Rentals and Charters

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Exploring Los Angeles by car is a great way to experience all the regions of the city, from the Westside to Downtown. When visiting Los Angeles, consider renting a car or chartering a vehicle.

Rules of the Road

Speed limits and traffic rules are strictly enforced. If there are no posted signs, the maximum speed is 25 miles per hour on city streets and 65 miles per hour on freeways. California state law requires the use of seat belts for all passengers in all private vehicles. A right turn on red after stopping is permitted unless indicated otherwise. Always follow posted signs.

Car Rentals at the Airport

Nearly 40 car rental companies serve Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). At LAX, the major car rental companies have shuttles that pick up and drop off their customers. Arriving visitors can find these outside of baggage claim. Many car rental companies also provide phones inside or near the baggage claim areas, so travelers can request a free courtesy shuttle pick-up to reach the car rental sites. Before you arrive, ask your specific car rental company the best way to get to their location from the airport.

Car rental companies at LAX include Budget Rent A Car and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. For more details on LAX car rentals, check the LAX website.

Chartered Transportation

Even if you don't want to get behind the wheel, you can still explore the streets of Los Angeles. Whether you're looking for a luxurious limo ride or a quick airport pick-up, there's a chartered transportation option to meet your needs.

If you're looking for luxury, ride in style in a Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz, BMW or Cadillac from Wilshire Limousine Services. If a group ride from LAX is more your speed, Prime Time Shuttle offers sedan service 24 hours a day.

Companies offering a variety of services, from vans to buses, include Integrated Transportation Services, Inc. (ITS), Black Car LA, A List Worldwide Transportation Services and KLS Transportation Service.