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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.
LAX TRAFFIC
LANE RESTRICTIONS
BREAKING NEWS
New FlyAway® Lines
SANTA MONICA & HOLLYWOOD ADDED
Non-stop FlyAway® bus service to LAX now available from Santa Monica Civic Center and Hollywood.
Automated Passport Control
CUSTOMS KIOSKS INTRODUCED
LAX installs new self-service kiosks in Tom Bradley international terminal designed to help travelers move quickly through U.S. border clearance process.
Construction at Terminal 1
SEPTEMBER 2014
Terminal 1 (Southwest) is undergoing construction. Plan ahead for lane restrictions and delays. Click for more information.
Sidewalk Widening
CONSTRUCTION STARTS SEPT. 29
Sidewalk widening taking place. Plan ahead for LAX lane restrictions, closures and pedestrian impacts. Click for more information.
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: Expo/La Brea, Union Station, Van Nuys, Westwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Torrance (Coming soon!)
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.
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.
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
The brand new Tom Bradley International Terminal – experience the crown jewel of LAX.
Now you don't have to leave LAX to try some of LA's hottest restaurants.
Soon this stylish new walkway will be connecting international travelers to Terminal 4.
Feel at home even when you're not. Relax in our comfy new lounges with free WiFi and even more outlets.
LAX UPGRADES
LAX is undergoing its largest improvement project ever and the best is yet to come.

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


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

Now Open:
  • Lemonade (Terminal 5)
  • Ford's Filling Station (Terminal 8)
  • Real Food Daily (Terminal 4)
  • Marmalade Café (Terminal 8)
  • Luckyfish (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)
  • Fred Segal (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal)
> All LAX retail and Duty Free shops