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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:13 am    Post subject: GETTING THERE/AROUND IN LOS ANGELES / LOS ANGELES TRANSPORT Reply with quote

GETTING THERE/AROUND IN LOS ANGELES

GETTING THERE

By Air

The Los Angeles metropolitan area is serviced by two major airports, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) ( http://www.lawa.org/lax ) and the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank ( +1 818 840 8840/ http://www.burbankairport.com ).

LAX is the world's fifth busiest passenger airport and provides nonstop service and connections to destinations around the world from airlines including:

Aeromexico ( +1 800 237 6639/ http://www.aeromexico.com )
Air New Zealand ( +1 800 262 1234/ http://www.airnewzealand.com/usa )
Airtran Airways ( +1 800 247 8726/ http://www.airtran.com )
American ( +1 800 433 7300/ http://www.aa.com )
Alaska Airlines ( +1 800 252 7522/ http://www.alaskaair.com )
America West ( +1 800 235 9292/ http://www.americawest.com )
British Airways ( +1 800 247 9297/ http://www.britishairways.com )
China Airlines ( +1 800 227 5118/ http://www.china-airlines.com )
Continental ( +1 800 525 0280/ http://www.continental.com )
Delta ( +1 800 221 1212/ http://www.delta.com )
Frontier ( +1 800 265 5505/ http://www.frontierairlines.com )
Hawaiian Airlines ( +1 800 367 5320/ http://www.hawaiianair.com )
Japan Airways ( +1 800 525 3663/ http://www.jal.co.jp )
Korean Airlines ( +1 800 438 5000/ http://www.koreanair.com )
Lufthansa ( +1 800 241 6522/ http://www.lufthansa-usa.com )
Northwest ( +1 800 225 2525/ http://www.nwa.com )
QANTAS ( +1 800 227 4500/ http://www.qantas.com.au )
Singapore Airlines ( +1 800 742 3333/ http://www.singaporeair.com )
Southwest ( +1 800 435 9792/ http://www.southwest.com )
Sun Country ( +1 800 359 6786/ http://www.suncountry.com )
United ( +1 800 241 6522/ http://www.ual.com )
US Airways ( +1 800 428 4322/ http://www.usairways.com )

Airport Parking Service:

Park 'N Fly at Park One ( +1 800 763 6895/ http://www.pnfnetwork.com )

A free shuttle bus service provides transportation from the airport to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Center ( +1 800 266 6883/ http://www.mta.net ). From there, city buses are available to serve the Los Angeles area. Other Public bus companies include Culver City Bus Lines ( +1 310 253 6500 ), Santa Monica Big Blue Bus ( +1 800 266 6883 ) and Torrance Transit ( +1 800 266 6883 ). The shuttle can be picked up under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections sign on the Lower/Arrival Level in front of each terminal.

Metropolitan Express ( +1 800 338 3898 ) is a bus service that provides transportation from LAX to downtown Los Angeles.

The following companies provide taxis that can easily be located at the Lower/Arrival Level in front of each terminal:

Authorized Taxicab Supervision ( ATS ) ( +1 323 776 5324 )
Beverly Hills Cab Company ( +1 310 273 6611 )
Independent Taxi Owners Association ( +1 213 666 0045 )
L.A. Taxi/United Checker Cab ( +1 213 627 7000; +1 310 715 1968 )

Rental Car companies include:

Alamo ( +1 800 327 9633/ http://www.goalamo.com )
Avis ( +1 800 331 1212/ http://www.avis.com )
Budget ( +1 800 527 0700/ http://www.budget.com )
Dollar ( +1 800 800 4000/ http://www.dollar.com )
Enterprise ( +1 800 736 8222/ http://www.enterprise.com )
Hertz ( +1 800 654 3131/ http://www.hertz.com )
National ( +1 800 227 7368/ http://www.nationalcar.com )
Flexcar ( +1 213 482 3539/ http://www.flexcar.com/undergrad )

The Bob Hope Airport in Burbank is the closest airport to downtown Los Angeles and provides service from the following airlines:

Alaska Airlines ( +1 800 252 7522/ http://www.alaskaair.com )
Aloha Airlines ( +1 800 367 5250/ http://www.alohaairlines.com )
America West ( +1 800 235 9292/ http://www.americawest.com )
American ( +1 800 433 7300/ http://www.aa.com )
Southwest ( +1 800 435 9792/ http://www.southwest.com )
United ( +1 800 241 6522/ http://www.ual.com )

The Burbank airport is a stop on the metro line ( + 1 800 266 6883/ http://www.metro.net ), which provides public transportation throughout Los Angeles.

Car rental counters are located in Terminal B.

Shuttles and cabs are found in front of the terminal; cab companies include:

City Cab ( +1 818 848 1000 )
Yellow/Checker Cab ( +1 800 750 4400 )

By Car-Share

Flexcar ( +1 213 482 3539/ http://www.flexcar.com )

By Train

Amtrak ( +1 800 872 7245/ http://www.amtrak.com ), located at 800 N Alameda Street, provides service to Los Angeles via several national routes including Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, Southwest Chief and Sunset Limited.

By Bus

Greyhound ( +1 800 231 2222/ http://www.greyhound.com ) accesses Los Angeles from major cities around the country. The downtown bus station ( +1 213 629 8401 ), located at 1716 E 7th Street, is open 24 hours daily.

By Car

Approach Los Angeles from the east by Interstate 10, from the northeast and southwest by Interstate 5 and south via Interstate 5 and take Interstate 110 from the south.

GETTING AROUND LOS ANGELES

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority ( + 1 800 266 6883/ http://www.metro.net ) provides local and express bus service throughout Los Angeles and to major surrounding attractions including Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. Other services include the Green Line light rail and the Metro Red Line subway.
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