Los Angeles, California, is the second-most
populated metropolitan area of the United States. The Los Angeles International
Airport is the primary airport serving the area. It is commonly addressed
with its airport code LAX, with the letters usually pronounced individually.
LAX is located in southwestern Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Westchester,
16 miles (26 km) from the downtown core.
LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the
world and is served by direct flights to North America, Latin America,
Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. It recorded a total of about
59,542,151 passengers in 2008. The airport is the central and one of
the major hubs for both United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, a focus
city for American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Apart
from this it acts a primary international gateway for Delta Air Lines. Find cheap flights to Los Angeles at cheapflight.org
There are six central car parks which
offer long and short-term parking. They are connected to the terminals
by the LAX shuttle bus. The free shuttle bus service runs to the Metro
Rail Green Line Aviation Station from the lower level of each terminal.
Another shuttle connects to the Bus Center, from where city buses serve
the whole of the Los Angeles area. Prime Time Shuttle and Super Shuttle
are both shared-ride van services but prior reservations are recommended.
Some hotels also offer transport. Taxis are also available from the
Arrivals level: the standard rate to downtown Los Angeles is around
- Central Terminal Parking is
available at Terminals 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. These structures
are primarily intended for drop-offs and pick-ups. But it is an expensive
alternative for daily parking.
- You have to follow the signs
to get to these lots as you approach the airport.
There are two economy parking lots.
Parking is free for the first two hours in these lots to draw more people
towards these kinds. The charge for each additional two hours is $1
and a 24 hour booking costs $8 for Lot B and $10 for Lot C.
Shuttle B (for Lot B) and C (for Lot C) bus stops are located on the
lower (Arrivals) level of all terminals.
- Lot B is at 111th Street and
La Cienega Boulevard. Free LAX Shuttle Bus marked 'B Airport Parking
- 111th Street' serves between LAX Airport Terminals and Parking Lot
- Lot C is at 96th Street and
Sepulveda Boulevard. Free LAX Shuttle Bus marked 'C Airport Parking
- 96th Street' serves between LAX Airport Terminals and Parking Lot
Shuttle buses connect the Economy parking with all the terminals. Shuttles
run every 15 minutes or so, all through the day.
A large number of long-term parking lots
surrounding the airport are available. These include private
companies' lots and LAX's Parking Lot C
and Parking Lot B. They are all networked through free and frequent
shuttle service to each terminal building. Some of the private companies
offering parking lots have covered parking facilities and other value
added services as well.