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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.

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 & 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.

 

LAX Shuttle Real-time Tracking:

A

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

Real-time Shuttle Tracking:

http://ridelax.com/

C

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

M

Metro Green Line – Terminal to Metro Green Line Aviation Station Connection. Operates every 20 minutes, 5 AM to 12 Midnight. For more information visit www.metro.net.

X

LAX Employee Lots – Terminal to Employee Lots East, West, and South Connection. Operates 24 hours daily.

E

Economy Lot E – Terminal to Economy Lot E Connection. Includes on route stop at the Remote Rental Car Depot. Operates 24 hours daily.

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 the new way that guests arriving at LAX will 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 fast, 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 every 3 to 5 minute during peak periods and stop only twice between pick-up and the LAX-it area. The shuttle trip can take between 8 and 15 minutes.


Passengers for this shuttle bus service should wait at the GREEN LAX-it sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each 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

Click on the image below for details about FlyAway® Buses

FlyAway



Hotel & Parking Lot Shuttles

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:

 

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 LAX City Bus Center/Lot South 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.

 

Car Rental Depot Service Passengers that need to reach the off-airport car rental depot should wait at the PINK LAX Shuttle sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal and board the “Economy Lot E” Shuttle.

 

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:

- 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 “Economy Lot E” Shuttle.



 LAX Shuttle & Airline Connection  Economy Lot E Shuttle

Click the image above for Waiting Area Map


Company Website
Ace Rent A Car www.acerentacar.com
Airport Van Rentals www.airportvanrental.com
Allied www.alliedrentacar.com
Midway www.midwaycarrental.com
Priceless of Los Angeles www.pricelesscarrental.com
Silvercar www.silvercar.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.





Shared Ride Vans

SuperShuttle provides shared ride service at LAX. Passengers are encouraged to contact the company first for more information. Click here for SuperShuttle website.

Passengers for SuperShuttle services should wait under the ORANGE Shared Rides signs on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal.


Shared Ride Vans
Click the image above for Waiting Area Map





Taxis

Taxis are located at LAX-it. Passengers for taxicab services 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.



Fares

Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations.


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.


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.



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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