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The local public bus service is the OCTA (Orange County Transportation Authority) and is a well run system. A one-way fare is $2, but most folks buy the Day Pass at $5. Route 43 is the bus that goes up and down Harbor Boulevard between Fullerton and Newport Beach, and is quite popular, so you will find buses going about every 20 minutes or so most of the time. Route 543 is an express version of Route 43 with limited stops, runs seven days a week until about 7 PM. There is a stop right next to Disneyland's Pedestrian entrance. Route 50 runs up and down Katella about every 30 minutes depending on the time of day.
The best place to go for Public Transporation information is to go to www.go511.com or cal 511 from a phone in Orange County or Los Angeles County.
ART (Anaheim Resort Transportation) is quasi-public transportation and operated by the City of Anaheim through an agency they set up to offer a more standard shuttle to Disneyland from the surrounding hotels and for Air Quality reasons. It is a good idea because Hotel Shuttles often created gridlock into the park however, many guests often assume that they need to take to ART service to get to the park. There are almost 30 hotels within a 10 minute walk of the main entrance so it sometimes makes more sense to walk. The fare is $3 one way or you can buy passes at many hotels which makes the fare $5 for an entire day. Also, a ticket machine is located at the Disneyland Tram loading area (near the security checkpoints - under the monorail track and against the hedge), and selected Hotels. A one day unlimited pass is $5, three day is $12, and a five day is $20. Children between 3 and 9 years of age cost $2 per day. To find the routes and more information, www.rideart.org Most ART routes now include a stop at the Anaheim GardenWalk Shoppertainment Center. ART is also now offering hourly service between the Disneyland Resort and the Christ Cathedral and The Outlets at Orange Shoppertainment Center but you still need to start at Disneyland which means, you have to take one shuttle from your hotel to Disneyland and then get off and wait for another shuttle which drops guests at other hotels on the way to the Outlets. If there are more than 3 adults in your party, look into a cab or take the OCTA bus.
As of October 1st, 2012, ART and OCTA have agreed to honor each others passes...
>>Transferring to Anaheim Resort Transit
Transferring from Anaheim Resort Transit
The Los Angeles system (Metro) does have a route that goes to both Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park and the Disneyland Resort, Route 460. You can find more info at www.metro.net.
It starts service around 4:30am and runs roughly every 30 minutes. It is an "express" commuter bus that goes through Fullerton and Buena Park on the way to Norwalk where it connects with the Green line (Metro Train). The can connect to the Blue Line North which connects with the Red Line. Here's a map you can use that will help you visualize the routes and how they connect.
There are two train services that come to the area, Amtrak and the Metrolink (regional commuting train). The better station to get off is Fullerton instead of Anaheim (aka ARTIC, located near the Honda Center). To get to Disneyland, just catch the OCTA route 43 or 543 bus in the Fullerton Station parking lot to the Disneyland entrance. ($2), ART now services the Anaheim Train Station, but the fare is $3.
Lux Bus offers service from hotel to hotel if you are travelling to Los Angeles or San Diego. This service in the same vehicle for $30 per person to selected LA area hotels or $44 per person to selected San Diego area hotels. This is a great service that can be booked through many Anaheim Area Hotels or online at http://www.luxbusamerica.com/index.php
There are various taxi, car and limousine services for hire in and around the Anaheim Resort area to help you get places. The rates vary for the type of transportation requested. Check with your hotel or concierge to see if they work with any preferred services.