LAX Ground Transportation Options
Get Around on the Ground

The LAX Central Terminal Area (CTA) currently records about 95,000 vehicles daily, with significantly more during summer and holiday travel. LAX is working hard to create traffic solutions that will help you to better manage and mitigate congestion in the terminal area, as well as reduce emissions. With your help, we can make getting around LAX a whole lot easier and cleaner.

Parking & Hotel Shuttles
As of 1/23/17, LAX will assign shuttles and buses to single levels. Hotel shuttles and LAX shuttle A will use the lower arrival level roads only. Private parking shuttles and Lot C buses will use the upper departure level roads only. Remember to check which level is right for your pick-up.
Transportation Network Companies
Current TNCs Uber and Lyft will pick up and drop off on the upper level roads only. As of December 2016, the implementation of shared-ride services such as UberPOOL and Lyft Line will further reduce the number of cars at the airport area.
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Motorists meeting arriving passengers can skip the endless airport circling by using the 24-hour LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot at 96th Street and Vicksburg Avenue. You can wait for free up to two hours until your passenger arrives and calls to be picked up terminal curbside.
The LAX FlyAway® buses offer regularly scheduled round- trips, seven days a week, between each terminal at LAX and six convenient locations: Van Nuys, Metro Orange Line (Victory Blvd),Union Station, Westwood, Hollywood and Long Beach.
More Ways to Get Around on the Ground

There are several other ground transportation options to help you more easily travel to and from LAX airport:

Ground Transportation Options at LAX
Other Ways We Are Helping You Move through LAX
  • Our Airport Police Traffic Officers are actively managing traffic at bottleneck areas and during busiest times of the day.
  • Plans for construction of the $5.5-billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) comprised of an Automated People Mover, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center, two Intermodal Transportation Centers, roadway improvements, with a link to public transit. LAMP will eliminate millions of vehicles each year driving through the Central Terminal Area, significantly reducing traffic and fully connecting LA to LAX.
  • Changeable message boards at the entrances and other parts of the CTA are changed during peak times throughout the day to inform motorists of congestion on one level and advise them to use the other level.
  • Traffic and Police Motorcycle units constantly monitor curbs for parked vehicles and educate drivers about the Cell Phone Waiting Lot as an alternative before ushering them from the curb.
  • Real-time airport traffic conditions are posted 24/7 on the Airport Police Twitter site @LAAirportPD, linked to LAX site @flyLAXairport and