Discover how to get from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Disneyland hotel by bus, train, shuttle, taxi and more. The Disneyland Resort is situated approximately 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. So, it’s better to travel in a car service from LAX to the Disneyland hotel.
Shuttles, Limousines and Taxicabs
There are a number of limousines and shared-ride shuttles available to take you directly to the Disneyland Resort. It’s best to organize your transportation before arriving at the airport. Limousines may charge a flat rate that is sometimes close to the rate charged by a taxi service. Vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the orange sign marked “Shared Ride Vans.”
Taxis are available for direct transportation like car service from LAX to the Disneyland hotel. After exiting baggage claim, walk outside to the taxi stand. Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating “Taxis.” You will be presented with a ticket quoting exact fares to major destinations. Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation are permitted in the airport. It is totally illegal for any transportation services to negotiate fares, and tourists using such services do so at their own risk.
Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft can now pick up at LAX in a specially designated area. The Uberestimate for UberX usually gives the fare as $35-$48. Lyft is usually cheaper.
Metro (Bus and Rail)
The Los Angeles Metro consists of a network of interlinked bus routes and rail lines. Upon exiting the baggage claim area, wait under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections sign on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal.
You must ride the bus/shuttle marked “G” to the Aviation Station and then proceed to the west end of the platform. Board the Metro Rail Green Line headed east toward Norwalk.
Once you arrive at the Norwalk Station, board the Metro Express Line 460 bus headed to the Disneyland Resort.
Other Public Transportation
The Metro Green Line doesn’t go all the way to LAX, but stops just outside the airport. A free shuttle, Bus G, will take you from the lower level arrival area at LAX terminals to the Aviation/LAX Station, where you can catch the Green Line to Norwalk Station.
From there, you’ll take Metro Bus 460, the Disneyland Express, which will drop you off at the gate. It usually takes 2 hours. It costs $1.75 per person.
Assuming you have luggage and really want to get to your hotel, the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) Shuttles run from Disneyland to all the area hotels. Make sure you find out which bus or buses go to your hotel.
You can buy a one, three or five day pass, starting at $5, depending on how long you’ll be in the neighborhood. You can buy the passes online in advance, or at the Kiosk at the Disneyland Main Transportation Area as well as at selected hotels.
Disneyland Resort Express by Gray Line
There’s a so-called Disneyland Resort Express from LAX and Orange County airports, operated by Gray Line. The Disneyland Resort Express provides the most convenient mode of transportation between except the car service from LAX to the Disneyland Resort area—including both Anaheim Resort and Disneyland Resort hotels.
After getting out of the baggage claim area at LAX, proceed to the center island. You can board the Disneyland Resort Express underneath the green sign in front of each terminal. Buses depart frequently, beginning at Terminal-1. Reservations are not needed, but there is a certain fare to ride.
But it’s double the price of airport shuttles and will stop at 8 hotels, even if there are no other passengers to pick up. So I don’t recommend it, and neither do a lot of travelers who have ridden recently.