LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation. Get updates, tips and all the latest happenings.
This $14 billion modernization has created 121,640 local jobs and pumped billions into our economy. Learn More ›
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 22, 2016
Construction on three out of four runways is now complete with the final runway expected to be complete by June 2017. Passengers may experience delays and surrounding communities may notice increased air traffic noise. Learn more about the runway construction. Learn more about the runway construction.
SUNSET BOULEVARD COMES TO TERMINAL 6
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Westfield unveiled the new Terminal 6 at LAX, featuring bold new design and 21 new retail and dining concept. Read more here.
Terminal 4 Connector
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
The Terminal 4 Connector is now open – linking the south side terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 with the Tom Bradley International terminal for a more seamless passenger experience. Read more here.
November Construction Impacts
Progress is happening! Plan ahead as November construction is set to impact roadways, terminals, sidewalks, walkways, and parking structures. Be sure to read up on all construction updates here.
Parking Structures 1, 5, 6 & 7 Under Construction
EFFECTIVE THROUGH FEBRUARY 2017
Elevators will be closed for construction in Parking Structures 1, 5, 6 & 7. To find accessible routes, use our helpful wayfinding maps.
Parking Structures 3 and 4 Closures
EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH 2016
Parking Structures 3 and 4 are undergoing elevator, stairway and pedestrian bridge construction. Use our wayfinding maps to navigate your way in and out of the structures.
TIPS & SHORTCUTS
Prepare for the UnpredictableLAX is undergoing significant modernization and renovations right now, so there may be more traffic than normal on some days. Plan ahead, leave early and visit our real time traffic map before you go.
Where to FlyAway®FlyAway® buses drop you off on the Upper Departure Level and pick you up on the Lower Arrival Level of each terminal. Look for the green "FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans" signs and you'll find each bus marked with its service location. Click for more.
Early Morning RushWhen planning travel, keep in mind that 4 am to 11 am are the busiest hours at LAX.
No Lazy Sundays HereSunday night is the busiest time for arrivals, with 5:30 pm to 1:30 am being peak hours. Plan ahead and visit our real time traffic map before you go.
Go Against The GrainWhen it's crowded on the departures level (mornings), drop your passengers off on the arrivals level. Or, when picking passengers up when it's crowded in the evenings, have them meet you on the departures level.
West Way ShortcutAvoid lower level World Way loop traffic. Take the West Way shortcut on the upper level (a sharp left past Terminal 2) and make a fast right at "to Arrivals," and you'll end up across from the International Terminal.
Quick ExitOn the lower level, take the West Way shortcut just past Terminal 2, then make a left at Center Way to exit the airport.
1, 2, 3 ExitWhen picking up at Terminals 1, 2 or 3, get in the left lane, and when you reach the Tom Bradley International Terminal, make a left on Center Way, then stay to the right and you can exit the airport on the lower level.
Cell Phone Waiting LotLocated off W. 96th Street next to LAX Parking Lot C, it's the perfect place to wait for passengers to arrive or they can meet you there via the "C" Shuttle.
Find Out Before You Check In:
Before you fly, check out terminal construction updates and available food and shopping. Don't know your terminal? Use our handy Terminal Finder.
Lemonade voted Best Airport Grab-And-Go Dining by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best.
Rock n' Brew before you go. LA's iconic restaurant is now open in Terminal 1.
Get charged up before you take off.
All the flavors of LA now inside LAX. See all the hot new dining options at LAX.
Get runway ready with mani/pedi's, massages and more. Watch video.
Tastes Of LAX
We're bringing the hottest local foods and libations to LAX.
- Blue Window LA (Terminal 3)
- Peet's Coffee (Terminal 3)
- Angel City Brewery (Terminal 3)
- Earthbar (Terminal 6)
- Point the Way Café (Terminal 6)
- WPizza by Wolfgang Puck (Tom Bradley International Terminal – pre-security)