OUR TOP 10 SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS
The 2016 extra-busy summer travel season kicks off this Memorial Day. Check out these top tips for navigating to and around LAX.
PLAN AHEAD & ARRIVE EARLY.
This summer travel season is expected to be one of the busiest yet, with an estimated record-breaking 24.5 million travelers. Plan to arrive early and allow plenty of time to get through TSA security screening checkpoints. We recommend arriving to your terminal at least two hours before boarding time for domestic flights and three hours before boarding time for international travel.
A SMARTER WAY TO SCREEN.
Consider enrolling in TSA Pre✔® or Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Global Entry®. TSA Pre✔® offers approved domestic fliers shorter lines and faster screening for five years. Pre✔ enrollment centers can be found at LAX in the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 6. A government background check will be required, as well as an $85 processing fee. For an additional $15, CBP's Global Entry® offers expedited clearance for arriving international passengers, which also includes registration in TSA Pre✔®. Visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply or goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes for more info.
CONNECTING AT LAX JUST GOT EASIER.
The new Terminal 4 Connector now provides a secure connection between Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Connecting the terminals allows domestic and international passengers a more convenient and quicker way to reach connecting flights.
A FASTER ROUTE BETWEEN TERMINALS.
Did you know there are tunnels and walkways connecting Terminals 4-8 beyond TSA security? And with the Terminal 4 Connector open between Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 4, you can now walk between these six terminals. Go check out the new restaurants and shopping in other terminals – with no need to go back through security screening.
TIPS TO PARK LIKE A PRO
Many LAX parking structures are under construction, including structures 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7. While they are still open, we're busy adding new elevators and improving stairways. Consider using our helpful maps to navigate your way in and out of the parking structures or park in our convenient Lot C. For real-time parking information, follow the Airport Police Department on Twitter (@LAAirportPD).
CALL ME WHEN YOU LAND.
Picking up a passenger? You can wait up to two hours for free in the LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot next to Lot C. Wait for a call for pick up, or have them take LAX Shuttle "C" to you!
FREE SHUTTLES GET YOU
IN & OUT FASTER.
IN & OUT FASTER.
No need to lug your luggage, just look for the blue "LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections" signs on the Lower/Arrivals level outside each terminal for a free ride.
- "A" SHUTTLE loops the airport and can pick up/drop off at any terminal.
- "C" SHUTTLE transports passengers to and from Parking Lot C (which is also the stop for the Metro Bus Center and the Cell Phone Waiting Lot).
- "G" SHUTTLE is for passengers going to the Metro Rail Green Line station at Aviation Blvd. and Imperial Hwy.
TAKE THE FLYAWAY® BUS!
FlyAway® buses offer regularly scheduled round trips for a reasonable cost, seven days a week, between LAX and these locations:
- Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley)
- Pastsaouras Bus Plaza (east side of Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and near the El Monte Busway)
- Westwood (West Los Angeles/UCLA)
- Hollywood (northeast corner of Selma Ave. and Argyle Ave. - one block south of Hollywood Blvd.)
- Orange Line (south side of Victory Blvd., east of Woodley Ave., along the Metro Orange Line bus route)
- Long Beach (northwest corner of 1st St. and Long Beach Blvd. at Shelter A of the Long Beach Transit Gallery)
SOAK UP THE CULTURE AT LAX.
As a way to enhance the travel experience, areas inside some of the LAX terminals have been transformed into art spaces featuring permanent and temporary art exhibitions and installations. Exhibition sites are located in Terminals 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.