LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation. Get updates, tips and all the latest happenings.
This $8.5 billion modernization has created 40,000 local jobs and pumped billions into our economy. Learn More ›
Try New LA Tastes from Terminals 4-8
Explore any restaurant between Terminal 4 through Terminal 8 without going back through security! Our new concession maps on the Terminal Updates pages will show you open restaurants and walking times.
LAX Dining Tips from LA Food Writer
Foodie Krista Simmons shares her insider tips for navigating LAX’s many dining options, so you can set a delicious tone for the journey ahead. Read More.
Best LAX Tips from a Travel Expert
LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation that can be a little painful at times. Travel Expert Johnny Jet shares his tips to help make your experience much better. Read More.
Parking Structures 3 and 4 Closures
EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH MARCH 6, 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.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 6, 2015
Runways will be closed in phases during construction. Passengers may experience delays and surrounding communities may notice increased air traffic noise. Learn more about the runway construction.
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.
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Inspired by L.A.'s "on-the-go" culture, Terminal 2 will reflect the city's modern energy. Discover more.
Colors Soar at LAX. Dazzling new eco-friendly lights welcome travelers. Learn more.
Tastes Of LAX
We're bringing the hottest local foods and libations to LAX.
- Rock & Brews (Terminal 1)
- Barney's Beanery (Terminal 2)
- Border Grill Food Truck (Terminal 4)
- Osteria by Fabio Viviani (Terminal 6)
- The Marketplace by Wolfgang Puck (Terminal 6)
WATCH OUR ANIMATED VIDEOS.