LAX Tips & Shorts For Traveling

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While we're building a better airport, consider these tips on how to best get in, out and around LAX more efficiently.
  • Traveling To LAX

  • Getting Around LAX

  • Once Inside LAX

  • Getting Out of LAX


Getting to LAX - Insider Traffic Shortcuts

There are more than a few ways to get to LAX. Travel smarter and try one of these shortcuts to get to the airport.
1. The Sneak(From North of the Airport)
From the 405 Freeway south, take the Manchester Blvd. exit; head straight and cross Florence Ave. Continue on Manchester. Head south (left) on Aviation Blvd. and turn west (right) onto Arbor Vitae St. From there, take Sepulveda Blvd. south (left) to the Sky Way entrance ramp just past 92nd St. (watch for the blue overhead sign – LAX Airport: To All Terminals) and go right into the airport.
2. The Sidedoor(From North of the Airport)
Take La Cienega Blvd. south to La Tijera Blvd. south (right). Go south (left) onto Airport Blvd., then right onto 96th St. Follow signs to the airport. You can also find Parking Lot C (park and shuttle to the airport) and the Cell Phone Waiting Lot on 96th St.
3. The Snap(From North of the Airport)
Take Sepulveda Blvd. south, go past In-N-Out Burger (at 92nd St.) and follow the signs to C Lot/96th St. on your right. Take 96th St. to Alverstone Ave. and make a right. Take a quick left onto Davidson Dr. and then left onto 96th St., which takes you into the airport.
4. The Slip(From North of the Airport)
From the 405 Freeway south, exit Manchester Ave., head straight and cross Florence Ave. Go west (right) onto Manchester. Continue west and at Sepulveda Blvd., turn south (left). Follow the blue overhead sign (LAX Airport: To All Terminals) into the airport.
5. The Shuffle(From South of the Airport)
Take the 405 Freeway north, exit El Segundo Blvd. and go west (left). Head north (right) onto Aviation Blvd. until you hit Century Blvd. and go west (left). If congested, keep heading north on Aviation to Arbor Vitae St. and turn west (left). Turn south (left) onto Sepulveda Blvd. and follow signs into the airport.
6. The Split(From South of the Airport)
When approaching LAX on Century Blvd., it splits into two streets – Century and the World Way Loop Airport entrance. Instead of taking World Way, veer to the right and stay on Century (aka "Little Century") and go straight into LAX via the Lower/Arrivals Level airport entrance.
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