ART Shuttle Bus to Disneyland Guide – Tips, Map, Times, Routes

The Anaheim Resort Transit shuttle (or ART Shuttle) is bus transportation that goes to nearly all the local hotels surrounding Disneyland. This is a great resource for guests staying at a Disneyland hotel that might not be within easy walking distance. The Disneyland ART shuttle has multiple routes covering most of the hotels in the area and matches the Disneyland theme park operating hours.

The Disneyland ART shuttle provides service seven days a week and begins one hour before Disneyland opens and continues about 30 minutes after close. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the Disneyland ART shuttle, the ART shuttle schedule, and why many guests use this option.

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Where does ART bus drop-off at Disneyland?

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The drop off for the Disneyland ART shuttle is inside the entrance off Harbor Blvd at the Disneyland Main Transportation Center and is the closest drop off point for guests getting dropped off at Disneyland. You will be just steps away from the security entrance when using the ART bus which saves your energy for a busy day at the parks.

Where does ART drop off and pick up at Disneyland?

The ART picks up in the same location in Disneyland, in the Disneyland Main Transportation Center off of Harbor Blvd. You will need to know your bus route’s individual number in order to line up at the correct bus stop. You can find this by planning your route on the ART website or app and knowing the corresponding route number to get back to your hotel. When in doubt, ask a bus driver. They can easily direct you on where to go.

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How do you use the ART shuttle in Anaheim?

Download the ART app which is the most useful resource while you’re using the shuttle on your trip. You will need to buy a pass using the app or if you want to use cash you need to visit the information window at ARTIC. Decide on the pass type and you will scan your pass when you board the bus. Each ART bus will display the name of the hotel line on the bus so you now which is the correct bus when boarding.

The Disneyland ART shuttle stops automatically at their stops on the route so you do not have to worry about signaling the driver to stop. Just make sure you’re paying attention!

How much does Disneyland ART shuttle cost?

The cheapest way to use the Disneyland ART shuttle is to purchase a multi-day pass for the length of your stay. The ART passes are available for instant purchase on the A-Way WeGo App using a credit card.

Prepaid ART passes grant access to any route in the ART system and multi-day passes are valid for consecutive days.

Here is the full price breakdown:

One-Way Fares
Adults (ages 10 & up)
Children (ages 3 to 9)
Senior (65+) or Disabled*
1-Day Pass
Adults (ages 10 & up)
Children (ages 3 to 9)
Senior (65+) or Disabled*
3-Day Pass
Adults (ages 10 & up)
Children (ages 3 to 9)
Senior (65+) or Disabled*
5-Day Pass
Adults (ages 10 & up)
Children (ages 3 to 9)
Senior (65+) or Disabled*

The cheapest way to purchase ART tickets is through our travel partner. 5-day adult tickets are only $18 each while 7-day adult tickets are $30. And kids tickets are free! Purchase these discounted ART tickets through our exclusive link for the best price. 

What time does the ART shuttle open at Disneyland?

The Disneyland ART shuttle provides service seven days a week and begins one hour before Disneyland opens.

How Late Does the ART Shuttle Run at Disneyland?

The ART Shuttle runs until 30 minutes after the last theme park at the Disneyland Resort closes for the evening.

Disneyland ART Anaheim Shuttle Bus Tips

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I have used the Disneyland ART shuttle ever since my first trip to Disneyland with my son. I am a big fan of conserving my energy for the parks instead of walking to the parks if our hotel isn’t right across the street. As someone who has used ART consistently over the years, here’s some of my best tips:

  • Use the app to track the ART bus. You can see the bus times and track how far away your bus is.
  • The last bus of the day will leave 30 minutes after Disneyland closes so make sure you allow enough time to get to the bus transportation area or you will end up having to walk.
  • The end of the night is the busiest time to use ART and depending on the crowd level the buses may fill up. This is another incentive to get to the bus stop right away after the park closes.
  • If you are riding the bus during a busy time of day (usually before park opens and end of the night) you may have to stand if all the seats are filled.
  • You can bring strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters on the buses. The bus driver will assist guests if needed.
  • The ART bus doesn’t always come at the same time so you may end up waiting a bit for your bus to arrive.
  • If you plan on using ART to get to the parks for rope drop, make sure to line up at the bus stop early just in case it arrives early!
  • ART does staff for extra crowded times of the year so you won’t wait as long as they may have multiple buses running routes.
  • Most of the bus drivers are incredibly pleasant and can help you plan the most efficient way to and from your hotel. Just ask if you have questions!

Overall, don’t believe the bad stories you may hear about ART. Everyone has a story about the bus not arriving or being late but just like any public transportation, you will have a variety of experiences. My experience has been overall positive and I’m consistently surprised at how resistant some guests can be to using it.

If you are looking to save energy, avoid walking at night, are traveling with kids, or have physical disabilities ART is a great option. And it is cheaper than using rideshare at Disneyland. I have had mixed experiences using rideshare to go the similar short distances to Disneyland that ART covers. Many drivers won’t accept the ride because they feel like it’s not worth their time so you may end up waiting a bit and at that point, you could have saved money and just used the Disneyland ART shuttle.

Disneyland Hotels That Use ART

Most of the hotels near Disneyland have an Disneyland ART shuttle bus stop within quick walking distance or even right in front the hotel. Sometimes these hotels will advertise having a shuttle to Disneyland and most often they are just referring to the Disneyland ART shuttle. There are only a few Disneyland hotels with their own shuttle to Disneyland. The same company that operates the ART Shuttle now also offers a shuttle which is one of the best ways to get from the John Wayne Orange County Airport to Disneyland.

  • JW Marriott Anaheim Resort
  • Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Anaheim Resort
  • Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim
  • Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area
  • Element by Westin Anaheim Resort Convention Center
  • SunCoast Park Hotel Anaheim – Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  • ALO Hotel by Ayres
  • The Viv Hotel, Anaheim, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott
  • Residence Inn at Anaheim Resort Convention Center
  • SpringHill Suites Anaheim Maingate
  • Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange
  • Clarion Hotel
  • Hyatt House at the Anaheim Convention Center
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Anaheim Resort Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim/Garden Grove
  • Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim
  • Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort
  • Portofino Inn & Suites
  • Anaheim Cortona Inn & Suites
  • Anaheim Marriott Hotel
  • Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim
  • Sonesta Anaheim Resort Area
  • Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
  • Hotel Lulu Anaheim Resort
  • SpringHill Suites at Anaheim Resort Convention Center
  • Staybridge Suites Anaheim at the Park
  • Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Main Gate Area
  • Anaheim Marriott Suites
  • Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
  • Best Western Plus Raffles Inn & Suites
  • Best Western Plus Pavilions
  • Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn
  • Courtyard Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim – Orange County
  • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort – Convention Center
  • Stanford Inn & Suites
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort Convention Center
  • Grand Legacy at the Park

The Disneyland ART shuttle even connects to other areas in Anaheim so it’s a great choice if you want to get around the area.

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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