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Getting Around

There are many ways to get to Downtown LA, the heart of Los Angeles. With access via numerous major freeways, rail lines, bus lines, and more, it's easier to get to Downtown than you think! It's simple to plan your trip ahead of time using these resources.

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Find Driving Directions

Find Driving Directions

Map your way to or from Downtown LA using your favorite mapping service! Just follow these links and enter your starting point.

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Los Angeles Airports

Los Angeles Airports

Downtown LA is convenient to several airports in the greater Los Angeles area. Contact your destination airport for information about car rentals, or see Additional Transportation Resources below for more info.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 646-5252
Approximate Travel Time from Downtown LA: 25 mins. (18.6 mi.)
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Burbank Airport / Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 840-8840
Approximate Travel Time from Downtown LA: 25 mins. (16.1 mi.)
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Van Nuys Airport
16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 785-8838
Approximate Travel Time from Downtown LA: 33 mins. (24.1 mi.)
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Long Beach Airport
4100 E. Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 570-2600
Approximate Travel Time from Downtown LA: 32 mins. (25.8 mi.)
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Ontario International Airport (ONT)
1923 E. Avion St., Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 937-2700
Approximate Travel Time from Downtown LA: 47 mins. (42.5 mi.)
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Long-Distance and Commuter Trains

Long-Distance & Commuter Trains


Amtrak trains are an economical and environmentally-friendly way to travel to and from Downtown L.A., serving L.A. County and beyond!


In operation since 1992, Metrolink continues to provide the people of Southern California a safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly commuting option. What began with three lines of service, 12 stations and a little over 5,000 passengers has grown to seven lines, 56 stations and 45,000 passengers and counting!

Additional Transportation Resources

Additional Transportation Resources

Please see these additional resources for information about getting into and around Downtown LA.

Getting Around
Getting into and around Downtown LA is easier than ever. Metro and DASH stops are convenient to major attractions in Downtown, and Downtown's Union Station is a hub for Amtrak and Metrolink trains. For the utmost convenience, you can even hail a taxi on Downtown streets!

FlyAway - To Or From LAX for $6
The LAX FlyAway bus is an easy, quick, and affordable way to travel between LAX and Union Station in Downtown LA. FlyAway buses are clean and comfortable, charter-style buses. With non-stop service every 30 minutes, curbside stops at each terminal, and ADA Wheelchair Accommodation - all for just $6 one-way - FlyAway buses are a great way to remove the hassle from your arrival and departure.

Montebello Bus Lines
Montebello Bus Lines is the third largest municipal bus system in Los Angeles County. With a fleet of 71 buses, the department serves the communities of Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Downtown LA, East LA, La Mirada, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, South Gate and Whittier. Montebello Bus Lines serves Downtown LA through lines 40 (Beverly Blvd.), 50 (Washington Blvd.), and two Peak Express Service lines: 341 and 342.

SigAlert Traffic Conditions Report
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Getting Around

Getting Around

How to Get Here
Getting into and around Downtown is easier than ever. Go Metro on four rail lines, ride the DASH for 50 cents, hail a taxi, or find a parking lot. More
Travel Ideas

Travel Ideas

Need some travel ideas?
With all there is to experience in Downtown, it can take a while to explore. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a few lists of notable landmarks. More
Our Downtown Guides are here to help

Downtown Guides

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Have a question? Look for our Downtown Guides, with the signature info symbol on their sleeves. They can provide directions, share printed maps & guides, and more. More home

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