Getting Around Anaheim-Disneyland
The best way to get around Disneyland is on foot, but the best way to get around Anaheim is by car. Once inside the resort, all of Disneyland's attractions – including those found in Disney's California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney – are within walking distance of one another. If you tire of walking, then hitch a ride on the Disneyland Monorail, which is free for visitors with valid admission into the park.
Getting to the park is also a breeze: the Disneyland Resort Express is available from Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is around 15 miles south, and from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is about 35 miles west. If you bring or rent a car, you'll find there is plenty of parking at Disneyland. Just prepare for steep fees. You can also hop on the FRAN if you're traveling around downtown Anaheim, also known as Center City. The "Free Rides Around the Neighborhood" (FRAN) is an on-demand electric car service, which can be summoned via an app and can take visitors to one of 10 stops.
|On Foot||All of the must-see Disney attractions can be accessed easily on foot. Stop by one of the many visitor centers found throughout the parks and pick up a map.|
Disneyland itself is very pedestrian-friendly. But if you plan on staying in downtown Anaheim, taking in a game at Angel Stadium or visiting any of the city's other things to do, you'll probably need a set of wheels. Having your own vehicle will also be helpful if you hope to take a daytrip to any of the nearby shorelines like Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach or even San Diego. Rental agencies are available at both Orange County's John Wayne Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. But be warned that Disneyland charges $25 a day to park at the resort.
|Anaheim Public Transportation||
The Orange County Transportation Authority operates a bus system, as well as a train system. The buses offer 60 routes and nearly 5,000 stops in Orange County. The train system is less extensive, with just three lines of Metrolink trains that make 11 stops throughout the OC in places like Anaheim, Santa Ana and Oceanside. Ticket prices and hours of operation vary; Metrolink fares are calculated using a distance-based formula. You can purchase a variety of tickets, from one-way fares to monthly passes.
Transportation around Anaheim is provided by the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) system, which services Disneyland and the main hotel areas. ART offers day passes for adults for $6 ($2.50 for children), three-day passes for $16 ($3.50 for children) and five-day passes for $25 (just $5.50 for kids). ART also provides free service to all Angels home games.
|Disneyland Public Transportation||
Disneyland operates shuttles to and from the nearby John Wayne Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. Once inside the park, use of both the Disneyland Monorail (which runs between Downtown Disney and Disneyland's Tomorrowland) and the Disneyland Railroad (which runs a loop between Main Street U.S.A. and Tomorrowland in the main park) are included with your admission ticket.
Taxis and ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft service the Orange County area, but relying solely on cabs can get expensive.