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    Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Hey, all. So, I'm planning an impromptu trip (how's that for an oxymoron?) to the park for this week, quite possibly tomorrow. For complicated reasons, I need to use public transportation to get from UCLA to the resort, be it shuttle or bus or taxi or whatever. Super Shuttle was recommended to me, but it turns out the fare would cost twice as much as the park ticket. So, does anyone knowledgeable about these things have a suggestion? I'd like to keep the fare reasonably inexpensive and be able to get there in one piece, preferably without spending four hours en route. Is this too much to ask?

    Thank you very much in advance for your quick and well-informed advice!

    (By the way, I don't need transportation back from Disneyland to UCLA--I just need to get to the park.)


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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    I don't know the route but public transportation is available. It will be relatively inexpensive but note that it is going to take you FOREVER to get to the park. Consider that it takes about an hour and from UCLA combined with traffic possibly more.

    As for the route I would think public transport to Union Station and then transferring onto the MetroLink to Anaheim, and then OCTA or a taxi from there...

    Someone probably has a bettter suggestion, but you better leave no later than 5AM...

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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    I think there is an express bus to LAX from Westwood. Federal Building, perhaps?
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    http://www.lawa.org/lax/LAXFlyAway-Westwood.html
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    From there, Take the Airport Bus to Disneyland.

    Two hours, maybe. On a good day. If you don't care about arrival time, I suggest the earliest bus from Westwood (6AM?), followed by the earliest bus to D-Land.
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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Hmmmm...thanks for the advice, guys. I'm prepared for a longish trip, though naturally I'd prefer to get there quickly.

    Anyone else? I'm particularly interested in advice from fellow Bruins who've had to make the trip via bus or shuttle.


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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Option #2: rent a car. Cheapest you can find.
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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Go to Metrolink.com http://www.metrolinktrains.com/

    Take the Purple line http://www.mta.net/riding_metro/purp....htm#TopOfPage (picks up at Wilshire/Western) to Union Station. From union station take the Orange County line to the Anaheim station. Take the OCTA bus from the station to Disneyland.


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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    Anyone else? I'm particularly interested in advice from fellow Bruins who've had to make the trip via bus or shuttle.
    Oh, so our advice isn't as good????? GO DAWGS!!!!!! MUSH HUSKIES!!!!
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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Go to Metrolink.com http://www.metrolinktrains.com/

    Take the RED line to Union Station. From union station take the Orange County line to the Anaheim station. Take the OCTA bus from the station to Disneyland.
    I agree with Sir Clinks, the trains are probably the best way to go (and the quickest since you wont have to deal with traffic except on the bus transfer.

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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    Anyone else? I'm particularly interested in advice from fellow Bruins who've had to make the trip via bus or shuttle.
    Would you take advice from Trojans?

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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    I think there is an express bus to LAX from Westwood. Federal Building, perhaps?
    (Edit) Here:
    http://www.lawa.org/lax/LAXFlyAway-Westwood.html
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    From there, Take the Airport Bus to Disneyland.

    Two hours, maybe. On a good day. If you don't care about arrival time, I suggest the earliest bus from Westwood (6AM?), followed by the earliest bus to D-Land.
    OHHHHH I was going to suggest that.

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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Also, if you go to the MTA website, they have a trip planner:

    http://socaltransport.org/tm_pub_start.php

    Starting at UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
    Ride Metro Rapid 720 (COMMERCE CENTER) heading eastFrom: WILSHIRE BL/WESTWOOD BL(SE corner) Lv: 6TH ST/GRAND AV(SE corner)
    Ride Metro Bus 460( DISNEYLAND) heading westFrom: 5TH ST/GRAND AV(NW corner) Lv: 11:37AMTo: EAST SHUTTLE RDWY/DISNEYLAND
    Ending at DISNEYLANDTotal cash fare = $3.70 *For this trip consider a Metro Day PassTrip time is about 2 hours and 44 minutes.Trip distance is about 52.57 miles.*Driving cost: is about $29.54 (based on AAA's formula at 56.2 cents/mile)


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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    I don't think there will be any public transportation cheaper or faster than my advice:
    $4 from Westwood to LAX. 25 minutes (to an hour (extreme traffic), depending on the abilities of the driver). First bus departs at 5AM.
    $17 from LAX to Disneyland. Hour, depending on traffic. Get there by 6:30AM for the first bus.

    One transfer. Nice cushiony seats. One stop between Westwood and Disneyland.
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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    And air conditioning

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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. I really appreciate it! Sediment, I like your idea about taking the bus to LAX and then another from there to Disneyland. I'd think that that should be the easiest way to do it.


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    Re: Transportation from UCLA? (time-sensitive)

    BTW - Sediment, myself and others have been posting thoughts and stories about mass transportation to Disneyland Resort and around Southern California at this thread:

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/mass_...t12993p84.html

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