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Ground Transportation Information

Due to construction, many of the ground transportation operations and loading areas have changed. Please click below for the latest locations and information.


Face Covering ARE NOW REQUIRED while in LAX

Several modes of ground transportation operate at LAX to facilitate the movement of passengers and visitors to and from the airport.

 

Click here or scan below for the LAX Ground Transportation Waiting Area Map
QR Waiting Areas


Click here or scan below for LAX Ground Transportation Signage and Location Summary
QR Signage & Location Summary


To help lessen vehicle traffic congestion in the Central Terminal Area, LAX also has a 24-hour LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot where motorists meeting arriving passengers can wait for free until passengers call to say they are ready to be picked up terminal curbside. No commercial vehicles or ride-service vehicles are allowed in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.


If you are interested in contracting with LAWA as a Ground Transportation Operator, please visit the LAWA.org site 


Looking for passenger information including flight status, terminal info and more? Visit FlyLAX.com or iFlyVNY.com 





LAX Shuttle and Airline Connection

Due to construction, many of the ground transportation operations and loading areas have changed. Please click below for the latest locations and information.


Face Covering ARE NOW REQUIRED while in LAX

 

LAX Shuttle Real-time Tracking:

A

Airline Connections – Terminal to Terminal Connection. Operates 24 hours daily.

Real-time Shuttle Tracking:

http://ridelax.com/

C

Lot South / LAX City Bus Center – Terminal to City Bus Center Connection. Take Employee Lot South Shuttle to City Bus Center. Operates from 4 AM to 2 AM daily.

G

Metro Green Line – Terminal to Metro Green Line Aviation Station Connection. Buses depart from Green Line Aviation Station every 15-20 minutes daily, based on Metro Green Line train schedule, with limited service between 1:00 am to 4:00 am. For current Metro Green Line train schedule, please visit www.metro.net. 

X

LAX Employee Lots – Employee Lot East, Lot West and Lot South have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Employees have been redirected to park at the central terminal area (CTA) garages and Park One (formerly Park N Fly) parking lot during this time until further notice. Lot East and Lot West shuttle bus services have also been temporarily suspended until further notice.

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Economy Lot E – Economy Lot E is now closed. Shuttle service has been discontinued until further notice.

Real-time Shuttle Tracking:

http://lax.passiogo.com/

 

LAX courtesy shuttles provide frequent service to the following destinations:

  • Airline Connector shuttle service is provided between terminals to assist travelers in getting from one terminal to another for airline connections. (Airline Connections)
  • LAX City Bus Center shuttle service is provided between LAX City Bus Center to each terminal. (LAX City Bus Center/Lot South)
  • Metro Rail Green Line Aviation Station shuttle service is provided between Aviation Station to each terminal. (Metro Green Line)
  • Employee Parking Lots shuttle service is provided between the three main employee lots and each terminal. (Lot East, Lot West and LAX City Bus Center/Lot South)
  • Economy Lot E shuttle service is provided between Economy Lot E (Public Parking) to each terminal. (Economy Lot E)








LAX-it & Shuttle

LAX-it is where guests arriving at LAX connect to their Taxi, Lyft, Opoli, and Uber rides when leaving the airport. You can walk to LAX-it to connect with your ride or take a free shuttle. Terminals 1 and 7 are closest and are a 3 to 8 minute walk; the farthest terminals, T4 and T5 are about a 19 minute walk. The LAX-it area is located right next to Terminal 1. Free shuttles with wifi arrive at the LAX-it Stops on the first level outside of baggage claim.

Passengers who would like to take the free LAX-it shuttle bus should wait at the GREEN LAX-it sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal.

Due to social distancing orders, luggage assistance is not currently available.


Notice for persons with Disabilities

Follow these easy steps to get to the LAX-it lot is quite simple:

  1. When you exit the terminal look for the green shuttle bus that says LAX-it on the side.
  2. If you need assistance, you may ask the shuttle bus driver for help. For persons with disabilities, they may help with luggage or assist the passenger in getting on or off the shuttle.
  3. If you will need assistance at LAX-it, please let your driver know when you board the bus, so they can call ahead.

For more information about LAX-It lot adjacent to Terminal One, please click here

 

Paratransit Users (Access Services)

If you are a registered Paratransit user who has requested pick up at the airport, it is possible that Access Services (Los Angeles area Paratransit service company) will send a taxi to pick you up. Paratransit taxis display the Access Services logo and are permitted to transport passengers from the inside curb of the passengers arrival terminal.

 



Go to our LAX-it page for interactive maps, a video, FAQ’s and other detailed information on how to use LAX-it.



LAX FlyAway Buses

Due to COVID-19 impacts, March 28, 2020, Hollywood and Long Beach routes are discontinued. Union Station and Van Nuys schedules are changed. Check routes for current schedules.


Face Covering ARE NOW REQUIRED while in LAX

Click on the image below for details about FlyAway® Buses

FlyAway



Hotel & Parking Lot Shuttles

Face Covering ARE NOW REQUIRED while in LAX

Many major airport-area hotels and privately operated parking lots provide courtesy transportation from LAX terminals.


Stops for shuttles for hotels and privately operated off-airport parking lots are located on the Upper/Departures Level identified by RED curbside pylons.



Click the image above for Waiting Area Map



Hotel and Courtesy Shuttles Stops


The LAX Ground Transportation – Construction Alerts page is live:
https://flylax.com/en/lax-traffic-and-ground-transportation (Navigate to “Construction Alerts” tab on left menu).





Public Transportation

Free shuttle bus service is provided between Los Angeles International Airport terminals and the following locations:

 

Lot South / LAX City Bus Center. Passengers wishing to use this shuttle bus service should wait under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level islands in front of each terminal and board the Lot South / LAX City Bus Center shuttle. Bus service does not operate from 2 A.M.-4 A.M. daily.


Information on city bus services is available by telephone on the Information Display Board in the baggage claim area in each terminal. In addition, passengers can obtain local transit information by calling 323.GO.METRO or 323.466.3876.


Other public bus authorities serving LAX are Culver City Bus Lines, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Torrance Transit, and Beach Cities Transit. (Click on each bus line name for contact information.) Passengers can pick up these buses at the LAX City Bus Center.

 

Metro Green Line Aviation Station. Passengers for this shuttle bus service should wait at the PINK LAX Shuttle sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal and board the “Metro Green Line” Shuttle. Please click here for Green Line News.

 

 

LAX Shuttle & Airline Connection
Click the image above for Waiting Area Map





Rental Cars

Hotel & Parking Lot Shuttle
Click the image above for the Waiting Area Map


Rental Car offices are located off airport, away from airline terminals. The following rental car companies are authorized to pick-up and drop-off their customers at the airline terminals using courtesy shuttles. These companies meet arriving customers under the purple Rental Car Shuttles sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level islands outside baggage claim.



On June 20, 2019, the Board of Airport Commissioners adopted Resolution 26798 authorizing the collection of an alternative Customer Facility Charge of $9.00 per day for up to 5 days at LAX for rental car transactions on behalf of the airport to fund costs associated with the financing, design and construction of a consolidated rental facility and financing, design, construction and operation of a common transportation system serving the facility. To comply with the requirements of California Government Code Sections 50474.21, 50474.22 and 50474.3, LAWA completed an independent audit. The auditor’s report can be found here.

LAX also files information annually pursuant to California Government Code Section 50474.3(b)(4)(A). The filing for each year can be found below:

- 2019 State Filing
- 2018 State Filing



Remote Rental Car Depot Service

The following rental car companies are required to meet customers at the Remote Rental Car Depot located at the intersection of Century and Airport Boulevards. Customers should wait at the PINK LAX Shuttle sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal and board the “Metro Green Line” Shuttle.



 LAX Shuttle & Airline Connection  Metro Green Line Shuttle

Click the image above for Waiting Area Map


Company Website
Able Car Rental/Allied Rent A Car www.alliedrentacar.com
Ace Rent A Car www.acerentacar.com
Advantage Rent A Car/E-Z Rent A Car www.advantage.com
Airport Van Rentals www.airportvanrental.com
Lyft Rentals www.lyft.com/rider/rentals
Midway www.midwaycarrental.com
Next Car of Los Angeles www.nextcarrental.com
Priceless of Los Angeles www.pricelesscarrental.com
Silvercar www.silvercar.com
State Van Rental www.statevan.com/
U-Save Car & Truck Rental www.usave.com




Scheduled Buses

The following scheduled service buses provide service from LAX to various parts of Los Angeles and some surrounding regions. Passengers are encouraged to contact the companies first for more information. Passengers for these scheduled bus services should wait under the ORANGE Shared Rides signs on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal. Always confirm you are getting in the correct operator’s vehicle.



Click the image above for Waiting Area Map



Click on each company name in this list for contact information.

  • Antelope Valley Airport Express - Travels to Newhall, Palmdale and Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, with Lancaster (the furthest location) approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of LAX.
  • Central Coast Shuttle - Travels to the Central Coast area including: Ventura, Santa Barbara, Buellton, and Santa Maria. For more information, Please call 1-800-470-8818 or visit their website at www.cclax.com.
  • Mickey's Space Ship Shuttle- Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, all Disneyland Anaheim resort hotels, O.C. Convention Center, John Wayne Airport, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, San Clemente. For more information please call 714-MICKEY-9 or (714) 642-5399. Visit their website at www.mickeysairportbus.com
  • Santa Barbara Airbus - Travels to Santa Barbara, plus nearby Goleta and Carpinteria. The drive to these areas (located northwest of LAX, along the sea coast) from  the airport usually takes  between one and a half to  two hours.
  • Shuttle One - Travels to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and hotels in the Anaheim, Buena Park, and Garden Grove area. For more information please call (800) 400-7488 or (310) 670-6666. Visit  their website at www.shuttleone.net.
  • Shuttle 2000 - Travels to Disneyland and John Wayne Airport. For more information please call (800) 400-7488 or (310) 670-6666. Visit  their website at www.shuttleone.net.
  • Ventura County Airporter - Travels to Ventura and Oxnard, on the sea coast about one hour to one hour and a half northwest of LAX.





Taxis

Taxi drop-offs occur on the Upper/Departures Level terminal curbs.


Taxis can be picked up at three locations:

  • At LAX-it next to Terminal 1 – Passengers may walk or ride the free convenient shuttle to LAX-it to hail a taxi. Passengers should wait at the GREEN LAX-it signs on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal.

    Getting a taxi at the LAX-it lot is simple. Just follow these easy steps:
  1. When you exit the terminal, either:
    1. Walk, following the signs to the LAX-it lot; or
    2. Ride the fast and free LAX-it shuttle, which arrives every 3 to 5 minutes and can be picked up on Lower/Arrivals Level at the inner curb outside of baggage claim areas under the green signs.
  2. If you need assistance boarding or loading your luggage, there are persons wearing green vests outside each terminal ready to help you.
  3. If you need special assistance at the LAX-it lot, let the driver know when you board the bus. The driver will call ahead and someone will be waiting to assist you to your taxi when you arrive.
  • Inside Parking Structure 3 between Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 3 – for those passengers arriving at those two terminals
  • At the far end of Terminal 7 outside of baggage claim – for passengers arriving at Terminals 7 and 8

 

 



Authorized taxicab companies serving LAX

Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation on each vehicle are permitted to pick up at the airport.

Authorized Taxicab Supervision (ATS)- taxicab management and dispatch services : 310-646-9177

  • Bell Cab Company
  • Beverly Hills Cab Company
  • City Cab
  • Independent Taxi
  • LA Checker Cab
  • United Checker Cab
  • United Independent Taxi Drivers (UITD)
  • United Taxi of San Fernando Valley (UTSFV)
  • Yellow Cab

Accessible Taxicab

If you need an accessible taxicab, call taxi dispatch (310-646-9177). An accessible taxicab will be dispatched from the holding lot to the LAX Central Terminal Area nearest ACCESS location indicated by the DARK BLUE sign at terminal curbside. Service Animals are allowed in taxis at no extra charge.


Paratransit Users (Access Services)

If you are a registered Paratransit user who has requested pick up at the airport, it is possible that Access Services (Los Angeles area Paratransit service company) will send a taxi to pick you up. Paratransit taxis display the Access Services logo and are permitted to transport passengers from the inside curb of the passengers arrival terminal.


DARK BLUE
Click the image above for the Waiting Area Map




Ride App/Transportation Network Companies

There are three Ride App/Transportation Network Companies authorized at LAX: Lyft, Opoli, Uber For pickups, follow the in-app instructions for the LAX designated pickup location. Most Lyft, Opoli and Uber pickups are located at LAX-it. Passengers may walk or ride the free convenient shuttle to LAX-it. Passenger should wait at the GREEN LAX-it signs on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal.


Notice for persons with Disabilities

Transportation Network Companies (TNC) no longer pick up passengers inside the central terminal area. TNC now pick up passengers at the LAX-it Lot adjacent to Terminal One.

 

Getting a TNC is quite simple. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. When you exit the terminal look for the bus that says LAX-it on the side.
  2. If you need assistance into the bus, there are persons wearing green vests outside each terminal ready to help you board the bus.
  3. If you need special assistance at the LAX-it Lot, let the driver know when you board the bus. The driver will call ahead and someone will be waiting to assist you to your TNC when you arrive.

For more information about LAX-It lot adjacent to Terminal One, please click here

 



The airport fee applies to both a drop-off trip and to a pick-up trip.

Always confirm that you are getting in the correct vehicle with the designated driver shown on the app.





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