December 21, 2020
City Guides

Los Angeles's Best Public & Airport Transportation

Los Angeles is arguably the most exciting city in the world. The capital of the movie industry and known for its beautiful weather, this city attracts visitors seeking fame, fortune, a relaxing vacation, or sometimes all three! If you plan to visit soon and are wondering how to get around, read on, you’ll have plenty of choices once you get here.

Los Angeles Airport Transportation Options

The transportation options at LAX will have you on the road in no time:

Shuttles: Hotels and off-premises parking facilities offer shuttles to and from the airport. If you're borrowing a car through Avail, we’ll send a free shuttle to take you and your baggage to your waiting vehicle. 

Public transportation: Metro bus and light rail service is available at LAX. Shuttle service is available from the arrivals area on the lower level: Look for signs that will take you to a shuttle either for the Metro C Line or buses.

Taxis and ride share:  If you plan to take a ride share, such as Uber or Lyft, from the airport, you must meet your ride in the LAX-it lot next to Terminal 1. Shuttle service is available from anywhere in the airport to this lot. Taking a taxi? You can get one in the same lot as ride shares, the baggage claim outside Terminal 7, or at the cab stand in Parking Structure 3.

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LAX is a large and busy airport and many people feel overwhelmed while there. You can download terminal maps to your phone or tablet before your trip. Having these handy can make things a little less hectic once you land.


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Alternate Methods of Transportation in Los Angeles

After you get into the city and are settled at your destination, you’ll want to start exploring. Fortunately, Los Angeles has a robust public transportation system that can take you throughout the city and into the surrounding areas. Other options include bike rentals and car sharing.

Los Angeles Light Rail and Bus Service

Metro bus and light rail service is available throughout Los Angeles. One-ride tickets start at $1.75, day passes are $7, and seven-day passes are $25.

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Planning to catch a Dodger game while in town? Your game ticket will get you a ride on the Dodger Stadium Express, which will take you directly from the South Bay or Union Station. Avoid congestion and parking fees by making use of this option.

Bike Sharing

In a fitness-crazed city, you may be inspired to get some exercise while getting around town. Metro Bike Share offers bikes at conveniently located kiosks. Rides start at $1.75 for 30 minutes, and passes for longer rides are available. 

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Visit the Ride Guides section on the Metro Bike Share website for fantastic bike route suggestions for exploring L.A. County.

Car Sharing in Los Angeles

Want the comfort and convenience of your own car while in town? Avail has clean, safe cars from Los Angeles locals available when you need them. Pick up your vehicle from the Avail lot located near LAX (complimentary shuttle service is available). You’ll also be protected by Allstate Insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. Visit us online to learn how you can borrow a car from Avail in Los Angeles.

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