Public transportation connections for the airport are only provided via shuttle to a Metro Rail or Metro Bus station, and via the more direct FlyAway bus. When exiting any terminal, follow the signs for ground transportation.
- LAX FlyAway runs direct buses from the airline terminals to:
- Downtown – Union Station (half-hourly, $9.75 one way to the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at the east portals to the station in opposite side of the tracks from the station)
- Hollywood ($8, West side of Vine St. – One-half block South of Hollywood Blvd. – close to the Hollywood/Vine Metro station)
- Van Nuys (7610 Woodley Ave @ the NE corner of Woodley Ave & Saticoy, next to the Van Nuys Airport)
- Westwood (In front of Parking Structure #32 along Kinross Ave between Veterans Ave & Weyburn Place @ UCLA South Campus)
- Orange Line ($9.75, South side of Victory Blvd., East of Woodley Ave., along the Metro Orange Line bus route)
- Long Beach (Northwest corner of 1st St. and Long Beach Blvd. at Shelter A of the Long Beach Transit Gallery)
Tickets can be also purchased with a TAP Card. Stored Value tickets cost the same as cash tickets, but you might get a discount if you have an EZ Transit Pass Fare loaded. Bear in mind that you cannot purchase a TAP card at LAX as of January 2018.
They pick up from under the GREEN “Flyaway, Buses & Long Distance Vans” signs at the outer curb in front of each terminal. If transferring to Greyhound, LA-El Paso Limousine Express or InterCalifornias buses take the Fly-Away bus from the airport to the downtown Union Station and a taxi from the downtown Union Station to the bus station. The bus stations are a bit far to walk to and are located in ‘Skid Row’, east of downtown, which are in sketchy areas especially at night. See the below under “By Bus”. The nearby city bus stations or transit centers are at:
- LAX City Bus Center at the south side of Parking Lot C on W 96th St & Skyway/Vicksburg Ave:
- Lot C Bus (picks up from under the BLUE ‘LAX Shuttle Airline Connections’ signs at the outer curb, in front of each terminal, and goes out to their own small depot located at the entrance to Parking Lot C and next to the LAX City Bus Center. The ‘Lot C’ buses continue from the depot into the expansive Parking Lot C in one direction and back to the airport terminals in the other).
- 3/3R (goes northwest to Santa Monica via Lincoln Blvd and south to the ‘LAX Aviation Station’)
- 6/6R (goes north to the UCLA campus in Westwood via Sepulveda Blvd and south to the ‘LAX Aviation Station’).
- #8 (goes south to Torrance)
- 109 (to Redondo Beach via Aviation/LAX Station, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach)
- 40 (goes north to downtown Los Angeles via Hawthorne, Inglewood and Lennox neighborhoods along Hawthorne/La Brea and MLK Blvd and south to Redondo Beach. Airport service is only available on the late night/early morning run between 1:00AM and 4:23AM)
- 102 (goes east to Palm & Seville in South Gate via La Tijera Blvd & Exposition Blvd)
- 111/311 (goes east to the Norwalk Station along E Florence & Studebaker Rd)
- 117 (goes east to the Lakewood Blvd Metro Station in Downey via Century Blvd & Imperial Hwy)
- 232 (goes south to Long Beach via Sepulveda Blvd & Pacific Coast Hwy
- Aviation/LAX Station (nearest Metro Station) further south at Aviation Blvd and Century Freeway (I-105):
- Green Line Bus or ‘G Bus’ (picks up from under the BLUE ‘LAX Shuttle Airline Connections’ signs at the outer curb, in front of each terminal to the ‘LAX/Aviation Station’)
- Metro Green Line Train(goes east to Norwalk and south to Redondo Beach.)
- 3/3R (goes northwest to Santa Monica via the ‘LAX City Bus Center’)
- 5 (goes east to the ‘Imperial’ Metro station in Willowbrook along El Segundo Blvd through the northern part of Gardena)
- 6/6R (goes north to the LAX City Bus Center and the UCLA campus in Westwood via Sepulveda Blvd).
- 109 (to Redondo Beach via El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach in one direction and LAX City Bus Center in the other)
- #120 (goes east Whittwood Mall in Whittier via Imperial Hwy)
- #625 (goes west to the LAX administration offices, aircraft maintenance hangars and airline cargo terminals at the opposite side of the airport grounds via Imperial Hwy and World Way W)
Click here for the trip planner program which tells you which bus(es) to take to get to your final destination. Nearby hotels and hostels do send their own shuttles to the terminals to pick up and drop off guests so no need to use public transportation to get there. Their shuttles pick up from under the RED ‘Hotel & Parking Shuttle’ signs at the outer curb, in front of each terminal.