Los Angeles airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is a large, busy airport with more than 60 million travelers per year. The residents of Los Angeles usually call it L-A-X after the airport code. There are nine terminals that lie behind each other in a horseshoe shape. The International Terminal 9 was built for the Olympic Games in 1984 and is named after the Mayor at the time, Tom Bradley. In the coming years this terminal will go thorough renovations.

The airport is 24 kilometers southwest of Los Angeles.

Address

Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Los Angeles
California 90045
USA

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LAX
ICAO airport code: KLAX

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is not a real train connection, but there is a free bus (line G) to the metro station Aviation, this station is on the green line of the Los Angeles Metro.

Car and bus

The airport is along the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) and Highway 42, by the intersection of Freeways 405 and 105. Be advised: Highway 1 is called Lincoln Boulevard north of the airport and Sepulveda Boulevard south of the airport. From Los Angeles you follow Freeway 405 South and then the exit to Highway 42 or Freeway 105 West. The route to the airport is clearly indicated. During rush hour the roads around the airport are crowded.

The shuttle bus LAX FlyAway maintains a connection two times per hour between Union Station in the center of Los Angeles and the various terminals at the airport. The Metropolitan Express also goes to Union Station. For Disneyland you choose the Airport Bus that goes to Anaheim and Buena Park. From parking area C buses from the regular public transportation leave to several destinations in and around Los Angeles.

Car rental - Los Angeles International Airport

More than 40 companies rent cars at LA Airport, but their offices are not established in the terminal. You can call these companies through a special telephone by the baggage bands in all Arrival Halls. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrival Halls of all terminals. They have meters but for a few popular destinations there are fixed prices.

Airport Parking

There are parking places a short distance from all terminals, that have, in total places for more than 8,000 cars. Two areas are a bit further away (Lot B and Lot C), these have lower rates, and the first two hours you can park for free. There is a shuttle bus to and from these areas (respectively, Shuttle B and Shuttle C).

Services

Services

Hotels

There are many hotels around the airport, including Hilton Los Angeles Airport (tel: +1(0)310 410 4000), Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport (tel: +1(0)310 649 5151), Crowne Plaza Hotel (tel: +1(0)310 642 7500) and Best Western Airport Plaza Inn (tel: +1(0)310 568 0071). In all Arrival Halls (by the baggage bands) you can find telephones that directly connect you with the hotel of your choice. In addition there are special counters for hotel reservations in all Arrival Halls. Most hotels have a shuttle bus connection with the airport. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Everywhere in the airport you can find snack bars, coffee shops, fast-food, regular restaurants and ice cream shops. Los Angeles Airport also has a large range of shops with Duty Free shops in all terminals with the exception of Terminal 1.

Baggage

You can store baggage in the Arrivals Hall of the Tom Bradley Terminal, you can also get goods packed up there. The airport police (tel: +1(0)310 646 5252) functions as the office for lost and found items.

Information

Right by the baggage bands in all Arrival Halls you can find counters from Travelers Aid, you can get general information there and also ask for assistance for disabled travelers.

Business

The Travel Right Café in the Departures Hall of Terminal 4 offers computers with internet connection and rents mobile telephones. At ICE Currency Exchange in the Departures Hall of the Tom Bradley Terminal there is a public notary available. The ICE Currency Exchange in the Arrivals Hall of the same terminal offers fax and copying facilities. There are two meeting rooms: one in Terminal 3, developed by Alaska Airlines (tel: +1(0)310 342 4435), and one in Terminal 1, developed by US Airways (tel: +1(0)310 417 2054).

Extensive business centers and meeting rooms are available in hotels around the airport.

Disabled facilities

The airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled, there are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. Most restaurants are accessible for wheelchair users. The shuttle buses to and from parking areas C and D are also accessible for wheelchairs. There are parking places reserved for disabled travelers by all terminals. There is a special information line for the hearing impaired (tel: +1(0)310 665 0370).

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's in all terminals. Furthermore, there are children’s play areas and silence centers. In the Tom Bradley Terminal there is a First Aid post (tel: +1(0)310 215 6000). Defibrillators are available in all terminals.

Contact

Contact

Address

Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Los Angeles
California 90045
USA

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +1(0)310 646 5252
Fax: +1(0)310 646 1893
Email: infoline@lawa.org

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LAX
ICAO airport code: KLAX

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