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    What is the best route to DL from LA's Union Station?

    I have a little skeme, and I am planning a trip/adventure and doin' a wee bit of research on it...

    Ok, it's actually it is a wacky idea I have...
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    Re: Best route from Union Station

    (a) you can drive down the Hollywood Freeway (101) South, to the Santa Ana Freeway (5) South - this takes you right to the Disneyland exit(s) for the Resort

    (b) you can take the train to Fullerton - the closest to Disneyland - and then taxi the rest of the way - about 5 or 6 miles
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    • #3
      Re: Best route from Union Station

      Originally posted by EvilQueen View Post
      (a) you can drive down the Hollywood Freeway (101) South, to the Santa Ana Freeway (5) South - this takes you right to the Disneyland exit(s) for the Resort

      (b) you can take the train to Fullerton - the closest to Disneyland - and then taxi the rest of the way - about 5 or 6 miles
      No driving...

      I am assuming that train is the Metro? Or is it the San Diegan? :? I thought the Metron (Light Rail) goes to the stadium? I am not that familuar with public transport in OC...
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      • #4
        Re: Best route from Union Station

        I have gone to Union Station mulitple times.

        The best options (IMHO) are taking the Amtrak and/or Metrolink to the Fullerton Station, then taking the OCTA bus, Route 43 to the Disneyland entrance.

        There are some issues, first is the timing, Metrolink is cheaper, and will give you free bus fare by showing your ticket than Amtrak. But Metrolink has limited hours. So for most folks, Amtrak is better, but even the last Amtrak prevents you from seeing the fireworks.

        I prefer Fullerton for a few reasons, it is quicker (one less stop than Anaheim from Union Station) and much easier to access the OCTA. Also it is cheaper for many fares.THe bus takes about 20 minutes from Fullerton to the DLR entrance.

        Hope this helps.
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        • #5
          Re: Best route from Union Station

          There's 81 pages of information about OC transit and general SoCal transportation issues here:

          http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...=12993&page=81

          Sounds like you're planning a scavenger hunt or some sort of special event?

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          • #6
            Re: Best route from Union Station

            Here are links to train schedules...

            http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...22013&ssid=132

            http://www.metrolinktrains.com/
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            • #7
              Re: Best route from Union Station

              Just say NO to the Anaheim station, unless you are going to use the Metrolink Trains in the AM on weekdays, as they do have a bus that goes to the DLR from the station, or use the ART system.

              Most of the time, you need to take a LONG walk from the station to Katella Avenue to catch the OCTA route 50 that goes down Katella and stops in front of the 7-11 at Harbor and Katella, and a good walk to the Disneyland entrance after being dropped off.
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              • #8
                Re: Best route from Union Station

                Thanks...

                I think it actually is possable... It CAN be done... The question is, do I really want to try this kooky idea I have?
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                • #9
                  Re: Best route from Union Station

                  There's the L. A. Metro 460 bus that goes between Downtown LA and Disneyland - it will take one transfer to get to it, either the Metro Red Line Subway or a dozen different Metro Bus lines cross paths with the 460. But there isn't a really "late" bus back, if you want to spend the evening to watch Fantasmic! & fireworks you can't get a reliable bus home at closing time - you might want to find an inexpensive room and stay overnight.

                  (* Do NOT bet your life on taking the Last Bus anywhere. If the last bus breaks they might send out a replacement to sweep the route and get everyone home, but they might not - even if they do, you may miss the next connection. The "Commuter Express" buses are notorious for both frequent breakdowns and abandonment.)

                  You can take the train - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Fullerton, then the OCTA #43 bus to Disneyland.

                  There's even Greyhound or Airport Bus or Supershuttle... A million different ways to do it, pick one. Myself, I just drive it, but around here we're wierd that way.

                  www.metro.net
                  www.octa.net
                  www.amtrak.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best route from Union Station

                    Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
                    Thanks...

                    I think it actually is possable... It CAN be done... The question is, do I really want to try this kooky idea I have?
                    We still don't know what that "kooky idea" is; we've just been asked questions about transportation from Union Station in downtown L.A. to Disneyland, without explaining when / why / how / what...
                    and you've received a half-dozen (very nice, very informative) responses.
                    "I've got the heart of a child..." - I keep it in a box, next to my bed...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best route from Union Station

                      Well, my thesis started as an advertisement on a BART train up here in SF...

                      And I have asked myself a question... Is it possable to get from SF to Disneyland for under $25... And I actually think it, in theory can be done in under $15 round trip.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Best route from Union Station

                        Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
                        Well, my thesis started as an advertisement on a BART train up here in SF...

                        And I have asked myself a question... Is it possable to get from SF to Disneyland for under $25... And I actually think it, in theory can be done in under $15 round trip.
                        Best O' Luck
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                        • #13
                          Re: Best route from Union Station

                          Originally posted by EvilQueen View Post
                          Best O' Luck
                          Actually it isn't luck...

                          It's Megabus... They are running a promotion of a $1 bus excersion fare from SF to LA on an extremely limited basis...

                          Only problem is you have little control over the timetable... And there is no flexablity- and you can only take one suitcase...

                          I believe it is designed for business travelers along the LA SF Corridor...

                          But I had to ask... What if?
                          Last edited by cellarhound; 08-31-2007, 10:27 AM.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Best route from Union Station

                            Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
                            Thanks...

                            I think it actually is possable... It CAN be done... The question is, do I really want to try this kooky idea I have?
                            There are people (many people) who live without a car. New Yorkers, San Francisicans, Chicagoians... Having a car might be considered "kooky" by some of us!
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                            • #15
                              Re: Best route from Union Station

                              You could take the MegaBus to Union Station and then a bus or Metrolink/Amtrak train to Fullerton/Anaheim and then a bus or taxi to the resort.

                              Or you could take MegaBus to Union Station, then the FlyAway Bus ($2) to LAX and then the Disneyland Shuttle from LAX to DL.

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