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LAX. Now we're flying. LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation.
Get up-to-the-minute airport traffic, tips on getting around and all the latest happenings right here.

This $8.5 billion modernization has created 40,000 local jobs and pumped billions into our economy. Learn More ›
Arrivals - Inside Loop / Lower Level
Departures - Outside Loop / Upper Level
LAX TRAFFIC
LANE RESTRICTIONS
BREAKING NEWS
“Top 10” Summer Travel Tips
MAY 2015
The busy summer travel season is here! So we asked the experts — our own LAX travelers and workers — for their best LAX summer travel tips. See the tips here.
Runway Construction
EFFECTIVE MARCH 6
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 here.
Terminal 1 Gate Renumbering
EFFECTIVE MAY 13
Terminal 1 gates (Southwest) will be temporarily renumbered due to construction. Be sure to check display monitors for your assigned gate number. Learn more here.
New Energy-Efficient Central Utility Plant Opens at LAX
EFFECTIVE APRIL 2015
LAX becomes the first U.S. airport to have a sustainable central utility plant (CUP), providing terminals with additional air conditioning and heating capacity, while decreasing energy usage by 25 percent. Learn more here.
Modernization Update
APRIL 2015
Travelers may be impacted by sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal construction at LAX. Get all the latest improvement details here.
Terminal 1 Construction
JANUARY 2015
The western half of T1's departures drop-off lane is closed and may cause traffic delays in all terminals. Plan ahead and come early. TIP: Drop passengers off on the arrivals level. Learn more here.
Parking Structure 3 Closures
JANUARY 2015
The pedestrian bridge and north-facing elevator and stairwell in Parking Structure 3 are closed; other elevators and stairwells remain in service. Use this pedestrian map or park in P1 or P2.
NEWS & TWEETS
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TIPS & SHORTCUTS
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LAX PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Exciting changes are happening.
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Come FlyAway® With Us
For a reasonable price, you can catch a LAX FlyAway® bus between the airport and these locations: Union Station, Van Nuys, Westwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Torrance (Coming soon!)
3 and 4's a Crowd
The busiest parking lots are 3 and 4. Avoid the crowds by parking in Lots 1 and 2 and using the walkways to get to your destination. Click for our walking map.
Prepare for the Unpredictable
LAX 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 Rush
When planning travel, keep in mind that 4 am to 11 am are the busiest hours at LAX.
No Lazy Sundays Here
Sunday 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 Grain
When 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 Shortcut
Avoid 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 Exit
On 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 Exit
When 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 Lot
Located 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.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
LAX is revamping inside and out. Eco-friendly LED features are lighting the way.
Come early, come hungry. LAX has recruited LA's top chefs for your pre-flight meals.
Soon you can work, relax or charge up for your flight. Upgrades are happening in Terminal 2.
The newly completed Tom Bradley International Terminal features local restaurants and boutiques.
LAX UPGRADES
LAX is undergoing its largest improvement project ever and the best is yet to come.

Coming Soon:
  • Runway Construction
  • More charging stations
  • New luxury lounges
  • Modern gates and waiting areas
  • State-of-the-art baggage screening
> LAX modernization details


TASTES OF LAX
We're bringing the hottest local foods and libations to LAX.

Now Open:
  • Kogi BBQ truck (Terminal 4)
  • Pie Hole (Terminal 2)
  • Plane Box Grab and Go (Terminal 2)
  • Ford's Filling Station (Terminal 8)
  • Coffee Bean (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal)
> All LAX restaurants


LET'S SHOP!
There really is no better way to wait for your flight.

Now Open:
  • Mattel Experience (Terminal 5)
  • Bliss (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal)
  • Magic Johnson Sports (Terminal 5)
  • Bartels' Harley-Davidson (Terminal 7)
  • Malibu Shades (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal)
> All LAX retail and Duty Free shops
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