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Approximate Travel Distance
354 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
1 hour
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Current Local Time in Phoenix
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Transportation to Los Angeles Airport from the City Center

Citicorp Airport

The most practical transportation alternative to get to Los Angeles International airport from the city center is by using the FlyAway buses. These buses depart from Union Station and get to the airport in about 40 minutes. When there is traffic or during rush hour that travel time can vary significantly. FlyAway buses depart every 30 minutes and you don’t need to reserve a spot beforehand. We recommend checking the traffic conditions and figuring out what time you need to be at the airport beforehand.

The FlyAway buses operate between the following locations and the airport, Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley) Union Station (Downtown Los Angeles), Westwood (West Los Angeles/UCLA), Santa Monica, Hollywood, Orange Line, and Long Beach. Separate buses depart from these locations to the airport. You can buy your bus ticket on board using a credit card.

Passengers can also take the Green Line to the airport, which stops at the metro Green Line Aviation Station. From that station there are free shuttle bus services to the airport. The Green Line operates between Redondo Beach and Norwalk. After you get to the Green Line Aviation Station you can get on the LAX Shuttle “G” line, which will take you to the terminals.  

There are various buses that you can take from different locations in the city to get to Los Angeles International Airport. From Santa Monica you can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line, from Sylmar Metrolink Station you can take LADOT Commuter Express line 574, from Redondo Beach you can take LADOT line 438, and from Torrance you can take Torrance Transit Bus T8.

Airport Information

Los Angeles International Airport, also referred to as LAX, is the 7th busiest airport in the world and the largest and busiest airport in not only the Greater Los Angeles Area but in all of California. It is an extremely modern and organized airport that handles a significant portion of international flights in Southern California. There are 9 terminals at the airport. 8 of those 9 terminals are numbered, such as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, etc. The international terminal at LAX is the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Tom Bradley International Terminal operates a large number of international flights. Los Angeles International Airport offers a wide variety of venues when it comes to eating and drinking and shopping. If you are flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal and want to grab a bite to eat you can dine at places like the Daily Grill, El Paseo, McDonald’s, Marina Bar, Sushi Boy, Starbucks, Pinkberry, 800 Degrees Pizza, and more. This terminal also has many boutiques such as Burberry, DFS Duty Free, Gucci, Hermes, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and Victoria’s Secret. The terminal also contains many Duty Free shops. The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the terminal that features the widest variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores. It is also the terminal that contains the most lounges. Some of the lounges located in the terminal include the Star Alliance Lounge, Sky Team Alliance Lounge, Oneworld Alliance Lounge, ElAl King David Lounge and Relax Lounge. If you want to use the internet at the airport you can do so for a certain fee. You can connect for an unlimited daily or unlimited monthly fee or hourly fee.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Los Angeles Intl Airport

The most practical transportation alternative to get to Los Angeles International airport from the city center is by using the FlyAway buses. These buses depart from Union Station and get to the airport in about 40 minutes. When there is traffic or during rush hour that travel time can vary significantly. FlyAway buses depart every 30 minutes and you don’t need to reserve a spot beforehand. We recommend checking the traffic conditions and figuring out what time you need to be at the airport beforehand.

The FlyAway buses operate between the following locations and the airport, Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley) Union Station (Downtown Los Angeles), Westwood (West Los Angeles/UCLA), Santa Monica, Hollywood, Orange Line, and Long Beach. Separate buses depart from these locations to the airport. You can buy your bus ticket on board using a credit card.

Passengers can also take the Green Line to the airport, which stops at the metro Green Line Aviation Station. From that station there are free shuttle bus services to the airport. The Green Line operates between Redondo Beach and Norwalk. After you get to the Green Line Aviation Station you can get on the LAX Shuttle “G” line, which will take you to the terminals.  

There are various buses that you can take from different locations in the city to get to Los Angeles International Airport. From Santa Monica you can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line, from Sylmar Metrolink Station you can take LADOT Commuter Express line 574, from Redondo Beach you can take LADOT line 438, and from Torrance you can take Torrance Transit Bus T8.

Airport Information

Los Angeles International Airport, also referred to as LAX, is the 7th busiest airport in the world and the largest and busiest airport in not only the Greater Los Angeles Area but in all of California. It is an extremely modern and organized airport that handles a significant portion of international flights in Southern California. There are 9 terminals at the airport. 8 of those 9 terminals are numbered, such as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, etc. The international terminal at LAX is the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Tom Bradley International Terminal operates a large number of international flights. Los Angeles International Airport offers a wide variety of venues when it comes to eating and drinking and shopping. If you are flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal and want to grab a bite to eat you can dine at places like the Daily Grill, El Paseo, McDonald’s, Marina Bar, Sushi Boy, Starbucks, Pinkberry, 800 Degrees Pizza, and more. This terminal also has many boutiques such as Burberry, DFS Duty Free, Gucci, Hermes, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and Victoria’s Secret. The terminal also contains many Duty Free shops. The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the terminal that features the widest variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores. It is also the terminal that contains the most lounges. Some of the lounges located in the terminal include the Star Alliance Lounge, Sky Team Alliance Lounge, Oneworld Alliance Lounge, ElAl King David Lounge and Relax Lounge. If you want to use the internet at the airport you can do so for a certain fee. You can connect for an unlimited daily or unlimited monthly fee or hourly fee.

Last Updated: November 23, 2016

Transportation to Phoenix City Center from Airport

Sky Harbor Intl Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located in very close proximity to the city center, only 5 km away. The airport is the primary commercial airport serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and the largest airport in the state of Arizona. In 2015 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport handled over 44 million passengers. You can easily get to the city center from the airport by taxi or airport shuttle services. For those who prefer public transportation, you can take a bus or tram to the city center from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The city of Phoenix has a very advance public transportation system with over 100 bus routes that operate throughout the city. Many hotels in the city offer their guests airport shuttle services to and from the airport. Renting a car from one of the rental car companies located at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is another transportation alternative to get to the city center.

Bus

Taking the bus to the city center from the airport is a very easy transportation alternative. The Valley Metro Bus Route 13 provides transportation to the city center, departing from Terminal 2. Bus Route 1, Route 44 and Route 32 provide transportation to the city, departing at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station. Passengers can access that station, which is only minutes away, by using the PHX Sky Train from the terminals. Bus tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or once you are on the bus. For more information about bus routes please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s website.

Rail

Another method of transportation to get to the city center is by rail. The Valley Metro Rail departs from the 44th St/Washington PHX Sky Train Station. Passengers can get to the 44th St/Washington stop by using the PHX Sky Train from the airport terminals. For more detailed information about the rail routes and stops please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s website.

Taxi

For those who don’t want to take public transportation, the most convenient way to get to the city center is by taxi. Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Taxis are located outside door #8 at Terminal 2, outside door #7 and door #6 at Terminal 3, and outside door #7 and door #6 at Terminal 4. Taxi fares vary depending on your final destination in the city. You can pay the fare using a credit card in most taxis. For more information on taxi companies and rates please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport. Renting a car is also a great option for getting around in the city during your trip. Rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Center. We recommend making a reservation for your rental car vehicle before hand. The Rental Car Center is accessible using the Rental Car Shuttles that depart curbside at the baggage claim level of each terminal. There are 14 rental car companies located at the airport, including Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Payless, Silvercar, and Sixt.

Shuttle Services

SuperShuttle provides convenient shuttle van services between the airport and the city 24 hours a day, every day of the week. From 9 am to 9 pm these shuttle van services run every 15 minutes yet after 9 pm they run less frequently. Shuttle service rates vary depending on your destination in the city but generally range between 12 and 46 USD. You can pay in cash or with a credit card. These shuttle vans are accessible curbside at each terminal.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Many hotels located in Phoenix provide their guests with airport shuttle services. To take advantage of this service make sure to discuss it with the hotel you are staying at in advance; you will need to make a reservation and provide the hotel with some information at that time. Hotel shuttle services are an extremely practical and comfortable means of transportation but it can be a bit more expensive than taking a taxi. 

Last Updated: December 01, 2016
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