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There are several airports in LA
1.Los Angeles International Airport (LAX);
2.Bob Hope in Burbank (BUR, northeast of LAX, closer to Downtown and Hollywood);
3.Ontario (ONT), in the Inland Empire, 35 miles east of LA (ONT);
4.Long Beach (LGB).

5.John Wayne/Orange County  in Orange County, 40 miles south of LA (SNA);

LAX, Burbank,or LGB could be the closest ones to your destination, depending on what part of the city you're in (LAX is west, Burbank is east, and Long Beach is south). John Wayne is about 40 miles south of LA in Orange County.



Passenger services at the LAX include ATMs and currency exchange, a business centre, baggage storage, shops. Internet kiosks are located throughout the LAX as well as wireless Internet and the Travel Right Cafe in Terminal 4 has laptop connections. Cell phones can be rented in Arrivals. Facilities for the disabled are excellent.

Bus Free shuttle bus service is provided from the Aviation Metro Rail Station. Passengers wishing to use this shuttle bus service should wait under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections sign on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal, and board the "G" Shuttle. Passengers can also take the "C" Shuttle from the same pick-up point to get to the Metro Bus Center, where they can board city buses serving the LA area. Information on city bus services is available on the Information Display Board in the baggage claim area in each terminal. In addition, passengers can obtain local transit information by calling (800) 266-6883.

Other public bus authorities serving LAX are Culver City Bus Lines, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Torrance Transit. Passengers can pick up these buses at the Metro Bus Center in Lot C.

Shared Van Two shared ride van companies, PrimeTime Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties. Prices run $20 to $55 per person, depending on your destination

Rental Cars Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Fox/Payless, National, and Thrifty offer car rentals. Rental centers are all off-site, and each company has their own shuttle to take passengers from the LAX to the rental center.

Taxis There are always cabs available at the taxi stand right out in front of the terminal. Typical fares cost about $35 to Hollywood and Downtown LA, $25 to Beverly Hills, $20 to Santa Monica, and $45 to $60 to the Valley and Pasadena, including a $2.50 service charge for rides originating at LAX.

2.Bob Hope (BUR)


A bank is situated at the main entrance on Hollywood Boulevard, near the economy car park C. There are ATMs located around the terminal. There are various restaurants. There are also various gift shops within the terminal, including newsagents. A lost and found service (tel: 818 840 8830) is available at the Bob Hope (BUR). Other facilities include several rest rooms at the Bob Hope (BUR) and also a shoe-shine service


Taxi - Taxis are available from taxi stops in front of the terminal building.

Bus - There are regular MTA public buses that run to Hollywood (bus no.163), Burbank (bus no.165) and downtown LA (bus no.94). The bus stop is located stop at the main roadway entrance to the Bob Hope (BUR), which is 1/4 mile walk from the terminal. Bus passengers can walk directly to BUR parking shuttle stop at that intersection and get a shuttle ride to the terminal.

Rail - There are regular local commuter trains, Metrolink and Amtrak that serve the Bob Hope (BUR) station. It is located on Empire Avenue, at the south entrance.

Road - There are a several options available to passengers traveling to and from the Bob Hope (BUR) by road, including car; taxi; shuttle; and bus services.

3.Ontario (ONT)

Among the most dynamic of the nation's, ONT has seen a 500% increase in airline passenger volume in the last 10 years. During the same period, air cargo shipments have increased an amazing 1700%. Currently, about 6 million passengers are handled annually.

Money and communications: ATMs are located opposite lower level (Arrivals) entrances in both terminals, near the business center in Departures and in the Ground Transportation Center. Public pay telephones are located throughout both terminals. Many pay telephones allow passengers to plug in their laptop computers and to charge calls to their credit cards. Tan-colored courtesy phones are provided in both terminals within the ONT for passengers who wish to place calls within the ONT; courtesy phones are situated at the public telephone banks in both Arrivals and Departures and on the concourses. Travelers can request paging Monday-Sunday 6am-9.30pm by using the courtesy telephones and dialing 0 for the operator.

Shopping: There are a number of shops in both terminals. Shops include a sunglasses shop, bookshop, gift shop, candy shop, newsstands and music shop.

Luggage: Baggage claim is on the ground floor in both terminals. A Skycap porter service, trolley rental and lockers are available in both terminals. Lost property is handled by the ONT Police (tel: 909 937 2700), with a lost property office located on 1070 South Vineyard Avenue, at the ONT Command Center.

Bus You can pick up an OmniTrans bus to eventually make it downtown or to a MetroLink station, but it's fairly time-consuming. SuperShuttle, Primetime and LA Xpress Shuttle all operate out of Ontario, with the same $20 to $55 per person fare, although Xpress Shuttle's prices are consistently a few dollars cheaper.

Taxi Travellers can find taxicab service at the curbs outside of the baggage claim areas. All taxicabs must be equipped with a dashboard meter or rate card, which is plainly visible to all passengers in the front and back seats of the vehicle. Service is available on a walk up basis from Bell Cab Company (800-340-8294) and Yellow Cab Company (800-305-8294).

4.Long Beach (LGB)
Being located in the middle of residential areas, environmental quality and noise control are of prime importance and the City of Long Beach has concentrated on these issues, protecting surrounding neighborhoods and still providing economic benefits and vigorous air transport to the local area.

Facilities at the Long Beach (LGB) include several shuttle and taxi services, as well as car rental facilities. Hotel accommodation is also available. Located near the lifts and airline ticket counter is a gift shop. Toilets in the here are wheelchair accessible, and Handicapped parking is provided at $6 per day maximum.

Bus Long Beach Transit's Route 111 runs between Long Beach (LGB) and downtown Long Beach and connects with the Metro Blue Line, which will take you into LA and at the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach. Primetime and Roadrunner shuttle companies serve the Long Beach (LGB) for a cost of $20 to $55 per person.

Taxi Long Beach Yellow Cab (562-435-6111) services the (LGB), with flat fees from the (LGB) to downtown, area hotels, or the Long Beach Convention Center ($19), Long Beach Queen Mary Hotel/Carnival Cruise Terminal ($24), Disneyland or Anaheim Convention Center ($36), San Pedro/Cruise Ships ($36), LAX ($49), and Orange County/John Wayne ($49).

5.Orange County
Orange County’s only used for commercial service is located 35 miles south of LA and handles about nine million passengers annually. The two-runway Orange County has 16 commercial, commuter and cargo carriers serving 23 nonstop destinations throughout the U.S. It was renamed in 1979 in honor of the late actor John Wayne.

Money and communications: ATMs can be found in the baggage claim area on the lower level and on the upper level (Departures) near gate 4 and gate 11.

Shopping: Gift shops and newsstands are located on the upper level (Departures).

Luggage: There are no luggage storage lockers. Trolleys are available for a small fee.

Bus Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses, Routes 76 and 212, service John Wayne. The OCTA bus stop is located on the arrival (lower) level outside of Terminal B. A number of door-to-door shuttles operate out of John Wayne, including ABC Shuttle, Primetime and SuperShuttle.

Taxi:  Yellow Cab Service (800- 535-2211) services the Orange county. The company charges a metered rate of $2.40 for the first 1/6 mile, plus 40 cents for each additional 1/6 mile, with a 46 cent per minute wait fee.


Public transportation: Public transportation isn't exactly LA's strong suit, but there are a few bright spots. Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is a great way to get around the beach towns, and taking the MTA Metro to downtown is a fairly smooth process.

The MetroLink trains are also clean, reasonable, and easy ways to get from outlying areas into LA. The city is now pumping much-needed funding into the citywide light-rail system, so there may be a day of smooth public transport in LA yet.

Taxis, on foot, or by bike: Destinations are spread out in LA, which makes taxis impractical and expensive unless you're going a short distance. Taxis aren't typically circling the block the way they are in New York, Chicago, or San Francisco. Unless you're at an LAX or a hotel, you'll probably have to call a cab. Some good options are Yellow Cab (562-435-6111) or LA Taxi (213-627-7000).

Within neighborhoods like Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo, and Silver Lake, the best way to discover all the area has to offer is to wander around on foot, or bike between neighborhoods (from Hermosa to Manhattan or Venice to Santa Monica is easy). Ambitious bicyclists can stick to the oceanfront routes for a long and pretty ride.

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