How to get from Los Angeles LAX Airport to Disneyland
If you are new to the city, and are finally making your way to where your childhood characters come alive; we have everything you need to know in order to make this trip as unforgettable as it should be. So instead of trying to figure out where and how to get to the park after landing at LAX airport, head off to Disneyland and immerse yourselves in the tales from some of your favorite Disney films whilst building memories with your family that will last you a lifetime.
To get there, you have 4 different transportation options available when travelling from Los Angeles LAX Airport to Disneyland; you can either take a taxi, a private shuttle, a shared shuttle bus or a combine shuttle, metro and bus trip. Taking a taxi or private Los Angeles airport shuttle are the fastest, and most comfortable options. Your next option is to take the shared shuttle bus, and your cheapest but longer option is to take the shuttle bus, metro and bus to Disneyland.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi or private shuttle || €80|| 30min|| 24/7|
| Shared shuttle van || €76|| 45min|| 24/7|
| Shuttle - Metro - Bus || €4.60|| 2min|| 03:33–00:00|
How to get from LAX airport to Disneyland by taxi or private shuttle
The fastest way to get to Disneyland is by either taking a taxi or a private LAX airport shuttle. If you choose to take a taxi, bare in mind that there is no flat rate for the journey from Los Angeles airport to Disneyland; therefore, the price will be calculated using a taximeter, so depending on the time and distance travelled. Under normal traffic conditions, the trip takes approximately 30 minutes. There are 9 different taxi companies serving LAX airport, and all taxis are different colours. However, while vehicle model and color may vary, all officially licensed taxis must provide the official City of Los Angeles Taxicab Seal and they are easily recognisable by their classic taxi rooftop sign. However, if you wish to travel on a fixed rate fare and with no added fees, you can always book a private shuttle in advance.
Taxi fare from Los Angeles LAX airport to Disneyland
There is no flat rate fee from LAX airport to Disneyland, your taxi trip will be calculated using a taximeter, so depending on the time and distance travelled. However, the average cost of a taxi ride from LAX airport to the park is €80 ($100 USD).
It is important to know that some private shuttle companies offer a flat rate fee from the airport to Disneyland, if you book your LAX airport transfer in advance.
Taking a taxi or private shuttle from Los Angeles LAX Airport is definitely the most convenient way to get from the airport to Disneyland. It is quick and much more comfortable than any other means of public transport.
After a long flight it is always ideal to get a taxi or private shuttle ride and avoid the crowded airport, getting to your destination as soon as possible.
If you are taking a LAX airport taxi, is important to make sure that your driver resets the taximeter and that it is running before leaving the airport. Please note, that it is customary to give your driver a tip when taking a taxi.
There are 9 different taxi companies in LA, however, to prove that they are official licensed taxis, they must provide the official City of Los Angeles Taxicab Seal.
If you want the smoothest travel experience, it is recommended to book a private shuttle in advance.
How to get from LAX airport to Disneyland by shuttle van
If you would like a direct but less expensive transfer option to get from LAX airport to Disneyland, you can take one of the shared shuttle vans that leave the airport. There are several shuttle companies that service the airport, including Sunny’s Transportation and Karmel Shuttle. Although this option is direct to the park, it can be slow, as you will have to wait for the shuttle to pick up numerous passengers at multiple airport stops and then take them to their hotels before heading to Disneyland. A trip between the two locations takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.
How much is a shared shuttle van from LAX airport to Disneyland?
For a one-way on a LAX to Disneyland shuttle bus costs €38 ($45 USD) per person and €75 ($90 USD) per person for a roundtrip. It is important to note that you will need to buy your tickets online on the shuttle van's website as they only take advanced reservations.
Waiting time is around 10 minutes for the shuttle bus.
Airport shuttles need to be reserved in advance, and a pick-up time will be allocated to you based on your landing time.
Where do I get it from?
You can get your LAX to Disneyland shuttle bus at all 7 terminals at the airport. Karmel Shuttle buses are very convenient for pick-ups as they now have a flight tracking system, so once you make your reservation in advance, they will be able to track your flight. When you arrive, you will receive a text message from the company with a READY TO GO link. Once you have gathered all your luggage, simply click READY TO GO and you will be sent an alert with a vehicle number and exactly where to stand to meet your driver.
The shared shuttle vans are quite convenient from LAX airport as they have a flight tracking system which brings your waiting time to a minimum. However, you have to reserve your shared shuttle in advance using your credit card number; so those who haven't planned their transportation ahead, from LAX to Disneyland, might not be able to use this option. Moreover, you will have to wait for the shuttle to pick up numerous passengers at multiple airport stops before heading off.
It is important to note that you will need to make an advance reservation if you wish to use the shuttle van service, using a credit card.
Check each shuttle service’s cancellation policies before making your reservation.
There may be a maximum of 3 hotel stops on the way to Disneyland from LAX airport.
How to get from LAX airport to Disneyland by shuttle, metro and bus
The cheapest way to get from LAX airport to Disneyland is by using the LA public transport system for your transfer, however, this is also the longest travel option as you will need to take the airport LAX “G” Shuttle (Green Line Shuttle) from LAX to the Aviation Station, then you will have to take the metro C (Green Line) to Norwalk Station and finally take the no 460 Express Bus to Disneyland. A one-way trip only costs €2.30 ($2.75 USD) per person, but the travel time can take up to 2 hours to get to the park.
How much is a metro and bus ticket from LAX to Disneyland?
It is possible to get from LAX to the Disneyland resort area for only €2.30 ($2.75 USD) per person using the LA Metro Public Transit. You will have to purchase a TAP card for €0.80 ($1 USD) and then pay €1.50 ($1.75USD) for your trip. You can use your metro ticket in the bus, but please note that your metro ticket has a validity of up to 2 hours, and that your TAP card is reusable, so keep it for your next travels. You can purchase your tickets at the automatic machines at the station and when you do, you should purchase a TAP card with “Stored Value.” The Vending Machines accept cash, credit or debit cards and each traveller will need to purchase a TAP card, except for children under the age of 5 (two children ride for free per adult).
Waiting time is around 15 minutes.
The metro C line runs from 03:33 to 23:59 and 02:01 on Friday and Saturday nights. The 460 bus line operates from 04:00 to 22:20 everyday.
Where do I get it from?
After collecting your luggage at LAX airport, you can start your public transport venture, as you will be going from shuttle to train to bus.
Firstly, to find the free airport shuttle, you will need to exit the terminal and follow the 'Shuttle' signs. You will then need to board the free LAX “G” Shuttle (usually a mid-sized white bus), that boards from the center island. The LAX “G” Shuttle will take you to the Aviation / 105 Fwy Station (the station is also called LAX/Aviation Station), after stopping at the other terminals in the airport (this will take between 10 to 20 minutes).
You will need to disembark at the Aviation Station (Green Line), and you will find the TAP automatic machines in front of you. From here, you will have to board the Norwalk green line train, and will head to the end of the line, which will takes around 26 minutes. At Norwalk Station you can find the different bus stops upstairs, at street level. The 460 Disneyland bus will be stationed at "bus bay #2", just a short walk from the station entrance. This trip usually takes between 1 hour an 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
Although this is the cheapest way to get from LAX airport to Disneyland, it is also the longest. Having to take 3 different transportation options after a long flight, with luggage and potentially children could be tiresome and complicated. If you are not travelling on a budget, then it is highly recommended to chose another way to travel to the park.
It is important to note that you can use your metro ticket on the 460 bus line as long as you haven't gone over the 2 hour ticket validity time.
There are no restrooms at any of the stations along the way, you might want to use the the restrooms at LAX airport before heading to Disneyland.
You can find space for your luggage near the bicycle holding areas in the train.