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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).
Wayne/Orange County in Orange
County, 40 miles south of LA
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
- Taxis are available from taxi stops in front of the terminal building.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- There are a several options available to passengers traveling to and
from the Bob Hope (BUR) by road, including car; taxi; shuttle; and bus
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
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.
There are a number of shops in both terminals. Shops include a
sunglasses shop, bookshop, gift shop, candy shop, newsstands and music
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.
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.
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).
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
Facilities at the Long Beach (LGB) include several shuttle and taxi
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
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.
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).
Orange County’s only used for commercial service is
miles south of LA and handles about nine million passengers
annually. The two-runway Orange County has 16 commercial, commuter and
carriers serving 23 nonstop destinations throughout the U.S. It was
renamed in 1979 in honor of the late actor John Wayne.
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.
Gift shops and newsstands are located on the upper level (Departures).
There are no luggage storage lockers. Trolleys are available for a
Orange County Transportation Authority
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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