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Los Angeles, California - Transportation

Maps, Directions, Airports, Rental Cars, Shuttles,...

Transportation information for Los Angeles is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.

Airports

The Los Angeles area's main airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). One of the major U.S. hubs, LAX is located on the coast and has hundreds of flights arriving and departing daily. For visitors to the northern part of the L.A. area, a better option might be the Burbake-Glendale-Pasadena Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport
  • 9 miles SW from Los Angeles
  • LAX
  • Public
  • 310-646-0157
Whiteman Airport
  • 1 miles E from Los Angeles
  • WHP
  • Public
  • 818-896-5271
General Wm J Fox AirField
  • 4 miles NW from Lancaster
  • WJF
  • Public
  • 661-940-1709
El Monte Airport
  • 1 miles N from El Monte
  • EMT
  • Public
  • 626-448-6129
Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport
  • 1 miles E from Hawthorne
  • HHR
  • Public
  • 310-349-1637
Van Nuys Airport
  • 3 miles NW from Van Nuys
  • VNY
  • Public
  • 818-909-3527

Ground Transportation

More Info The Early Air Way
  • Van Nuys
  • Transportation Services
  • 800-783-2970

The Early Air Way - reliable jet charter company who provides private jet rental and corporate jet charter throughout US as well as to other countries.

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More Info Starline Tours
  • Transportation Services
  • 800-959-3131

Starline Tours offers daily bus excursions to prominent attractions in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, as well as day or multi-day trips to scenic California, Nevada, and Arizona spots....

More Info National Helicopter Service
  • Van Nuys
  • Transportation Services
  • 818-345-5222

National Helicopter Service is a family owned and operated helicopter service that specializes in sightseeing helicopter tours over Los Angeles, aerial photo tours, and private air charters aroun...

More Info Desert Valley Shuttle
  • North Palm Springs
  • Transportation Services
  • 800-413-3999

Desert Valley Shuttle provides scheduled shuttle service to and from the major airports in Southern California, LAX - Ontario - Long Beach - John Wayne (Orange County), as well as door-to-door serv...

Basic Directions

Los Angeles is located in southwest California, about 60 miles north of San Diego. I-5 runs through the city from north to south, and I-10 and I-15 arrive from the east. I-405 marks the west and southern edges of our L.A. coverage (see Coastal L.A. and Anaheim/Orange for more coverage); contained within it are Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Inglewood, and Los Angeles proper.

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Temecula Valley Temecula Valley Temecula Valley
Southern CaliforniaThe vineyards of California have produced some of the best wines the world over. A sampling at a local winery in Stockton is a great way to experience what is special about this beautiful part of California.
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Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Beach
Visit sunny Newport Beach, California! Named one of the cleanest beaches in the United States, Newport Beach is a paradise for beach-going visitors. With over 10 miles of beaches ideal for families, surfing, body boarding or just sunbathing, Newport is the ideal OC beach destination.
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Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Costa Mesa
Southern CaliforniaKnown as the "City of the Arts", this area of Southern California is home to the famed Orange County Performing Artscenter as well as the South Coast Repertory. Art, theater, fine dining and the shimmering sea provide visitors with a memorable and delightful experience.
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Visit Buena Park Visit Buena Park Visit Buena Park
Southern CaliforniaWith thrilling attractions, interactive dining experiences, and plenty of shopping options, Buena Park offers fun on just about every corner. A vacation hot spot, the lively city of Buena Park is not only known for it's premier location in Orange County but for its world famous entertainment - including Knott's Berry Farm®, Soak City USA Water Park, Knott’s Independence Hall, Medieval Times, and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.
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Catalina Island Catalina Island Catalina Island
Southern CaliforniaDiscover the magical island of Catalina, just off the coast of Southern California. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a place to bring the entire family, or just need a few days to unwind, Catalina Island is the perfect destination.
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