Transportation From/To LAX Airport
Van Nuys FlyAway Bus (818)
Buses offer 24-hour service from the Van Nuys Airport Bus Terminal, 7610 Woodley Ave. Parking is available with a 15-day limit.
Dozens of van, car and limousine companies serve area airports, and comparing prices is usually worthwhile. At LAX, only SuperShuttle and Prime Time are allowed to pick up "walk-up" passengers, although you can schedule a pickup by other carriers. Shuttle fares usually are 30% to 70% cheaper than a taxi for solo travelers, but couples or groups will find taxis competitively priced and usually faster. Some shuttle companies offer reduced fares for couples or groups.
Prime Time Shuttle (800) RED-VANS (733-8267) or (310) 342-7200, http://www.primetimeshuttle.com
Super Shuttle: (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826), (310) 782-6600, (323) 775-6600, (213) 688-0444, (714) 517-6600, (909) 428-6600 or (562) 498-6670, http://www.supershuttle.com
Antelope Valley Airport Express (800) 251-2529 http://www.avairportexpress.com
departs from Lancaster, Palmdale and Santa Clarita seven times a day.
Taxis tend to be more economical for people traveling shorter distances or riding with others. Avoid "bandit" (unlicensed) taxis; use licensed cab companies, which often offer flat rates to LAX and can be found at official taxi stands at each terminal, monitored by airport employees.
Cabs at those LAX stands must display the official seal of the L.A. Department of Transportation. A $2.50 surcharge is added to all taxi fares leaving LAX. Rates quickly exceed $20 a few miles from the airport, but there is a flat rate of $38 plus a $2.50 airport surcharge between LAX and downtown L.A., and as many as eight passengers can share a large cab or van for that charge