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How To Take Transit To LAX

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It may be a few years before the long-awaited Metro station at Los Angeles International Airport finally opens, but that doesn't mean you can't take transit to LAX. Here are a few methods.

Metro Green Line

Angelenos can take the Metro Green Line to Aviation Station. Free shuttle bus service is provided between Aviation Station and the airport.

From downtown: Board the Blue Line toward Long Beach at 7th/Street Metro Center and get off at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station (about a 25-minute ride) where you can transfer to the Green Line. Take the Green Line to Aviation Station (about a 14-minute ride).

FlyAway Shuttle

The LAX FlyAway Shuttle offers conveniently scheduled trips to LAX from a number of locations around the L.A. area. It costs between $8 and $10 for a one-way ticket (buy them here), depending on where you are boarding.

Here are the FlyAway pickup locations around Los Angeles:

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  • Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley)
  • Orange Line (south side of Victory Blvd., east of Woodley Ave., along the Metro Orange Line bus route)
  • Union Station (Downtown Los Angeles)
  • Westwood (West Los Angeles/UCLA)
  • Hollywood (northeast corner of Selma Ave. and Argyle Ave. - one block south of Hollywood Blvd.)
  • Long Beach (northwest corner of 1st St. and Long Beach Blvd. at Shelter A of the Long Beach Transit Gallery)


Culver City Bus Line 6/Rapid 6

For residents on the west side, Culver City offers a line that runs from Westwood Village down Sepulveda Boulevard to the airport. Use your TAP card to board.From UCLA: Board at Strathmore Drive at Westwood Boulevard. Exit at LAX City Bus Center station (about a 45-minute ride).

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Via Culver City

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Line 3/Rapid 3

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus runs from downtown Santa Monica down Lincoln Boulevard to LAX. Regular fare is $1.25. TAP card passes are not accepted, however, BBB will accept stored value on a TAP card.

From Downtown Santa Monica: Board at Colorado Boulevard and Fifth Street. Exit at the LAX City Bus Center station (about a 25-minute ride).

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