DL airport / closest & cheapest?

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  1. goldilocks_63

    goldilocks_63 <font color=green>OKW+BCV+SSR+AKV<br><font color=c

    May 12, 2003
    Any advice to get from chicago to DL?

    Which is the closest airport and / or cheapest?

    And is there a ME for DL?

    or need to get a car rental?

  2. JWG

    JWG DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2004
    John Wayne in Orange County is definitely the closest (and I think nicest) airport serving the area. Its smaller than LAX and less of a hastle.

    It may not be the cheapest. The cheapest may be Ontario (on the north side of LA - lesser known/used), but easily the furthest away.

    For convenience sake, I say John Wayne out of Orange Cty. For cost, likely either LAX or Ontario.
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  4. disneynutt1225

    disneynutt1225 <font color=deeppink>I'm a fruit loop girl<br><fon

    Aug 28, 2005
    We flew into Long Beach airport last August. It was a short ride to the hotel from there (by short, I mean more than 30 minutes). We found it to be convenient and liked it much better than flying into LAX.

    There is no free ME service for DL like they do for WDW.
  5. utahkennedys

    utahkennedys DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2005
    We flew into Long Beach this May and LOVED it -- so small you feel like you are on an island or something. You walk across a small road and there are all of the rental car places. We are flying back into Long Beach in Oct. to go to Palm Springs too that's how much we liked it. For our other DL trip, we did fly into SNA (Orange County) and liked it too. We avoid LAX like the plague, but I guess we'd consider it if it was much, much cheaper...Long Beach was the cheapest for us. Does Jet Blue fly from Chicago? If so, they go into Long Beach.
  6. castleri

    castleri DIS Veteran

    Jul 29, 2000
    We got good fares on SW to Ontario one year and it may be longer but the traffic was much less than LAX. Really liked John Wayne but it is usually the most expensive for SW. Used a RR coupon for that trip. Hated LAX
  7. 1000th happy haunt

    1000th happy haunt <font color=green>My source is knowledgable, but u

    Jan 13, 2004
    There is no free transportation to DLR. But you can arrange something with Supershuttle in advance, or take the Disneyland Express when you get to the airport. I believe the Disneyland Express only operates out of Orange County and LAX.
  8. Meliechick

    Meliechick Mouseketeer

    Aug 20, 2004
    We flew into John Wayne in Orange County also. There is no ME. The car rental places are really close (in the garage adjacent to the airport.) The drive to DL was really short (15-20 minutes top) with minimal traffic. We liked having the car and being able to take a drive down the Pacific Coast highway. We have never rented a car when we go to WDW but did like having one for our DL trip.

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