arriving at anaheim for the disneyland return jaunt, this time coming from san diego. the ride is about 2 hours from santa fe station in downtown san diego to anaheim with stops. prices depends if you are on the regular unreserved seat or a business class seat ($ 27 for economy and $ 41 for business class seat). upon arriving on the amtrak station in anaheim, you need your friends to fetch you or just take a taxi to disneyland.
the amtrak station is at: E Gene Autry Way Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA 92806
Whether coming down to Anaheim via Los Angeles for Disneyland or some other Anaheim happening, there are some convenient public transit options by train. The Amtrak and Metrolink trains regularly stop at the Anaheim station, walking distance from Angel Stadium and near the major intersection of Katella Ave And State College Blvd. Departing L.A. via Union Station, the journey takes about 40 min- 1 hour. Amtrak has times throughout the day, everyday to/from Anaheim (Cost varies, about $14 one way, $28 round trip). Metrolink has limited trips, during peak morning/evening commuter times. (Cost also varies, about $8.25 one way or $16.50 round trip on weekdays, $10 for discount weekend travel). Check trains websites for rate updates.
Anaheim Station is a decent rest stop, with staffed Amtrak customer service (no Metrolink though), a waiting area with ample seating, TV, bathroom, snack machine and a nearby cafe located on the first floor of a high-rise business building.
From the train originally departing from L.A., exit right and you'll find yourself heading towards Angel Stadium. If your final destination is Disneyland, head the opposite way toward Katella Ave, exiting the gates that lead into the parking lot of the adjacent business center. Catch the OCTA 50 West bus (cross the street, stop is by gas station ). Trip to Disneyland from this point is about 10 min. Also, a taxi is usually waiting at the station and can take you down the way. Taxi ride is about $10 to the theme park entrance.
the anaheim resort transport (ART) is a convenient and inexpensive way to get to the attractions of anaheim. the ART shuttle has stops at the theme parks and stops near most of the anaheim hotels. see the attached website for routes and prices.
If you are staying in the Disneyland area, and don't have a car, don't worry. The Orange County Transportation Authority (or OCTA) is our local bus company and they have a very reliable and easy to use system. A day pass is three dollars, and it is good for unlimited rides throughout the county. The buses are easy to navigate and the drivers are fairly helpful. (I take the bus to work a couple of days a week to do my little bit for the environment) If you have access to a computer with internet, the OCTA website has a great trip planner. Just punch in the address of your hotel or where you are staying and where you want to go. It tells you exactly what buses to take and how long it will take to get there.
The buses are pretty good at being on-time, especially in the resort area. All in all, we have a great public transportation system, so definitely, take advantage of it. Of course, I am a bit biased. I work for OCTA...
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