There are about 8,000 parking spaces available in eight central car parks with good access to all the terminals, offering short- and long-term parking. The two perimeter car parks (lots B and C) have cheaper daily rates and the first two hours of parking are free; the LAX shuttle runs between these car parks and the terminals. Metered parking is available in the central terminal area and on the Arrivals level uncovered car parks. There is also an 'Economy Parking Lot' with more than 7,000 spaces, linked to the terminals via a free shuttle-bus service, and a 'Cell Phone Waiting Lot' for those collecting arriving passengers.
About 40 companies serve the airport, with offices located off-site. These, which include all major car hire companies such Avis can be contacted via courtesy telephone links inside or near the baggage reclaim areas on the Arrivals level of all terminals. Free shuttles transport passengers to their chosen car company; the shuttles depart from designated areas on the Arrivals level islands in front of each terminal.