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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Full Airport Name

Los Angeles International Airport


Los Angeles International Airport, 200 World Way, Los Angeles, California 90045, USA

Airport Code


Country Code



310 646 5252 (24-hour recorded information)


310 646 1893



Number of Terminals

9 (including the Tom Bradley International Terminal)

Time Zone

GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the aboriginal Sunday in April to the aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 24km (15 miles) southwest of Los Angeles

Transfer Amid Terminals

A chargeless shuttle bus serves all the terminals about the axial loop.

Driving Directions

The airport is amid aloof off the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway-1) and Highway-42, abreast the circle of Freeways-405 and -105 (Highway-1 is additionally alleged Lincoln Boulevard aloof arctic of the airport and is alleged Sepulveda Boulevard aloof south of the airport). From Los Angeles, booty Freeway-405 south, about-face off assimilate either Highway-42 or Freeway-105 west, and chase signs to the airport. Traffic is abundant at aiguille times and the airport recommends application accessible transport.

Car Parking

There are about 8,000 parking spaces accessible in eight axial car parks with acceptable admission to all the terminals, alms short- and abiding parking. The two ambit car parks (Lots B and C) accept cheaper circadian ante and the aboriginal two hours of parking are free; the LAX shuttle runs amid these car parks and the terminals. Metered parking is accessible in the axial terminal breadth and on the Arrivals akin baldheaded car parks.

Car Hire

About 40 companies serve the airport, with offices amid off-site. These, which accommodate all above car appoint companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National, can be contacted via address blast links central or abreast the accoutrements accost areas on the Arrivals akin of all terminals. Chargeless shuttles carriage cartage to the car company; the shuttles abandon from appointed areas on the Arrivals akin islands in advanced of anniversary terminal.

Public Transport

Rail: There is a chargeless shuttle account from the airport which runs to the Aviation Base on the blooming band of the busline ablaze abuse network. Road: Taxi: Taxis and shuttles stop alfresco the terminals on the lower/Arrivals level. Authorised taxis serve the airport and affectation anchored book tariffs to bounded destinations. Door-to-door shuttle vans are additionally available. Bus: Various airport bus and shuttle van casework run to destinations all over southern California, including the Metropolitan Express to city Los Angeles and Union Station, the Airport Bus to Anaheim (Disneyland) and Buena Esplanade and the FlyAway Bus accouterment ceaseless carriage amid the airport and the San Fernando Valley. Accessible bus casework are run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; buses run from car esplanade Lot C, which is affiliated to the terminals by Shuttle C; they are additionally run by Culver City Bus Line, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Torrance Transit

Information and Help Desks

Travelers Aid booths are amid on the lower/Arrivals akin of anniversary terminal abreast accoutrements accost and accommodate advice and abetment for disabled passengers. The airport has a 24-hour recorded advice band (tel: 310 646 5252).

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs and bureaux de change are accessible in all terminals. So are Internet admission facilities. Adaptable buzz appoint is accessible in the TBI Terminal Arrivals. Eating and drinking: There are abundant fast-food outlets, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and ice chrism parlours beyond the airport. Shopping: Shops are abounding at the airport; duty-free arcade is accessible in Terminals 2-8 and in the TBI Terminal; newsagents, allowance shops and bookshops are additionally broadly available. Luggage: Trolleys are available. There is a left-luggage ability on the Arrivals akin of the TBI Terminal; a wrapping account is available. Lost acreage is handed to the LAX Airport Police (tel: 310 417 0440). Other facilities: There is a aboriginal aid base in TBI Terminal. AED units (defibrillators) are anchored throughout the airport.

Conference and Business Facilities

The Travel Right Café in Terminal 4 Departures has laptop and Internet affiliation and adaptable buzz services. Notary casework are accessible in the TBI Terminal, at the ICE Currency Exchange berth on the Departures level. Fax and photocopying is accessible at the ICE Currency Exchange berth on the Arrivals akin of the TBI Terminal, as able-bodied as on the Departures akin of Terminal 3. There is a affair allowance in Terminal 3, provided by Alaska Airlines (tel: 310 342 4435), and one in Terminal 1, provided by US Airways (tel: 310 417 2054). General appointment accessories are accessible at adjacent hotels. The Hilton Los Angeles Airport (tel: 310 410 4000) provides affair rooms, including two ballrooms, on the anew acclimatized additional floor, as able-bodied as a 24-hour absolutely able business centre.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Facilities accommodate ramps and lifts, acclimatized toilets, wheelchair-accessible restaurants, fast-food outlets and coffee shops, and TDD telephones in all terminals. All airport car parks accept affluence of disabled spaces and lift-equipped shuttle buses run amid Lots B and C and the terminals. Chargeless parking is accessible for disabled drivers in metered areas; about this is alone accessible to drivers who can affectation a disabled permit. Wheelchairs can be requested from alone airlines; disabled cartage are brash to acquaint their airline of their requirements in advance. There is a TDD advice band (tel: 310 665 0370).


There are abundant hotels adjacent including the Hilton Los Angeles Airport (tel: 310 410 4000), Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport (tel: 310 649 5151), Crowne Plaza Auberge (tel: 310 642 7500) and Best Western Airport Plaza Inn (tel: 310 568 0071). Auberge catch boards are amid on the Arrivals akin in anniversary terminal with address telephones for reservations. A auberge anxiety appointment is amid in the accoutrements accost areas of all terminals. Many hotels action chargeless shuttle casework to/from the airport.