Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles International Airport is the primary airport serving Los Angeles, California which is the second-most populated metropolitan area of the United States. The Airport is an international gateway to the Pacific Rim and Asia. With four runways and an estimated 55 million passengers a year, Los Anegles International Airport is served by a multitude of domestic and international airlines offering flights across the U.S. and around the world, particularly long-haul flights to/from Asia, Australasia and Latin America. Nearly 50 hotel/motels are located right on-Airport property.
The central complex features nine passenger terminals connected by a U-shaped two-level roadway. Curbside baggage check-in is available on the upper departure level. Baggage claim is on the lower level. Brand-named and ethnic-styled restaurants, cocktail lounges, gift shops, newsstands, duty free shops for international flights, restrooms, public telephones and business centers offer convenient services for the traveling public.
Other amenities include a first aid station in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and special telephones connected to area hotels/motels, bus/limousine services and car rental firms serving most Southland communities. Free shuttle service is provided between all terminals and remote parking lots.
LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections
Frequent, free shuttle service is provided between terminals (approximately every 12 to 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, to assist travelers in getting from one terminal to another for airline connections; and to transport them to the LAX Parking Lots C or to the Metro Green Line Station. To use this service, travelers should board the LAX Shuttle under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections blue sign on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal.
A Airline Connections stops at each terminal
C Transports passengers to and from Parking Lot C. Travelers can walk to the LAX City Bus Center from Lot C.
E Transports LAX employees to and from Employee Parking Lot E.
G Transports passengers to and from the Metro Green Line Aviation Station.
The FlyAway Bus is a shuttle service run by the LAWA, which travels between one of four off-airport locations: Van Nuys, Union Station, Westwood and the Irvine Transportation Center in Orange County. The shuttle service stops at every LAX terminal. The service hours vary based on the line. All lines use the regional system of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes to expedite their trips.
Shuttle bus "G" offers a free connection to the Aviation/LAX station on the Metro Green Line. The line was originally intended to connect directly to the airport, but budgetary restraints and opposition from local long-term parking lot owners impeded its progress. A Metro Rail extension to LAX is a part of both LAX and Metro's master plans. Shuttle bus "G" runs every 20 minutes, 5am–midnight.
Taxis and private shuttles
Taxicab services are operated by nine city-authorized taxi companies and regulated by Authorized Taxicab Supervision Inc. (ATS). ATS maintains a taxicab holding lot under the 96th Street Bridge where, at peak periods, hundreds of cabs queue up to wait their turn to pull into the central terminal area to pick up riders. A number of private shuttle companies also offer limousine and bus services to LAX airport.