Airport Maps & Terminal Guide
There are nine passenger terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, arranged in a U-shape - with the International Tom Bradley Terminal (TBIT) being at the bottom, North Terminals 1, 2, & 3 and South Terminals 4 through 8.
Getting Around the Airport
On the lower road level, you find hotel & parking lot shuttles, shared-ride vans, taxis, FlyAway, buses, long-distance vans & rental car shuttles. Color-coded are: 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.
Maps, Airlines & Amenities
Currently all terminals are served by the LAX bus Route A which runs 24/7 every 10 mins on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection'.
Parking Lot C is served 24/7 by the 'C' route every 15-20 mins
The G line transports passengers with a valid TAP card to/from Metro Green Line Aviation Station (aligned with the rail schedule - open: www.metro.net.
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 LAX parking garages to the other side.
Transfer passengers arriving at TBIT and transferring to one of Terminals 4-8 take the T4 Bridge Connector - arriving there in the secured area - with no need to go through a security check again. ( Terminals 3 or 4 on opposite sides of TBIT can also be reached on foot taking about 5 mins each; Terminals T7/T8 can also be reached via East Way, a short-cut between the north & south terminals.)
T4 has an underground tunnel connecting the unsecured areas of T4 through T7/T8. The new T4 Connector (a glass-enclosed bridge) connects Terminals 8 through 4 at their concourses and continues on to the Bradley Terminal (TBIT), where transfer passengers will go through an expedited security screening area and on to their connecting gate.
Serves Southwest airlines (except its international arrivals) with gates 9 - 18B. Terminal 1's Departure Level of T1 currently houses the food court with 5 restaurants, 4 other food & drink concessions; Terminal 1's Arrival level offers an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Volunteer Information Professionals, Hudson Newsstand, & Dunkin Donuts Express.
Terminal 1.5 spans the space between Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 and has ticketing, security, screening & baggage claim, and a corridor connecting to T1/T2's departure levels.
Serves gates 21A - 28. Terminal 2 has three separate areas: a commercial area, a dining terrace and 'The Strand' (a dining/shopping area at LAX with stairway to a mezzanine & cafe). * Virgin Atlantic's new Clubhouse Lounge is free for passengers of Upper Class, traveling between London Heathrow & LAX. Terminal 2's Departures Level offers food & drink and retail outlets, including duty-free; ICE currency exchange, free WiFi & a nursing room. Currently, the ticketing lobby is split between airline check-in operations. Terminal 2's Arrivals Level houses ATM & currency exchange, interactive visitor’s centers, baggage carts, volunteer info professionals, E-Savvy, Univision & Starbucks.
Starting with gate 30 right after security check and gates 31A through 39 surrounding the gate area. T3's Departures level houses a food court with Burger King & Starbucks, 2 other restaurants, Hudson's News shop & and newsstands, DFS Duty-free; and ICE currency exchange. LAX Terminal 3's Arrivals level houses an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage cars & Volunteer Info Professionals. A service-animal relief area opened in the courtyard beyond Gate 30. Also near gate 30, Angel City Brewery, Peet’s Coffee, Blue Window LA, & a Point The Way Cafe.
Serves American & American Eagle - with gates 41-49A. Terminal 4's Departures Level currently houses a food court with 6 restaurants, and 2 separate restaurants, a DFS Duty-Free shop, & six other shops, and ICE currency exchange. LAX terminal 4's Arrivals level houses an ATM, Interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Starbucks & Volunteer Info Professionals.
After TSA Screening is access to the gateway area, and gates 46A to 47A surrounding the north end of the gateway. The American Airlines Admirals Club is near gate 43. A stairway leads to Alaska Airlines Board Room.
The terminal 4 Connector connects the south side's of T4 - T8 with the Tom Bradley TBIT terminal - enabling arriving passengers to use the new connector to transfer toTBIT, where they go through an expedited security screening area connecting directly with the south side terminal concourses.
Contains gates 50-59 serves American, American Eagle. Terminal 5's Departures Level offers a food court with 4 restaurants, and 5 other food & drink outlets, a DFS duty-free shop, 5 other shops; ICE Currency exchange & nursing room. Terminal 5's Arrivals Level houses an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Volunteer Info Professionals. Immediately after security check are gates 51A, 51B and 50B to the left - followed by gates 2A & B & 53A & B on opposite sides; and gates 51A - 59 surrounding the north end of the gateway.
Features gates 60-69 which serve Air Canada, Alaska, Copa (departures only), and others.The 8 check-in counters for Delta are located at the west end of the terminal. Terminal 6's Departures Level houses Hudson News & DFS Duty-free and ICE currency exchange.T6's dining & retail area covering over 22,000 sq. feet has been completed and is showcasing 'the best of Los Angeles': After TSA security check, passengers arrive at an area representing downtown LA, and are then guided into Sunset Plaza with open spaces to eat, drink and people watch - followed by the Sunset Strip and Garden Terraze zones with high-end retail & local dining. The journey ends at the departure gates which were transformed into beach areas with more dining & retail concepts. Terminal 6's Arrivals level offers an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts & Volunteer Info Professionals. A service-animal relief area is in the atrium just beyond Gate 62.
Terminal 7 & 8 share Arrivals & Departures areas, after security check, have separate concourses housing airline gates and amenities & services. T7/T8's Arrivals area offers ATM, currency exchange, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts & Volunteer Info Professionals; T7/T8's Departure area offers check-in facilities, with access to security check and two separate gate areas:
United Airlines Customer Service is next to Gate 71B, while the Red Carpet Club is adjacent to gate 70A.
With airline gates 101-159, TBIT opened in 2013 and achieved LEED Gold certification for not only being sustainable but also for being the country's 'most technologically advanced terminal'. ACI-NA awarded it 'Best Food & Beverage Program' and 'Excellence in Airport Concessions'. The Terminal Retail & Dining Deck features 60 premier shops & restaurants, and a large children's play area 'LAX Beach' for ages 3-8 after security check.
Arrivals level of TBIT: Arriving passengers at TBIT's are guided by a color-coded way finding signs to Customs. This level houses the baggage claim area, an FIS passport control area, ATM & ICE currency exchange, interactive visitors centers, Smart Carte baggage carts, family restrooms, Airport Volunteers, and VIP services.
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. Transfer passengers to Terminal 3 may use the secure connector.
TBIT's Midfield Satellite Concourse North with 750,000 sq. feet of space and 10 airline gates located on the LAX airfield is intended to serve large aircraft. An underground tunnel provides baggage, passenger & utility connection between MSC & TBIT, while a small annex at TBIT will serve as a connector.
Right after TSA screening at the north end are elevators to the VIP lounges North: level 4 Los Angeles International Lounge, Oneworld Alliance Lounge at level 5 and Star Alliance Lounge on level 6.
- VIP Lounges South - SkyTeam, Star Alliance
- VIP Lounge North - L.A. International Lounge, Oneworld Alliance
- Los Angeles Business Lounge - for First, Platinum, Frequent Flyers & Oneworld Emerald members with exclusive services including shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.
- LAX International Lounge is on level 4.
- An Escape Lounge accessible to all paying passengers, located at the Bradley Terminal 's East Concourse (at entrance to gates 1-12).
- Qantas First Lounge: 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.
- Emirates' Lounge: aimed at first- & business-class travelers, and at Platinum & Gold members of Emirates Skywards - covers an area of over 9,000 sq. feet, seating 157 passengers in great comfort.
- Etihad Airways opened its luxury Premium Lounge for first- & business-class passengers, Gold & Silver members and Etihad's partner airlines' equivalent Platinum & Gold members.
- 'Planet Hollywood' (on Ticketing Level, at pre-security) offers meeter/ greeters added restaurant option.
International Arrivals & Transfers
Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check (or use the APC kiosk), 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 need to take your bags and check them in again at your connecting airline's Terminal.
Arriving passengers at Bradley Terminal are guided to Customs by the new overhead color-coded way finding signs.