4 Ways to Get Around Anaheim (and beyond) Without a Car

Anaheim is filled with amazing attractions and activities that will make any visit truly unforgettable. Whether you see it by shuttle, bus, rail or private car; one thing for sure is that the public transportation system in place will get you there quickly and efficiently.


Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) Shuttles

ART's bright and colorful buses are a great option to see the many tourist destinations in the Anaheim Resort District. With over 20 routes from several hotels to various landmarks, visitors can spend an entire day sightseeing in Anaheim.

Many use ART to get from their hotels to the Disneyland® Resort. They can also provide transportation to the Anaheim Convention Center, shops such as The Outlets at Orange and Anaheim GardenWalk, dining options in Downtown Anaheim, sports complexes like Angels Stadium and The Honda Center, and attractions including Knott's Berry Farm®, Medieval Times®Dinner & Tournament and Pirate's®Dinner Adventure.

New routes also include Santa Ana where you can stroll around the hip Downtown Santa Ana area, shop at Westfield Main Place Mall or visit the Discovery Cube Science Center with your little explorer. Costa Mesa is also a trendy place to visit where you can spend a relaxing day at the shopping mecca known as South Coast Plaza®.

If you are looking for an all day adventure at the beach, ART shuttles can drop you off at Anaheim Regional Tranportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) where you can jump on the Metrolink train to San Clemente.

Tip: Read more about things to do in San Clemente here

Fares and Passes for ART

All day pass: Adult - $5, Child - $2
Three day pass: Adult - $12, Child - $3
Five day pass: Adult - $20, Child - $5
Fifteen day pass: Adult - $45, Child $10
Thirty day pass : Adult - $55, Child $20
Children 2 and under are free
*One-way cash fares are also available

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center  ARTIC for short is Southern California's main transportation hub, located in Anaheim. All regional public transits connect here, arrive and depart via the train, bus, ART, taxi and more! With so many modes of transit, ARTIC can connect you to exciting destinations all throughout Southern California.

Want to visit Los Angeles and Hollywood while you are in Anaheim? No problem! Metrolink offers a quick 1-hour trip via the Metrolink train from ARTIC to Los Angeles Union Station. Plan your route here.

San Diego is another great location for a day trip while staying in Anaheim. In just 90-minutes, the Amtrak Surfliner®can transport you down south, with beautiful Pacific Ocean views along the way. Read more about a day trip to San Diego here.

Attractions Shuttles

Let Anaheim serve as your home base and take advantage of the many great attractions and activities to do all around Southern California. Here is a list of tour buses available from Anaheim, for a day of fun and adventure.

Karmel Shuttle Tours: Service to Catalina Island, Catalina Zip Line Tour, Citadel Shopping Tour, Guided Segway Tour, Hollywood Horseback Tour, Hollywood Helicopter Tour, Los Angeles in a day Bike Tour, Movie Stars Homes Bike Adventures and more! 

Lux Bus: This elite transportation company provides first-class service and equipment. Tours departing daily from Anaheim to: Hollywood,LEGOLAND®, Los Angeles and Beaches Tour, Seaworld® San Diego, and Universal Studios (front of the line).

Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours: Offering tours to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Catalina Island, Los Angeles/Hollywood Beaches, LEGOLAND®, Long Beach, Madame Tussauds with Hard Rock Meal, Night City Lights Tour of Los Angeles, Pirate's® Dinner Adventure, Medieval Times® Dinner & Tournament, Movies Stars hHomes, Knott's Soak City®, Knott's Berry Farm®, San Diego Zoo®, San Diego Zoo Safari Park®, SeaWorld® San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, USS Iowa and USS Midway.

Starline Tours: For a variety of Anaheim to Los Angeles outings, hop on a Starline Tour including: Movie Stars Homes, Universal Studios Hollywood, Warner Bros and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Or head down to LEGOLAND®, the San Diego Zoo®, SeaWorld® San Diego, or Tijuana, Mexico.

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour: Go behind the scenes of the world's busiest motion picture and television studio! Explore inner Hollywood on a 135-minute cart tour surrounded by actual filming and production among yesterday's and today's most famous sets, stages, props, costumes, crafts, sounds and special effects.

Taxis and Limos

For travelers who desire a private mode of transport, Anaheim has plenty of car rentals, private cars, limousines, and taxis to get you to your destination.

Enterprise Rent A Car: Enterprise Rent A Car offers low prices and great service on all makes and models. Free pickup from all hotels and 24-hour roadside assistance.

VIP Limousine & Coaches: Diverse capabilities include airport runs, dinner runs, shuttle runs and tours. VIP's promise to its clientele is to provide a new, clean vehicle with a professional, prompt every time, chauffeur.

Yellow Cab: Serving Orange County since 1945, Yellow Cab provides superior, 24-hour taxicab service. Largest, newest fleet with licensed, experienced drivers.

For a full listing of ground transportation options, click here.

Happy Traveling!