The Easy Way to Universal Studios

Sanford International Airport has partnered with Universal Studios Orlando and Escot Bus Lines to offer you a direct connection from Sanford International to Universal Studio’s On-site hotels!

Shuttle Schedule

Sanford Airport to Universal Hotels

Departs Sanford Airport Arrives Cabana Bay* Arrives Sapphire Falls Arrives Aventura Hotel
9:30 AM 10:30 AM 10:35 AM 10:40 AM
1:50 PM 2:50 PM 2:55 PM 3:00 PM
4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:05 PM 5:10 PM
6:10 PM 7:10 PM 7:15 PM 7:20 PM
8:20 PM 9:20 PM 9:25 PM 9:30 PM
10:30 PM 11:30 PM 11:35 PM 11:40 PM
12:40 AM 1:40 AM 1:45 AM 1:50 AM

*If traveling to Royal Pacific, Hard Rock or Portofino Bay your trip will have a connection at the Cabana Bay Resort. Upon arrival at Cabana Bay covered bus stop you will meet your connection provided by Mears Taxi. The driver will transport you to the main entrance of your resort.

Universal Hotels to Sanford Airport

Departs Cabana Bay* Departs Sapphire Falls Departs Aventura Hotel Arrives Sanford Airport
4:00 AM 4:05 AM 4:10 AM 5:10 AM
6:10 AM 6:15 AM 6:20 AM 7:20 AM
8:20 AM 8:25 AM 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
10:30 AM 10:35 AM 10:40 AM 11:40 AM
12:40 PM 12:45 PM 12:50 PM 1:50 PM
2:50 PM 2:55 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
5:00 PM 5:05 PM 5:10 PM 6:10 PM

*If traveling from Royal Pacific, Hard Rock or Portofino Bay your trip will have a connection to the Cabana Bay Resort. Your connection to Cabana Bay, provided by Mears Taxi, will be waiting for you at the main entrance of your resort 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the pickup location at Sanford International Airport?

From the arrival gate or baggage claim: follow signs for the Attractions Shuttle Service. The bus is located next to the Welcome Center located across the street from baggage claim.

On which days does this service operate?

The shuttle service operates Thursday – Monday. The shuttle does NOT operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

What do I do if I miss my bus?

Please call Escot Bus Lines immediately at 407-418-1222. Press option 2 to speak with a dispatcher.

Is this a service run by Universal Studios?

No, this is not a Universal Studios Orlando service. This service is being managed by the Sanford International Airport and Escot Bus Lines.