Los Angeles

This information is current as of December 13, 2021.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Anaheim, etc.

  • "→" indicates the route.

Airport Shuttle Van

Prime Time Service (ride-share, reservation required)

Get on at LAX-it next to Terminal 1. To get to LAX-it, take the LAX-it shuttle bus that travels to each terminal. (running every 3 to 5 minutes, free) or walk from Terminal 1.

  • Boarding point: from Zone 1A of LAX-it
  • Time Required: Approx. 30 to 60 minutes (depending on the destination or on traffic conditions)
  • Fare: Santa Monica from $36, from $47 to get downtown, Hollywood $40
  • Operating hours: 24 hours a day

Bus

Flyaway

LAX → Union Station (Downtown LA). As of December 2021, buses to Hollywood have suspended service.

  • Platform: Outside of each terminal on the 1st floor, next to the column with the blue LAX FlyAway sign.
  • Time Required: Approx. 35 to 90 minutes (depending on the destination or on traffic conditions)
  • Fare: One way 9.75. Payment by credit card only. Cash is not accepted.
  • Operating hours: for Union Station every day 5:40 to 1:10 (following day) (30 minute intervals)

LAX Shuttle and Big Blue Bus No.3

LAX → Santa Monica

  • Boarding point: When you exit the terminal, go to the LAX City Bus Center from next to the column with the pink LAX Shuttles sign. From there, take the Big Blue Bus to Santa Monica.
  • Time required: Approx. 45 to 60 minutes (depending on the traffic conditions)
  • Fare: LAX Shuttle Route: free, Big Blue Bus: $1.25
  • Operating hours: Big Blue Bus No.3: Mon. to Fri. 5:02 to 22:53 (15 to 20 minute intervals), Sat & Sun. 5:11 to 22:54 (15 to 30 minute intervals)

Taxi

  • Boarding point: There are three taxi stands. The Parking Lot 3 in front of the International Terminal and Terminal 3, the end of Terminal 7, and the LAX-it taxi stand. The LAX-it taxi stand is next to Terminal 1. To get there, walk if you are already in Terminal 1 or take the LAX-it Shuttle Bus that travels to each terminal if you are in another terminal (runs every 3 to 5 minutes, free)
  • Time required: 30 to 50 minutes (depending on the destination or on traffic conditions)
  • Fare: Santa Monica about $45, Downtown $46.50 (Flat rate from the airport to downtown. From the airport additional $4 when departing from the airport. Tips are separate and are about 15 to 20% of the fare)
  • Operating hours: 24 hours a day

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