We at Chip and Co are your go to Walt Disney World Planning Tips, but we’re more than just Walt Disney World. We are Disneyland, Disney Aulani, and beyond. Stop your searching the web and stick with us for all your Disney Needs. Here and now we’re giving you our Disneyland Pre-Planning Tips.
You may recall we went over some checklist items for a Disneyland Vacation earlier this year. Now we need to choose your Disneyland Airport.
What Airports are there: Disneyland is serviced by many airports. The main three are Long Beach (LGB), Santa Ana (SNA) and Los Angeles (LAX), CA. My personal favorite is Long Beach. It’s a great little airport that is easy to get in and out of. Plus the old school stair ramp exit off your plane is super cool. You could also fly into Burbank, Ontario or even San Diego if you wish.
How Far Away Are They: Long Beach is also the closest of the three airports at 13 miles from Disneyland. Santa Ana is second closest at 13.9 miles but is usually the highest priced to fly into. It’s still worth checking pricing for it, just in case. Los Angeles (LAX) is the farthest from Disneyland at 29.6 miles. LAX is the most known as obviously it’s a main hub for so many airlines will have the most flights in and out giving you the greatest range of options to meet your schedule and budget.
How Do I Get To Disneyland From The Airport: Each airport will have a selection of rental car companies to select from. When visiting Disneyland, I highly recommend a rental car. There are many areas away from Disneyland that you will want to visit and having the flexibility of a car will allow you a lot of options. However, If you know you’re staying at Disneyland Resort area for your entire Southern California Visit, then skip the cost and opt for a cab/town car, public bus or shuttle service. Disney has partnered with GreyLing and introduced the Disneyland Resort Express. This service is available from both Long Beach and Los Angeles airports.
Which Airport Is Best For My Trip: We need to decide what your priorities are. For example, Los Angeles (LAX) is the most known, obviously as it’s a main hub for so many airlines, and will have the most flights in and out giving you the greatest range of options to meet your schedule and budget. Additionally, LAX has the most transportation options. This is the airport for your vacation needs if you need to arrive or depart near a specific time. Also if you find that the plethora of transportation options from LAX meet your needs better, this is your airport. If you prefer an easy in and out of Airport, then choose Long Beach. It’s small and doesn’t have a lot of traffic. It’s often referred to as the “Businesspersons Secret Airport”. However, if you want a close airport, pick Santa Ana, this airport is the closest to Disneyland and will provide the quickest trip to and from the airport so you can get to playing sooner.
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