Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
The Los Angeles Department of Airports (LAWA) provides a free connection between the airport and the
Aviation Metro Rail Station green rail line. Bus "G" goes to the Aviation Metro Rail Station and can be picked
up on the lower arrival level of every terminal. Look for the sign "LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections". Bus "C"
is a shuttle that goes to the LAX City Bus Center, pickup is at the same location as bus "G".
ONCE AT THE AVIATION METRO RAIL STATION
You can take the rail line south to Redondo Beach or east to Norwalk. Go toward Norwalk for the
Imperial/Wilmington station, where you can connect with the blue line, which connects to other rail lines
throughout the city. Fare is $1.50, and an all day pass is $5.00 (good until 3:00am the next day). More
information at www.metro.net or call 800-266-6883.
ONCE AT LAX CITY BUS CENTER
At LAX City Bus Center, transfers can be made throughout Los Angeles on Metro (Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority) buses. For routes and schedules from the LAX City Bus Station to
where you need to go, use the Metro Trip Planning Tool at www.metro.net. Fare is $1.50, and an all day pass
is $5.00. Ask the driver or Metro employee about transfer costs. More information at www.metro.net or call
The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus serves the LAX City Bus Center on Route 3, connecting it to the UCLA
Transit Center and Santa Monica. Buses operate every 20 minutes or so from 5:31am until 12:03am
weekdays, every 20 to 30 minutes on Saturdays from 5:50am until 12:03am, and every 20 to 30 minutes on
Sundays and holidays from 6:08am until 12:03am. Fare is $1.00. The Big Blue Bus also operates "Rapid 3",
an express route, every 15 to 25 minutes from 6:10am to 9:40am, and from 2:30pm to 8:24pm, Monday
through Friday. Fare for the "Rapid 3" is $2.00. More information at www.bigbluebus.com or call
The Culver City Bus Lines connects the LAX City Bus Center with the UCLA Ackerman Terminal. Line 6
operates every 15 to 20 minutes from 5:00am until 10:48pm, with service intervals increasing after 8:00pm to
every 30 minutes to an hour on weekdays, every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays from 5:58am until
10:56pm, with intervals also increasing after 8:00pm. Fare is $1.00. More information at
http://www.culvercity.org/Government/Transportation.aspx or call 310-253-6500.
The City of Torrance provides bus service to the LAX City Bus Center on Route 8. The bus goes through
Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach before ending at the Pacific Coast Hwy and Hawthorne Blvd. Buses run
every 20 to 30 minutes or so from 6:00am to 10:30pm weekdays, hourly on Saturdays from 8:37am to 6:37,
8:56am to 5:56pm on Sundays (also hourly). Fare is $1.00. More information at
www.ci.torrance.ca.us/128.htm or call 310-618-6266.
Beach City Transit also provides service to the LAX City Bus Center on Line 109. This bus travels through El
Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach before terminating at Palos Verdes and Via Valencia. Service
operates from 6:00am until 9:06pm, every 40 to 60 minutes, Monday through Friday, and from 6:57am until
8:06pm, every 60 to 70 minutes, Saturdays and Sundays. Fare is $1.00. More information at
www.redondo.org/depts/hbt/transit/beach_cities_transit/default.asp, or call 310-937-6660.
Updated June 23, 2012
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