Airport location, terminals and transportation
Los Angeles International Airport is the airport of international importance and the main one of the city. It is located in California, 27 km from the city. The passenger traffic makes up 80 million people a year. It is the second busiest airport of the USA and the fourth one in the world rankings. What is more, it is the most popular airport in the world. The airport has 4 runways and 9 passenger terminals. Several terminals are connected by above-ground crossings and underground passages. Shuttle buses let move between the terminals quickly.
You can drive to the city by special shuttle (free FlyAway going shuttle to metro station), city shuttle bus (from the transit centre), taxi and green line of urban underground (Aviation/LAX station).
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
The representative offices of car rental companies are situated outside the airport terminals. Free shuttles take the clients both to the place where they can receive a car and to the terminals. The following companies work in Los Angeles International Airport: Advantage, Alamo (LA Intl Arpt 9020 Aviation Boulevard), Avis (9217 Airport Boulevard), Budget (International Apo 9775 Airport Boulevard), Dollar (9150 Aviation Boulevard), Enterprise (8734 Bellanca Ave), Foxrentacar (5500 W Century Boulevard), Hertz (9000 Airport Boulevard), Midwaycarrental, Nationalcar, Paylesscar, Sixt, Thrifty (5440 W Century Boulevard). All the companies are reputable and have an international status.
Leaving the arrival area of the terminal, you should follow the signs so that you may get to the free shuttle stop (the violet inscription “Rental Car Shuttle”). The offices of car rental companies operate round the clock. Advanced car booking through the online service can help you save your time and money. If booking for a long period of time, clients are offered various types of discounts. Payment for renting a vehicle cannot be made in cash. When making a rental agreement online, you may choose the site of receiving and returning a car (airport, hotel, etc.). It is possible to return a vehicle in another city at an additional cost.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
There are several types of parking lots in the airport. They comprise eight indoor car parks, located between the terminals, and the economy class parking (C), which is outside the territory. Airport transfer is provided to take passengers to the parking from the upper level (the departure area). Private parking owners offer a shuttle service to the terminals for their clients. It is allowed to wait for arriving passengers for up to 2 hours at the free parking lots.
The number of large hotels is situated next to the airport. They are Courtyard by Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, Hilton, Radisson, and Marriott. The majority of the hotels arrange a free shuttle service to and from the terminals. The shuttles depart from the arrival area in the lower level of the airport (follow the special red signs).
Besides, some hotels provide an integrated hotel&parking service. These include Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn and others. Shuttles also depart from each terminal in the lower level.