The primary airport and hub for the city of Los Angeles and its surrounding metropolitan area is well connected with main destinations from it. From their own bus service starting at $9.75 to RideShare Apps going through private options starting at $66 and local transit from $1.75.
Airport IATA Code: LAX
Los Angeles Airport Key Information
The fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the U.S, LAX serves as a hub between America's west coast and the world. Located in the Westchester neighbourhood of Los Angeles, it served approximately 88 million passengers in 2019 making it the second most busy airport in the United States (after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).
Known for the fun and sun, glamour and glits, and traffic... Los Angeles embarked with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) on a modernization plan for its Landside Access aiming to relieve congestion for people traveling between this destination and the rest of the world.
Los Angeles Airport Information
Complete Physical Address:
- Phone: +1 855-463-5252
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open 24hs
Terminals & Airlines @ Each Terminal
LAX has a total of 9 terminals.
- Tom Bradley International Terminal (Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Copa, Emirates, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, LATAM, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Mexicana, Philippines, Qantas, Singapore, Spirit, Swiss, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines)
- Terminal 1 (Southwest)
- Terminal 2 (Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, Aviacsa, Hawaiian Airlines, KLM, LASCA, Sun Country, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet)
- Terminal 3 (AirTran, Alaska, Horizon, JetBlue, V Australia, Virgin America)
- Terminal 4 (American, Qantas, American Eagle)
- Terminal 5 (Delta)
- Terminal 6 (Allegiant Air, Continental, Copa, Frontier, Midwest, Spirit, United (Premier, First & Business Class))
- Terminal 7 (United e-ticket, United Express e-ticket)
Terminal 8 (United paper tickets, non-ticketed, United Express paper tickets, non-ticketed).
Distance between terminals can be extensive if you're tired or in a crunch for time. Feel free to make use of the shuttles that run between terminals every 10 to 15 minutes. This service is free to assist passengers. Just board the Airline Connections "A" Shuttle under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections blue sign on the lower level (arrivals) islands in front of each terminal. Take a look at the distances between one terminal and the next on the LAX terminal map if you decide to walk.
What are my transportation options?
Getting to Los Angeles Airport
The Frugal Option
LAX offers buses with conveniently scheduled round-trips every day of the week between it's terminals and Hollywood (West side of Vine St. - One-half block South of Hollywood Blvd.), Long Beach (Northwest corner of 1st St. and Long Beach Blvd. at Shelter A of the Long Beach Transit Gallery), Union Station (Downtown Los Angeles), and Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley). This service is called LAX FlyAway. You can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns. Each bus it marked with its service location.
Rides as low as $66 with Mozio's local partners Elife Limo and KiwiTaxi.
From 5am to 11:30pm. Single rider tickets start at $9.75 per ride. Bear in mind, you may need to show a proof of purchase or ticket (electronic or printed out) to the bus controller. Sales are final and do not accept refunds, tickets can be used within 30 days of purchase.
The Comfort Option
Booked through Mozio, BookTaxi Group offers an All Inclusive sedan for up to three passengers with one piece of luggage each for $117. A professional driver waits for you with a sign with your name on it for one hour after your plane's landing making it convenient to find your chauffeur fast and easy.
The Speedy Option
Booked through Mozio, Elife Limo offers a sedan for up to three passengers with one piece of luggage each for $75. The estimated ride time is 25 minutes (subject to traffic conditions).
Meet and Greet service is optional, for an additional fee of $15, a professional driver waits for you with a sign with your name on it for one hour after your plane's landing making it convenient to find your chauffeur fast and easy.
Common Destinations from Los Angeles Airport (and how to get there...)
Anaheim: connects you to Anaheim's parks: Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, all Disneyland Anaheim resort hotels, O.C. Convention Center, John Wayne Airport, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, San Clemente. Fares start at $22 for adults and $12 for children. Also with rates from $15. Book your ride with Mozio's local partner, Elife Limo, starting at $114. Find a Ride with .
Irvine: To get to SanBernardino you can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns that will take you to Union Station. From there the Pacific Surfliner or the Orange County Line (both run every 60 minutes) will take you to Irvine Station. Book your ride with Mozio's local partner, Elife Limo, starting at $143. Find a Ride with .
Thousand Oaks: To get to Thousand Oaks you can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns that will take you to Union Station and then board the Metro B Line (Red)802 - North Hollywood Station to North Hollywood Station where the Metro G Line (Orange) 901 will take you to Canoga Station. There 161 bus Thousand Oaks Transit Ctr will take you to Thousand Oaks's City Transportation Center. Book your ride with Mozio's local partner, Elife Limo, starting at $149. Find a Ride with .
Long Beach: To get to Long Beach you can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns the LAX FlyAway to Downtown Long Beach will take you to Downtown Long Beach. Book your ride with Mozio's local partner, Elife Limo, starting at $73. Find a Ride with .
Santa Clarita: To get to Santa Clarita you can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns that will take you to Union Station. From there, the Antelope Valley Line 294400182-20191013 to Lancaster will take you to Newhall near Santa Clarita. Find a Ride with .
Pasadena: To get to Pasadena you can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns that will take you to Union Station and then board the Metro L Line (Gold) 804 - Azusa / Citrus. Fares start at $1.75 for a one-way ticket. Book your ride with Mozio's local partner, Elife Limo, starting at $96. Find a Ride with .
- San Bernardino: To get to SanBernardino you can board the buses on the lower level (arrivals) in front of each terminal where you'll find the blue FlyAway columns that will take you to Union Station. From there the fastest option is to board the bound to Las Vegas or the San Bernardino Line ($19.75) and get off at San Bernardino (ride time approximately 2:10 hours) Find a Ride with .
Are Rideshare & TaxiApps Readily Available at LAX?
Rideshare & Taxi Pickup Instructions
Only Lyft, Uber, and Opoli are allowed into LAX. The instructions that need to be followed can be found while using the apps that indicate the designated pickup location, most of the times at the LAX-it area. To get there, you can either walk or take the free shuttle and wait at the green LAX-it sign on the lower level of each terminal. Uniformed employees wearing green vests will assist people with special needs.
Taxis drop-off on the upper level (departures) of each terminal curb and can be hailed from three locations: LAX-it next to Terminal 1 (you can walk there or ride the free shuttle that runs every 3 minutes); inside Parking Structure 3 (between Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 3); At the far end of Terminal 7 outside of baggage claim.
Stores and Restaurants
In addition to DFS Duty Free shops both on the arrivals and departures area, you'll find a curated selection of shops in varied categories such as High end Fashion (Hermes, Gucci, Burberry, Bvlgari, Coach), Fashion and Accessories (L.A. Original, MAC, Michael Kors, Sunglass Hut), numerous press stands and pharmacy.
A selection of cafes, restaurants, and fast food joints, are available at LAX. Cafe shops include Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean, Deli & Co, Pret-a-Manger.. For tapas and beer you can hit Corona Bar, Coles. Fast Food options include 8oz. Burger Bar, 800 Degrees Pizza, Carl's Jr., Chick-fil-A, KFC, Shake Shack. The restaurant choice includes Ashland Hill, B Grill by BOA Steakhouse, Campanille, Chaya Sushi.
Eight parking lots provide ample parking space for a whooping 7999 parking spaces. Parking P1 (1432 places), P2-A (735 places), P2-B (490 places), P3 (905 places), P4 (1160 places), P5 (673 places), P6 (899 places) and P7 (1705 places). All parking lots offer a 15 minute free period after which the first hour is charged at $5 and $4 each 30 minutes after that. The maximum charge being $40 for 24 hours.
Economy Lot E provides less space but at a more cost-effective rate with a base fee of $4 per hour with a maximum of $12 for 24 hours.
A number of lounge options are available on each terminal. The Regional Terminal hosts the American Admirals Club. Terminal B: Xpress Spa (level 4), OneWorld Alliance Lounge (level 5), Star Alliance Lounge (Level 6), Sky Team Lounge (level 5), Emirates Lounge (level 6), Ethiad Airways Lounge (level 6), Qantas Lounge (level 5). Terminal 2-3 Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (level 4), Delta Sky Club (level 4). Terminals 4-8 American Admirals Club, Alaska Airlines Lounge (both on level 3), LA International Lounge (level 6), United Club (level 3), Delta Sky Club (level 4), Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge (level 3), United Polaris Lounge (level 3).
As most airports after 9/11, LAX does not allow baggage storage in the premises.