Los Angeles LAX Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Los Angeles LAX Airport

LAX Airport Airline notices, Terminal Layout & operation hours, Getting Around at LAX, International Arrivals, and  the Central Terminal Area Terminal details, including Airline/ VIP Lounges:

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 now in Terminal 6 and American Airlines in Terminal 4.

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 to its rightside, and Terminals 4 through 8 to its left side.  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 differ: 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.
    Terminal
s 3 or 4 to/from  Bradley Terminal (TBIT)
can be reached on foot taking about 5 mins each (T3 & T4 are on opposite sides). 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.
    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: (a) C Bus to: Parking Lot C, City bus center, off-airport rental car terminal,  and (b) G Bus to Metro Station's Green Line.

International Arrivals: 
   
1. 40 APC (Automated Passport Control) kiosks for expedited entry by U.S.& Canadian citizens, as well as by passengers arriving from one of the 38 Visa Waiver Counries, have recently been installed. The process takes 90 seconds (for families a few minutes). APCs offer 13 languages with easy instructions for scanning passport, answering questions & fingerprinting of non-US citizens. Thereafter take your receipt and proceed with it to a CBP officer to complete entry into the U.S.
    2. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, 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. LAX now offers a choice of 152 new food & retail concessions, pleasing every taste and budget.  Also note that practically all terminals are under various stages of construction - some of which will be ongoing until 2016 - see details at each of the terminals listed below:

A. The Domestic Terminals:
    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. 
Note:
T1's $508M project is to transform it entirely from curb to gate.  Work will be done in phases until completion in 2018.  Gates 1, 2 & 3 closed for aircaft apron reconstruction and renovation of the passenger waiting areas- they will re-open intermittently during Summer 2015. Construction barricades will be in place on the west side of all levels through late 2015 for renovation of office spaces & passenger waiting areas. Camacho's Cantina is now closed - food court in post-security area remains open.
    Terminal 2 at LAX Airport serves Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Arkefly, Avianca, Hawaiian, LACSA, Sun Country, TACA, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris & WestJet - with gates 21A-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.
Note: T2's $300M 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.  By summer 2015, it will have a new concessions program on both levels - meanwhile, most concessions in the concourse are closed, except  temporary coffee and grab-and-go eateries and retail stores.  Virgin Atlantic opens its new Clubhouse Lounge by Spring 2015 - it will be free for passengers of Upper Class traveling between London Heathrow & LAX.  While Gate 23 has reopened, along with the Gate 24 passenger waiting area,  Gates 27& 28 remain open for boarding, but without waiting areas.  Total completion is scheduled for 2016.
    Terminal 3 at LAX Airport serves Allegiant, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin America & Virgin Australia (departures)  - with gates 30 & 39 soon after security check, and gates 31A&B -38 surrounding the rotunda. The Terminal has an Arrival, Ticketing & Departure Level.  The Arrivals Level has interactive visitors’ centers & Traveler’s Aid.
Note: In November 2014, US Airways relocated from T3 to T6.
    Terminal 4 at LAX Airport serves American & American Eagle - with gates 42-48B. 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: (a) Due to the Elevator/Escalator Replacement Project, two curbside escalators and one curbside elevator will be closed outside of T4. (b) 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 50-59. 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 in both arrivals & departure areas, done in phases to be completed by late 2015 - when it will double the size of ticketing lobby and security checkpoints. The Terminal will have an exclusive Sky Priority Lounge 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.
Currently, Passengers will encounter construction barricades and work-related noise on both the arrivals and departures levels. The West Ticketing Lobby reopened in November, and work continues on the terminal throughout 2015.  
    Terminal 6 at LAX Airport
serves Alaska, Copa Panama; Great Lakes, United (United Premier, First & Business class only) and US Airways - with gates 60-69B.  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.
Note: (a) Renovation of the passenger boarding bridge waiting area is underway at Gate 63. (b) Westfield’s redesign of the concessions required closure of some.  Scaffolding partially restricts the concourse. During construction, temporary dining & retail locations are open.The new concessions program is ongoing through 2016.
    Terminal 7 at LAX Airport
serves United & United Express e-ticket passengers only - with gates 70-77B. 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 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.
Note:  T7/T8 - (a) T7's Global First Lounge (GFL) was converted into a second United Lounge. (b) As part of the T7 renovation project, construction barricades along the connector corridor between Terminals 7 and 8 have reduced the corridor’s width by approximately 10 feet and ongoing structural steel work reinforce the columns. After TSA screening both T7 & T8 boarding gates are accessible.

B. The Internatonal Terminal:
   The Tom Bradley International Terminal ('TBIT' or 'TB') at LAX - officially opened 2013, after completion of its first phase of reconstruction.  While there are still improvements to be made in the coming months, the Terminal now has a new Retail & Dining Deck with 60 new premier shops & restaurants, and a large children's play area 'LAX Beach' for ages 3-8 after security check.  In December 2014, the first phase of the new passenger screening area opened. When completed in 2015, the screening lanes will increase from 12 to 16.  Its old gates are being 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, 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 QF16 departures, Saudi Arabian, Singapore, Swiss, Thai, Transaero, Turkish & Virgin Australia (arrivals only).
    The Arrivals level of TBIThas 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.
   
West Gates 151-159 with boarding bridges & ground equipment have replaced the former South Concourse.   
    The current North Concourse
with Gates 119-123 & 130-134 is being demolished and thereafter will be replaced by new East gates -scheduled for 2015.
   
Current Airline Lounges at TBIT:
   1. VIP Lounges South (4th floor Sky Team, 5th Floor Star Alliance), reached by elevator/escalator
   2. VIP Lounge North (4th floor L.A. Internat’l Lounge, 5th floor ‘Oneworld’ Alliance, reached by escalator
   3. reLAX Lounge is in the Food Court at the upper level.
   4. 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. 
    5. LAX International Lounge opened in September 2014 on level 4
    6. The new Qantas First Lounge - 3 times larger than the previous one - represents a pleasing, calm oasis for rest, work or dining prior to departing flight.  The Lounge seats 221 Qantas First customers, has a 74-seat a la carte restaurant, and offers free WiFi access, wireless printing, cable TV, 2 private work suites & 7 shower rooms, & a 488-foot marble bar.







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