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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Official Name: Los Angeles International Airport, LAX
Address: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Location: Located 15 miles south-west of the city of Los Angeles and about 12.5 miles from both Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Airlines operating at LAX: 75 airlines operate flights into LAX including major international airlines such as British Airways, Quantas, Virgin Australia and Air France.
As one of the largest airports in the country, LAX has nine terminals and is open 24 hours. Flights are arriving and departing between 4:00 AM and 1:00 AM daily. For travellers' convenience, shuttle buses run every 15 minutes connecting terminals. Serving the majority of international flights, Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) has 18 gates and 9 satellite gates. Although this is one of the busiest airports in the world, passengers will find Volunteer Information Professionals and information desks in every terminal along with plenty of duty free shops, restaurants and banking/currency exchange desks. Baggage claims and shuttle terminals are located on the ground floor.
Picking up your car hire at Los Angeles Airport is fairly easy. Car rental companies are located off the airport with convenient phone links provided in the baggage claims areas. Customers can arrange for free shuttle service directly from the Arrivals area outside baggage claim. Most rental car companies are allowed to pick up and drop off their customers under the sign marked "Rental Car Shuttles" located on the Lower/Arrivals level.
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Facilities at LAX include a wide range of amenities. 15,000 square metres of duty free shopping in the Tom Bradley International Terminal alone will make you feel you have arrived at your destination already! Plentiful restaurants allow hungry travellers a chance to relax and refresh. Currency exchange, tourist information including information and assistance for travellers with special needs, business facilities, top of the line airport lounges, internet access and entertainment facilities for families travelling with children are all available.
To reach Los Angeles downtown, take the 105 interstate and exit at 110 North. If you are going to Santa Monica, use Lincoln Blvd which will take you to the city in less than half an hour. A drive to Long Beach should also take around halp an hour. Take the 405 interstate in southern direction and change to Long Beach Expressway to enter Long Beach.
Shuttle bus services are provided from each terminal. For Metro Green Line Aviation Station board the G shuttle. The C shuttle provides connection to the Metro Bus Centre where travellers can change to buses operating in Los Angeles area.
Official airport taxis are characterised by a seal from City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The taxi ranks are marked with a yellow sign "Taxi" and are located in front off all terminals.
On-street parking in downtown LA can be difficult to find. Car parks are located near most major attractions and some venues allow for parking reservations. If you do decide to park on the street, take notice of your space number on the curb. Most on-street parking no longer has individual meters, so you will have to find the central pay station. These meters take credit cards or coins and will prompt you for your space number. Visit our driving guide page to become familiar with local driving rules and regulations.