You may soon be heading to Universal Orlando Resort and wondering…
How do we get there from the airport?
Rent a car and pay for parking? Uber or Lyft?
GOOD NEWS! Universal Orlando Resort offers a great transportation option from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) directly to their hotels for a great rate! It’s called the SuperStar Shuttle and it’s super easy to use and I want to tell you all about it.
Universal’s SuperStar Shuttle
Universal’s SuperStar Shuttle is a great option if you won’t be needing a car during your stay in Florida. Superstar Shuttle can be added to any Universal package booking and should be booked in advance. Talk with your A Time to Treasure Travel agent to be sure it’s included in your vacation package.
How much does Universal’s SuperStar Shuttle Cost?
- Adult: $39, tax inclusive, Roundtrip
- Child (3–9): $29, tax inclusive, Roundtrip
- Children 2 & Under: Free
The service also offers one-way airport service ($29/adult and $18/child) as well as transportation to or from Walt Disney World hotels from the Universal hotels.
If you’re planning a day-trip to the WDW parks, the round-trip prices are $29/person (ages 3 and up).
If you are doing a “Take Two” split stay (part of your vacation at Universal and part at WDW), you can get the shuttle to pick you up at the airport, take you to your Universal hotel, then take you to your WDW hotel! (You could also get this in reverse. 😉 ) The price for this is $42/adult and $33/child (ages 4–11).
What if I have a child that requires a car seat? Car seats can be brought and used in the shuttle, but they will not be provided.
How does it work? You will receive confirmation in your E-Travel Document with instructions on where to go once you reach the airport. The Universal SuperStar Shuttle check-in desk is located across from the Hertz rental car counter on Ground Level 1. Head in the direction of Disney’s Magical Express, but you’ll find it well before their check-in. The SuperStar Shuttle check-in desk will be to your left as you pass the Hertz counter. If you pass Starbucks, you just went by it.
At the check-in desk, you’ll be directed to the correct shuttle outside.
If you are within normal hours (7:30am-8:30pm), they will have your packet with your tickets, coupons … everything you need. If it’s after hours, the packet will be available at the Vacation Planning Desk at your resort the following morning.
The shuttle takes about 30 minutes to get to Universal and may make multiple stops based on where everyone on the shuttle is staying. On a recent trip, we waited less than 10 minutes for the shuttle and were the first stop.
You will be given your return time at check-in as well, which you can have them adjust if you would like. The shuttle picks you up in front of the hotel lobby where you were dropped off.
Superstar Shuttle is an easy-peasy way of getting to and from Universal Orlando!
Post by Barbara Ryan