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Transfer to/from Los Angeles airport (LAX)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Los Angeles airport (LAX)


Los Angeles airport (LAX)

Ride-sharing - Vehicles from Lyft, Opoli and Uber pick passengers up in front of the terminals, on the Arrivals level.

Bus - Numerous public services are available, with destinations inside Los Angeles and the surroundings. Buses depart from the Metro Bus Center, which you can reach via a courtesy shuttle ("C" bus).
The LAX FlyAway service (Tel +1 714 507 1170 / 310 834 1002) connects each terminal with Van Nuys, Union Station, downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Long Beach. The trip to the city centre takes 35 min. and the fare is USD9.75.
There are also private companies that offer transportation to several destinations inside the area.

Metro - A free shuttle ("G" bus) links the enclosure with Metro Green Line Aviation Station (Tel +1 323 466 3876). Metro tickets cost USD1.75 and the service stops at Redondo Beach, Douglas, El Segundo, Mariposa, Hawthorne, Crenshaw, Vermont, Avalon, Willowbrook and Norwalk. Journey time to downtown Los Angeles is around 10 minutes.

Taxi - Cabs are available at the Arrivals level islands opposite the terminals, under the green signs. They operate with fixed fares and travel time to downtown Los Angeles is 40 minutes. Available companies are: Bell Cab (Tel +1 888 481 2345), Beverly Hills Cab Company (Tel +1 310 273 6611), LA City Cab (Tel +1 888 248 9222), Independent Cab (Tel +1 800 521 8294), LA Checker Cab (Tel +1 800 300 5007), United Checker Cab (Tel +1 877 201 8294), United Independent Taxi Drivers (Tel +1 213 483 7669), LA Yellow Cab (Tel +1 424 222 2222).

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Public buses:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Tel +1 323 466 3876) - Fares are USD1.75.
BCT 109 - Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Douglas Station, The Pointe, El Segundo, Aviation Station
CE 574 - Sylmar, Encino, Howard Hughes Center, El Segundo
CE 438 - Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo
102 - Expo/Western Station, Jefferson, Florence, South Gate
111 - Inglewood, Hyde Park, Huntington Park, Bell Gardens, Norwalk
117 - Inglewood, Watts Towers, South Gate, Downey
120 - Inglewood, Willowbrook, Lynwood, Downey, Norwalk, Whittwood
GA5 - Aviation Station, El Segundo, Imperial Rosa Parks
232 - Mariposa, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Harbor City, Wilmington, Long Beach
625 - Aviation Station, El Segundo, World Way West

Culver City Bus (Tel +1 310 253 6500) - Line 6 runs to UCLA, Westfield Culver City Mall, Aviation Station and Howard Hughes Center. It operates Mondays through Fridays between 5:00 am and 1:00 am and weekends from 5:40 am to 0:00 am. Tickets cost USD1.00.

Big Blue Bus (Tel +1 310 451 5444) - Operates route 3 from 5:00 am to 0:30 am to downtown Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Aviation Station, with a frequency of 20-30 minutes and a fare of USD1.25.

Torrance Transit (Tel +1 310 618 6266) - Line 8 to Mariposa Station, Del Amo Mall and Torrance, with a journey time of about 45 minutes. The fare is USD1.00. It leaves Mondays through Fridays from 5:20 am to 10:30 pm, Saturdays from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm and Sundays from 6:45 am to 8:30 pm.

Beach Cities Transit (Tel +1 310 937 6660) - Line 109 to The Pointe, Douglas Green Line Station, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Riviera Village. Fare: USD1.00.

Private companies:

Antelope Valley Airport Express (Tel +1 661 947 2529) - Newhall, Palmdale and Lancaster.
Central Coast Shuttle (Tel +1 800 470 8818) - To the Central Coast, including Ventura, Santa Barbara, Buellton and Santa Maria.
Mickey's Space Ship Shuttle (Tel +1 714 642 5399) - Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland Anaheim, John Wayne Airport, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, San Clemente.
Santa Barbara Airbus (Tel +1 805 964 7759) - Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria.
Shuttle One (Tel +1 800 400 7488 / 310 670 6666) - Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove.
Shuttle 2000 (Tel +1 800 400 7488 / 310 670 6666) - Disneyland, aeropuerto John Wayne.
Ventura County Airporter (Tel +1 805 650 6600) - Ventura, Oxnard.

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.