1 World Way, Los Angeles, California, 98045

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Data

Airport Code LAX Elevation 125 ft
Address 1 World Way Distance From Nearest City 9 mi
City Los Angeles Latitude / Longitude 33.942240 / -118.402795
State California Scheduled Annual Operations 342,278
Zipcode 98045 2010 Enplanements 21,185,131
Owner City Of Los Angeles 2009 Enplanements 20,141,377
Phone Number (310) 646-5252 Increase or Decrease 5.2%

The Airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 15 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, California. The airport is the busiest in the state, operating four runways and dealing with upwards of 59 passengers every year. It is served by a wide range of both domestic and international airlines and deals with a lot of long haul flights as well as shorter domestic flights within the US.

Los Angeles International Airport Parking

One issue that is always worth paying attention to when you are due to fly from LAX is that of airport parking at LAX. For drivers picking up passengers, there is a cell phone lot at LAX where drivers are permitted to wait for up to two hours. Passengers can be collected from the Central Terminal Area, which is about five minutes away. If you intend to actually park at the airport, then you can choose from either daily parking or the economy lot. Most major credit cards are accepted as payment. Alternatively, you could choose to park in an off-site parking lot operated by an independent vendor. This can often provide savings on the cost of parking at LAX and all these lots include a shuttle service to take passengers from the parking lot to the terminal as part of the service. You can reserve your off-site LAX parking online before you are due to fly.

Los Angeles International Airport Transportation

There are multiple transportation services available at LAX. Rental car firms are aplenty at the airport. If you choose to use them you can call your chose car rental provider from the Ground Transportation Telephone Boards in the baggage claim area. Alternatively, take the LAX shuttle bus to Lot C where you will find the Off-Airport Rental Car Terminal. The LAX shuttle bus is a free service that transports passengers to the various locations around the airport. There are lots of reliable LAX shuttle services to take you to and from the airport. There are a couple of different shuttle operators serving LAX which will offer pick-ups and drop-offs in the entire southern California area. One popular option is to choose a shared-ride shuttle, which often works out as the most cost effective option, particularly when compared with a taxi. Of course you can hire a taxi from LAX if you wish. You can find these outside each terminal, where you will also find bus stops for bus services traveling to the wider Los Angeles area. There are also set bus routes to other destinations in south California if you wish to use a public transport option.

Los Angeles International Airport Hotels

If you are planning to stay overnight in a hotel near LAX then you will have many options to choose from. There are even a few hotels actually located on airport property, which could be useful if you have an early morning flight or don’t wish to travel too far. Within 4 miles of the airport, there are upwards of 15 airport hotel options that all offer transportation to your terminal. There is a LAX terminal map to the right.

Los Angeles International Airport Terminals

There are nine passenger terminals at LAX. They are known as Terminals 1 through 8, plus Tom Bradley International Terminal. They are arranged in a horseshoe shape, with much of the airport’s parking facilities located in the center. If you want to travel between terminals, then you can take the LAX Shuttle Airline Connection. This runs twenty four hours a day, once every 12-15 minutes. You’ll find lots of amenities within the terminals, including food and drink, retail outlets, internet services, currency exchange and passenger information.


The famous LAX is one of the busiest airports in the country and it’s also one of the best-resourced in terms of facilities. Advanced parking reservations are advisable.