Discover Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX terminal info, transportation, dining, shopping, VIP lounges and future projects

LAX time-lapse photo
LAX | Photo courtesy of Mike Kelley

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located in Westchester alongside L.A.'s beach communities about 16 miles from Downtown L.A. The airport's West Coast location makes it a gateway to international destinations, particularly Asia and the Pacific. One of the busiest airports in the world, LAX offers more than 700 daily nonstop flights to 100 domestic cities, and over 1,300 weekly nonstop flights to dozens of cities around the world.

From travel info to transportation, dining, shopping, layover activities and future projects, read on for guides to LAX.

LAX 101

Aerial view of LAX
Aerial view of LAX looking West | Photo courtesy of Nancy-D, Flickr

FlyAway® Bus Service

FlyAway bus
FlyAway bus | courtesy of LAX, Facebook

Global Cuisines and Top Chefs

Luckyfish at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
Luckyfish at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal | Instagram by @andyayson

Shop Like a Star

Fred Segal inside TBIT at LAX
Fred Segal at TBIT | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Facebook

Travel Like a VIP

The Private Suite
Photo courtesy of The Private Suite

The Private Suite is a VIP private terminal at LAX. Instead of 2,200 footsteps from car seat to plane seat, members of The Private Suite can do it in just 70 footsteps. Private TSA screening is done in the building, and The Private Suite team handles ticketing and luggage. Members spend their preflight in totally private suites, each with its own bathroom, food service pantry, a two-person daybed, and a runway view of aircraft landing and taking off. When it’s time to board, Private Suite members are driven in a BMW 7 Series sedan across the tarmac directly to their aircraft. For more info about membership and to book a trial experience, visit The Private Suite website.

Top 10 Things to Do Near LAX

Double-Double Animal Style with Animal Style fries at In-N-Out
Double-Double Animal Style with Animal Style fries at In-N-Out | Photo courtesy of sota, Flickr

Right after you land or before you board your flight, it's an L.A. tradition to stop at the In-N-Out Burger near LAX for favorites like a Double-Double Animal Style, chocolate shake and Animal Style french fries. Anthony Bourdain has said it's the best restaurant in L.A., and you might see students from nearby Otis College of Art and Design, or hungry guests of the Westin LAX and Custom Hotel. Diners seated at the outside tables have an unparalleled view of jets taking off and landing on the nearby runways.

LAX Layover: Go Have Some Fun

Biking Venice Beach at sunset
Venice Beach at sunset | Photo courtesy of Eric Demarcq, Discover Los Angeles Flickr Pool

Future Projects