Universal Studios – Cruise Shore Trip

Universal Studios Shore Trip

Everything you need to know about visiting Universal Studios as a shore trip from Port Canaveral. It is about 56 miles and should take less than 75 minutes from the Port

Universal Studios -Parking
Universal Studios -Parking (click to enlarge)

Driving Directions to Universal Studios

  1. Exit the Port and head West on FL-528 W for 52.8 miles. It is a toll road – pay $1.00 + $1.00 +$2.25 (change available).
  2. Take exit for I-4 East for Downtown/Orlando. Drive 3.1 miles.
  3. Take exit 75A toward FL-435 South/International Drive
  4. Turn left at the intersection towards City Walk then look for the parking exit on the right.
  5. At the entrance booths, decide if you want standard parking ($20), preferred parking (a bit closer to City Walk – $30) or valet parking.
  6. Once you enter City Walk, keep right for the Universal Studios Florida theme park, or left for Island of Adventure theme park.

Despite the people movers, it is a good 20 minutes of walking from your vehicle, through City Walk with its shops, bars and restaurants to the theme park entrances – and there are 2 security checks (or 3 if you visit both theme parks). Doing it both ways, it is safe to say the entrance/exit procedures alone will take just under an hour. Please keep that in mind if you plan a short day.