Fly into John Wayne Airport in Orange County
Four major airports in the Orange County and Los Angeles area make it convenient to visit Anaheim any time of the year. For a stress-free travel experience, book a flight into John Wayne Airport (SNA), recently named top U.S. airport by Time Money Magazine. This airport is the closest gateway to Anaheim, located just a quick 15-minute drive from the convention center. With three easy-to-navigate connected terminals serviced by most major airlines, John Wayne Airport provides visitors with ample travel options, more than 30 shopping and dining outposts and perks like charging stations and free Wi-Fi.
Rent a car inside the airport
For visitors looking to hop behind the wheel, John Wayne Airport has on-site rental car counters on the first floor. Head down to baggage claim on the lower level between terminals A and B—across from the statue of John Wayne—to check-in and complete paperwork. Most major companies have representatives at the airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz. Vehicle pickup is located right across the street.
Use ARTIC as a transportation hub
Once visitors arrive in Anaheim, there is a myriad of options for getting around the city. Located next to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center) offers a central way to take advantage of the city’s transit services, including rail, bus and taxi. The station is serviced by Amtrak, Metrolink and Orange County Transportation Authority buses. Anaheim Resort Transportation also provides service from ARTIC across 22 routes to key destinations like Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, Knott’s Berry Farm, downtown Santa Ana and 70-plus local hotels.
Explore the rest of the region by hopping aboard the Amtrak
From ARTIC, Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner connects passengers in Anaheim to the rest of Orange County and beyond. Traveling along the coast, the scenic Pacific Surfliner Route has 24 trains serving Orange County cities including San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Fullerton and Santa Ana. Rail transit also provides an easy, affordable way to take a coastal day trip to SoCal destinations such as downtown San Diego.
On board, Wi-Fi is complimentary and there are electrical outlets to keep mobile devices charged. The Sea View Café offers a variety of fresh sandwiches and snacks, beverages and locally brewed beers. An upgrade to Pacific Business Class offers guaranteed seats, extra legroom and complimentary snacks and beverages. ARTIC is only 3-miles from the Anaheim Convention Center and the Pacific Surfliner Transit Transfer Program offers complimentary local transfers to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Disneyland® Resort through ART.