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Anaheim, CA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 152
Total Sleeping Rooms 21,455
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 8,600
Committable Meeting Rooms* 143
Convention Center Space 1,800,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,213,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 100,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $187
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $160
*Maximum for a single hotel

Anaheim, CA Airport Information

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Located just 20 minutes outside of Anaheim, John Wayne Airport serves nearly 9 million passengers per year. It was named Best Airport in the U. S. by Money and the Best Large Airport by J.D. Power & Associates. Known as the gateway to Orange County, it offers nonstop service to over 15 destinations in the United States, including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston, Newark, Vancouver, and Minneapolis.

The airport has several local and full-service eateries, a wine bar, and a number of gift shops and newsstands. Rental cars and parking are available onsite.

Airline carriers serving John Wayne/Orange County Airport:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United
  • US Airways
  • Westjet

Anaheim, CA Ground Transportation

Metrolink

Metrolink, Southern California's rail system, operates 11 stations throughout Orange County – including two Anaheim stations – and runs 44 round trips every weekday along three lines. The rail service even offers free transit connections to many Los Angeles destinations and tourist sites. The Orange County Line provides weekday and weekend service from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside, while the Inland Empire-Orange County Line provides weekday and weekend service from San Bernardino to Oceanside. Finally, the 91 Line provides weekday service from Riverside to Los Angeles Union Station via Fullerton and Buena Park.

Metrolink fares vary by distance traveled, while one-way, round-trip, 10-trip, monthly, and weekend passes are available. Children ages 5 and under ride free.

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Bus System

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)'s countywide bus and paratransit service, named among the best public transportation systems by the American Public Transportation Association, operates daily along nearly 80 routes. OCTA offers local, express, and OC Express buses; all OC Express bus seats offer an element of personal luxury with a lap tray, power connection, and reading light. OCTA provides direct access to the Anaheim Convention Center along Routes 50, 205, and 430, as well as access to John Wayne/Orange County Airport along Routes 472 and 473.

Anaheim Resort Transit

The extremely convenient Anaheim Resort Transit serves the Anaheim Resort District, which encompasses the Disneyland parks and the Anaheim Convention Center, as well as hotels and retail, dining, and entertainment venues. The bus transit system operates on 16 interchangeable routes, allowing for easy access to all Anaheim Resort District destinations, with a fleet of clean-fuel electric and propane buses. The Anaheim Convention Center can be accessed along Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 14, and 16.

ARTIC as a Transportation Hub

Once visitors arrive in Anaheim, there are myriad 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 such as Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, Knott's Berry Farm, downtown Santa Ana, and 70-plus local hotels.

Anaheim Greyhound Station

The Anaheim Greyhound station is located at 100 W. Winston Road and operates daily from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:40 to 8 p.m.

Rental Cars

Anaheim area hotels and airports have several onsite and offsite rental-car companies. Popular onsite options include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

About 40 rental-car companies operate out of Los Angeles International Airport, 10 of which can pick up and drop off customers directly from the terminals using courtesy shuttles. These 10 companies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty.

At L.A./Ontario International Airport, passengers can reach on-airport rental-car agencies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, and Thrifty by shuttle to the Consolidated Rental Car Facility. Rental counters can be found at the arrivals level between Terminals A and B at Orange County/John Wayne Airport. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National service Long Beach Airport's Rental Car Center, accessible by shuttle.

Local offices are also available within the city of Anaheim, including Avis, Enterprise, and Alamo.

Taxis

Travelers can use taxi service from each of the Orange County area airports to downtown Anaheim. When traveling to the Anaheim Resort District and convention center area, expect fares of about $55 from Orange County/John Wayne Airport, $65 from Long Beach Airport, $95 from L.A./Ontario International Airport, and $110 from Los Angeles International Airport. Taxi rates in Anaheim are $2.85 for the first quarter-mile and 65 cents for each additional quarter-mile. Taxis can be hailed on the streets or found at hotel taxi stands.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Los Angeles, CA 26 mi 29 min 3 hr 5 min N/A
San Diego, CA 96 mi 1 hr 28 min 50 min USD $210+
San Francisco, CA 408 mi 6 hr 22 min 1 hr 20 min USD $102+
Sacramento, CA 411 mi 6 hr 26 min 1 hr 25 min USD $116+
 
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