Anaheim/Orange County's award-winning bus and train system can connect convention attendees to all of the major attractions and dining in the Anaheim Resort Area and beyond.
Public Transportation Options
The Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) operates the bus system in the Anaheim/Orange County area. There are approximately 77 bus routes and 6,200 bus stops countywide including local community and express routes and service to local Metrolink stations.
Amtrak, a nationwide rail service, provides convenient and affordable passenger rail service in the Anaheim/Orange County area. Twenty-two Pacific Surfliner trains serve Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano plus stops at San Clemente Pier. On board amenities include reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and power outlets. The SeaView Café offers sandwiches, fresh salads, snacks and beverages. Trains are also equipped with convenient bicycle racks.
Metrolink is Southern California's rail system and provides meeting and convention attendees easy access to major activity centers. OCTA operates the Orange County portion of the Metrolink and has 11 stations offering 42 round trips every weekday on three lines.
Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART)
Part of the Anaheim Transportation Network,Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) is the transportation system for the residents, employees and guests of the City of Anaheim and the greater Anaheim Resort area, including the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Orange. ART's frequent service with sixteen interchangeable routes allows for easy access and convenient connections.
Anaheim/Orange County's Public Transportation Future
Plans are already underway to dramatically change the face of public transportation in and around the Anaheim Convention Center.
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), estimated to be completed in 2014, will serve as the central hub for all transportation modes; a place where freeways, bus routes, and rail transit system will converge in the heart of Anaheim. In the future ARTIC will also accommodate the Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC) and high speed trains.
Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC)
Currently in the environmental review process, the Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC), estimated to be completed in 2018, is a fixed guideway system that will connect key Anaheim destinations such as the Anaheim Convention Center, Disneyland® Resort, Anaheim GardenWalk and more.
High Speed Rail
As a part of the larger California High-Speed Rail Authority project, Anaheim's ARTIC station will serve as a major waypoint for the California High-Speed Rail Project that will connect Southern and Northern California. Completion is estimated in the year 2020.