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Cell Phone Waiting Lot

Cell Phone Waiting Lot

 Cellphone Lot Sign
(Northwest corner of 96th Street/Vicksburg Avenue)

LAX has a 24-hour LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot where motorists meeting arriving passengers can wait for free, up to two hours, until passengers call to say they are ready to be picked up in the Central Terminal Area.

The Lot is adjacent to the southwest corner of LAX Economy Parking Lot C and one-quarter mile from the 96th Street Bridge entrance into LAX’s passenger terminal area. It is easily accessible from the north and east by motorists using La Tijera, Sepulveda, Manchester and Century Boulevards to access LAX.

No commercial vehicles or ride-service vehicles allowed. Vehicles in the LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot must be attended at all times. No parking is allowed in or around this facility.


Disability Placards

All vehicles displaying disability placards or license plates may park in parking structures and economy lot and pay the posted fee.

Central Terminal Area (CTA) Parking

Nearly 8,000 parking stalls are available in eight parking structures located opposite the roadways from the passenger terminals. Parking is available for extended stays and overnight trips.

All vehicles entering the Central Terminal Area (CTA) are subject to random inspection.

All individuals (including persons with disabilities) who pull a parking stub and pass through a gate arm into a parking structure are required to pay the posted parking rates.

Vertical Clearances
All CTA parking structure entrances are clearly marked with vertical clearances.

  • Parking Structures 1, 2A, 3, 4, 6 and 7 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 8 feet, 2 inches.
  • Parking Structures 2B and 5 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 7 feet.
  • Vehicles exceeding the maximum vehicle height restrictions in the CTA parking structures should use Parking Lot C.


Questions? Parking Management for Central Terminal Area Parking may be reached via email at or call (424) 646-7275.

Electric Vehicle Parking

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Available at LAX!

Electric vehicle (EV) owners can conveniently charge at the first levels of Parking Structures 1, 6 and 7 in the Central Terminal Area (Arrivals/Lower level) and also, in Economy Parking Lot C. Useful information is listed below:

EV Charging Locations

Level III Fast Charger is now available in Parking Structure P1 for use on a first-come, first served basis for up to a maximum of 30 minutes parking. This new charger will allow users to charge their vehicle in approximately 20 minutes or less.

Level II Chargers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Electricity is provided free of charge.Parking rates apply. Please pay parking fees upon exit.


Questions? Please email or call (310) 646-2911 to speak with a representative.

Economy Parking Lot C

(96th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard)

LAX operates economy Parking Lot C with over 2,900 parking spaces. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available at this time. Vehicles may park in Lot C for up to 30 consecutive days per visit.

Lot C provides frequent, free shuttle transport to and from Lot C and the Central Terminal Area, stopping conveniently at each Terminal curbside.  Lot C Shuttle Service runs every 15-25 minutes, 24/7. 

Lot C cannot accommodate parking for large trucks, trailers and campers.

Questions? The Lot C parking and shuttle manager may be reached via email at and via phone at 310-893-4676.

Lot C FAQs

Motorcycle Parking

Parking for motorcycles is free inside the Central Terminal Area parking structures.

When entering, drive carefully around the entrance gate arm and DO NOT take a ticket.  Do not park in a space for a car.  A motorcycle may be parked at the ends of rows, in corners, and in other spaces provided it does not block access to parked vehicles, handicapped spaces, Smarte Carte machines, passenger traffic, paths for the disabled, automobile traffic, doors, elevators, driveways, etc.  Parking violations will be issued to all offenders (Vehicle code 22507.8(b) & (c)). When exiting, drive carefully around the exit gate arms.  Entering/exiting a lot via a sidewalk is not allowed.

Parking Rates

NOTE: Parking rate listed are subject to change. Please check rates posted at the entrance to each parking lot before entering. Fees include 10% Los Angeles City Parking Occupancy Tax. Most major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and Union Pay.

Central Terminal Area Parking Structures
P3 Lot Sign
Terminal Area parking structure are available for dropping off and picking up passengers, overnight trips, and extended stays. 

$3.00 for the first hour or fraction thereof
$2.00 each 30 minutes or fraction thereof after the first hour
$30 maximum for each 24 hours

Economy Parking Lot C
P1 Lot Sign
 (96th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard) 

LAX Shuttle – Lot C provides frequent, free transport to and from Lot C and the Central Terminal Area, stopping conveniently at each Terminal.

$4 for the first hour or fraction thereof
$4 for each additional hour or fraction thereof
$12 maximum for each 24 hours


Special Events Parking Request

Special Events Parking Request

Parking validations are available on a limited basis.  Please click on the links below for more information.

Special Events Parking Request

Special Event Parking Form

Vendor Delivery Parking Permit Program

Vendor Delivery Parking Permit Program

What is it?

This parking permit authorizes vendors with oversize vehicles only (excess of 8' HT x 9' LG) to utilize specific designated areas in the LAX Central Terminal Area to make their deliveries (i.e. designated areas of West Way, East Way, and a portion of the USO lot).

LAX Concession and/or Tenant service providers with oversize vehicles may be authorized to use these designated areas on an as-needed basis as determined by LAWA Management and arranged through Parking Services.

Los Angeles World Airports reserves the right to change program rules and/or discontinue the program at any time.

Who gets it?

-LAX Vendors with oversize vehicles
-LAX Concession Vendors
-LAX Concession Service Providers (equipment repair, technical services, etc.)
-LAWA Service Providers

Who doesn't get it?

-LAX Vendors who do not have oversize vehicles.
-Companies without a direct contract with an LAX Concessionaire, LAWA Tenant or LAWA to provide goods and services.
-LAX Concession/Tenant Construction Companies
-LAWA Concession vendors, construction and service providers that require access through the Air Operations Area (AOA).
-LAWA Tenant construction and service providers that require access through the Air Operations Area (AOA).
-Vendor Parking Permit Application Package


Vehicle List
Vendor Delivery Parking Areas - Map

LAX Employee Parking


For LAX Employee Parking Questions, please call  ABM Parking Services at (310) 646-2911 (24/7)  



Click here for INDIVIDUAL Employee Online Parking Application LINK 1-5-16

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