Airports in Los Angeles
One of the busiest airports in the US and the world, Los Angeles International Airport (locally referred to by its call letters, LAX) is a mammoth facility that processes 80 million passengers each year on 700,000 flights. Located 18 miles (29km) southwest of downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport has nine terminal buildings.
The sheer size and capacity of the facility makes it a bit confusing, and long queues are a common occurrence in peak times. Passengers should allow plenty of time when making connections or clearing customs, and extra time can easily be whiled away with a meal at California Pizza Kitchen, or browsing the dozens of shops selling Hollywood souvenirs and other products. Flights to Los Angeles International Airport come from all over the world, including major destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) southwest of Los Angeles.
Getting to the city
A free shuttle bus service runs to the Metro Rail Green Line Aviation Station from the lower level of each terminal. Another shuttle connects to the Bus Center, from where city buses serve the Los Angeles area. Prime Time Shuttle and Super Shuttle are both shared-ride van services; reservations are recommended. Some hotels also offer transport. Ride-hailing taxi services, like Uber, are also available.
GMT –8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 310 646 5252.
The airport is situated three miles (4.8km) northeast of Long Beach City, in Los Angeles County.
Getting to the city
Long Beach Transit bus routes 102, 104 and 111 service the airport. Regular bus fare is $1.25. Taxis, shuttles and rental cars are also available at the airport.
GMT –8 (GMT –7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Los Angeles International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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