2021 Update: Getting from LAX, SNA, and LGB Airports to Disneyland

Hello Everyone,

Since I’ve last written a post, Supershuttle has gone out of business and well, the world has been pretty much closed up the last year. With Disneyland officially reopened, I thought it might be time to update this transportation information.


LAX is the largest airport in Southern California. While it is not the closest airport, it does have quite a few options available.

Image taken from Disneyland.com
Image taken from DIsneyland.com

You will notice that Karmel Shuttle is the only ground transportation shared ride van listed. This is because they are the only approved vendor by Disneyland. There are other shuttle options offer by third parties, but they are not endorsed by Disney.

Image taken from DIsneyland.com

The Southern California Grey Line Coach USA bus service is no longer in business as of 2021.

Uber and Lyft are also available at LAX airport, however, again they are not officially endorsed by Disney. LAX is located about forty minutes from Anaheim, but can take much longer depending on traffic. When I worked at Disneyland, guests spent an average of $50 to $100 plus.

Taxi cabs are an option. Ask your driver before you leave LAX if they have a flat rate. It may save you money.

Rental cars can be rented at LAX. All of the major vendors including: Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, National, Budget, etc have rental desks. It is highly recommended you book in advance just in case the cars are booked up. Check with your hotel before you reach Anaheim about parking costs. Disneyland does not offer long term parking.

Please note that of all these options, you will need to bring or provide your own car seat if you are traveling with children unless you call ahead to ask about rentals or utilize the bus!

SNA Options

Image taken from DIsneyland.com
Image taken from Disneyland.com

As mentioned above, Uber and Lyft ridesharing services are offered at SNA. The average cost to reach Anaheim ranged from $25 to $50 when I worked at DIsneyland. This is the closest airport to Anaheim. With no traffic you can be to the resort in twenty minutes.

Rental cars are also offered here. Check the airport for full availability and also ensure to check with your hotel about parking rates.

You may be able to check with your hotel and see if they offer any complimentary shuttle service from the airport!

LGB Options

Image taken from Disneyland.com
Image taken from DIsneyland.com

Of all the airports that serve Disneyland, Long Beach is by far the smallest! There are “two” terminals, but very few gates. You can be through security in a matter of five minutes. Uber and Lyft are options here, but they are limited as with taxis.

If you prefer to rent a car, book in advance. I’ve personally been out of luck before.

Check with your hotel about shuttles if you are in doubt!

Other Options

If you are utilizing Amtrak or another service, the closest train station to the resort is the Anaheim ARTIC station. From there you can catch a ride sharing service, bus, or taxi. Anaheim has excellent ART (Anaheim Resort Transit) options I’ve used countless times. Metrolink also serves ARTIC station.

Wrapping Up

I hope you have found this article helpful, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions. Happy travels!