How Long Does it Take to Get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom?

An interesting question and one without a black and white answer, “How long does it take to get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom?” depends on how you go about it.

This is known as park-hopping and it’s a popular way to see more than one Disney theme park on the same day. Let’s look at your options and the estimated amount of time it could take you to get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom.

By Car

How Long Does it Take to Get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom?

If you parked and you want to move your car, you can do so without paying for parking a second time in the same day. Moving from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom will require you to leave the park, grab the parking lot tram, and get to your car.

Once you arrive at your car, it should take you about 12 to 15 minutes to drive and get into a new parking spot at Magic Kingdom.

Your journey isn’t done yet, as you will need to grab another parking lot tram, take it to the monorail or ferry, and ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon to the Magic Kingdom entrance.

It will take you roughly 20 minutes to get from the parking lot of Magic Kingdom into the entrance, depending on how busy the park is and which mode of transportation you choose.

By Bus

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Another option to go from the Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom is to hop on a Disney Bus. This may be the fastest and easiest since the bus will take you to the entrance of Magic Kingdom instead of the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Waiting for the bus can take up to 20 minutes, but it’s usually closer to 5 or 10 minutes. Once you’re on the bus, the trip will range from 15 minutes to 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

Since you’ll already be at the entrance, you can expect to get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom by bus in about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the wait time for the bus.

By Foot

I don’t recommend you walk from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom, but it is possible. It won’t be an easy walk and you probably won’t enjoy it much. The walk will take about 2 hours and its’ nearly 6 miles.

By Taxi, Uber, or Lyft

If you want to take a taxi, Uber, Lyft from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom, it can take up to an hour; depending on how quickly you get into the vehicle. If you plan ahead, this can be a very quick way to get to the Ticket and Transportation Center since you can skip the parking lot tram.

Compared to driving, if you get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft quickly, you can get from the Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom in less than 40 minutes.

You can also take a bus to one of the resorts found near Magic Kingdom offering monorail transportation or ferry transportation to Magic Kingdom. These options will take longer, but they may allow you to see a resort or travel by water.