Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Airport address:

Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045


An automatic train, the People Mover, will connect the terminals with the new subway station 96th Street / Aviation Boulevard, with a new rental car center and with a new intermodal transport center. Completion for the People Mover is scheduled for early 2023.


Travelers Aid stands are located on the lower arrival level of each terminal near the baggage claim and provide tourist information, translation services and assistance for disabled travelers. The airport has a 24-hour information hotline (band announcement; Tel: (310) 646 52 52).




The airport is located on Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy-1) and Highway 42, near Freeways 405 and 105 (Highway 1 merges into Lincoln Boulevard north of the airport and Sepulveda Boulevard south of it).
Coming from Los Angeles, take Freeway 405 south, turn onto either Highway 42 or Freeway 105 West and follow the signs to the airport.
Since traffic jams often occur on this route at peak times, the use of public transport is recommended.

Transfer between the terminals:

The free, wheelchair-accessible LAX shuttle bus runs around the clock every 12-15 minutes between all terminals and parking lot C. Another shuttle runs between the individual terminals.

Flight time:

from Frankfurt: 11 hours 40 minutes, from Vienna: 13 hours 50 minutes (including stopover), from Zurich: 12 hours 35 minutes

Airport information

IATA airport code: LAX

Address: Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Location: 15 miles southwest of Los Angeles .

Number of terminals: 9

Phone: (855) 463 52 52.

Time zone: Pacific Standard Time: CET -9 (CET -8 from March 8th to November 1st 2020)


Public transportation

Public transport – street:

Bus: A free shuttle bus (C-Shuttle) runs between the airport and the Metro Bus Center, where buses depart to Los Angeles. Scheduled bus connections are provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Internet: www.metro.net). Other bus companies are the Culver City Bus Line (Internet: www.culvercity.org), Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (Internet: bigbluebus.com), Beach Cities Transit (Internet: www.redondo.org) and Torrance Transit (Internet: www .torranceca.gov).

Shuttle: Various shuttle buses and minibuses travel to destinations throughout Southern California, including the LAX FlyAway Bus (Tel: 866-435-9529; Internet: www.lawa.org) to Union Station (Los Angeles; with connection to AMTRAK trains), Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley), Westwood (West Los Angeles), Civic Center (Santa Monica) and Vine Street (Hollywood) with a stop at the Metro Expo line on La Brea Avenue (travel cost: US $ 8). A one-way trip to downtown Los Angeles takes around 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs $ 8.
A list of all providers can be found on the airport’s website.

Taxi: Among the licensed taxis are Authorized Taxicab Supervision, Beverly Hills Cab Company, Independent Taxi Owners Association and United Cab at the airport (travel time to the city center: approx. 30-35 minutes).
There are fixed fares for destinations in the area. The taxi stands are in front of the terminals in front of the arrival area. House-to-house minibuses are also available.

Public transport – train:

Bus + Metro: A free shuttle bus (G-Shuttle) runs between the airport and the aviation station on the green line of the Metro train network (Tel: (323) 466 38 76; Internet: www.metro.net ). The journey to the city center takes around 40 minutes, a single ticket costs US $ 1.50.

Facilities in the terminal


ATMs are located in the arrival and departure areas of all terminals. Exchange offices are available in the departure halls of all terminals as well as in the arrival hall of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBI Terminal) and Terminals 2, 5 and 7.

Means of communication:

Postage stamp machines and mailboxes are distributed throughout the airport. Internet access via WiFi is available in the public areas. Most public phones are also equipped with internet data ports. A mobile phone rental is located in the arrival area of ​​the TBI terminals.


There are numerous restaurants, snack bars, bars and cafes in all terminals.


There is a large selection of shops, magazine and book stores. Duty-free shops are located in Terminals 2-7 and in the TBI Terminal.


There are no longer any luggage lockers at Los Angeles Airport. Some airlines offer their passengers a luggage storage facility. Lost property is managed by the LAX Airport Police (tel: (424) 646 56 78).

Other facilities:

First aid facilities (Tel: (310) 215 60 00) are available in the TBI terminal. All passengers can use a chargeable lounge located in front of security at Tom Bradley International Terminal if they want to stay there for three hours. The price includes soft drinks, snacks and the use of the business center with W-LAN access, fax, printer and copier. The west extension of Tom Bradley International Terminal has a spa and children’s play area.

Airport facilities

Conference and meeting rooms:

Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas of the airport. Neptune Networks Internet stations are also available in all terminals. Most public phones are also equipped with internet data ports.

Mobile phone rental in the TBI terminal and notary services are available in the ICE exchange office in the departure area of ​​the TBI terminal. In the arrivals area of ​​the TBI terminal, an ICE exchange office offers fax and photocopying services.

There is an Alaska Airlines conference room in Terminal 3 (tel: (310) 342 44 76) and two other conference rooms in Terminal 1 by US Airways (tel: (310) 348 79 14).

Meeting rooms can also be rented at nearby hotels, such as the Radison Hotel (tel: (310) 670 9000; www.radisson.com). The Hilton Los Angeles Airport (tel: (310) 410 40 00. Internet:  www3.hilton.com) offers meeting and event rooms as well as a 24-hour, technically modern business center.

Accessibility facilities:

Excellent facilities for disabled travelers include wheelchair ramps and elevators, handicapped accessible toilets, wheelchair accessible restaurants and TDD text phones for the hearing impaired in Terminals 1-8. All parking lots have numerous disabled parking spaces and shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts run between parking lots B and C and the terminals. The extra-wide disabled parking spaces are right next to the lifts. Holders of a handicapped ID can park free of charge in the parking meter zones (the ID must be clearly visible in the vehicle). Wheelchairs can be requested from the airlines. Disabled travelers are asked to notify their airline in advance of any special needs. Numerous fast food restaurants and cafés in the airport are wheelchair accessible.

Parking spaces:

There are eight parking spaces for short-term and long-term parkers with good access to all terminals. Free parking is only possible in car park 2A at the lower arrival level and in outdoor car parks 3, 4 and 6.

Parking lot C on the airport ring road offers cheaper daily rates and the first two hours of parking are free of charge. The Park One car park is located next to Terminal 1.

The LAX shuttle bus, which is wheelchair accessible, runs between the car parks and the terminals.

Short-term parking with parking meters is possible on the lower level opposite terminals 1, 2A, 2B, 3 and 4.