Getting to Los Angeles
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX), commonly referred to as LAX (with each letter pronounced individually), is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles and its surrounding metropolitan area. LAX is located in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, 18 miles (30 km) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles, with the commercial and residential areas of Westchester to the north, the city of El Segundo to the south and the city of Inglewood to the east. LAX is the closest airport to the Westside and the South Bay. (Wikipedia)
LAX Travel Safely Guide (Including latest COVID protocols)
Estimated taxi fare: 46.50 USD (one way)
Bus service, fee: 1.25 USD (one way)
Subway service, fee: 1.75 USD (one way)
Ground transportation Information
The closest stop to the hotel is 7th Street/Metro Center Station and is served by the light rail, heavy rail and by the bus rapid transit.
The Los Angeles Metro is affordable, relatively easy to use, and services most of Los Angeles County and its top attractions. The public transit system consists of Metro Buses, DASH Buses, and Metro Rail Trains.
To ride these buses, trains, and subways, we recommend purchasing a reusable TAP Card. These are easily available at TAP machines located within the bus or subway stations. You can load a preset cash value onto the card and travel across all three systems as needed. It's also super easy to add extra cash to your TAP Card.
Tickets are available as:
- One-way trips for $1.75 (Add 75¢ if riding the J Line (Silver) or Express Bus Lines 460, 487, 489, 501, 550, and 577)
- 1-Day Pass: $3.50
- 7-Day Pass: $12.50
The bus system offers 200 different lines that cross the entire city and beyond. There are three types of bus services to be aware of while navigating on the Metro Buses.
- Metro Local Buses are painted orange and make frequent stops along major districts and tourist attractions around the city.
- Metro Rapid Buses are painted red stop less frequently but allow for an express ride. These buses have special sensors that keep the lights green in order to avoid traffic. Check schedules and routes ahead of time and see if the Rapid Bus is right for you - it'll definitely save you time!
- Metro Express Buses are painted blue and are typically utilized by LA commuters. This route connects Downtown Los Angeles with other business districts and travels on a few of the city's freeways.
Outside of major attractions, hailing a cab in Los Angeles can be difficult. Call a taxi company or download the app called “curb”, formerly “Taxi Magic”, to schedule a pick up in advance. Taxis in Los Angeles are typically metered and charge by the mile. You can also use popular ride-sharing services, like Uber or Lyft, to get around.
They are easily available and relatively cheap (depending on the time you are traveling and where), so make sure to download your preferred service to your phone before your trip. Please remember, Los Angeles traffic can get pretty jammed during rush hour so give yourself some extra travel time when getting to and from attractions at peak hours.
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