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Car Rental Los Angeles Airport

Many people travel to L.A. for a business trip or vacation. If you are planning a visit to the city you will want to know all the necessary details for renting a car at the airport.


LAX


Flying into LAX gives you a choice of 40 companies to rent a car from. There are sites away from the airport where you can go to rent a car. When you head to baggage claim you will see that a handful of the car rental companies offer phones that you can use to call for a free shuttle ride between the airport and car rental location. Some courtesy shuttles will pick you up right from the drop off point for the terminal you are flying into. Directly outside of baggage claim certain car rental companies can meet you under the sign for rental car shuttles. Using the Visitors Information Centers you can place a phone call to the car rental company of your choice to arrange having them pick you up.


Right outside of where you arrive whenever you get off a plane at LAX you can usually catch a free ride on the LAX Shuttle Airline Connection Bus. This bus will take you to the airport's lot C. This where you get in the shuttle and get transported to the car rental company of your choice.


L.A./Ontario International


If you are flying into the L.A./Ontario International Airport you have the option of renting a car right at the airport or taking a free shuttle to the car rental office. You can get transportation from your terminal to the Consolidated Rental Car Facility. If you are using a rental company that does not have an on site location at the airport you can get free transportation from the car facility to your car rental company. You have more choices of car rental companies at the airport than away from it.


Bob Hope Airport


The Bob Hope Airport now includes the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center because it became a requirement in order for the airport to comply with the requirements for the safety of the airport's runways.


Getting from the airport to the car rental facilities nearby is accomplished by traveling through an indoor pedestrian passage. The elevated walkway makes getting to the car rental companies safe and easy to do.


These are your options when flying into an airport in Los Angeles.


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Airport Data for LAX
Transportation from LAX
Parking Information

Identification Codes:  

  • IATA: LAX
  • ICAO: KLAX

Distance from LAX to: 

  • Santa Monica – 9 miles (14 km)
  • Los Angeles  – 20 miles (32 km)
  • Pasadena  – 29 miles (46 km)
  • Bakersfield – 118 miles (190 km)
  • San Diego – 124 miles (200 km)
  • Las Vegas – 295 miles (475 km)

Nearest Major Airports: 

  • Santa Ana Airport – 41 miles (66 km)
  • Burbank Airport – 32 miles (52 km)
  • Ontario Airport – 121 miles (194 km)
  • San Diego Airport – 126 miles (203 km)

Los Angeles Time Zone: 

  • 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT –8:00)

Hotels near LAX: 

  • There are 5 hotels within 2 miles (4 km) of Los Angeles Airport

Facts about LAX:

  • 7th busiest airport in the world and busiest in California
  • 60 million passengers in 2008
  • Handles more non-connecting passengers than any other airport
  • 9 passenger terminals

Car Rental in Los Angeles airport:

  • There are 40 rental car companies operating at Los Angeles Airport
  • Car hire kiosks are away from the terminal
  • Rental desks have courtesy phones in the terminal
  • Car hire companies offer free shuttle service to the cars
  • Prices for rental cars change depending on the season

Los Angeles City Bus:

  • Take bus from front of terminals
  • Service every 30 minutes
  • Fare 6.00 USD one-way
  • 7 bus operators run scheduled services to various parts of Los Angeles
  • free shuttle service from Metro Green Line Aviation Station
  • ‘C’ shuttle goes to Metro Bus Center for city buses

Taxi Service:

  • Available under yellow sign in front of each terminal
  • 6 companies operate taxis at Los Angeles Airport
  • Price to the city center of Los Angeles is about 45.00 USD
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

Other Transport:

  • Free shuttle service between terminals
  • Hotel and parking lot shuttles available free in front of each terminal
  • Shared ride vans are available from all terminals to various destinations

Hourly Parking:

  • Central Terminal Area (1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • First hour – 3.00 USD
  • Each additional half hour – 2.00 USD
  • 30.00 USD  maximum per day

Daily Parking:

  • Central Terminal Area – 30.00 USD
  • Lot C  – 10.00 USD
  • Lot B  – 8.00 USD
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

*Price, information and exchange rates are as of June 16, 2009