Airports Near Disneyland + Plus The Fastest Way To Get To Disneyland!

Planning your trip to Disneyland and trying to figure out which Airport is closest to Disneyland? Well, there are a variety of Airports near Disneyland, but which one is going to have the best routes and closest proximity to the Disneyland Resort? We didn’t know this answer either, but after flying to Los Angeles a few times and visiting Disneyland so much, we may know a thing or two about which airport is the best airport to fly into and out of when Disneyland is the goal!

So continue reading because we have loads to cover with the number of airports in LA and the Orange county area 👀.

Best Airports Near Disneyland: Closest to Farthest

  1. John Wayne Airport
  2. Long Beach Airport
  3. Los Angeles Airport
  4. Ontario Airport
  5. Hollywood Burbank Airport
  6. San Diego Airport
Front view of John Wayne Airport which is the closest airport to Disneyland
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Since this guide is all about the best ways to get to Disneyland from the airport, make sure to read our in-depth Disneyland Transportation Guide!

John Wayne Airport To Disneyland Resort

Distance to Disneyland:

Approx. 13 miles to the Disney theme park

Transportation to Disneyland

Rideshare: Lyft, Uber

This trip from John Wayne Airport (SNA) can be booked through Lyft to take you to the Disneyland Resort Area. You can be picked up straight from the Airport at the ground transportation center. The trip dependent upon traffic and weather conditions can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes. Some of this time will be sitting in traffic at the airport or on the busy interstates or in the bustling traffic filled Disneyland Resort area.

Simply book your trip straight through the Lyft or Uber app and wait for your ride to show up. You will be picked up at the designated ride share pick up areas either on on floor 3 of the parking structures, A2 and B2 and in the terminal C parking structure.

OCTA:

OCTA is the Orange Country version of the metro or their bus system. The OCTA system is a series of buses with tons of routes to get you where you need to be, including Disneyland Resort. the trip from John Wayne Airport can take anywhere from 2hrs – 2hr 30 minutes depending on traffic, weather conditions and if you can make your connecting buses.

The best bus route to take with the least amount of connecting buses is going to be…

Take bus route 76 in the west direction straight from the airport to MacArthur-Harbor Blvd. From there you walk to the Harbor-MacArthur stop and will board bus route 43 north to Harbor east shuttle area where you will disembark the bus. Disneyland resort is just a hop and a skip away from here so you’ll just have to walk for a few minutes and you’ll be at Disneyland.

To pay for OCTA buses you can pay fare directly on the bus. Though take note that you must have exact change as the bus will not provide you with change. You can buy a one way ticket with no transfers issues or a one day ticket that allows transfers until 2:59am the following day.

You can also use the OC Bus app to pay fare anytime anywhere directly from your smartphone which is by far the most convenient and easiest option to go for. Otherwise you can buy a bus pass online or from select retailers.

Shuttle, Taxi, Limousine:

There will be Taxi and Limousine services available at the Ground Transportation center that will typically charge a flat rate and be a more expensive option.

Otherwise, there are a number of shuttles you can take for cheap to get to Disneyland. Such as the EVE shuttle, the Airway One and the Karmel shuttles for example. For the most part the pricing will be dependent upon the length of your trip, the route taken and the time of your trip.

Be sure you arrange transportation and book any shuttle reservations at least 2 days in advance so you aren’t showing up surprised or lost and stuck at the airport with no other option but to take a super expensive taxi cab.

Waterfront view of Long Beach California which is very close to Disneyland resort
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Long Beach Airport To California Disneyland

Distance to Disneyland

Approximately 18 miles depending on the route you take.

Transportation to Disneyland

Rideshare: Uber, Lyft, Opoli, Wingz

The rideshare pickup area is located in front of the terminal. You can book a trip through your smartphone using the apps directly associated with Uber, Lyft, Wingz and Opoli. Costs will vary depending on the size of car you need, any special amenities you’re looking for and the time of travel.

The length of the trip from Long Beach Airport to Disneyland Resort Area is going to be roughly 25-40 minutes depending on the weather and traffic conditions both within the airport and outside of the airport.

Long Beach Transit:

The cheapest public transit option to get to Disneyland from the airport would be to take the bus. The bus ride depending on traffic, lengthy stops and whether you catch your connecting buses can take as long as 2 hours. You can pay bus fare on the bus using exact change or buy purchasing a TAP card and loading funds onto it or using the TAP app which is by far the most convenient method.

The best route will average at around 1 hour and 40 minutes to get from Long Beach Airport to Disneyland. From the airport terminal you’ll catch bus 104 and take it to the Los Alamitos Cerritos stop where you’ll then catch bus 46. You’ll take bus 46 to the Ball-Harbor stop and then here you’ll get off and proceed to walk for about 15 minutes to arrive at Disneyland Resort.

Taxi:

You can catch a taxi cab from the airport terminal Taxi Stand. Though this can be costly as most taxi’s will charge a flat rate and then charge extra on top of that. Depending on traffic conditions, the weather and extra waiting time sitting in the cab you can definitely rack up quite the bill. Though if money isn’t an issue for you feel free to visit the Taxi Stand in the terminal to catch a ride. From the airport to Disneyland this trip will take roughly 25-40 minutes depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Shuttle, Vans, Limousine:

The Vans and Limousines available will typically charge a flat rate but there are a number of vans and limousines to take you straight to Disneyland Resort.

There are shuttles such as the Karmel shuttle, the Disneyland Express Shuttle through Long Beach Shuttle or the Disneyland Express Shuttle through Payless Airport Shuttle. These are all shuttles to take you from the Airport to the Disneyland Resort Area. Cost will vary depending on time of travel and length of the trip.

Car Rentals:

There are rental cars available straight from the airport with companies like Alamo, Enterprise, Budget and Avis. The offices for car rentals are located in the Ground Transportation Center. Driving from the airport to the Disneyland Resort Area will take roughly 25-40 minutes depending on traffic conditions and the weather.

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LAX To Disneyland Park

Distance to Disneyland

Approximately 33 miles to Disneyland Resort

Transportation to Disneyland

Rideshare- Lyft, Opoli, Uber

If you’re flying into Los Angeles International Airport then there are rideshare apps you can use to book a trip. The rideshare pick up location is located at the lot next to Terminal 1. To get to the LAX-IT area you can take a free complimentary shuttle or walk to the location.

If you’re using Rideshare apps to get dropped off at LAX then you can take your rideshare straight to your terminal drop off area in the upper departures level.

Rental Car

The rental car offices are located off airport which you can take a free shuttle to get to. You can catch shuttles under the “Rental Shuttle Car” sign near the lower arrivals islands. From here you will board the rental car shuttles and be taken to the rental car offices to then pick up your rental car.

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Remember it’s always best to arrange for a rental car beforehand so you have it reserved and ready to be picked up when you land in Los Angeles. This way, you can avoid running into unforeseen circumstances or extra charges because the car you needed or wanted to rent wasn’t available so you had to go for the bigger car or the extra fancy car that they did have available.

Taxi

If looking for Taxi cab transportation you can take a variety of taxi services to and from LAX. These taxi services can drop you off straight to your terminal on the upper departures level. If getting picked up by a taxi cab there will be three locations for picking up.

These locations are going to be at LAX-it next to terminal 1, inside parking structure 3 between terminal 3 and terminal b and at the far of terminal 7 outside of baggage claim. The cost of the trip will depend on the time of travel and the flat fee charged by the taxi company.

Airport Shuttle

There are tons of shuttle options that will take you either around the airport or to different city transportation points. These shuttles will take you to and from terminals to other terminals. There are also shuttles available to take you to the LAX city bus center which is a huge bus stop that you can pick up several city bus routes from.

Or you can take a free shuttle to the Metro C Line at Aviation Station. Shuttle stops at the airport have pink LAX Shuttle signs to signify to you where to get picked up.

Train

The Metro C Line will take you to Norwalk where you will catch Bus 460 to take you directly to Disneyland Resort Area which is definitely the best option for any Disneyland goers. This trip will take roughly 2.5 hours between taking the shuttle to the Metro C line, then catching the Metro C line and then catching bus 460.

You can buy a metro C line ticket at the station using the vending machines. There you can purchase a TAP card and then use the TAP app to reload and manage your fare. Otherwise you can purchase a TAP card online at the Taptogo website or on the TAP app itself. The fare for bus 460 can be paid using your TAP card or TAP app or using exact fare on the bus.

Also if loading up a significant balance on your TAP card be sure to call and register the card so that if your card is lost or stolen you can get the balance recovered and transferred to a new card so that your funds aren’t lost completely.

Shuttles, Limousines,

There are a number of shuttle, limousine and van services that can take you directly to the Disneyland Resort Area or wherever you may wish to go but you should arrange your shuttle reservations beforehand as most will require a reservation made in advance.

From there you will be picked up at the lower level arrivals islands marked passenger pickup. The cost will vary based on the type of service, length of the trip, time or travel, etc. so always book in advance so you know what to expect for this type of transportation cost.

The trip to Disneyland will be around 1 hour depending on the route taken, weather and traffic conditions and the number of stops on the route.

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Ontario International Airport To Disneyland Park

Distance to Disneyland

Approximately 35 miles depending on the route taken.

Transportation to Disneyland

Rideshare:

You can book a trip from Ontario International Airport using rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft. The cost of the trip will depend on the size of the vehicle needed, number of passengers, time of travel, distance of trip and amenities in the vehicle. The pickup area for rideshare is located just outside of each terminal so you can head over when you’re ready to be picked up. The duration of the trip will take roughly 40-50 minutes depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Taxi Cab, Limousine:

There are taxi cabs available outside of every terminal just on the edge of the island. The taxi cost will depend on time and distance of travel. Limousine transportation from the airport is available but needs to be arranged prior to your arrival.

Rental Cars:

Ontario International Airport provides complimentary shuttle services to guests wishing to visit the Rental Car offices located within the airport. From here you can rent a car and be on your way. A drive from the airport to Disneyland Resort is approximately 40-50 minutes depending on traffic and weather conditions. Cost of a rental car will depend on the company you go through and the type and size of vehicle you need as well as the duration of the rental period.

Metrolink:

Metrolink trains can be taken to and from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) station from the Metrolink station in downtown Ontario. Take an Omnitrans bus from the airport to the Metrolink station. At the Metrolink station you’ll want to transfer to the Metrolink Riverside line which will take you to L.A. Union Station.

At Union Station you’ll transfer to the Metrolink Orange County Line south towards Anaheim which will take you to the ARTIC station where you can transfer to the ART bus route 15 which will take you directly to Disneyland Resort Area.

This method of travel to Disneyland will take roughly 3 hours and 20 minutes from Ontario International Airport to Disneyland.

Tickets for Omnitrans buses can be purchased online through the Omnitrans website, using the Transit app or on the bus using exact fare. The tickets for Metrolink trains can be purchased online through the Metrolink website and then printing your pass out. Or you can use the Metrolink app on your phone or buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine.

The other routes of choice will require taking the buses from Ontario to Anaheim which will require at least 3-4 bus transfer and takes just a bit longer to get to Anaheim. The transfers can be quite confusing so we don’t recommend the bus.

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Hollywood Burbank Airport To Disneyland California

Distance to Disneyland

Approximately 40 miles to get to Disneyland

Transportation to Disneyland

Rideshare:

You can book a trip through rideshare apps such as Lyft and Uber to Disneyland Resort area. The cost of the trip will depend on the time of travel, the length of the trip, size of car needed and any special amenities in the cars. The pick up area for rideshare is located near the Terminal B entrance. The trip from the Hollywood Burbank Airport to Disneyland Resort Area is going to take roughly 40-60 minutes depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the route taken by the driver.

Rental Cars:

There are rental cars available from a number of rental car services and companies. The customer service counter for the Rental car offices is located in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC). We recommend booking rental car online through the website of the company you wish to use. Booking before hand ensures you get the right car for the right price and is super convenient so you can just hop off the plane, go grab the keys from the counter and be on your way. Driving from the airport to Disneyland Resort will take roughly 40-60 minutes depending on the route you choose to take and the traffic and weather conditions.

AMTRAK, ART, OCTA

The Airport provides free complimentary shuttles that will take you straight to the train station. The shuttle can be caught at the Airport Parking Lot Shuttle island to board the Lot C shuttle. When you are ready to board the shuttle you should call (818) 565-1308 to request a ride to the train station.

Once at the train station you can take the Amtrak pacific surfliner which you can pay for at the train station or book a reservation beforehand online which is what we recommend doing so you are guaranteed a spot on a train.

The Pacific Surfliner will take you to the Anaheim Amtrak/Metrolink Station (ARTIC) where you can transfer to the Anaheim Regional Transportation (ART) bus routes. The ART bus route 15 can take you directly to the Disneyland Resort Area.

Otherwise you can take Orange Country Transit Authority (OCTA) bus route 50 which will take you to Harbor Blvd which is only a few blocks from the Disneyland Resort Area.

The OCTA buses and ART buses do require exact fare or you can purchase passes ahead of time on the A-Way WeGo app for the ART buses and the OC bus app for the OCTA buses. This is longer trip since you’ll have to take a train and at least once transfer bus. The trip will take approximately 3 hours from Hollywood Burbank Airport to Disneyland Resort.

Taxi Cab, Shuttle, limousine:

These services will be located at the Ground Transportation islands in front of the terminal. Any shuttle services should be arranged prior to your trip to ensure transportation and so you don’t have any surprise costs arise during the trip.

Taxi services can always be found at the ground transportation islands and will typically charge a flat rate fee plus something extra depending on the distance of the trip, time of travel, etc.

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San Diego Airport To Disneyland

Distance to Disneyland:

Approximately 97 miles from Disneyland Resort, this is the farthest airport to Disneyland! However, sometimes there are some excellent deals when flying into San Diego airport vs. the other airports near Disneyland.

Transportation to Disneyland

Rideshare: Lyft

If you’re flying into San Diego International Airport you can use a rideshare app like Lyft to take you from the Airport to Disneyland. The pickup locations are going to be at Terminal 1 just outside of baggage claim in the Ground transportation area.

The other pickup location is going to be outside baggage claim at Terminal 2 just near the Transportation plaza. The rideshare drop off is curbside at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 if you’re getting dropped off at San Diego International Airport.

Be forewarned that this is a long drive, so the rideshare cost will be very high! Whenever we make the route, it takes us 2 hours to drive from San Diego to Anaheim.

MTS, Amtrak:

The best route with the least transfers is going to be taking the MTS bus route 992 to the Santa Fe depot Station. Here you can catch the Amtrak Pacific surfliner to the Anaheim station. Once you’re at Anaheim station you’ll want to catch ART bus route 15 to take you to Disneyland Resort Area.

Shuttle, Limousine, Vans:

There are free shuttles to take you to important transportation areas within the airport and the city. The terminal loop shuttle will take you between the terminals. Then the San Diego Flyer shuttle will take you to the Old Town Transit Center where you can ideally catch the Greyhound bus to Santa Ana and then transfer to bus 83 to take you to Disneyland Resort Area. There is also a rental car shuttle to take you to Rental car offices located off airport.

Most paid shuttles will have to be arranged in advance but there are several to take you to Disneyland Resort Area. There are also limousine, van and taxi cab services that will typically charge a flat rate and then something extra based on the time of travel, the distance of travel and other factors.

It’s always best to arrange any shuttle, limo and van travel in advance so you know what to expect in terms of cost. And so you don’t get hit with any surprises and to ensure you have a booked trip without any hassle after a long plane ride.

Airports Near Disneyland FAQ

Is it better to fly into SNA or LAX for Disneyland?

John Wayne Airport is the top airport for families and guests visiting Disneyland! It’s the closest airport to the Disneyland resort, approximately 13 miles away.

What is the closest cheapest airport to Disneyland?

John Wayne Airport and Long Beach Airport are the closest airports to Disneyland Resort. However, they are smaller airports so they will also have fewer routes incoming and outgoing.

Is Burbank or LAX closer to Disneyland?

Los Angeles Airport is around 33 miles away from Disneyland Resort, while Burbank Airport is estimated to be around 40 miles away. Therefore LAX is closer, and LAX is also a much larger airport.

Is Disneyland closer to Long Beach or LAX?

Long Beach Airport is around 18 miles away from Disneyland Park, while Los Angeles Airport is around 33 miles away.

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