Renting a vehicle in Anaheim isn’t necessary (unless you want to). Orange County is well connected to western Canada’s gateway airports and thanks to a network of convenient ground transportation, travellers can shave hundreds of dollars off their travel budget—or spend it on the fun stuff.
Getting to Anaheim from Canada
Booking a flight through WestJet will be your best bet, as the airline flies right into Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) from either Vancouver or Calgary. Once you’ve landed, it’s just a short 20-minute ride to Anaheim—the heart of the action—and where you’ll set up base during your vacation.
Getting to and from John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport, Orange County
Getting ground transportation into Anaheim from John Wayne Orange County airport is easy when you book a ride in advance with Karmel Shuttle & Southern California Coach Service. The drivers can get you to the theme parks and any of the neighbouring hotels, and back again.
Need a driver with an SUV or mini van that’s large enough for the whole family and your luggage to get you directly to your hotel, stress-free? Easy. Karmel Shuttle also offers hourly chartered car service, private vehicles and tours (like the Catalina Island Packages), making it easy for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with multi-lane freeway driving. Skip the stress of the commute, finding parking, gassing up, the expense and all that goes with renting a car on vacation.
Getting to and from parks and attractionsVisit Anaheim
Once you are settled in your hotel in Anaheim, you won’t miss having your own rental car at all when you experience how simple it is to get around the area using Anaheim Regional Transportation (ART). The city’s main public transportation system operates within the Anaheim Resort District and surrounding areas. Every year, nine million residents and visitors use ART to visit just about anywhere and the hop-on / hop-off service makes multiple stops easy.
ART / Visit Anaheim
The website offers a colourful, illustrative map that lays it out and makes route planning simple.
At the centre is Anaheim, which of course is home to Disneyland, Angel Stadium, Anaheim Gardenwalk, House of Blues Anaheim, the Anaheim Convention Center, downtown Anaheim and Honda Center. Clicking on the attraction will reveal a window that shows you which bus route to take.
From the centre of Anaheim, the interactive map also shows nearby Buena Park, where you’ll find family-friendly attractions like Knott’s Berry Farm, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Want a beach day? Click on the beach link and it provides routes and bus lines to get you weekend service to San Clemente Pier. Bus routes can also bring you to Segerstrom Center in nearby Costa Mesa for Broadway shows and world class performing arts. Craving some retail therapy? Take the orange line to shop The Outlets at Orange.
Download the A-Way WeGo app to purchase fare tickets and connect you more broadly with Amtrak, LAX ground transportation and Metrolink.
Getting around Anaheim has never been more convenient. Public transportation is a fun and efficient way to experience all that Anaheim has to offer without having to worry about directions and parking. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!Plan your trip at Visit Anaheim