Transfer to/from Los Angeles airport (LAX)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis, private transfer companies and car rental services.

Ground Transportation

Los Angeles airport (LAX)

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, Westwood, Hollywood and Long Beach. The trip to the city centre takes 35 min. and the fare is USD9.75.
SuperShuttle (Tel +1 310 222 5500) provides shared van services from the airport to all Southern California counties.
Roadrunner Shuttle (Tel +1 805 389 8196) travels to Simi Valley and the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
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 yellow signs. They operate with fixed fares and travel time to downtown Los Angeles is 40 minutes.

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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 Mondays through Fridays from 5:45 am to 9:15 pm, Saturdays from 7:45 am to 9:35 pm and Sundays from 9:10 am to 7:50 pm 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.

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.
Ventura County Airporter (Tel +1 805 650 6600) - Ventura, Oxnard.

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Latest updates: November 28, 2018

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