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Los Angeles International Airport [LAX] — Ultimate Terminal Guide

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has moved from the third-busiest to the fifth-busiest airport in the U.S. following the pandemic.

LAX is in the middle of a huge $15 billion modernization project that started in 2009 and is set to complete in 2025 in time for the 2028 Olympic Games.

These major developments include an automated people mover to transport passengers between terminals and Metro Rail links, a new car rental center, and road improvements to ease congestion.

Although the airport has quite a clear layout, not all of the terminals are linked to each other. This can make flight connections long-winded, sometimes having to clear security again for onward travel.

Quick Information

Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Terminals: 9 total, including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and B (Tom Bradley International Terminal)
Airport Address: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Distance From Los Angeles: 15 miles (24 km)
Phone Number: 855-463-5252
Destinations Served: 111 domestic, 89 international
Flight Information: LAX departures and arrival information can be viewed online

LAX Terminal Map

Los Angeles International Airport terminal map. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Airlines Operating From LAX

Terminal 1

  • Air Transat
  • Allegiant Air
  • Breeze Airways
  • Cayman Airways
  • Condor
  • Norse Atlantic Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Viva Aerobus

Terminal 3

  • Aeromexico
  • Delta Air Lines
  • WestJet

Terminal 4

  • American Airlines

Terminal 5

  • JetBlue Airways
  • Spirit Airlines

Terminal 6

  • Advanced Air
  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Southern Airways
  • Thomas Cook Airlines

Terminals 7 and 8

  • United Airlines
  • United Express

Tom Bradley International Terminal (B)

  • Air Lingus
  • Aeroflot
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Premia
  • Air Tahiti Nui
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • EL AL Israel Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eva Air
  • Fiji Airways
  • Finnair
  • Flair Airlines
  • French Bee
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Iberia Airlines
  • ITA Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Airlines
  • Level Airlines
  • LOT Polish
  • Lufthansa
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Volaris
  • Xiamen Airlines
  • Zipair

LAX Airport Terminals

LAX and its terminals have a U-shaped layout, with a double-level road and airport parking located inside of the U and all of the terminals on the outside. Flight departures are on the upper level and arrivals are on the lower level.

There are 9 terminals in total, numbered 1, 3, and 4 through 8, the Regional Terminal, and Terminal B (Tom Bradley International Terminal).

How you travel between terminals at LAX depends on where you’re going and whether you want to (and have the option to) stay airside to avoid clearing security again.

Terminal 1

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Terminal 1 is located on the northwest side of the airport and has 12 gates numbered 9, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B, 13-16, 17A, 17B, 18A, and 18B.

Terminal 1 isn’t joined to any of the other terminals directly, so if you’re connecting to another flight, then you’d need to exit the secure area and allow time to pass through security at the next terminal. The exception is if you’re connecting from Terminal 1 to a flight from Terminal B, as a shuttle bus operates from the Bus Gate on the departures level near the security checkpoint.

Terminal 3

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Terminals 2 and 3 departure gates have recently been consolidated into Terminal 3, sharing a security checkpoint and baggage claim. WestJet passengers may still check in at Terminal 2, but will access the gates in Terminal 3. Departures are from 2 concourses, with gates numbered 30A, 30B, 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33, 34A, 34B, 35, 36, 37A, 37B, and 38 in the western concourse and 21, 21A, 22, 23A, 23B, 24, 25B, 26A, 26B, 27, and 28 in the eastern concourse. Passengers can access a Delta Sky Club, Delta One Lounge (coming soon in 2024), and Gameway.

Passengers can walk between the concourses while staying within the secure area but are not able to walk to any other terminals. If connecting to Terminal B, passengers can ride the airside shuttle bus that departs from near gate 21, and future redevelopments include a passenger bridge to make connections even easier.

Terminal 4

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

American Airlines is the sole operator of Terminal 4, with flights from its 7 gates numbered 41, 42A, 42B, 43, 45, 46A, 47A, and 47B. There’s a small selection of shops and restaurants once you clear security and an Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge located on the upper level.

Passengers connecting to Terminal B can walk through the connector on level 5, and those connecting to Terminals 5, 6, 7, and 8 can walk through the underground tunnel. Both options do not require passengers to re-clear security.

Terminal 5

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Terminal 5 is located next to Terminal 4 and has 15 gates numbered 50, 51A, 51B, 53A, 53B, 54A, 54B, 55A, 55B, 56A-D, 57, and 59. Underground tunnels connect Terminal 5 to its neighboring terminals, while the airside shuttle bus also transports passengers to the Regional Terminal.

Most of the concessions are located beyond gates 53B and 54B and an Admirals Club is located on the upper level.

Terminal 6

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 6. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Terminal 6 has 11 gates numbered 60, 60B, 61, 63, 65A, 65B, 65C, 67, 68B, 69A,  and 69B. Passengers can access an Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Alaska Lounge, and Gameway.

Once inside the secure area, passengers can move freely between terminals 4 through 8, via the underground tunnel to Terminal 5, or by walking through the airside connectors near security to Terminals 7 and 8.

This allows passengers to explore the concessions of other concourses if they have time before their flight.

Terminal 7

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 7. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

United Airlines operates from Terminal 7’s 13 gates numbered 70A, 70B, 71A, 71B, 72A, 72B, 73, 74A, 75A, 75B, 76A, 76B, and 77. There’s a good variety of concessions available, while eligible passengers may use the United Club located near gate 71A or the Polaris Lounge near gate 75A.

Passengers can walk between Terminals 6 and 8 via the airside walkways and onto Terminals 5 and 4 without exiting the secure area.

Terminal 8

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 8. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Terminal 8 is connected to Terminal 7 via a walkway inside the secure area, allowing passengers to walk freely between the southern terminals once they have cleared security. Terminal 8 shares its ticketing area and baggage claim with Terminal 7 as only United Airlines and United Express flights operate from these 2 terminals.

Regional Terminal

Los Angeles International Airport Regional Terminal. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

The Regional Terminal is located in the airfield and is only reachable by shuttle bus. These buses depart from Terminal 4 near gate 42B and from Terminal 5 near gate 54A. The terminal has 9 gates numbered 52A-I and an Admirals Club located near gate 52D.

Terminal B

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal B. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

The Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B) is the main terminal for international flights at LAX. Located on the west side of the airport, Terminal B has a connector bridge with Terminal 5 for easy connections to the southern terminals.

Baggage claim is located on level 1, check-in on level 3, and security and departures are on level 4. Once you clear security, you’ll enter the first concourse with 19 gates numbered 130 to 135, 137, 139, 141, 148, 150 to 157, and 159. On level 2, there’s a Centurion Lounge. On level 5, there’s the Oneworld Los Angeles Business Lounge, Qantas First Class Lounge, and SkyTeam/Korean Air Lounge, and on level 6, the Emirates Lounge, LA International Lounge, and Star Alliance Lounge.

From the retail area, passengers can take the escalators down to level 1 to a tunnel that runs to the west gates.

Terminal B West Gates

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal B West Gates. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Terminal B’s west gates are located beyond Terminal B’s first concourse and have 15 gates numbered 201A, 201B, 202 to 208, 209A, 209B, 210A, 210B, 225, and 221. There’s a small selection of shops and restaurants in this concourse, but for more choice, passengers can make use of the concessions in the Great Hall before heading to the west gates.

Inter-terminal Transport

Some of the connection tunnels have moving walkways, but many don’t. With that in mind, you might choose to use the free landside shuttle bus that runs every few minutes on a counter-clockwise loop, stopping at all terminals.

Sidewalks on the double-level road are also available to walk from one terminal to another, or if you’re heading from Terminals 1 through 3 (north) to 4 through 8 (south), then you can also cut through the centrally situated parking garages to reach the other side.

Connecting Between Terminals

You can travel between Terminals 4 through 8 without passing through security again via a number of airside walkways.

Passengers connecting from Terminals 4 through 8 to Terminal B can walk through the connector bridge without re-clearing security. Passengers arriving on an international flight connecting to a domestic flight will need to clear Immigration and Customs on arrival and will be required to clear security again.

Security and Customs at LAX

LAX has security checkpoints at every terminal apart from Terminal 8, which shares a checkpoint with Terminal 7.

As part of the airport’s 15-year expansion and renovation plan, Terminal 1 received an upgrade to its security checkpoint, as did Terminals 4, 7, and B, with 14 automated screening lanes introduced in Terminal B.

Passengers can check estimated LAX security wait times. LAX is a 24-hour airport, meaning the terminals are open all the time. However, security checkpoints and check-in desks are open from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. and closed between 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., depending on the terminal and airline. For detailed opening times, it’s advisable to contact your airline.

All international flights have to clear customs on arrival and there are separate customs checkpoints at each terminal that receives international flights.

TSA PreCheck

LAX has a dedicated TSA PreCheck lane at each terminal for expedited screening. If you’re enrolled in TSA PreCheck, you may use this lane for quicker processing. PreCheck opening hours vary, so it’s advisable to check the TSA’s schedule.

Hot Tip: TSA Precheck has also launched the ability to create a reservation for your screening time, thus further reducing your time spent in line. Passengers transiting through Terminals 7 and 8 can register for LAX Fast Lane up to 3 days before their flight.

The airport also has a TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center located in Terminal 1 in the baggage claim area on level 1. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive a Known Traveler Number and you can use TSA PreCheck lanes at any U.S. airport.

Global Entry

LAX also has Global Entry kiosks for expedited international clearance of passengers who have enrolled in the program. There is no Global Entry Enrollment Center inside LAX. However, there is one located close by at 11099 S. La Cienega Blvd. The airport allows Enrollment on Arrival for conditionally-approved applicants.

Mobile Passport

LAX supports Mobile Passport Control and has a dedicated Wi-Fi connection specifically for it. Just submit your details on arrival at LAX and present your instant receipt and passport to a CBP agent.


LAX has CLEAR lanes in Terminals 1 through 7 for expedited security clearance. This program requires enrollment and an interview for eye and fingertip scanning.

LAX Airport Lounges

LAX has 20+ lounges. Some lounges are exclusively for passengers flying in premium cabins or for elite-tier frequent flyer members. Several lounges noted below allow passengers in all cabins to purchase a day pass (subject to capacity allowance).

Hot Tip: Though not technically a lounge, there is an exclusive private luxury terminal at LAX. See an inside look at what it’s like to experience PS LAX (formerly The Private Suite) in our review.

If you aren’t eligible for lounge access with your airline, or your airline doesn’t have a lounge at LAX, then you can purchase a day pass at certain lounges.

LoungeLocationOpening Hours*Day Pass Fee per Person**
Air Canada Maple Leaf LoungeTerminal 6, near gate 65BDaily: 5:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.N/A
Alaska LoungeTerminal 6, near gate 64BDaily: 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.$60
Regional Terminal, near gate 52DDaily: 6:15 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Terminal 4, near gate 40Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Terminal 5, near gate 53BDaily: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
American Flagship LoungeTerminal 4, near gate 40Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.N/A
Centurion LoungeTerminal B, on the left after securityDaily: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.N/A
Delta One LoungeTerminal 3, TBDTBD (open in 2024)TBD
Delta Sky ClubTerminal 3 Sky Way, after securityDaily: 4:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.N/A
Emirates LoungeTerminal B, Level 6 loungesDaily: 12:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.N/A
LA International LoungeTerminal B, Level 6 loungesDaily: 6 a.m. to the last departure
Oneworld Los Angeles Business LoungeRegional Terminal, opposite gate 52DDaily: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.N/A
Qantas LoungeTerminal B, Level 5 loungesDaily: 6:30 a.m. to the last departureN/A
SkyTeam/Korean Air LoungeTerminal B, Level 5 loungesMon., Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tue. and Thur: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Star Alliance LoungeTerminal B, Level 6 loungesDaily: first departure to 12:30 a.m.N/A
United ClubTerminal 7, near gate 71ADaily: 4:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.$50
United Polaris LoungeTerminal 7, near gate 73Daily: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.N/A
USO Lounge (Free for Active Military)Center Way, LAX Theme Building, ground floorMon. and Tue.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed. to Fri.: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

* Hours are subject to change without notice. Lounge access may be restricted at times due to capacity.
** Day pass for any passenger. Lounges marked as N/A only allow entry for eligible passengers in their premium cabins, frequent flyer programs, or participating credit card programs.

Hot Tip: Check out our article on the best personal and business credit cards for complimentary lounge access to avoid lounge entry fees.

Priority Pass Access

Gameway in Terminal 3 and 6 accepts Priority Pass entry but is subject to a capacity allowance. Be Relax Spa in Terminal 1 and the Tom Bradley International terminal offers select services complimentary.

Hot Tip: If you’re interested in becoming a Priority Pass member, check out our dedicated Priority Pass guide as well as the best credit cards for complimentary Priority Pass access.

Airport Dining and Drinks at LAX

There are over 100 restaurants, bars, and cafes at LAX. The majority of restaurants are past security, making it easy to find somewhere to grab a bite to eat before your flight or after landing at LAX.

With the ongoing expansion project, the airport is experiencing some disruption to normal services with some eateries being closed. You can check the airport’s website to see what LAX restaurants are available.

LAX Airport Wi-Fi and Charging Stations

LAX provides passengers with free Wi-Fi within all public areas of each terminal. Access is granted in 45-minute sessions, and you can connect by following these steps:

  1. Select “_LAX Free WIFI” from your available connections
  2. Launch your browser
  3. Watch a short 15- to 30-second advertisement and then you’re good to go

There’s an optional upgrade for high-speed Wi-Fi for $14.99 per month (Boingo monthly subscription).

Charging Stations: There are charging stations in these locations:

  • Terminal 1: Near gates 9, 13, and 15
  • Terminal 3: Near gates 21, 22, and 23B
  • Terminal 4: Near gates 41, 42B, 43, 45, and 47A
  • Terminal 5: Baggage claim and near gate 51A, 53A, 54A, and all gates from 55A to 59
  • Terminal 6: Baggage claim and near gates 60, 67, and 68B
  • Terminal 7: Baggage claim and near gate 70A, 71B, 72A, 73, 74A, and 75A
  • Terminal 8: Near gate 81, and all gates from 83 to 86B
  • TBIT: Near the British Airways check-in desk, near gates 130, 132, 134, 141, 142, 152, 154, 156, and in the shopping plaza
  • Regional terminal: Near gate 52A, 52D, and 52E

LAX Airport Lost and Found

LAX advises passengers to contact their airline first if they have lost a piece of luggage or property. Depending on where the item was lost, LAX also requests that passengers attempt to contact the location or service where they may have left the property, such as shops, restaurants, and public transport.

Passengers are advised to submit a claim or wait 96 hours to see if their item has been posted to the lost and found gallery (TSA and public areas).

Additional Airport Information

Information Services

LAX has over 175 customer service representatives that speak over 25 languages collectively. They’re situated on the arrivals level of each terminal and terminal B information desks, operating from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily.

Travelers Aid

There is no travelers aid center at LAX. The nearest center is located at Ontario International Airport (ONT).

Children’s Play Areas

LAX has a children’s play area on level 4 of the international terminal, suitable for 2- to 11-year-olds.

Hot Tip: Explore the most kid-friendly U.S. airports and see why LAX was one of the top airports on our list.

Baby Facilities

LAX has 11 nursing rooms throughout the airport, located:

  • Terminal 3, in gate area 21-28 and gate area 30A-38
  • Terminal 4, near gate 45
  • Terminal 5, near gate 55A
  • Terminal 6, near gate 64B
  • Terminal 7, near gate 71A
  • Terminal 8, near gate 81
  • Terminal B
    • Level 3 near oversized baggage
    • Near gate 150
    • Near gate 221
    • Near gate 205
  • Regional Terminal, near gate 52H

Pet Relief Areas

There’s a pet relief area in each terminal. These are located at:

  • Terminal 1:
    • Near gate 13
    • Baggage claim
  • Terminal 3:
    • Near gate 30B
    • Near the entrance to the gate area for 21A-28
  • Terminal 4, connection bridge to the international terminal
  • Terminal 5, curbside and near gate 54A
  • Terminal 6, near gate 63
  • Terminal 7, curbside and near gate 71A
  • Terminal B:
    • Left after security in the Great Hall
    • Near gate 206


Duty-free shopping is available at the terminals that operate the majority of international flights: Terminals B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Smoking Areas

Designated smoking areas can be found curbside at Terminals 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and B.

Interesting Features

LAX operates a Pets Unstressing Passengers program (PUP) where dogs and their handlers roam the airport gates to calm any nervous flyers before their flight. LAX also displays regular art exhibitions in its public areas.


There are no chapel services or places of prayer at LAX.


ATMs are located in all terminals. Some of the most common places these can be found are at gate areas, baggage claims, or in the center points of the terminal. There are also currency exchange services in all terminals except 1 and 8.

Medical Center

There is no medical center at LAX.


There are no luggage storage lockers inside the airport. The closest is “LAX Luggage Storage” located a little way outside of the airport at 8622 Bellanca Ave.

Important LAX Phone Numbers

General Inquiries: 855-463-5252

Parking: 310-646-2911

Construction Inquiries: 310-649-5292

LAX Police Lost and Found: 424-646-5678

Travel to and From LAX

Transport Options


  • Metro Rail: Pick up the free airport shuttle “G” from outside the terminal waiting area signposted “LAX Shuttle Airline Connection & Metro C Line.” This runs to and from the Aviation/LAX Metro station. To get to downtown Los Angeles, you’d need to take the green line and change to the blue line at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station.
  • Amtrak Train: Union Station is the nearest Amtrak service. You can take the Flyaway Bus that goes directly to Union Station.


  • Metrobus: Pick up the free airport shuttle “C” from outside the terminal waiting area which runs to and from the Metro Bus Station to connect with services all over Los Angeles and beyond.
  • Flyaway Bus: Locate the pick-up area “Flyaway, Buses & Long Distance Vans.” From here you can ride directly to Union Station, Long Beach, Hollywood, Woodley Orange Line Station, Westwood, and Van Nuys.
  • Other Public and Private Buses: Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus Lines, and Torrance Transit are just a few of the local operators.


  • Shared-ride and private-ride shuttles are available to book. Be sure to check if your hotel offers a free shuttle pick-up and drop-off at the airport.


  • You can pick up a metered taxi from the transportation area outside each terminal. A flat fee from the airport to downtown Los Angeles is $50.50 which includes a $4 airport surcharge.

Ride Services

  • Approved ride service companies such as Uber or Lyft can pick up and drop off on the upper departures level only.

Driving to LAX

Arriving From I-405 Northbound

Take exit 45A onto I-105 W towards El Segundo and then exit 1C onto Sepulveda Boulevard. Use the right 2 lanes to take the Century Boulevard exit onto World Way where you can access airport parking or curbside drop-off.

Arriving From I-405 Southbound

Exit via the Howard Hughes Parkway and take a left onto Sepulveda Boulevard, continuing south through downtown Westchester. Take a right onto Vicksburg Avenue and then right again onto World Way where you can access airport parking or curbside drop-off.

LAX Airport Parking Information

Parking map of the Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Official Airport Parking

There are over 11,000 parking spaces at LAX available for passengers. You can choose from short-term parking lots located along World Way or Economy Lot E, which is more affordable for long-term parking.

Short-term Parking

The short-term parking lots are numbered P1, P2A, P2B, P3, P4, P5, P6, and P7 and contain more than 7,000 spaces. These parking lots are located in the center of World Way and are accessible by exiting the terminal and crossing over the 2 roads that circle the parking lots. These lots charge the following rates:

Standard Drive-up Parking

First 15 minutesFree
First hour$9
Every 30 minutes after the first hour$7
Maximum 24-hour period$60

Premium Parking (Available in P1)

First 15 minutesFree
First hour$11
Every 30 minutes after the first hour$9
Maximum 24-hour period$70

Covered parking means that there are height restrictions for parking. Lots 1, 2A, and 6 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 8 feet, 2 inches, lots 2B, 5, and 7 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 7 feet, and lots 3 and 4 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 7 feet, 6 inches.

Long-term Parking

The uncovered economy parking lot E is located a little further out from the airport at 6100 W. 94th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90045, and can be accessed by riding the free shuttle bus from outside each terminal.

These shuttles depart every 15 minutes, and the ride to the terminal takes approx 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic and where you got on the shuttle. Parking rates for this lot is:

First hour$8
Every 30 minutes after the first hour$7
Maximum 24-hour period$33

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available in lots P1, P2A, P4, and P7 and costs $75 for 24 hours.

Pick-up or Drop-off Parking

The cell phone waiting lot gives those that are picking up or dropping off passengers somewhere to wait for up to 2 hours until the passenger is available to be picked up from the terminal curbside in the lower-level arrivals area.

This lot is located at the northwest corner of 96th Street and Vicksburg Avenue. Drivers aren’t allowed to leave their cars unattended in the lot.

Off-site and Hotel Parking

If you’re looking for the cheapest parking available, then off-site LAX parking lots and hotels will offer you the best rates. Most of the off-site lots are located 1 to 3 miles away from the airport and operate free airport shuttle buses to and from the terminals.

Daily parking starts at $10.95. There are many third-party websites you can use to compare prices and book, but has a clear layout, is easy to use, and has excellent customer reviews on Trustpilot.

Parking for Passengers With Disabilities

Parking for disabled passengers is available in all official airport parking lots, and all shuttle buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Parking Contact Numbers

General parking inquiries: 310-646-2911

Car Rental at LAX Airport

Car rental companies aren’t located on airport property. You’ll find them near where economy parking lot C was located. You can pick up a free shuttle bus provided by your car rental company from outside the terminal. The following rental car companies operate at LAX:

LAX Airport Hotels

Hyatt Regency at the Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Hyatt

LAX airport accommodations cater to all budgets with a range of hotels from 2 to 4 stars. Most hotels are within 2 miles and include a free shuttle service to and from the airport.

You can check below to find out which hotels are closest to the airport. We’ve also included contact information for easy direct booking.

LAX Airport Hotels — Sorted by Distance From LAX

HotelAddress and Phone NumberStar RatingDistance From LAX (Miles)
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport6225 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX / Century Boulevard6161 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection By Hilton6151 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Homewood Suites By Hilton Los Angeles International Airport6151 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Sonesta Los Angeles International Airport5985 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Embassy Suites Los Angeles – International Airport South1440 E. Imperial Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245


Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard5933 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Embassy Suites Los Angeles – International Airport/North9801 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport9750 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Los Angeles Airport Marriott5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel9620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Hampton Inn & Suites LAX El Segundo888 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo, CA 90245


Hilton Los Angeles Airport5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9004


Travelodge by Wyndham LAX South1804 E. Sycamore Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245


Hotel June8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles LAX Airport8620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


Aloft El Segundo – Los Angeles Airport475 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245


Extended Stay America – Los Angeles – LAX Airport – El Segundo1910 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo525 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo, CA 90245


Hyatt Place Los Angeles / LAX / El Segundo750 N. Nash St., El Segundo, CA 9024


Sonesta Select Los Angeles-LAX-El Segundo2000 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245


Hilton Garden Inn LAX – El Segundo2100 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245


La Quinta by Wyndham LAX5249 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


DoubleTree by Hilton LAX – El Segundo1985 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245


Holiday Inn Los Angeles – LAX Airport9901 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


LAX Suites11838 Aviation Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90304


Wingate by Wyndham Los Angeles Airport10300 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90304


Cambria Hotel LAX199 Continental Blvd., El Segundo, 90245


Motel 6 Los Angeles LAX5101 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90304


Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo2135 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245



Top 3 Hotel Stays Using Points

It’s no secret that hotels in Los Angeles can quickly push your budget to its limit. This is where using points can really come in handy! Here are some of the best award booking options near Los Angeles International Airport.

HotelAddress and Phone NumberStar RatingDistance From LAX (Miles)Point Redemption Cost
Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles LAX Airport8620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


31.4From 26,000 IHG One Rewards points
Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard5933 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


30.9From 32,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
Hyatt Place Los Angeles /LAX/El Segundo750 N. Nash St., El Segundo, CA 9024


31.5From 9,000 World of Hyatt points

At the Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles LAX Airport, guests have access to great amenities like free breakfast, free airport shuttle service, and even a pool. From 26,000 IHG One Rewards points per night, this can be a fantastic option for those needing to stay near the airport. This hotel is also eligible for an IHG anniversary night certificate.

Perfectly situated less than a mile from the airport, the Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/ Century Boulevard combines both convenience and comfort. This all-suite hotel offers the largest guest suites near LAX with a full kitchen, free breakfast, shuttle service, and an outdoor heated pool, too. It’s an excellent value from 32,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

The Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo offers a comfortable stay with free breakfast for World of Hyatt members, an on-site restaurant and bar, a free shuttle to and from LAX, and pet-friendly rooms. Guests will also find the hotel very close to great local food and shopping. Award nights at this Category 3 property start at 9,000 points per night.

Final Thoughts

Plans for future development at the Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

LAX recognizes the challenges passengers face when visiting the airport, such as congestion around the terminal loop causing travel times of up to 45 minutes, lack of direct connectivity with the Metro Rail, and dispersed locations of some airport services.

The modernization project is set to give LAX a much-needed facelift to help improve the passenger experience.

Many of the terminals have already received remodeling, with improvements made to connection walkways, security checkpoints, improved concessions, and baggage handling systems. This year will see the unveiling of a new automated people mover at LAX that will run for 2.25 miles around the airport, including the rental car facility and West CTA Station.

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August 06, 2019

Hello, I’m an American travelling from Europe to HNL and connecting at LAX. I’m concerned that my layover is about 2 hours at LAX. Will this be enough time to get to Terminal 7 from Terminal B? I don’t have PRECheck or Global Entry.

Any tips?

From your article, I have to go through security again from Terminal B to Terminal 4?

Also, I am on a single ticket, would i have to collect by checked in baggage or will that automatically be transferred to the LAX > HNL flight?


Catherine Luther

August 09, 2019

Hi Mark,

We can’t advise whether this is enough time as many factors could affect this, e.g. your inbound flight being delayed or delays at security. All international flights into the United States must collect luggage and clear customs and immigration. If your bags are checked through to your final destination then you can drop these at the flight connection bag drop desk shortly after customs and make your way to Terminal 7.

If you booked your flight on a combined ticket then the airline would have minimum connection connection times they are allowed to book. If you booked the tickets separately, then you would need to make a judgement call on this and consider whether you’re prepared to take the risk on purchasing a new ticket if you miss your flight.


September 11, 2019

Please let me know the time for transfer wheelchair passenger from regional terminal gate 52D to terminal B Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong. Is it all airside and no security check again?
Is it quicker to take shuttle from regional terminal to terminal 4 and airside bridge to TBIT. Any stair climbing involved?

Catherine Luther

September 14, 2019

Hi Narasimhan,

If you are organising wheelchair assistance then you would be best to speak to the airline about the usual route that they would take. If you’re arriving into Terminal 5 then you can remain airside to connect to an international flight from TBIT.


November 04, 2019

At the Bradley Terminal do disembarked passengers pick up their luggage first or do they go through customs first?

Catherine Luther

November 05, 2019

Hi John,

Passengers will go through Immigration first and then collect luggage to clear Customs.


November 19, 2019

Hi Catherine

After a flight from Japan, when I have cleared customs and dropped my bag at the flight connection bag drop desk, do I need to leave the secure area to get to terminal 6? In other words, do I need to go through security again if my bag is checked through to my final destination? The map appears to show walking connections between terminal B and Terminal 6.

Many Thanks.

Jarrod West

November 25, 2019

Hi Bob,

LAX has security checkpoints at every terminal, so yes you will need to clear security when heading into Terminal 6.

Thanks for reading!


January 27, 2020


I have 2 RT tickets. 2 different airlines. Not booked as one. (I booked the Int’l ticket (LH) 1st and then I moved out of CA, so now I have a ticket on AA to get me to/from LAX.)

I have global entry and will have a checked bag. I will be switching from Bradley to terminal 4 (AA).

Do you think 2 hours will be enough time to transfer from Bradley to Term 4?
(I am assuming I need to recheck my bag in Terminal 4?)

Catherine Luther

January 28, 2020

Hi Kathlene,

You would need to re-check your luggage with the tickets booked separately. As you won’t need to clear customs and immigration this should be enough time, but this will depend on your inbound flight not being delayed, queues to check your bag, and how congested security is (as you’ll have to exit the secure area due to your checked luggage).


January 28, 2020

What terminal would a private international plane arrive?

Jarrod West

January 29, 2020

Hi Michele,

A private plane would arrive at one of the 2 FBO’s at LAX, not one of the main airport terminals.

Admiral J

February 24, 2020

Delta Airlines does not operate out of Terminal 4. That terminal is served only by American Airlines.

Jarrod West

February 24, 2020

Hi Admiral J,

Thanks for pointing that out – I’ve updated the post!

Kristyna Figuera

November 19, 2020

I am picking up a live pet from Cargo via Turkish airlines. What are the procedures and where should I park? Is there specific documentation that I will need to bring with me to the airport and how long should I expect to be at the airport? Thank you.

Jarrod West

November 19, 2020

Hi Kristyna,

For that information, you’ll want to contact the LAX help desk at 1-(855)-463-5252.


December 07, 2020

I am transiting LAX to an international destination in 2 weeks. Do I have to fill in the LAX online entry form or quarantine on arrival if only transiting the airport?

Jarrod West

December 07, 2020

Hi Denise,

Where are you flying from?


March 25, 2021

Is the baggage transfer desk up and running again? I am flying from S.Korea to the US (LAX) in a couple of weeks, with a connecting US domestic flight. Last I heard they stopped the service in May 2020, due to COVID-19. Thanks for the post by the way, very helpful.

Jarrod West

April 07, 2021

Hi Harrington,

Yes, the baggage transfer desk should be up and running again. Safe travels!


June 01, 2021

Is the LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot located at 6221 West 96 Street still open?
Heard that it might have been moved.

Jarrod West

June 02, 2021

Hi JK,

It appears that it is still open!


July 16, 2021

I am flying into LAX from ATL. How does LAX check your vaccination status?

Jarrod West

July 16, 2021

Hi Kate,

Your vaccination status should not be checked in order for you to fly to ATL. Safe travels!


November 25, 2021

I’m arriving from Fiji to LAX with Fiji airways and then have to catch another flight to Turkey with Turkish Airlines after 4 hours. How do I get from Arrivals to Departures at Tom Bradley? Is 4 hours enough time?

Jarrod West

November 30, 2021

Hi Daniel,

Since you are arriving on an international flight, you should already be flying into the Tom Bradley Terminal. So 4 hours will be more than enough time. Safe travels!


February 27, 2022

I believe Priority Pass no longer gets you access to the lounges you listed. Can you please confirm? My PP app currently only shows two options–a spa in Terminal 1 and a gaming area in Terminal 6. I would love a recommendation of where to have a fancy and relaxing time with my mother if I’m not flying a premium cabin, and I don’t have elite status or an Amex Platinum. I’m surprised the restaurants don’t look so nice. Thank you for any help!

Katie Seemann

March 15, 2022

Hi Marcus,
Yes, you are correct that those are the only 2 Priority Pass options in LAX. The other lounges listed are not Priority Pass lounges. If you’d like lounge access, you can purchase a day pass for some of them. The post lists prices so you can get an idea of what it would cost for you and your mother to enter.


March 10, 2022

Great guide! Thank you. I would love a recommendation of where in LAX to have a fancy and relaxing time with my mother for a couple hours. We’re not flying a premium cabin, and I don’t have elite status or Amex Platinum. Priority Pass is pretty useless at LAX, and the restaurants I’ve seen are not so great. Admirals Club requires a ticket with AA or One World, and we’re flying Virgin Atlantic. Thanks very much for any help.


March 27, 2022

I am flying from Singapore to Phoenix. I have two separate tickets: Singapore to LAX (by Singapore Airlines) and then LAX to Phoenix (by American Airlines). I need a wheelchair. I am traveling with a companion who does not need a wheelchair.

I think my baggage will only be booked to LAX; we must collect baggage at LAX, clear customs, push our baggage to Terminal 4, check-in with AA, clear security in Terminal 4, then go to the gate for domestic travel.

I requested wheelchair assistance with both airlines. Will the wheelchair assistance (that picks me from Singapore plane) push me from Terminal B to Terminal 4 while my companion pushes our four-check-in luggage pieces? Am I required to take a shuttle? I strongly prefer this over taking an ADA shuttle from Terminal B to 4 (if that is possible).

Any guidance/suggestion is appreciated.

Jarrod West

March 31, 2022

Hi Statish,

Yes, the wheelchair transit should take you to your next gate. Safe travels!


August 01, 2022

Since Terminal 4 is connected by bridge to Tom Bradley International, can I clear TSA security in terminal 4 for an international flight, which seems easier than waiting three hours or more in the international security line? Thank you.

Jarrod West

August 15, 2022

Hi Jana,

Yes, you should be able to clear there.

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