How do you get to the city center from Los Angeles airport?
There are several different options for how to get to Downtown LA from the airport. The first option is to take the FlyAway Bus. This bus operates 24/7 and departs from LAX every 30 minutes. The bus stop is located at the lower level of the arrivals hall at each terminal and stops in Hollywood, Santa Monica, Van Nuys, and Westwood before arriving at Union Station in Downtown LA. The bus journey takes about 35 minutes. Another option is to take the metro, but you can’t take it directly from the airport. To access the metro from LAX, you’ll take the shuttle to the LAX Metro Rail Station. The metro journey requires a change before you reach Downtown LA, and the journey will take about an hour. Taxis are also available 24/7 from LAX from designated taxi ranks. Taxis from LAX have fixed prices, so you won’t be surprised by the rates, and usually take about 30 minutes to reach Downtown LA. You can also use rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft, but they are banned from curbside pickup and have their own designated pick-up area.