If you’re in Anaheim for Disneyland or even a conference at the Anaheim convention centre you may be wondering the best way for you to travel from Anaheim to Universal Studios in Hollywood.
Roughly 35 miles away (depending on the hotel you’re staying at) situated at the opposite side of Los Angeles to Anaheim, you’ll find Universal Studios Hollywood.
Driving From Anaheim To Universal Studios
If you’ve travelled to Anaheim in your car or hired a car for your time in California. Then the easiest, most convenient way to travel from Anaheim to Universal Studios is going to be by car.
Despite the short 35 mile distance between the two locations, the two roads you’ll be taking I5 and 101 are particularly busy roads. Both of which endure a huge amount of traffic on a daily basis. It’s therefore highly recommended that you check the traffic before and during your travel and allow plenty of time for your journey.
Public Transport Between Anaheim And Universal Studios
Travelling by public transport between Anaheim and Universal Studios is by no means the quickest and most convenient option. In fact, just a one-way journey likely to take upwards of 3 and a half hours. However, if it’s a journey you’re looking to take then the quickest route is as follows;
Walk, cycle or drive to Fullerton. From there you’ll be able to take Amtraks Pacific Surfer 777 route to Union Station in central Los Angeles which takes approximately 35 minutes.
Getting from Union Station to Universal Studios Hollywood is easy. Simply hop on the red metro line train 802. Once you arrive at Universal City Station you’ll be able to take the free shuttle between the station and the park.
You could catch an Uber or a Lyft, however, it’s likely to take you around the same time as the metro with traffic. Cycling is an option if you’ve come on a bike. The 10.9-mile distance should take you around one hour to complete.
Shuttles From Anaheim To Universal Studios
At the time of writing, there was only one company we could find offering shuttles from Anaheim to Universal Studios. That shuttle company was Starline Tours a prolific brand for tours of Los Angeles.
The company not only offered round-trip transportation on a shuttle for $45. They also offered a general admission ticket to Universal Studios with a shuttle from Anaheim to the park included in the cost.
However, you are able to travel on a private Uber or Lyft for close of $45 and buy a ticket directly from the Universal Studios website for as little as $109. I, therefore, would not recommend the Starline Service. Unless you’re able to find a coupon code or receive a discount.
Uber or Lyft From Anaheim To Universal Studios
You can always use the popular car-sharing services Lyft or Uber to travel from Anaheim to Universal Studios. We found that four people could travel one way in a Lyft for just $48.87. That’s a little over $12 each way per person or $25 per person round trip if you’re able to fill the car to maximum capacity.
Prices of Uber and Lyft are based on the current demand, traffic and your location. So check both before committing as the prices do vary.
If you’re travelling between Anaheim and Universal Studios as a larger party then check out Lyft Plus or Uber XL. Suitable for 7 people the plus service is available for $78.78, with 7 travelling that’s a price of just $11.25 per person one-way.
Use our codes upon signing up to either of the services and we’ll get $5 credit at no extra cost to you.
Uber – CWHFJ
Lyft – CORA86601
In conclusion, whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group it’s convenient and cheap to travel via car between Anaheim and Universal Studios. Whether that be your own car, or an Uber / Lyft.
As always though we’d love to know how you’re travelling between Anaheim and Universal Studios. Along with any of the companies you’ve found offering this service at an affordable rate that we’ve not mentioned above.