LAX Airport - Los Angeles Airport ( Los Angeles , CA )


Los Angeles Airport Overview

Los Angeles International Airport LAX is California's largest - and the Country's third largest Airport, serving the City of Los Angeles and its surrounding counties, and functioning as a major intercontinental transfer hub.  While the Airport is open 24/7, airline check-in counters and security checkpoints open between 4am-5am and close 11:30pm-2:30am, Pacific time, depending on each terminal's flight schedules.  

  • For TTY - call California Relay Service at 1-800 735-2929.

Los Angeles Airport Facts & Stats

LAX Airport is located about fifteen miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, in southern California, and is accessible via State Hwy 1, and Interstate Hwys. 405 & 105. To check on Airport conditions you can tune in to Air Radio 530.

With four runways and 80.9 million passengers annually, Los Angeles International Airport is served by a multitude of domestic and international airlines offering flights across the U.S. and around the world, particularly long-haul flights to/from Asia, Australia and Latin America. 

Important Notices:

  • Message Boards at entrances and at parts of the Central Terminal Area CTA will inform drivers of congestion on one level with advice to use the other level.  Traffic & Police motorcycle units will be at hand to educate drivers about Cell Phone Waiting Lots.  For real-time airport traffic of the Airport Police Twitter site use @LAAirportPD. (Davidson Drive access to LAX in both directions between Alverstone Av. & Sky Way has been closed permanently.)  
  • Currently Shuttles and buses are assigned to a single level. Hotel shuttles and Los Angeles airport shuttle A use lower arrivals level roads only.  Private parking shuttles and Lot C buses use upper departure level roads only (check which level is right for your pickup). Use either (a) the low-cost FlyAway non-stop bus from Union Station, Van Nuys & Westwood; or  (b) the Metro Rail Green Line. (Transport options & details are listed separately at this site). Rideshare UberPOOL & Lyft pick up/drop off on upper level roads only.
  • If dropping off a passenger, use the Cell Phone Waiting Lot at 96th Street /Vicksburg Av. (free for 2 hrs; stay with your car until your party calls to be picked up at the curb). For transport options refer to 'Transportation /Buses & Trains'
  • If possible, avoid rush hour times 5-9am to schedule your flight. Best time for flight for morning departures is 9-11am & 2-7pm and best days are Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 

On-Airport Hotels: 

Nearly 50 hotel/motels are located right on-Airport property - The Tom Bradley terminal offers free phone boards in the baggage area, connecting to hotels/motels, many of which offer free shuttle services located on the isles in front of each terminal, marked Red (color).

Los Angeles International Airport has 9 passenger terminals within the 'Central Terminal Complex' (CTC) - currently served by a U-shaped two-level roadway. (For terminal details open 'Terminal Map' and scroll down to the detailed text; for Parking facilities and fees open 'Parking Map'; for Transportation open 'Transport'/ 'Buses, Trains'.)

Terminal Information

Airlines Served

Airport Recent News

  • New terminal design with open & expanded views of flight operations outside; modernized concourse with redesigned waiting areas and larger restrooms; 24 new retail and dining concepts, including 3 new full-service restaurants - fully automated checked-baggage  inspection and sorting system - new passenger boarding bridges - more charging stations. Construction will continue on to 2023.
  • Delta is planning to modernize and connect Terminals 2 & 3 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal 'over the next 7 years' - a $1.9B project.


1 World Way

Los Angeles, CA 90045



Contact: [email protected] 

Phone: (310) 646 5252 /fax 9207