Los Angeles Airport

Traveling to and from Los Angeles

On this page, you will find the information you need to easily make your way through Los Angeles International Airport and to your destination.

Guide to Los Angeles International Airport

Arrival and departure terminal maps and information for Los Angeles International Airport.

Arrival Terminal

Arrival map of Los Angeles airport
Airport Map Information

Flights operated by ANA Group will arrive at Tom Bradley International Terminal. Get details on the airport lounges.

On Arrival
  • All passengers should present your passport, Immigration card, and Customs Declaration Form upon arrival.
    • You are requested to submit the Customs Declaration Form even if you have nothing to declare—only one Customs declaration form per family is required.
    • Submitting the paper form I-94W (Immigration Card) for authorized travelers from nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), with an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), has been eliminated.
  • See Special Guidance on this page for special Immigration rules for passengers entering the U.S. from abroad.
Customs

Carry-on luggage may be inspected.

Departure Terminal

Departure map of Los Angeles airport
Check-In
Fast Track Security Screening

First Class and Business Class travelers are eligible for Fast Track Security Screening. Please look for the Priority Lane signs.

Transit

transit map of Los Angeles airport
Airport Map Information

On foot, it takes approximately 10 minutes between the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and Terminal 4, and approximately 20 minutes between TBIT and Terminal 6.

Between TBIT and terminals 5-8, we advise you to use the terminal connecting bus due to the limited number of directional signs. The shuttle bus ("A" Route) runs every 10 to 15 minutes and operates between the airport terminals 24 hours a day.

The bus runs every 10 to 15 minutes, and takes approximately 30 minutes to do one lap of the airport. It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes from TBIT (ANA arrivals) to terminals 6, 7 and 8 (terminals for United Airlines flights).

Transfer from ANA to United Airlines

Check-in your baggage at the baggage counter after completing all arrival procedures. Then go to Terminal 7 either by foot or on the terminal connecting bus (LAX Shuttle A) and complete check-in for departure at the United Airlines check-in counter.

Transfer from United Airlines to ANA

Go to Tom Bradley International Terminal from Terminals 6-8 either on foot or on the terminal connecting bus. If you have not checked into your ANA flight at departing airports, please check-in at the ANA counter.

Before Traveling to the USA

Passengers traveling to the United States from abroad must provide passport information and the documents listed here that are required for entering the United States.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA):

Passengers are required to obtain pre-travel authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Program (see below).

  • There is a $14 charge.
  • ESTA must be completed before commencing boarding procedures for a USA-bound flight. Customers cannot board without travel authorization.
  • U.S. authorities strongly advise travelers who wish to travel to the USA to apply at least 72 hours before their travel date.
  • An ESTA application is required even when traveling to a third country via the USA.

Secure Flight Program:

The Secure Flight Program requires passengers to provide their passport name, date of birth and gender at least 72 hours prior to departure or at the time of booking if the reservation is made inside the 72-hour window.

Visa Waiver Program

The U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

Travelers must have a valid ESTA approval prior to travel and must meet all requirements for the program.

  • If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.

VWP Participating Countries

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan*
  • United Kingdom*

Recent VWP Changes

Recent changes to the Visa Waiver Program prohibit the following customers from travelling under VWP; such passengers must apply for a non-immigrant visa.

  • Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen on and after March 1, 2011.
  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.

A waiver may be obtained on a case-by-case basis for those who have traveled to the areas mentioned above for official duties of an international organization, regional organizations or sub-national government; journalists for reporting purposes; and legitimate business-related purposes in Iran and Iraq. Please contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for waiver information.

Required Passenger Information

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration requires that all passengers provide the following information at least 72 hours before departure to the United States.

  • Full Name (the first and last name registered on your passport)
  • Date of Birth (according to the Western calendar)
  • Gender
  • Redress Number if you have one.
    • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants Redress Numbers as a means of protecting passengers who may be incorrectly identified as being on a watch list due to various reasons, such as sharing a first and last name with a suspected terrorist.
    • Passengers will have to apply to the TRIP (Traveler Redress Inquiry Program) to obtain a Redress Number.
  • Known Traveler Number if you have one.
    • A Known Traveler Number is a PASS ID provided to members of trusted traveler programs, such the Global Entry Program. Those in possession of this ID are eligible for TSA Pre✔®, the TSA's expedited screening program.
    • Passengers who are eligible for this program are able to experience quicker process of U.S. airport security screening by passing through a dedicated lane and are not required to remove shoes, belts, light jackets, laptops and liquids. Children 12 and under accompanied by an eligible passenger may go through the dedicated lane as well. Learn more about TSA Pre✔®.

Enhanced Security of Electronic Devices

The U.S. has recently enhanced its security measures to include security checks of some electronic devices on flights bound to the US. Some electronic devices must undergo security check at the boarding gate based on TSA regulations.