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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 18 miles southwest of downtown LA, with pick-up and drop-off parking by terminal buildings. The glamorous epicentre of the entertainment world has myriad attractions from Sunset Boulevard to the Hollywood sign plus amazing beaches, food and weather. Accommodation ranges from cutting-edge boutique hotels to five-star resorts, value chains and historic properties. Splashing out? Try the Beverly Wilshire, Waldorf Astoria or Shutters on the Beach. AirportCars arranges LA Airport transfers to these destinations and beyond.

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Staying near Los Angeles International Airport

Pre-book your LA Airport transfer to or from a nearby hotel:

  • Fairmont Century Plaza lies 8 miles away, meaning LAX Airport transfers within 15-20 minutes. With a spa, terrace, rooftop pool and kids’ free places, this is five-star venue scores 5/5 on TripAdvisor.
  • Sonesta Select Los Angeles LAX El Segundo is 1.5 miles distant, making LA Airport transfers super-quick. Offering three star affordability, this venue is rated ‘Very good’. A gym, pool and business and conferencing facilities are here.
  • LAX Stadium Inn is three miles away, or a less-than 10-minute airport run. Scoring 3/5 with reviewers, it has a budget-friendly two stars. Offering clean, comfortable amenities, it’s ideally located for freeway access and Santa Monica and Venice beaches.

Transferring from Los Angeles to a different airport?

  • John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana) lies just over 40 miles south-east, making it reachable from LAX within 40 minutes
  • San Diego International is some 125 miles south – be there in two hours with a Los Angeles Airport transfer
  • Palm Springs International is located a similar distance and journey time to the east
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Explore these towns near LAX

  • Santa Barbara is 97 miles north-west, or a 90-minute LA Airport transfer. Gaze across the Pacific from Stearns Wharf, and enjoy countless places for eating, seeing the sunset, shopping and people-watching. Visit Santa Barbara Zoo, or grab a glass on the urban wine trail.
  • Palm Springs lies 120 miles east, making it a two-hour LA transfer. Go celebrity-spotting, check out the art museum, shop or get a massage. The more intrepid can venture into the desert or mountains, or hike to three canyons to take in incredible views.
  • San Diego merits the two-hour drive south; it’s a 125-mile Los Angeles transfer. This Pacific coastal city is renowned for its warm climate, parks and beaches. Visit numerous art galleries and gardens. The USS Midway is an aircraft-carrier that’s now a museum, while the harbour is home to a naval fleet.
  • Temecula is 92+ miles or a good hour and a half by road. Take in the Old Town and Temecula Valley Museum. There are dozens of wineries offering guided tours. Or if you’re after glamour and excitement, try a sunset balloon flight over the vineyards.
  • Hollywood is a 45-minute LA Airport transfer, lying just over 17 miles north. There are endless cinemas, such as the Dolby and Chinese Theater, alongside glamorous hotels, the iconic sign, Hollywood Bowl and Walk of Fame.
  • Ventura is a coastal city 1 hour 24 minutes away, or around a 69-miles LA Airport transfer, and known for its beaches and wooden pier. It’s also great for surfing. There’s an 1809 church on Main Street, and from the harbour you can reach Channel Islands National Park, a habitat for island foxes and scrub jays.
Excursions to enjoy from Los Angeles International
  1. Solana Beach, a 90-minute drive south, is just around 105 miles away. It’s a laid-back place, with quieter-than-typical beaches. There are some great places to eat and drink, along with boutiques and surf shops. The Del Mar racetrack is nearby.
  2. Balboa Island is within 50 miles and 50 minutes by Los Angeles Airport transfer, and lies to the south-east. Get there by ferry. Sample the famous local frozen banana, visit shops, galleries and eateries and take in the million-dollar homes. As well as a boardwalk for strolling, you’ll find watersports aplenty.
  3. Griffith Observatory lies 27 miles north; cover them in under an hour with a LAX airport transfer. On the southern slopes of Mount Hollywood, at Griffith Park, it commands amazing views over LA, Hollywood and the Pacific. Peer through telescopes, explore the exhibits or catch a live show.
  4. Los Padres National Forest is over 125 miles distant, but worth the 2 hours and 30 minute drive north-west. Experience more than 1,200 miles of well-maintained trails, and hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness, with numerous fish and wildlife species. There’s camping, hiking, biking fishing, plus hot springs to visit.
  5. The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum is just two miles distant – be there within 10 minutes with a LAX airport transfer. See dozens of antique and vintage cars. On two Sundays a month, you can ride out around El Segundo in one of the vintage automobiles, for no extra charge.
  6. Venice Beach is less than 30 minutes or 6.5 miles away. People-watch on Venice Beach boardwalk, where you’ll find sand sculptors, tarot-card readers, portrait artists and others. Stroll down the three canal-lined blocks of Dell Avenue, and see the skate park and Mosaic Tile House. Meanwhile, ‘Muscle Beach’ attracts chiselled bodybuilders.
Key details for Los Angeles Airport

LAX complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), so there are lifts in all terminals, ramps and adapted restrooms, plus accessible shops and restaurants. Public phone booths are wheelchair-friendly, plus there are amplified telephones for hard-of-hearing travellers. The airport also works extensively with those with disabilities to improve access. A special assistance vehicle offers transport between terminals and gates. There are points where guide dogs can relieve themselves, too. Talk to your airline in good time before flying.

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

Tel: (+1) 855-463-5252
Email: infoline@lawa.org
Website: www.flylax.com