If you’re looking for the closest Disneyland airport, LAX isn’t it! But if you are looking for non-stop fares, LAX is a popular option for travelers. But what are the best ways to get from LAX to Disneyland once you arrive? We run down the cheapest way to get to Disneyland from the airport, the fastest way to get to Disneyland from LAX, and everything in between. You have options! If you are traveling for a Disneyland vacation or maybe the D23 Expo, this is one of the Disney tips you’ll need.
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What Is the Cheapest Way to Get From LAX to Disneyland?
In theory, public transit (bus) is your cheapest way to get from LAX to the Disneyland area.
It will cost you about $2 per person if you go this route.
You’ll take a shuttle to the bus terminal, and then off to Disneyland you go.
But we believe time is money and taking the long way to start your Disney vacation isn’t typically worth the cost savings for most families.
Skip the bus and try one of these other options instead.
Is the bus the cheapest way to get to Disneyland? Sure. But it’s not the recommended option.
Fastest Way To Get To Disneyland From LAX
If you want to get to Disneyland from LAX quickly, a private car is the way to go.
Rent a car, book a private car service, or jump in a taxi or rideshare like Uber or Lyft.
These services will provide you the fastest way to get from LAX to Disneyland.
Private Car Service
Private car services are the most lux way to travel.
If you want your bags taken care of and the most efficient way to travel, this is your best option.
We suggest using this service if you need a little extra room or are traveling with a larger group.
- Lansky Round trip will cost $325 to Disneyland. Car seats are available with this service. Protip: ask for a non-smoking car if this is important to you.
Car Rental From LAX to Disneyland
Renting a car will add a little extra time since you will travel from the terminal to the car rental lot via free shuttles, but it will still be a much quicker option than a bus or waiting on a shared shuttle to fill up.
How long will it take to get to Disneyland from LAX?
You’re looking at a 30-minute trip to the Disneyland Resort, but plan for an hour to be on the safe side.
LA traffic is no joke!
How much does getting a rental car from LAX to Disneyland cost?
Cost will vary based on your trip needs, but you can count on $50-100 per day to rent a car from LAX to Disneyland.
Also, remember: you will be charged parking at the Disneyland area hotels, which can impact your overall vacation costs.
Uber or Lyft From LAX to Disneyland
How much does an Uber cost from LAX to Disneyland?
You might be surprised that this one is mid-level affordable.
You can count on spending about half of what it would cost to take a traditional taxi (typically $100 but can be more based on traffic).
Uber or Lyft should cost you $45-65 to get from LAX to Disneyland. And this can change drastically based on cost of gas and surge pricing.
But please note: LA Uber and Lyft do not offer car safety seats.
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Shared shuttle services will offer a quick and more affordable option to get from LAX to Disneyland.
You can arrange for these in advance or at LAX when you land, but we recommend setting this up in advance.
Here are some options for you to consider:
- SuperShuttle SuperShuttle does not offer child car seats
- Karmel Shuttles also do not offer child car seats.
- LAX Airport Shuttle This one also offers child car seats. You must request them in advance when you book the service.
- Primetime Shuttle They do not offer child seats.
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