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International Airport Los Angeles Information
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest airports in the world. Located on the southern coast of California, Los Angeles International Airport handles thousands of domestic and international commercial flights every year.
Located 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport provides travelers with extensive and modern facilities, with convenient transport links by road and rail. LAX Airport flies international passengers and cargo traffic to and from the five-county Southern California region, serving 88 airlines through nine terminals.
Commercial service began at LAX in 1946, with domestic and international terminals and a second-level roadway added in the 1980s. With its increasingly expanding air cargo system, Los Angeles International Airport is a commerce leader and is set for further major expansion from 2006.
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International Airport Los Angeles Terminal Information
Each terminal at Los Angeles International Airport serves several airlines and a large number of destinations. Each terminal has a variety of restaurants, bars, newsstands, and shops. Business services, banks, and ATMs are also available. The Tom Bradley Terminal is LAX's principal terminal and offers additional services including a first-aid station and direct telephone service for hotel and car reservations.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1 serves America West, Southwest, and US Airways. It contains gates 1-13.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 2 serves Air Canada / Canadian, Air China, Air Mobility Command, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian Air, Interstate Jet, Jetsgo, KLM, Miami Air, Northwest, Omni Air, Virgin Atlantic, and World Airlines (AMC).
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3 serves AirTran Airways, Alaska, American TransAir (ATA), Frontier, Horizon, Midwest Express, and West Jet. It contains gates 30-39.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4 serves American Airlines, American Eagle, and Qantas arrivals / departures. It contains gates 41-48.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5 serves Aerolitoral, Aeromexico (arrivals), Air France, Air Jamaica, Air Tahiti Nui, China Southern, Delta, Legend Airlines, Omni, Song, Spirit, and Sun Country. It contains gates 50-58.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 6 serves Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, United (International), and United Express. It contains gates 60-69.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 7 serves Ted, United, and United Express. It contains gates 70-78.
Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 8 serves United Airlines. It contains gates 80-88.
Tom Bradley International Terminal
The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport serves Aero California, Aeroflot, Aer Lingus, Air India, Air Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Copa Airlines, El Al Israel, EVA Air, HMY Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lacsa Airlines, LanChile, LanPeru, LTU, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Mexicana Airlines, Omni Air International, Philippine Airlines, Qantas (departures), Singapore Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swiss International, TACA, Thai Airways, and VARIG Brazilian Airlines.
All terminals except Terminal 8 provide duty-free shopping, with three shops at Tom Bradley Terminal.
Amongst stores at LAX are several branches of See's Candy, Crews of California, Hudson newsagents, and Via Voyage.
Restaurants and Bars
LAX offers a wide selection of fast-food outlets, including Burger King, Starbucks, California Pizza Kitchen, McDonald's, Home Turf Sports Bars, Boudin Sourdough Bakery, plus fine dining at two outlets of Wolfgang Puck.
Dataports are available at public telephones in all terminals. Neptune Networks operates 60 Internet kiosks in Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 6.
Mobile Phone Rental
Call +1 310 645 3500 for information. Phones available to hire from Tom Bradley Terminal (lower level).
Fax and Photocopying
Facilities are available at the ICE currency exchange booth at Tom Bradley Terminal (lower level).
No US post services are available at LAX.
Currency Exchange and ATMs
Foreign Exchange Desks
These are located at all terminal departure halls and at Tom Bradley Terminal arrivals hall. ICE foreign currency exchange booths are located on the upper floor of each terminal. Opening hours vary; call: +1 310 646 7934 for details. Traveler's checks can be exchanged at every terminal. Visa card and MasterCard cash advances available up to USD 300 at ICE currency exchange kiosks at Terminals 2, 3, 5, 7, and Tom Bradley Terminal.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
ATMs dispense cash from machines on both upper and lower floors of each terminal.
International Airport Los Angeles Airline Information
Los Angeles International Airport is served by most US domestic carriers and a wide range of international airlines. Airlines will usually board from their designated terminals. The following shows standard boarding areas (where you will find a ticket and information desk) and USA telephone numbers for the airlines.
America West - +1 800 235 9292
Mesa Airlines - +1 800 235 9292
Southwest Airlines - +1 800 435 9792
US Airways - +1 800 428 4322
Air Canada - +1 888 247 2262
Air China - +1 800 882 8122
Air Mobility Command (AMC) - +1 310 363 0715
Air New Zealand - +1 800 262 1234
AVIACSA - +1 800 284 2622
Champion Air - +1 800 922 2606
Hawaiian Airlines - +1 800 367 5320
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - +1 800 556 9000
Lacsa - +1 800 225 2272
Miami Air - +1 305 871 8001
Northwest Airlines - +1 800 225 5252
TACA - +1 800 535 8780
Virgin Atlantic - +1 800 862 8621
World Airways - +1 800 967 5395
AirTran Airways - +1 800 247 8726
Alaska Airlines - +1 800 426 0333
ATA Airlines - +1 800 225 2995
Frontier Airlines - +1 800 432 1359
Horizon Air - +1 800 547 9308
Midwest Express Airlines - +1 800 452 2022
WestJet - +1 888 937 8538
American Airlines - +1 800 227 4622
American Eagle - +1 800 433 7300
Qantas - +1 800 227 4500
American Airlines: Admirals Club
AeroMexico - +1 800 237 6639
Air France - +1 800 237 2747
Air Jamaica - +1 800 523 5585
China Southern Airlines - +1 888 338 8988
Delta Air Lines - +1 800 221 1212
OAI Omni Air International - +1 877 718 8901
Song - +1 800 359 7664
Spirit Airlines - +1 800 772 7117
Sun Country Airlines - +1 800 359 6786
Continental Airlines - +1 800 525 0280
Copa Airlines (departures) - +1 800 359 2672
United Airlines (domestic and international) - +1 800 241 6522
Ted - +1 800 225 5833
United Airlines (domestic and international) - +1 800 241 6522
United Express - +1 800 241 6522
United Airlines: Red Carpet Club
Ted - +1 800 225 5833
United Airlines (domestic) / United Express - +1 800 241 6522
Tom Bradley International Terminal
Aer Lingus - +1 800 474 7424
AeroCalifornia Airlines - +1 800 428 2163
Aeroflot - +1 310 281 5300
Air India - +1 800 223 7776
Air Pacific - +1 310 227 0290
Air Tahiti Nui - +1 877 824 4846
Alaska Airlines - +1 800 426 0333
ANA All Nippon Airways - +1 800 235 9262
Asiana Airlines - +1 800 227 4262
British Airways - +1 800 247 9297
Cathay Pacific - +1 800 233 2742
China Airlines - +1 800 227 5118
China Eastern - +1 310 649 3994
Copa Airlines - +1 800 359 2672
El Al - +1 800 223 6700
EVA Air - +1 800 695 1188
JAL Japan Airlines - +1 800 525 3663
Korean Air - +1 800 438 5000
LanChile - +1 800 733 3975
LanPeru - +1 866 266 5588
LTU - +1 866 266 5588
Lufthansa - +1 800 645 3880
Malaysia Airlines - +1 800 552 9264
Mexicana - +1 800 531 7921
Philippine Airlines - +1 800 435 9725
Qantas (departures) - +1 800 227 4500
Singapore Airlines - +1 310 646 6200
Swiss International Air Lines - +1 877 359 7947
Thai Airways - +1 800 426 5204
VARIG - +1 800 468 2744
International Airport Los Angeles Car Rental
Los Angeles International Airport is served by the car rental firms listed below.
Car Rental Companies
All International Rent-A-Car
Allstate Car Rental
Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car Inc
Exotic Car Rental
Fox Car Rental
Los Angeles Rent-A-Car
Midway Car Rental
National Car Rental
Payless Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental
U-Save Auto Rental
International Airport Los Angeles Car Parking
Los Angeles International Airport offers daily and metered parking near all terminals in the Central Terminal Area. Lower rate long-term parking is available in lots B and C; complimentary shuttles are available to carry passengers from these lots to the airport. Disabled passenger parking is offered in each lot. Passengers arriving at the parking area should allow plenty of time to comply with the security procedures that may include a full vehicle inspection.
Central Terminal Area
The Central Terminal Area is the most popular parking area at LAX. If the lot is full, there is also nearby metered parking.
Parking Lots B and C
Lots B and C are recommended for those parking long-term. Shuttles are available to carry passengers between the parking lots and terminals. Parking is free for the first two hours in both of these lots and costs a dollar for each hour thereafter.
Parking for Disabled Travelers
Los Angeles International Airport provides wider parking spaces near elevators for those with disabilities. These spaces are located in every airport parking lot. The airport also provides free shuttle buses equipped with lifts for passengers in wheelchairs, which are useful for travel between lots B and C and the terminals. To request pickup, please call: +1 310 646 8021.
International Airport Los Angeles Ground Transportation
Los Angeles International Airport is served directly by shuttle, bus, and taxi. Public transportation is also available for travel both to and from the airport.
Outbound buses, shuttles, hotel or rental cars, and courtesy vans can be picked up from the designated areas on the lower / arrival level islands in front of each terminal. The areas are signed Van, LAX Shuttle, Bus Stop, and Courtesy Tram.
The FlyAway bus service leaves Terminal 1 and picks up on the lower level at the Bus Stop sign. Between 5:30 am and 12:00 midnight, the service runs every 30 minutes. From 12:00 midnight to 5:30 am, it runs 12:15 am, 12:30 am, 1:15 am, 2:15 am, 2:45 am, 3:30 am, 4:15 am, and 4:45 am.
Free shuttle service to the Metropolitan Transit Authority Metro Green Line Light Rail's Aviation station also leaves from the lower level under the LAX Shuttle sign.
Inbound transportation unloads on the upper level. Use the "A" bus for airlink connections. Frequent, free shuttles are available between each terminal for making airline connections. Use the "A" shuttle from under the LAX Shuttle sign.
City buses can be boarded adjacent to parking lot "C" by taking the "C" shuttle. Other public buses serving LAX include Culver City Bus Lines, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Torrance Transit. Bus information is available in the baggage claim area of each terminal.
Taxis are available from curbside on the lower level. Passengers will be given a ticket stating the typical fare to major destinations. Airport authorized taxis will display an official seal. Passengers using unauthorized transportation services do so at their own risk.
International Airport Los Angeles Airport Security
Increased security measures are in operation at US airports. Information on what passengers are permitted and forbidden to take aboard is available to download from the Transportation Security Administration web site (English version pdf). Information on issues including traveling with children, pets, and transporting special items is available here.
For information on prohibited items, click here.
Visas, Immigration, and Customs Information
For detailed information on visa requirements, immigration, and customs, contact the consulate that relates to your destination. For official US immigration and customs information, click here. Documentary requirements for travelers entering the US is available here.
All terminals at LAX are equipped with coded electronic lockers. Small, medium, and large lockers are available. A 24-hour locker limit applies for passengers at Tom Bradley Terminal; other terminals have a 48-hour limit.
Lost and Found
Passengers missing baggage should first contact their airline. LAX Airport Police Lost and Found is located at 5600 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tel: +1 310 417 0440. Opening hours are 6:00 am to 11:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Retrieved items are available for passenger collection from 5757 West Century Boulevard.
Help for Stranded Travelers
Stranded travelers should visit Travelers Aid desks situated near the lower level baggage reclaim areas.
International Airport Los Angeles Extra Facilities
International Airport Los Angeles Maps and Directions
Los Angeles International Airport Map
Los Angeles Area Map
From Santa Barbara
Take Route 101 South for approximately 80 miles, then merge onto I-405 South. Take the Howard Hughes Parkway exit, then bear left onto South Sepulveda Boulevard and continue south. Take the Century Boulevard ramp, then drive along Sky Way and take a right at the end onto World Way North and follow to the airport.
From San Bernadino
Take I-10 West for roughly 40 miles, then merge onto I-605 South and follow for 12 miles. Merge onto I-105, follow for another 17 miles, then exit and merge onto North Sepulveda Boulevard. Drive for half a mile, then take ramp to World Way North and follow to the airport.
Take I-405 North for approximately 40 miles, then exit onto West Century Boulevard. Follow ramp, then bear right onto World Way North and continue to the airport.
Longitude:118° 24' 0" W
Latitude:33° 56' 0" N
Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Number of Terminals: 9 (including the Tom Bradley International Terminal)
Telephone: 310 646 5252 (24-hour recorded information)
Fax: 310 646 1893
Time Zone: GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) southwest of Los Angeles
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS
A free shuttle bus serves all the terminals around the central loop.
The airport is located just off the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway-1) and Highway-42, near the intersection of Freeways-405 and -105 (Highway-1 is also called Lincoln Boulevard just north of the airport and is called Sepulveda Boulevard just south of the airport). From Los Angeles, take Freeway-405 south, turn off onto either Highway-42 or Freeway-105 west, and follow signs to the airport. Traffic is heavy at peak times and the airport recommends using public transport.
There are about 8,000 parking spaces available in eight central car parks with good access to all the terminals, offering short- and long-term parking. The two perimeter car parks (Lots B and C) have cheaper daily rates and the first two hours of parking are free; the LAX shuttle runs between these car parks and the terminals. Metered parking is available in the central terminal area and on the Arrivals level uncovered car parks.
About 40 companies serve the airport, with offices located off-site. These, which include all major car hire companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National, can be contacted via courtesy telephone links inside or near the baggage reclaim areas on the Arrivals level of all terminals. Free shuttles transport passengers to the car company; the shuttles depart from designated areas on the Arrivals level islands in front of each terminal.
Rail: There is a free shuttle service from the airport which runs to the Aviation Station on the green line of the metro light rail network. Road: Taxi: Taxis and shuttles stop outside the terminals on the lower/Arrivals level. Authorised taxis serve the airport and display fixed fare tariffs to local destinations. Door-to-door shuttle vans are also available. Bus: Various airport bus and shuttle van services run to destinations all over southern California, including the Metropolitan Express to downtown Los Angeles and Union Station, the Airport Bus to Anaheim (Disneyland) and Buena Park and the FlyAway Bus providing non-stop transport between the airport and the San Fernando Valley. Public bus services are run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; buses run from car park Lot C, which is connected to the terminals by Shuttle C; they are also run by Culver City Bus Line, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Torrance Transit
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS
Travelers Aid booths are located on the lower/Arrivals level of each terminal near baggage reclaim and provide information and assistance for disabled passengers. The airport has a 24-hour recorded information line (tel: 310 646 5252).
Money and communications: ATMs and bureaux de change are available in all terminals. So are Internet access facilities. Mobile phone hire is available in the TBI Terminal Arrivals. Eating and drinking: There are numerous fast-food outlets, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and ice cream parlours across the airport. Shopping: Shops are plentiful at the airport; duty-free shopping is available in Terminals 2-8 and in the TBI Terminal; newsagents, gift shops and bookshops are also widely available. Luggage: Trolleys are available. There is a left-luggage facility on the Arrivals level of the TBI Terminal; a wrapping service is available. Lost property is handed to the LAX Airport Police (tel: 310 417 0440). Other facilities: There is a first aid station in TBI Terminal. AED units (defibrillators) are situated throughout the airport.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES
The Travel Right Café in Terminal 4 Departures has laptop and Internet connection and mobile phone services. Notary services are available in the TBI Terminal, at the ICE Currency Exchange booth on the Departures level. Fax and photocopying is available at the ICE Currency Exchange booth on the Arrivals level of the TBI Terminal, as well as on the Departures level of Terminal 3. There is a meeting room in Terminal 3, provided by Alaska Airlines (tel: 310 342 4435), and one in Terminal 1, provided by US Airways (tel: 310 417 2054). General conference facilities are available at nearby hotels. The Hilton Los Angeles Airport (tel: 310 410 4000) provides meeting rooms, including two ballrooms, on the newly renovated second floor, as well as a 24-hour fully equipped business centre.
Facilities include ramps and lifts, adapted toilets, wheelchair-accessible restaurants, fast-food outlets and coffee shops, and TDD telephones in all terminals. All airport car parks have plenty of disabled spaces and lift-equipped shuttle buses run between Lots B and C and the terminals. Free parking is available for disabled drivers in metered areas; however this is only available to drivers who can display a disabled permit. Wheelchairs can be requested from individual airlines; disabled passengers are advised to inform their airline of their requirements in advance. There is a TDD information line (tel: 310 665 0370).
There are numerous hotels nearby including the Hilton Los Angeles Airport (tel: 310 410 4000), Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport (tel: 310 649 5151), Crowne Plaza Hotel (tel: 310 642 7500) and Best Western Airport Plaza Inn (tel: 310 568 0071). Hotel reservation boards are located on the Arrivals level in each terminal with courtesy telephones for reservations. A hotel reservations office is located in the baggage reclaim areas of all terminals. Many hotels offer free shuttle services to/from the airport.
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