Airport Proximity to DLR and Ground Transportation Information

3TinksAndAnEeyore

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Updated 4/20/18

Table of Contents
  1. Airports
  2. California Car Seat Law
  3. Tour Bus Companies
  4. Shuttle Services
  5. Taxi and Ground Transportation Networks (i.e., Uber/Lyft)
  6. Rental Cars
  7. Limousine/Town Car Services
  8. Public Transportation

AIRPORTS
The distance and times noted were gathered from Apple Maps unless otherwise specified and are based on a departure from the specified airport and arrival at the Disneyland Resort.

Long Beach (LGB) to Disneyland
13.75 miles about 25 minutes (up to 35 minutes in traffic)
Darkbeer's route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6977828

John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) to Disneyland
14 miles about 20 minutes (up to 30 minutes in traffic)

Los Angeles (LAX) to Disneyland*
35 miles about 35 minutes (1 hour or more in traffic)

Ontario Airport (ONT) to Disneyland
35 miles about 45 minutes (1 hour or more in traffic)

Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (BUR) to Disneyland
42 miles about 1 hour (can be over 2 hours in traffic)

San Diego Airport (SAN) to Disneyland
95 miles about 1 hour and 30 minutes (can be almost 3 hours in traffic)

Palm Springs (PSP) to Disneyland
97 miles about 1 hour and 45 minutes (can be almost 3 hours in traffic)

Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Disneyland
264 miles about 4 hours and 30 minutes (6 hours 10 minutes in traffic)

San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Disneyland
400 miles about 6 hours and 30 minutes (plan 8-9 hours with traffic and rest stops)

*DISBoard general information about rentals, shuttles, and driving from LAX by Mary Jo: http://www.maryjomellado.com/lax_to_dlr.htm

CALIFORNIA CAR SEAT LAW
California Highway Patrol Website
Trip Advisor's CA Car Seat Law (Includes Detailed Information)

California state law requires "children under the age of 8 to be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. In addition, as of January 1, 2017, children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat."
(Updated 12/18/2016)

TOUR BUS COMPANIES
Note: While California does not require a car seat on a full sized tour bus, Sheri Miller of the California Highway Patrol writes, "An appropriate child passenger seat is always recommended when they can be properly installed. Although it is not illegal for your child to travel in a full sized tour bus without a car seat, it is highly recommended since the seats and seat belt systems are designed for adults."

DISNEYLAND EXPRESS BY COACH USA (AUTHORIZED BY DLR)
Note: The Disneyland Express is a private company that charges a fee for transportation from LAX and John Wayne to the DLR and Good Neighbor Hotels. It is NOT the same as WDW's complimentary Magical Express. This is the company with whom Disneyland Resort currently contracts to provide transportation to guests booking a DLR package. When heading to the bus loading area at John Wayne or LAX, be aware that the Disneyland Express is a full sized tour bus. Do not be confused by shuttle-type buses with similar sounding names that will try to pick you up (especially if you have already reserved and pre-paid for the Disneyland Express.

General Information
Website: https://dre.coachusa.com/
Local: (714) 978-8855
Toll-free: (800) 828-6699
Email: anaheim.reservations@coachusa.com

FAQ
1. Do I need to make reservations in advance? No reservations are required for taking the Disneyland Express from the airport to the hotel, but they are recommended, especially for the trip from the hotel to the airport.
2. Which hotels does the Coach USA Bus Company stop at? Disneyland Hotel is the primary ticketing stop...usually. That's the official word from the Grayline operators, but DISBoard members report there are times when the Express will stop at Grand Californian Hotel first. After that the DE will stop at the two other DLR hotels. Beyond the resort hotels, the stops will depend on which hotels the remaining passengers are staying, but it does stop at most major hotels in the Disneyland area. Call to check on your hotel.

LAX Disneyland Express -- Departures from LAX daily on an hourly basis from 7:50 a.m. to 3:45 p.m with additional departures at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.

One Way: Adults $30; one child free with paying adult, additional child (3-11) $22
Round Trip: Adults $48; one child free with paying adult, additional child (3-11) $36

John Wayne (Orange County/SNA) Disneyland Express -- Departures from SNA daily on an hourly basis from 8:30-3:30 with additional departures at 4:45, 5:45, and 7pm.

One Way: Adults $20; one child free with paying adult, additional child (3-11) $15
Round Trip: Adults $35; one child free with paying adult, additional child (3-11) $26

LUX BUS
http://www.luxbusamerica.com/index.php

Las Vegas - LuxBus provides transporation between Las Vegas/Anaheim and Los Angeles/Anaheim. MommaU4 wrote an amazing review of LuxBus which includes photos. See her thread here: The LuxBus between Anaheim and Las Vegas (info and pics). The cost is $99/per person for round trip service and $62/per person for one way service from Las Vegas and the bus will drop off at a long list of local Anaheim hotels.

Los Angeles Area Locations - LuxBus also provides transportation to and from some of the more popular Los Angeles locations (Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, LAX, Santa Monica, West Hollywood) and costs $52/round trip and $32/one way.

San Diego - Stops included for San Diego include Downtown San Diego, Hotel Circle, and Mission Bay and costs $70/round trip and $40/one way (per person).

SHUTTLE SERVICES
Note: Shuttles (typically large passenger vans) require families to provide your own car seat. They generally do not provide boosters or car seats.

There are many different shuttle companies servicing the airports near Disneyland Resort. Some of the frequently mentioned companies on the DisBoards include Super Shuttle, Karmel Shuttle, and Primetime. Before deciding on a shuttle for your transportation, you may want to consider a taxi or transportation network company (e.g., Uber) unless you are a bigger group that plans on a dedicated shuttle. A shared van might make several stops to pick up the other passengers whereas a taxi will take you directly to your destination.

SUPER SHUTTLE
http://www.supershuttle.com/https://www.execucar.com/
(800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826)

Super Shuttle operates both shared ride vans, non-shared ride vans, and non-shared ExcuCar service.

Shared Ride Vans hold up to approximately 9 passengers in a vehicle. They generally make up to 3-4 stops to pick up passengers in route to the destination.
Non-Stop Van Service (non-shared) gives you a private shuttle service for a flat rate to your destination.
ExecuCar Business Express (non-shared) uses a sedan or Honda Odyssey type car and can hold about 3 passengers (yes, I know Odyssey’s can usually hold 6-7 passengers, but they limit passengers due to luggage). They use a will-call system to let you know where to meet them.
ExecuCar Black Car Meet and Greet (non-shared) uses a Lincoln Town car or similar vehicle and can hold up to 3 passengers with luggage. They will meet you at baggage with a sign with your name.
ExecuCar SUV Meet and Greet (non-shared) uses a Cadillac Escalade or similar vehicle and can hold up to 4 passengers with luggage. They will meet you at baggage with a sign with your name.

The following information was generated from the Super Shuttle website using Disneyland Hotel as the destination from each airport on 12/16/2016. Each fare is based on a one-way trip. It's important to note that entering a hotel name vs the DLR area zipcode can cause the quoted fares to be drastically different. Make certain that if you are running your own Super Shuttle quote that you enter the name of the hotel where you are staying rather than the zipcode. It could save you a bit of money.

John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service (Up to 6 Passengers in Party): First Passenger $11, Each Additional Passenger: $9
Non-Stop Van Service (Private van up to 9 passengers): $67
ExecuCar Business Express (Up to 4 Passengers): $56
ExecuCar Black Car Meet and Greet (Up to 3 Passengers): $83
ExecuCar SUV Meet and Greet (Up to 5): $121

Long Beach to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service (Up to 6 Passengers in Party): First Passenger $35, Each Additional Passenger: $9
Non-Stop Van Service (Private van up to 9 passengers): $90
ExecuCar Business Express (Up to 4 Passengers): $67
ExecuCar Black Car Meet and Greet (Up to 3 Passengers): $83
ExecuCar SUV Meet and Greet (Up to 5): $121

LAX to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service (Up to 7 Passengers in Party): First Passenger $17, Each Additional Passenger: $17
Non-Stop Van Service (Private van up to 9 passengers): $107
ExecuCar Business Express (Up to 4 Passengers): $72
ExecuCar Black Car Meet and Greet (Up to 3 Passengers): $119
ExecuCar SUV Meet and Greet (Up to 5): $158

PRIME TIME SHUTTLE
www.primetimeshuttle.com
(800) RED-VANS

Prime Time Shuttle operates both shared ride vans, non-shared ride vans, and non-shared sedan/luxury car service. The following information was generated from the Prime Time Shuttle website on 12/16/16 specifying one-way travel to the Disneyland Hotel from each airport.

John Wayne to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service: First Passenger $12, Each Additional Passenger $10
Go Sedan (for up to 3 Guests, includes 18% driver gratuity): $75
Private Van Service (up to 9 passengers): $75
Executive Class Town Car (up to 3 passengers, includes 18% driver gratuity): $86
Private SUV (up to 6 guests, includes 18% gratuity): $111
Luxury Limousine (up to 9 passengers, includes 20% driver gratuity): $132
ADA Private Van (up to 7 passengers): $75

Long Beach to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service: First Passenger $44, Each Additional Passenger $10
Go Sedan (for up to 3 Guests, includes 18% driver gratuity): $84
Private Van Service (up to 7 passengers): $86
Private Van Service (up to 9 passengers): $96
Executive Class Town Car (up to 3 passengers, includes 18% driver gratuity): $97
Private SUV (up to 6 guests, includes 18% gratuity): $122
Luxury Limousine (up to 9 passengers, includes 20% driver gratuity): $130
ADA Private Van (up to 7 passengers): $86

LAX to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service: First Passenger $17, Each Additional Passenger $15
Go Sedan (for up to 3 Guests, includes 18% driver gratuity): $103
Private Van Service (up to 7 passengers): $83
Private Van Service (up to 9 passengers): $98
Exclusive Private Van Service (up to 9 passengers): $83
Executive Class Town Car (up to 3 passengers, includes 18% driver gratuity): $116
Private SUV (up to 6 guests, includes 18% gratuity): $123
Luxury Limousine (up to 9 passengers, includes 20% driver gratuity): $161
ADA Private Van (up to 7 passengers): $83

KARMEL SHUTTLE
http://www.karmel.com/
1-888-995-RIDE (7433)

Karmel Shuttle operates both shared ride vans, non-shared ride vans, and non-shared sedan/luxury car/SUV service, and limousines. Karmel also has options for medium and large touring busses accommodating groups up to 55 passengers. A AAA discount is available. The following information was generated from the Karmel Shuttle website on 12/16/16 specifying one-way travel to the Disneyland Hotel from each airport.

John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service (Up to 9 Passengers in Party): First Passenger $19, Each Additional Passenger: $19 ($12 for children 11 and under)
Non-Shared Van Service (Private van up to 9 passengers): $85
Towncar/Sedan Service (Up to 3 Passengers): $90

Long Beach to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service (Up to 9 Passengers in Party): First Passenger $26, Each Additional Passenger: $26 ($12 for children 11 and under)
Non-Shared Van Service (Private van up to 9 passengers): $80
Towncar/Sedan Service (Up to 3 Passengers): $90

LAX to Disneyland Hotel
Shared Ride Van Service (Up to 9 Passengers in Party): First Passenger $26, Each Additional Passenger: $26 ($12 for children 11 and under)
Non-Shared Van Service (Private van up to 9 passengers): $118
Towncar/Sedan Service (Up to 3 Passengers): $140

OTHER SHUTTLE OPTIONS
Airvan Transport, LLC 909-224-7826 www.airvantransport.com
AM PM Airport Shuttle LLC 949-678-4549 www.ampmshuttle.com
American Shuttle, LLC 909-767-9745 www.americanshuttlellc.com
Apollo Shuttle 877-927-6556
Best Shuttle 949-337-3173
Bon Voyage Transportation 800-260-0377 www.bonvoyagetransportation.com
California Shuttles 323-830-7685
Corporate Coach of America Inc 949-581-7531
Discount Shuttle 800-699-4826
Express Shuttle Service LLC 562-319-7799
Go Fly Airport Service 800-994-6359
Go Fly Airport Service LLC 909-772-8516
Golden West Express 800-917-5656 http://www.goldenwestexpress.com
Mickeys Space Ship Shuttle 310-514-0010
New Express Transportation, LLC 951-737-8619 www.newexpresstransportation.com
Payless Airport Shuttle 562-310-5359
Roadrunner Shuttle 805-389-8196
Sav-On Shuttle 800-642-0167 www.sav-onshuttle.net
Zippy Shuttle 877-889-4779 http://www.zippyshuttle.net/

TAXI & TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY INFORMATION
Transportation Network Companies (i.e., Uber, Lyft, and Wingz):
Anyone can use Uber or Lyft to get dropped off at the airport, but not all airports allow Uber and Lyft to do pickups from the airport to your destination. To check on the current status, use the following links:
Uber Airport Availability
Lyft Airport Availability
Wingz Airport Availability


JOHN WAYNE/ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT (SNA)
The following information is from the John Wayne airport website (http://www.ocair.com/groundtransport/taxis.htm):

John Wayne Airport Yellow Cab Service:
(714) 999-9999
(949) 999-TAXI (8294)
(714) 444-4444
(949) 444-4444

Fares subject to change:
$3.50 for the flag drop and first 1/5 mile
$0.55 for each 1/5 mile, after the first 1/5 mile ($2.75 per mile)
$32.00 per hour wait time (Approximately $0.53 per minute)

Generally expect to pay about $40-50 to take a taxi from SNA to Disneyland Resort. If you are staying onsite, ask for a flat rate voucher from guest services at GCH, PPH, or DLH for your return trip.

Lyft, Uber, and Wingz are authorized to provide pick-up services at SNA airport. Generally expect to pay about $20-30 for an uberX and 30-40 for an uberXL (keeping in mind surge pricing can make costs increase).

LONG BEACH AIRPORT (LGB)
The following information is from the Long Beach airport website
http://www.lgb.org/travelers/transit.asp:

Long Beach Yellow Cab - (562) 444-4444

Flat Fees as of 12/16/2016 for a taxi from LGB to Disneyland or Anaheim Convention Center are $45.

If you are staying onsite, ask for a flat rate voucher from guest services at GCH, PPH, or DLH for your return trip.

The Long Beach Airport website also has an eight page list of authorized ground transportation providers including taxis, town cars, vans, and limos:
http://www.lgb.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=3166

UberBLACK, UberSUV, or UberLUX are available at LGB. Wingz is also available. As of 1/10.2017, Lyft is NOT authorized to provide pick-up services at the LGB airport, but they may be used for departure/drop-offs.

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX)
http://www.lawa.org/welcome_lax.aspx?id=942
See website (above) for list of authorized taxi companies and their phone numbers.

Expect to pay about $100 and up for a cab ride from LAX to DLR depending on the traffic. If you are staying onsite, ask for a flat rate voucher from guest services at GCH, PPH, or DLH for your return trip.

Lyft, Uber, and Wingz are authorized to provide pick-up services at LAX. Passengers can make a request once they are located on the terminal curbside. Authorized Transportation Network Companies may drop-off and pick-up passengers on the Airport Upper/Departures Level only. The airport fee applies to both a drop-off trip and to a pick-up trip. Signs that state “Ride Service Pick-Up” are positioned on the Upper/Departures Level to facilitate the meeting point. Generally expect to pay around $50-60 for an uberX and about $75-100 for an uberXL. Be aware that both traffic and surge pricing can greatly increase this cost.

RENTAL CARS
As someone who grew up in Southern California and still drives down frequently (my family and DH’s family are still in So Cal), I do not believe driving in Southern California is as scary as some make it sound. Just be prepared for plenty of traffic and narrow highway lanes (Los Angeles area freeways are often 1-2 feet narrower than the 12 feet recommended by the National Highway Safety Administration). Also be aware of parking fees at your hotel as the cost of having a rental car for several days can quickly add up. Also plan for an additional $18/day if you plan to use Disneyland parking. I have listed the authorized rental companies from each airport’s website as of 12/18/16. Additional rental companies may be available near the airport. Check with your favorite rental company to determine their closest location.

Long Beach (LGB)
http://www.lgb.org/travelers/transit.asp

Car rental offices are located in the Airport Ground Transportation Center located directly across from the terminal building.

Avis -- (800) 331-1212

Budget -- (800) 527-0700
Enterprise -- (800) 736-8222
Hertz -- (800) 654-3131
National / Alamo -- (800) 227-7368


John Wayne/Orange County (SNA)
http://www.ocair.com/groundtransportation/rentalcars

On-site rental car companies offer convenient services at the Terminal. Their rental car counters are located on the Arrival (lower) Level, between Terminals A and B, right across from the statue of John Wayne. The rental car return is located on the lower level of Parking Structures A2 and B2 accessible from the Ground Transportation Center.


Advantage Rent A Car -- (800) 777-5500
Alamo Rent A Car -- (888) 826-6893
Avis Car Rental -- (800) 633-3469
Budget Rent A Car -- (800) 218-7992
Dollar Rent A Car -- (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent-A-Car -- (800) 261-7331
Hertz Rent A Car -- (800) 654-3131
National Car Rental -- (888) 826-6890

Los Angeles (LAX)
http://www.lawa.org/rentalcars/

Rental Car offices are located off airport, away from airline terminals. The following rental car companies are authorized to pick-up and drop-off their customers at the airline terminals using courtesy shuttles. These companies meet arriving customers under the purple signs reading "Rental Car Shuttles" on the Lower/Arrivals level islands directly outside of baggage claim.

Advantage -- (310) 216-9204
Alamo -- (888) 826-6893
Avis -- (310) 342-9200
Budget -- (310) 642-4500
Dollar -- (866) 434-2226
Enterprise -- (310) 649-5400
Fox -- (855) 849-4201
Hertz -- (310) 568-5100
Midway -- (866) 800-3303
National -- (888) 445-5664
Payless -- (310) 645-2100
Thrifty -- (877) 283-0898


Ontario Airport (ONT)

http://www.flyontario.com/parking-transport/rental-cars

Free shuttle service is provided for rental car customers between the passenger terminals and the Consolidated Rental Car center where the on-site airport rental car counters are located.

Alamo -- (909) 937-3600
Avis -- (909) 390-1441
Dollar -- (909) 390-2438
Enterprise -- (909) 937-8070
Hertz -- (909) 937-8877
National -- (909) 937-7555
Thrifty -- (909) 390-2438

Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (BUR)
http://bobhopeairport.com/ground-transportation/rental-cars/

All on-site rental car companies are located in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC). The distance from the terminal to the RITC rental car facilities is 1,100 feet, a walk of approximately seven minutes. Access to the RITC from the Airport terminal area is provided by an elevated moving walkway that conveys rental car customers to the rental car counters. An escalator and elevator offer convenient access to the walkway for all, and the covered moving walkway keeps walking distance and time to a minimum. Free wheelchair service between the RITC and the terminal area is available at the main terminal entrance skycap station, and rental car personnel can summon skycap wheelchair service to the rental car counters as well.


Alamo Rent A Car -- (800) 327-9633
Avis Rent A Car -- (800) 331-1212
Budget Rent A Car -- (800) 527-0700
Dollar Rent A Car -- (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent A Car -- (818) 558-7336
Fox Rent A Car -- (800) 225-4369
Hertz Corporation -- (800) 654-3131
Midway Car Rental -- (800) 824-5260
National Car Rental -- (800) 227-7368
Payless Car Rental -- (800) 729-5377
Thrifty Car Rental -- (877) 283-0898

Disneyland Resort
Note: This is a partial list. There are additional offices in the area, so check your favorite rental company to see which is closest to your hotel. Most rental companies will pick you up at your hotel. Call to ask when making your reservation.

Alamo -- Downtown Disney District next to the Walt Disney Travel Company, around the corner from Earl of Sandwich and across from the Disneyland Hotel -- (888) 826-6893
Avis -- 200 W Katella Avenue -- (714) 780-1024
Budget -- 200 W Katella Avenue – (657) 999-5724
Dollar -- 1700 South Harbor Blvd -- (714) 778-5757
Enterprise -- 231 W Katella Ave – (714) 991-7195
Hertz -- 221 W Katella Avenue -- (714) 772-0425
National/Alamo – 711 W Katella Avenue – (888) 826-6890


LIMOUSINE/TOWN CAR SERVICES
The following are limo services I have found mentioned by DISBoard members that have at least one positive review. I would strongly recommend getting current prices and asking for a recommendation here on the boards before booking, however.

See Super Shuttle, Prime Time Shuttle, and Karmel Shuttle above. They all provide Town Car services.

Lansky Limousine Service: https://www.golansky.com/services.html
Lansky's is a locally owned company that is a perpetual DISBoard favorite and their prices are included on their website from John Wayne, Burbank, Long Beach and LAX airport to the DLR area. They provide a meet and greet driver, a stop at a grocery store if desired, and will provide toddler/booster seats on request.

Tony the Limo King: www.tonythelimoking.comhttp://alimozone.com/home.phpwww.best-trans
Harold's Limo: http://www.southcoastlimo.com/Party-Bus-Limousine-Harold-CA.html
Luken Limousine: http://luken-limousine.com/ (See Posts #26 and #34)
B&W Limos: http://www.bwlimos.com/

The Long Beach Airport has a wonderful list of Limousine and Luxury Sedan companies from the area: http://www.lgb.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=3166:

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
There are several public transportation options out of Anaheim including bus, commuter train (Metrolink), and passenger train (Amtrak). I have limited experience with the public transportation in and around Anaheim, so I would encourage anyone looking into these options to research the pricing, locations, and routes for each online. There are also several DisBoard users who live locally in the Anaheim area who may be able to answer questions not easily found on line.

Amtrak
https://www.amtrak.com/home
Amtrak discounts: http://www.railserve.com/amtrak_coupons.html

Metrolink
http://www.metrolinktrains.com/

Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART)
http://rideart.org/

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
Orange County Transportation Authority
 
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Niele

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Wow, very nice of you, 3TinksAndAnEeyore. Lot's of great information. Much appreciated. :)
 

HydroGuy

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All right! We have needed this desperately. Moderators, this needs to be a sticky. ::yes::
 
  • bumbershoot

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    Good idea!


    One problem with Grayline. The experience involving where the bus first stops from LAX has been very different, even within days of experiences. With me on Oct 9, they stopped at DLH first, did the money/ticket taking, then stopped next at GCH. Just a few days later, mrmnmustard's bus from LAX stopped at GCH first, THEN went on to DLH. Others have experienced various versions of their own, some stopping at offsite hotels first, etc etc.

    So I suggest you add a big huge "this varies and you'll want to ask the driver or just see what happens" thing to the explanation. At least when coming in from LAX.



    Also, with Super Shuttle's fare quotes, make it very obvious that you are choosing *hotel name*, instead of zipcode, to get those quotes. I was playing around with it earlier today, and while Burbank and LGB don't show a difference using that, LAX and SNA had a very big difference when using zipcode vs hotel name. Didn't check ONT today, but I remember that there was a difference...long explanation short, use the hotel name for the fare quote.


    Lastly, taxi from the Anaheim Amtrak station is about $13 by meter to the DLH.
     

    Nikisha421

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    thanks for the info...I have an upcoming DL trip that I seem to be ignoring for my DCL cruise which is just a few weeks after
     
  • bama106

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    Thanks so much for all the information.:thumbsup2 We just booked our very first trip to DL for Oct. of 2010 and this is very usefull information as we have been discussing which airport, transportation, etc.
     

    Mouseaholic!!!

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    Thank you for all the work.

    We did find something GREAT a few weeks ago.

    A one-way car rental from Avis. Pickup at LAX, drop off at Avis on Katella. It's only $37 - taxes and everything!

    We have not been lucky with a return rental so we will take the shuttle.
     

    Royalpine

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    Has anyone experienced the DE being full? We have to get picked up at terminal 2 and I'm worried that we'll have to wait for an empty bus (there's 3 of us). I've always rented a car at LAX but I have been other places where we had to wait a long time for a shuttle that had room.
    Is the DE the recommended shuttle if staying at HoJo?
     

    wvnative

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    Just wanted to add that you can book (and pay) ahead on supershuttle's website. I was just checking pricing for our March trip (should we opt to fly) a couple of days ago. There's only two of us going but it was $10 for the first person and only $8 for the second when booked ahead. It's not much but $4 (RT) is $4.
     
  • DisneyMomma81

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    Great post! Don't forget "my guy" Ron ~ his business card says VIP Service Kim Sontha Transportation. The number is 562-396-8106 (company number) OR the number where he has always answered is 562-895-6713. We've had a Toyota Highlander & Lexus SUV for our past trips. I believe his rate is $45 each way but I give him $50 ~ he's a great guy - he's from somewhere in S. Asia ~ Cambodia maybe so he has a great accent but he's a little tricky to understand - but he understands me - he's always there waiting for us at LGB and waiting for us at our hotel when it's time to go back to the airport.

    I think they're based in Long Beach.
     

    3TinksAndAnEeyore

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    All right! We have needed this desperately. Moderators, this needs to be a sticky. ::yes::
    Thanks! Coming from the undisputed master of stickies, that kind of compliment is going to make me blush! :blush:

    One problem with Grayline. The experience involving where the bus first stops from LAX has been very different, even within days of experiences. With me on Oct 9, they stopped at DLH first, did the money/ticket taking, then stopped next at GCH. Just a few days later, mrmnmustard's bus from LAX stopped at GCH first, THEN went on to DLH. Others have experienced various versions of their own, some stopping at offsite hotels first, etc etc.

    So I suggest you add a big huge "this varies and you'll want to ask the driver or just see what happens" thing to the explanation. At least when coming in from LAX.


    Also, with Super Shuttle's fare quotes, make it very obvious that you are choosing *hotel name*, instead of zipcode, to get those quotes. I was playing around with it earlier today, and while Burbank and LGB don't show a difference using that, LAX and SNA had a very big difference when using zipcode vs hotel name. Didn't check ONT today, but I remember that there was a difference...long explanation short, use the hotel name for the fare quote.


    Lastly, taxi from the Anaheim Amtrak station is about $13 by meter to the DLH.
    Great suggestions, I've added them in!

    Thank you for all the work.

    We did find something GREAT a few weeks ago.

    A one-way car rental from Avis. Pickup at LAX, drop off at Avis on Katella. It's only $37 - taxes and everything!

    We have not been lucky with a return rental so we will take the shuttle.
    I toyed with adding some car rental information, but that decided there's so much info involved, it probably deserves to be it's own thread! (Want to take it on? :rotfl:) That is a great deal for anyone looking for a one-way rental right now.

    Just wanted to add that you can book (and pay) ahead on supershuttle's website. I was just checking pricing for our March trip (should we opt to fly) a couple of days ago. There's only two of us going but it was $10 for the first person and only $8 for the second when booked ahead. It's not much but $4 (RT) is $4.
    Discounts are always great, even if $4/person! :thumbsup2

    Great post! Don't forget "my guy" Ron ~ his business card says VIP Service Kim Sontha Transportation. The number is 562-396-8106 (company number) OR the number where he has always answered is 562-895-6713. We've had a Toyota Highlander & Lexus SUV for our past trips. I believe his rate is $45 each way but I give him $50 ~ he's a great guy - he's from somewhere in S. Asia ~ Cambodia maybe so he has a great accent but he's a little tricky to understand - but he understands me - he's always there waiting for us at LGB and waiting for us at our hotel when it's time to go back to the airport.

    I think they're based in Long Beach.
    There's lots of great alternatives out there to the "major players". I'm glad you mentioned someone you liked working with. I think that will make this thread really useful when someone is looking for something specific. I hope lots of people chime in with good deals and good experiences.

    Thanks for the compliments, everyone! This was fun to put together and I'm glad a few other people are finding it useful. Amusingly, I was able to put it to use myself last night. We ended up changing our flights slightly for our trip in December (are those Southwest prices amazing, or what! :cloud9:) and I used the info to figure out whether the LAX or John Wayne options would save us the most money.
     

    DizMe

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    Wow, this is terrific information!! Thanks so much!!

    I would like to add that if you wish to use SuperShuttle, you can use discount codes to reserve ahead online for a better rate. I use UYR59 to get $3 off per person each way between SNA and the resort, so the $10 price is knocked down to $7 each way. There is one annoying thing about using that code, which is that the system no longer automatically gives you the discount for each person when you book for a party, so you have to book each one separately. That's actually pretty easy, as the information is all saved and you just have to go back and change the name, but it is still annoying to have to do it. There are other codes that give you $2 off each way so if you don't want to book separately, try those. You can find them here: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/supershuttle.com

    Here is a site that has information about flat rates for Anaheim Yellow Cab taxis, with various airport prices listed http://www.anaheim-yellowcab.com/
     

    3TinksAndAnEeyore

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    I would like to add that if you wish to use SuperShuttle, you can use discount codes to reserve ahead online for a better rate. I use UYR59 to get $3 off per person each way between SNA and the resort, so the $10 price is knocked down to $7 each way. There is one annoying thing about using that code, which is that the system no longer automatically gives you the discount for each person when you book for a party, so you have to book each one separately. That's actually pretty easy, as the information is all saved and you just have to go back and change the name, but it is still annoying to have to do it. There are other codes that give you $2 off each way so if you don't want to book separately, try those. You can find them here: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/supershuttle.com[/url]

    Thanks, DizMe! How long have you been using the coupon code? Is it something that's likely to continue working for awhile? I'm thinking of maybe adding a section to the first post of the thread for links to coupons for use with the major shuttles. My only concern with doing so is the worry that the coupon links might come and go to quickly to stay useful.
     

    onelilspark

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    A suggestion for the coupon codes...maybe just link to the retailmenot.com page? When I did a google search for Super Shuttle, it came up.
     

    DizMe

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    Thanks, DizMe! How long have you been using the coupon code? Is it something that's likely to continue working for awhile? I'm thinking of maybe adding a section to the first post of the thread for links to coupons for use with the major shuttles. My only concern with doing so is the worry that the coupon links might come and go to quickly to stay useful.
    Yes, that's tricky with coupon codes. Most don't last too long but are great when you've got 'em!

    I've been using that SS code for at least 2 years--maybe 2 1/2 to 3. It doesn't seem to expire, but you never know!

    Onelilspark, that's a good idea to link to the retailmenot site, as they update the codes so if the one I mentioned (which is first on their site) happens to expire, there are others that can be used instead. I did want to be sure to mention that if anyone used the UYR59 code, which specifically allows for $3 off pp, you now have to make individual reservations or the Supershuttle site will only give you $3 off per party instead of per person, like they're supposed to. They used to do it right on group bookings but somehow that changed and you have to manipulate the system a bit in order to get the proper discount.
     

    3TinksAndAnEeyore

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    A suggestion for the coupon codes...maybe just link to the retailmenot.com page? When I did a google search for Super Shuttle, it came up.
    Great suggestion! I added a coupon section to the bottom of the first post.

    Onelilspark, that's a good idea to link to the retailmenot site, as they update the codes so if the one I mentioned (which is first on their site) happens to expire, there are others that can be used instead. I did want to be sure to mention that if anyone used the UYR59 code, which specifically allows for $3 off pp, you now have to make individual reservations or the Supershuttle site will only give you $3 off per party instead of per person, like they're supposed to. They used to do it right on group bookings but somehow that changed and you have to manipulate the system a bit in order to get the proper discount.
    I linked to the retailmenot site and then sited your post with your advice! Thanks again, that's a good one!
     

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