Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California is a prime choice for anyone looking for a theme park vacation. However, Disneyland is much smaller than its Floridian counterpart, better suited to a short visit than a week-long stay. If you want to take a longer vacation, consider combining Disneyland with another popular destination. Las Vegas and San Diego both offer plenty of highlights of their own within easy driving distance of Disneyland.
With a little planning, you can enjoy a hassle-free drive to Disneyland from these popular points. Just grab a GPS and hop in the car for an easy trip to your final destination.
Drive Time from Las Vegas to Disneyland: approximately 4.5 hours
Distance from Las Vegas to Disneyland: approximately 460 miles
The drive from Las Vegas to Disneyland is about four hours, covering 266 miles on I-15 S. Families making the trip with kids should plan for plenty of stops along the way to step out and stretch the little ones’ legs. Fortunately, this route offers ample opportunities for rest and recreation along the route.
About 75 miles and an hour and 15 minutes later, you'll reach the vibrant city of Rancho Cucamonga. Known as the "Gateway to Southern California Adventure," this makes a great final pit stop before reaching your Disneyland destination. Head to the Victoria Gardens Regional Town Center for all the shopping and dining you could want. With over 150 restaurants and stores, you'll find plenty to browse if you need a break from the car.
If it's time for a bite, you'll find everything from sweet treats at Ben & Jerry's to salty Wetzel's Pretzels snacks to Johnny Rockets or Blaze Pizza for a full meal. Take care of your last bathroom breaks now, because your destination isn't far.
Take I-10 W and CA-57 S for 37 miles on the last leg of your journey, and you'll reach Disneyland Park in about 50 minutes. Hop out of the car and get ready for a vacation that makes all your dreams come true in this world-famous theme park destination. If you're returning your rental car, do it after your Disneyland adventure by driving about 12 miles on I-5 and CA-55 to John Wayne Airport.