6 Best Hotels on International Drive With Free Shuttles

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International Drive is an 11.1-mile-long major thoroughfare in Orlando and home to an extensive range of amenities and services including theme parks and attractions, independent and chain restaurants, stores and of course, accommodation.

With such an extensive range of accommodation options to choose from, many hotels and resorts along International Drive offer certain amenities to make them stand out. One such amenity is a complimentary shuttle bus to the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks.

With general parking at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando currently costing $25 a day, taking a free shuttle bus to the parks is a great way of saving money and given the close proximity between hotels along International Drive and the theme parks, the journey is typically less than 20 minutes.

I’ve gone ahead and put together a complete list of all hotels on International Drive currently offering a free shuttle to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando as well as information about the amenities and room formats available to help make your decision as to where to stay in Orlando easier than ever before.

All of the information provided was checked for accuracy during our last visit (July 2023) but is subject to change.

Top Hotels On International Drive With A Free Shuttle

Not got the time to look through all of the hotels I’ve listed? No problem. Here are my top three hotels on International Drive with a free shuttle to the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks.

best hotel for large families

Floridays Resort Orlando

This four-star family-friendly resort has several suites that measure 1,306 square feet and are suitable for up to eight guests.

best for free shuttles & free breakfast

SpringHill Suites By Marriott At SeaWorld

This three-star Marriott hotel is located across from SeaWorld Orlando and has free shuttles and a free breakfast.

best value for money

Avanti International Resort

This three-star Universal Partner Hotel boasts an extensive range of family-friendly facilities and amenities.

Hotels On International Drive With A Free Shuttle

Not convinced by my top three picks? Well having visited Orlando more than ten times in the past decade, I’ve had the pleasure of staying and visiting multiple hotels along International Drive.

This comprehensive list features all of the hotels that offer a free shuttle to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando as well as the important information you’ll need to know before booking such as distance, shuttle times and amenities.

1. Floridays Resort Orlando

🏰 Distance To Magic Kingdom: 8.9 Miles
🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:55
🌎 Distance To Universal Orlando: 7.2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 08:20
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Situated at an equal distance from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando is the four-star Floridays Resort.

This is the highest-rated hotel on International Drive offering a free shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando as part of the daily resort fee.

This is one of the best hotels for kids in Orlando with family-friendly amenities and facilities that include complimentary parking, two outdoor swimming pools with waterslides, a splash pad and a children’s play area.

When it comes to accommodation options the Floridays Resort is made up of two and three-bedroom suites, the latter of which is 1,306 square feet suitable for up to eight guests in total making it a great choice for large families.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando & SeaWorld
  • Complimentary parking
  • Two outdoor swimming pools with waterslides
  • Large kid-friendly splash pad
  • Children’s play area
  • Fitness centre

2. SpringHill Suites By Marriott At SeaWorld

🏰 Distance To Magic Kingdom: 10.4 Miles
🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:45
🌎 Distance To Universal Orlando: 6.2 Miles
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 08:45, 11:00
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott at SeaWorld is situated at the northern end of International Drive opposite SeaWorld Orlando. This three-star hotel is one of the best value hotels in Orlando with free transport to both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Other hotel facilities here include a large swimming pool with a splash zone, poolside games and an outdoor bar as well as a small, yet modern fitness centre with a range of high-end equipment.

Despite being listed as ‘SpringHill Suites‘ all room formats in this hotel are studios and come with a sofa bed and either two queen beds or a king bed, accommodating up to five guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove & Vineland Premium Outlets
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • ‘Shamu’ inspired splash zone
  • Fitness center

3. Avanti International Resort

🏰 Distance To Magic Kingdom: 11.7 Miles
🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:05, 11:35, 12:40
🌎 Distance To Universal Orlando: 2.8 Miles
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:10, 08:20, 09:00, 10:45
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The Avanti International Resort is a Universal Partner Hotel and one of several International Drive hotels offering a free shuttle bus to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World.

This is one of the best hotels in Orlando for families, thanks to its fantastic location, across from ICON Park and the extensive range of kid-friendly amenities and facilities which include a large outdoor swimming pool, splash pad and games room.

Rooms at the Avanti International Resort are available in either a superior queen room or deluxe queen room format, although there’s little difference between the two in size, number of guests, facilities and price. Therefore I’d recommend choosing whichever is the cheapest if you decide to book and stay here.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle bus to Universal Orlando & Walt Disney World
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Kids splash pad
  • Pool-side bar
  • Indoor games room

4. Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites Orlando International Dr.

🏰 Distance To Magic Kingdom: 12.9 Miles
🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:25
🌎 Distance To Universal Orlando: 1.5 Miles
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:10
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The Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on International Drive is where we spent ten nights on one of our very first trips to Orlando as a couple back in 2015.

This three-star hotel is located at the top of International Drive by the Universal Orlando Resort and offers complimentary shuttles to both the Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World theme parks daily.

Aside from the fantastic location and complimentary shuttle, other benefits to staying at the Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on International Drive include complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking, making this hotel fantastic value for money.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the accommodation options at the Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites on International Drive you have a choice of both rooms and suites, the largest of which can accommodate up to ten guests in total.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

5. Surestay Plus By Best Western Orlando International Dr.

🏰 Distance To Magic Kingdom: 13.6 Miles
🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:20
🌎 Distance To Universal Orlando: 1.3 Miles
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:20, 11:25
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SureStay Plus by Best Western Orlando International Drive is a two-star hotel within walking distance of the Universal Orlando Resort and Fun Spot America.

Being a two-star hotel, you won’t find the range and quality of amenities and facilities that you might at some of the other hotels on International Drive.

However, this hotel still has clean, spacious rooms, a complimentary shuttle to both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World as well as an outdoor swimming pool and play area, making it a great choice for those travelling to Orlando on a budget.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Kid-friendly splash pad

6. Quality Inn & Suites At International Dr.

🏰 Distance To Magic Kingdom: 12.7 Miles
🏰 Shuttle To Magic Kingdom: 09:30
🌎 Distance To Universal Orlando: 2.7 Miles
🌎 Shuttle To Universal Studios: 07:05, 11:10
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The two-star Quality Inn & Suites on International Drive is one of the most budget-friendly hotels in Orlando and is located just across from ICON Park.

This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World as well as SeaWorld Orlando. However, seats on these shuttle buses must be reserved in advance.

While the facilities and amenities at the Quality Inn & Suites on International Drive aren’t as extensive or high-end as some other hotels in the area, this is still a great value-for-money hotel for those travelling to Orlando on a budget.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary shuttle bus to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando & SeaWorld Orlando
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Large outdoor swimming pool

Map: Hotels On International Drive

Not found what you’re looking for? There are several other fantastic hotels on International Drive for you to choose from.

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