Los Angeles LAX Airport Terminal Map
Main Terminal / Concourses at Los Angeles LAX Airport
Notice to passengers of United /United Express,Virgin Australia, Qantas, COPA Panama, & American & US Airways:
1. United & United Express Airlines use Terminal 7 for e-ticket passengers; Terminal 8 for paper tickets & non-ticketed passengers; and United uses Terminal 6 for its Premier, First-class & Business Class customers.
3. Virgin Australia uses Terminal 3 for departures and TBIT for Arrivals.
4. Qantas uses Terminal 4 for departures (QF16) and the Bradley Terminal for arrivals.
5. COPA Panama is currently in both TBIT & Terminal 6.
6. US Airways in Terminal 3 and American Airlines in Terminal 4 offer post-security transfer (see below).
Los Angeles International Airport has currently nine passenger terminals - arranged in a U-shape & referred to as the Central Terminal Area or 'CTA') - with the International Bradley Terminal (TBIT) being in the center, Terminals 3, 2 & 1 are to its left and Terminals 4 through 8 are to its right. The Departure Upper Level roadway and the Arrival Lower Level roadway circle the Terminals (located on the outside of the circle), with their corresponding parking structures (located at the inside of the circle). As you enter the Sky Way, the first terminal you see is Terminal 1, followed by Terminals 2 & 3; after a sharp curve comes the International Terminal (TBIT), and another sharp curve gets you to Terminal 4, followed by Terminals 5, 6, 7 & 8, and the exit to Sepulveda Boulevard. If arriving at the Metro Station, take the G bus to your terminal.
Terminal Operation Hours: T1: 4am-11pm; T2: 4:30am-2am; T3: 4:15am-1am; T4: 4am-1am; T5: 4am-1:30am; T6: 4:30am-1:30am; T7: 4am-12am; TBIT South: 6am-1am; TBIT North: 8am-1am.
Getting around at LAX: On the lower road level (outside of the Arrival level of each LAX passenger terminal), you find hotel & parking lot shuttles, shared-ride vans, taxis, FlyAway, buses, long-distance vans & rental car shuttles.
Terminals 2 & 3 are connected at the upper departures level corridor and by outside walkway.
Terminals 3 or 4 to/from Bradley can be reached on foot taking about 5 mins each (T3 & T4 are on opposite sides of Bradley Terminal). Connectors at TBIT to both T3 or T4 at post-security were planned; currently the T4 connector bridge is under construction until late 2015, during which time bus shuttles take passengers to remote gates on west side of airfield.
Between Terminals 3 & 4: American & US Airways passengers may use the shuttle stopping at T3's gate 39 & at T4's gate 44.
Terminals 6, 7 & 8 are connected at their secured areas - taking only 5-10 minutes for transfer
Terminals 4, 5, 6 & 7 are connected by a tunnel reached by escalators at their baggage claim level..
Terminals 8 & 1 are on opposite sides of their respective garages; you can either use the LAX bus A running from T8 to T1 (one stop) or walk between the two parking structures to the other side.
All terminals are served by the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins. Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4 –T8, it then continues to the opposite side with terminals T1, T2, T3 and back to TBIT. Count on 3 minutes for each stop.
Other ground transport, color-coded: Rental car shuttles (purple); Hotel & Parking lot shuttles (red); Shared-ride vans (orange); FlyAway, buses & long-distance vans (green);
LAX buses (blue), including: C Bus to: Parking Lot C, City bus center, off-airport rental car terminal, and G Bus to Metro Station's Green Line.
International Arrivals: 40 new Automated Passport Control kiosks (APCs) will expedite passenger entry into the U.S. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports in Canada and the Caribbean, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. However, if you have not booked your connecting flight on one ticket, or your connecting carrier does not have a code-share with your first carrier (check first) - you would need to take your bags and check them in again at your connecting airline's Terminal.
CENTRAL TERMINAL AREA DETAILS: Note that all terminals offer food & drink, shops, ATM machines, currency exchange, internet access and internet kiosks, listed by separate categories. Currently LAX offers a choice of 122 new food & retail concessions, while by the end of 2014, there will be 152 - pleasing every taste and budget.
NOTE that Terminals 1, 2, 4,
Terminal 1 at LAX Airport serves AirTran & Southwest - with gates 1-14. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure level. Past the TSA screening are gates 1 & 2 at either side, followed by a food court, and thereafter by gates 4A - 14. The Arrivals Level has interactive visitor’s centers, Traveler’s Aid & Hudson News. A corridor is now connecting the Departures levels of T1 & T2.
T1's $508M project is to transform it entirely from curb to gate. Work will be done in phases until completion in 2018.
1. T1's gates 1, 2 & 3 are closed as of mid-August and will open 'intermittently' between mid-2015 & early 2016.
2. The Westfield concessionaire expects to open part of its food & drink establishments by late Summer 2015 - the added retail & dining area will eventually double its current size.
Terminal 2 at LAX Airport serves Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, ArkeFly (seasonal), Avianca, Hawaiian, LACSA, Sun Country, TACA, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris & WestJet - with gates 21-28. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure level, which has a corridor to T1. After TSA screening is access to the gates. The Arrival Level has Interactive Visitors Centers, Traveler’s Aid, a news stand & Starbucks. A stairway near Gate 24A, as well as an elevator next to Wolfgang Pucks lead to the Airline Lounges.
T2's Renovation started on T2 in September 2014. The project covers an area of 16,100 sq.ft of space for 20 new food & drink and retail concessions - done in phases. Upon completion T2 will have three separate areas - a commercial, a dinining terrace and 'The Strand' - a dining/shopping area with stairway to a mezzanine & cafe. (no completion date is yet available).
Furthermore, Virgin Atlantic opens its new Clubhouse Lounge by Spring 2015. The Clubhouse is free for passengers of Upper Class traveling between London Heathrow & LAX.
Terminal 3 at LAX Airport serves Allegiant, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, US Airways, Virgin America & Virgin Australia (departures) - with gates 31A&B -39. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level. The Arrivals Level has interactive visitors’ centers & Traveler’s Aid.
NOTE: US Airways ticket counter is now at the east end of the terminal; its baggage service office is on the east side of the Arrivals Level. US Airways Club members can now use the American Airlines Admirals Club located in Terminal 4.
American Airlines & US Airways passengers are now able to transfer between the secured areas of Terminals 3 & 4, by taking the new shuttle stopping at T3, gate 39 & at T4, gate 44.
Terminal 4 at LAX Airport serves American & American Eagle - with gates 42-49. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level. After TSA Screening are gates 41 to 44 located in the gateway area (for remote gate 44 take the stairway or escalator to the bus gate), and gates 46 to 49 at the end of the gateway. The Arrivals Level has interactive visitors centers & Traveler’s Aid. The American Airlines Admirals Club is near gate 43. A stairway leads to Alaska Airlines Board Room.
NOTE: Until late 2015, when the bridge connector to TBIT is completed, passengers will be bused to impacted remote gates on west side of airfield.
Terminal 5 at LAX Airport serves Delta Airlines only - with gates 50-69. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level. After TSA Screening are gates 51 to 59 - divided into clusters of 50A -51B gates, 52A -53B gates and 54A -59 gates Across from the Duty-Free shop in the gateway area is the tunnel connecting to Terminal 6. The Arrivals Level has an interactive visitor’s center & Traveler’s Aid. Access to Delta Crown Room Club is by stairway (next to McDonald’s).,
NOTE: T5 is under 'significant' overhaul work, done in phases to be completed by late 2015 & involving both arrivals & departures, when it will double the size of ticketing lobby and security checkpoints. The Terminal will have an exclusive Sky Priority with separate lobby & checkpoint & a private VIP check-in lobby, and the Delta Sky Club will be considerably upgraded. 15 trendy restaurants & retail concessions, reflecting L.A. culture & lifestyle, are presently moving in.
Terminal 6 at LAX Airport serves Alaska, Copa Panama; Great Lakes, & United (United Premier, First & Business class only) - with gates 60-67. T6 has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level. After TSA screening are gates 60 to 62, followed by gates 64A -65B & gates 66 -69B. The Arrivals Level has interactive visitor’s centers, a Java Java Coffee shop & Traveler’s Aid. T6 now has its own customs & immigration processing.
T6's redevelopment of concessions started in Fall 2014, and includes luxury retail & dining options, with 18 local & global retail brands.
Terminal 7 at LAX Airport serves United & United Express e-ticket passengers only - with gates 70-77. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level. After security screening, there is a walkway to Satellite 8 to the left and a walkway to Terminal 6, and access to gates 70A -71B, 72 & 73 & 74A -77B. United Airline’s Customer Service is next to Gate 71B, while the Red Carpet Club is adjacent to gate 70A. Next to the food court is the elevator, and opposite of it the stairway to the VIP Lounge. The Arrivals Level has an interactive visitor’s center & Traveler’s Aid.
Terminal 8 (Satellite) at LAX Airport serves United & United Express Airlines' passengers with paper tickets or no tickets. - with gates 80-88. This terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level. After TSA Screening at Terminal 7 and taking the walkway to this terminal, you arrive near gates 80/81 followed by gates 82-88, with escalator/ stairways to the baggage claim. The Arrivals Level has interactive visitor’s centers & Traveler’s Aid.
The new Tom Bradley International Terminal ('TBIT' or 'TB') at LAX Airport with South & North Concourses officially opened September 2013, after completion of its first phase of reconstruction. (The new boarding gate wing with 9 boarding gates can accommodate Airbus A380 & Boeing 747-8). Phase 1 work also included two concourses, renovation & extension of Customs/Border Protection areas in central terminal core. While there are still improvements to be made in the coming months, the Terminal now has a new Retail & Dining Deck with a variety of fare for all tastes, including high-end dining, retail & lounges. After airlines have completed their move into the new terminal, the old gates are torn down and another nine gates at east side of terminal will be gradually completed by 2015. Thereafter, all of Bradley's 18 gates will use state-of-the-art, laser-based, visual guidance docking systems.
Current airlines serving TBIT: Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska (some arrivals), Alitalia, All Nippon, Asiana, British, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Copa Panama, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, EVA, Fiji, Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Chile/Peru, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Norwegian, Philippine, Qantas & Qantas QF16 departures, Saudi Arabian, Singapore, Swiss, Thai, Transaero, Turkish & Virgin Australia (arrivals only).
The Bradley Terminal has three levels: the Arrivals level, the Ticketing & Departures level, and the Food Court level, and Mezzanine levels 5 & 6. Note that Westfield's dining & retail concessions include 60 new premier shops & restaurants, and a large children's play area 'LAX Beach' for ages 3-8 after security check.
The Arrivals level has the baggage claim area, interactive visitors centers, Airport Volunteers, a Bistro, newsstand, mobile phone rental & flower shop. Outside ground transportation is available for hotel parking lot shuttles, shared ride vans, taxis, FlyAway, buses & long-distance Vans, LAX shuttle buses & rental car shuttles - each stop is marked with its own color sign.
The Ticketing & Departures level has four separate ticketing counter areas divided into sections A, B C (B is the center) Elevators /escalator take you up to separate passenger screening , while the center has a duty-free shopping are, and other shops and beyond that are the concourses: Currently, the Bradley Terminal has a South & a North Concourse (reached after separate TSA passenger screening) offering limited food & drink, shops. Each of the new West gates (151 -159) will have
The South Concourse with east gates 148 - 156 - and west gates 151 - 159 will soon be demolished - replaced by new West gates (151 - 159) with boarding bridges & ground equipment .
The North Concourse with Gates 119-123 and gates 130-134: However, after completion of the West Gates, the North Concourse will be demolished - to be replaced by new East gates -scheduled for 2015.
Current Airline Lounges at Bradley: Elevators take you to: VIP Lounges South (4th floor Sky Team, 5th Floor Star Alliance), and to VIP Lounge North (4th floor L.A. Internat’l Lounge, 5th floor ‘Oneworld’ Alliance. An escalator from the center will take you to the Food Court at Upper Level, which includes the reLAX Lounge.
The new Los Angeles Business Lounge opened June 2014 for Qantas, Cathay Pacific & British Airways - with an initial capacity of 400 customers (and upon full completion by 2015, seating for 600 -doubling in size). It is intended for First, Platinum, Frequent Flyers & Oneworld Emerald members with exclusive services including shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.
The new LAX International Lounge opened in September 2014.
Exit terminal 1 across from security checkpoints on ground level (arrival level). Turn Right. Walk until you reach terminal 2 entrance. Turn Right into Terminal 2.
Walk Time: 6 min
Exit terminal 1 across from security checkpoint on ground level (arrival level). Cross roadway and board LAX Shuttle Airline Connections. Exit shuttle at terminal 2 stop and cross roadway. Enter terminal 2.
Shuttle Time: 5 to 15 min
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