How to get from Los Angeles Airport ✈️ to the City Center
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) serves both domestic and international flights and is located about 30 km southwest of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Los Angeles by Metro, FlyAway Bus, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Private Transfer or Rental Car.
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all airport transfers from Los Angeles Airport to Downtown L.A. (Union Station)
|Transport||Travel time||Cost||Metro||60 Min.||$ 1.75||Details|
|FlyAway Bus||35 Min.||$ 9.75||Details|
|Taxi||25 Min.||$ 50‑80||Details|
|25 Min.||$ 100||Details|
|Uber||25 Min.||$ 50‑150||Details|
|Lyft||25 Min.||$ 50‑150||Details|
|Rental car||25 Min.||Individ.||Details|
• The optimal transfer depends on the number of travelers, budget and available time.
• There may be waiting times at the taxi rank if there are high volume of passengers. In this case, a pre-booked transfer (e.g. via Private Transfer) is the more faster and comfortable option.
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