXI to Hollywood Studios

french quarter to Hollywood Studios using a taxi

I know some people don’t like using Uber or Lyft because they don’t know about the person driving or don’t feel comfortable using the app. If this describes you, calling a traditional taxi company for a ride is easy.

Taking a taxi to the French Quarter has many of the same benefits as rideshares, such as not having to wait for a bus. But of course, you must pay for the taxi ride, where the Disney buses are free.

If you want to take a taxi, I recommend calling Mears Taxi, a well-known and trusted company in the Orlando area. You can even schedule and book your ride online.

Option #5: Drive yourself to Hollywood Studios!

Getting in your car and driving yourself is an often overlooked way from Port Orleans French Quarter to Hollywood Studios. It’s probably the fastest way to travel since you don’t have to wait for someone to pick you up. 🙂

The distance between these two locations is only 3.9 miles (6.3 km). The drive takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

french quarter to Hollywood Studios

And here is the BEST news about driving yourself to Hollywood Studios…

As long as you stay at the French Quarter, the parking at Hollywood Studios is FREE! Unfortunately, many guests don’t realize (or forget) that if you stay at a Disney World Resort, parking at any of the parks does not cost anything.

Getting FREE parking at the theme parks is an incredible benefit of staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, as parking costs a minimum of $25 per day at each park.

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Can the Disney Skyliner take me from Port Orleans French Quarter to Hollywood Studios?

The short answer to this question is NO. While the Skyliner travels to Hollywood Studios, there is no boarding station for the Skyliner at French Quarter Resort.

If you want a Skyliner boarding station at your hotel, stay at the Riviera Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, Art of Animation, or Pop Century.

Can I take the Disney Monorail from Port Orleans – French Quarter to Hollywood Studios?

No, the monorail does not have a boarding station at Port Orleans French Quarter, nor does the monorail travel to Hollywood Studios. If you want access to this transportation option from your hotel, you must stay at the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, or Polynesian Village Resort.

Can I walk from Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter to Hollywood Studios?

The short answer to this question is NO. First, the distance between the resort and Hollywood Studios is fairly long, at around 3.9 miles (6.3 km). And second, there are no walking paths that connect them. You must either take the bus, a taxi or drive yourself!


Can I take the Disney boats from Port Orleans French Quarter to Hollywood Studios?

There is boat transportation at Port Orleans French Quarter, but the boat does not travel to Hollywood Studios. You can only take the Sassagoula Boat to Disney Springs or Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort.

What is your favorite way to travel from Port Orleans French Quarter to Hollywood Studios?

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Scott K
Scott K

Scott is the owner and creator of Resort Rat. He and his family were bitten by the Disney bug in 2017 on their first DW visit with kids. They have been on a Disney bender ever since, visiting the park numerous times per year. He loves writing about Disney, especially the incredible resorts. You can learn more about him on his author page. Or hear more about the Resort Rat story on this page.

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