Summer is a season of travel, and the Los Angeles area is served by multiple airports big and small. Three of the most used ones include LAX, Hollywood Burbank Airport and Long Beach Airport. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to limit yourself driving to any of them. Here are a few transit connections that can get you to each of these airports.
Hollywood Burbank Airport
Burbank Bus: offers service Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. between Hollywood Burbank Airport and North Hollywood Station, where you can connect with the Red Line subway or Orange Line bus. Airport buses depart North Hollywood every 15 minutes during AM and PM commute periods, every 20 minutes during mid-day, and every 45 minutes in the late evening. Fare is $1 or free with an EZ Transit Pass. A regular Metro-to-Muni transfer is $.50 and Burbank Bus accepts TAP. Free weekend service from North Hollywood Station is provided by Hollywood Burbank Airport Shuttle; call 818.558.3179 for more info.
Metrolink: the Ventura County Line serves Burbank Airport–South station located south of the airport. The train station is a short quarter-mile walk from the terminal area, and a free shuttle bus with luggage racks connects the terminals and train station. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner also stop at this station. The Antelope Valley Line stops at the Burbank Airport–North station, located about 1 mile north of the terminal near the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Hollywood Way. A free shuttle bus ferries passengers between station and terminal. Metrolink fares vary depending on distance traveled.
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Transit: Long Beach Transit Bus 102 and Long Beach Transit Bus 104 provide service to the airport and connect with the Metro Blue Line at Willow Station. Long Beach Transit Bus 111 connects with the Metro Blue Line at First Street and Downtown Long Beach Station. Regular Long Beach Transit fare is $1.25. A regular Metro-to-Muni transfer is $.50 and Long Beach Transit accepts TAP.
Metro Green Line: the Green Line connects to LAX at Aviation/LAX Station. From there, catch the G shuttle bus to the terminals. The shuttle is free with valid proof of transit. Aviation/LAX Station is also served by numerous other bus lines, including Culver CityBus, Beach Cities Transit (Redondo Beach), and Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica). Regular Metro fare is $1.75 for travel in one-direction and includes 2 hours of free transfers.
- Hollywood (on Vine Street, half a block south of Hollywood Blvd., near Metro Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station)
- Long Beach (corner of 1st St. and Long Beach Blvd. at Shelter A, offers connections to Metro Blue Line)
- Orange Line (south side of Victory Blvd., east of Woodley Ave., along the Metro Orange Line route)
- Union Station (Downtown Los Angeles served by Metro Bus, Rail and municipal buses)
- Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley)
- Westwood (West Los Angeles/UCLA)
City Bus Center: the City Bus Center is served by numerous bus lines, including Metro Bus 40, 102, 111, Culver CityBus, Torrance Transit (South Bay), and Big Blue Bus. Transfer to the free Lot C shuttle from the City Bus Center to reach the terminals.
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