LAX Holiday Shuttle

As featured in yesterday’s tip, my home airport of LAX is one of at least 17 U.S. airports at which catering workers are demonstrating today. Running amid the congestion, however, is a little extra help for flyers needing to get between the airport and parts of the city: the LAX Holiday Shuttle.

Per KTLA 5, the LAX Holiday Shuttle has been added to connect the airport to pickup/drop-off points in Santa Monica and Century City. Those two points are:

  • Santa Monica: 1925 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA
  • Century City: 2030 Century Park West, Century City, CA

The LAX Holiday Shuttle will run between each location and LAX in both directions through Monday, December 2 (excluding Thanksgiving), from 5am to midnight every day. A ride in either direction costs $10 (payable by card or cash). Passengers leaving the airport should wait for shuttles near the pink pillars on the arrivals level at LAX.

And that’s not all. Per the Los Angeles Times, “free rides will be available to travelers who board a bus or train from the LAX city bus center on 96th Street and the Green Line’s Aviation Station” through Monday, December 2. Here’s how to take advantage, per the Times:

“Passengers should exit on the arrivals level and board a shuttle at the curbside lanes in the terminal area that are labeled ‘LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections.’ The LAX C shuttle goes to a bus hub where riders can connect to buses operated by L.A. Metro, Beach Cities Transit, Culver City, Torrance Transit and Big Blue Bus. Lines connect to Union Station, UCLA, Santa Monica, Lynwood, Norwalk, Long Beach and other points east, north and south. Riders boarding at those locations do not need to scan their TAP fare cards or buy a ticket, Metro officials said, but should instead keep their boarding passes from a flight that day as proof of payment.”

And don’t forget about LAX-it

In case you missed it, ride-shares like Uber and Lyft can no longer pick up passengers at the terminal. Instead, flyers must take a shuttle to the LAX-it area and wait for a car there. See more on LAX-it here.


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1 Comment On "How to Get to and From LAX During the Thanksgiving Travel Season"
  1. Larry Cohn|

    Uber and Lyft “Black” service can pick uo at the curb, at lower level outer curb. That’s how to avoid the rideshare shuttles and LAX-it lot.

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