Transfer to/from - Los Angeles airport (LAX)

 

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

Transportation

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 and Union Station (downtown Los Angeles). 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

 

Car rental search

 

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: August 19, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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