Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Los Angeles airport (LAX)
Door to door transfers - for groups, families or individuals
The best option is to book online and in advance your transfer to or from LAX airport. This way, a driver will be waiting for you and you don't have to negotiate prices with cabs or transfer companies. You can get from about 90 US$ for 3 people (total price per vehicle). There are also vehicles for 6 and 8 people. Reservations must be made at least 18 hours in advance. MORE INFORMATION
Metro - The free LAX shuttle bus ("G" route) 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.
Bus - Numerous public services are available, with destinations inside Los Angeles and the surroundings. Buses depart from the City Bus Center, which you can reach via a courtesy shuttle ("C" route).
The LAX FlyAway non-stop 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. LEARN MORE
Shared Transfers - Buses and minibuses with scheduled shuttle services that provide shared transfers from Los Angeles Airport to various tourist areas of Los Angeles such as Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, all hotels in the Disneyland Anaheim complex, O.C. Convention Center, among others. In addition, there are services to neighboring locations such as Santa Barbara, Ventura County Airporter, John Wayne Airport, among others. MORE INFORMATION
In addition, there are private companies that offer transportation to several destinations within LA area.
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.
More information on the public transportation
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).
Ride-sharing - Vehicles from Lyft, Opoli and Uber pick passengers up in front of the terminals, on the Arrivals level.
Latest updates: October 14, 2021