Air Transportation

In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, there are six commercial airports and many more general-aviation airports.

The primary Los Angeles airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The fifth busiest commercial airport in the world and the third busiest in the United States, LAX handled 61.9 million passengers, 1.884 million metric tons of cargo, and 680,954 aircraft movements in 2007.

Other major nearby commercial airports include LA/Ontario International Airport (serves the Inland Empire); Bob Hope Airport (formerly known as Burbank Airport; serves the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys); Long Beach Airport (serves the Long Beach/Harbor area); John Wayne Airport (serves the Orange County area); LA/Palmdale Regional Airport (serves the northern outlying communities of the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys although has little passenger traffic).

The world’s busiest general-aviation airport is also located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys Airport.

Major Airport Transportation

  • LAX Ground Transportation
    * (LAX has a “Cell Phone Waiting Lot” where someone can wait for you to arrive. The lot is located less than a five-minute drive from the terminal.)
    * Flyaway Bus is a fast and inexpensive method of transportation between LAX and Union Station (downtown LA), Westwood (UCLA), Van Nuys Airport, and Irvine. The Flyaway Bus picks up and drops off passengers outside every terminal at LAX.
    * LAX accessibility info
  • Long Beach Airport Ground Transportation
  • Burbank Ground Airport Transportation
  • John Wayne (SNA) Ground Transportation
  • Ontario Airport Ground Transportation

Other Travel Guides

  • Intercity train services
  • Harbors in Los Angeles
  • Freeways in Los Angeles
  • Buses in Los Angeles
  • Metro Rail