The airport is located 24km (15 miles) southwest of Los Angeles.
How to get there
The airport is located just off the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy-1) and Hwy-42, near the intersection of Fwy-405 and -Fwy105 (Hwy-1 is also called Lincoln Boulevard just north of the airport and is called Sepulveda Boulevard just south of the airport). From Los Angeles, take Fwy-405 south, turn off onto either Hwy-42 or Fwy-105 west, and follow signs to the airport. Traffic is heavy at peak times and the airport recommends using public transport.
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Access by public transport
There is a free shuttle service from the airport which runs to the Aviation Station on the green line of the metro light rail network.
Various airport bus and shuttle van services run to destinations all over southern California, including the Metropolitan Express (tel: 1 800 266 6883; www.mta.net) to downtown Los Angeles and Union Station and the FlyAway Bus (tel: 1 866 435 9529; www.lawa.org) providing services between the airport and Union Station, Westwood Station and Van Nuys Station every 30 minutes from 0500 to 0100. Public bus services are run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; buses run from car park Lot C, which is connected to the terminals by Shuttle C; they are also run by Culver City Bus Line, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Torrance Transit.
Taxis and shuttles stop outside the terminals on the lower/Arrivals level. Authorised taxis serve the airport and display fixed fare tariffs to local destinations. Door-to-door shuttle vans are also available.
Travelers Aid booths are located on the lower/Arrivals level of each terminal near baggage reclaim and provide information and assistance for disabled passengers. The airport has a 24-hour recorded information line (tel: (310) 646 5252).
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