Traveling to Los Angeles


Whether you’ll be coming from near or far, travel to Los Angeles is a snap – as a major hub for many airlines and with three Los Angeles airports to choose from, you have many flight choices. In addition, L.A.’s many freeways and downtown train station make traveling by car or train very convenient. From Los Angeles flights to travel deals, you’ll find everything you need to make your Los Angeles travel plans right here.

Flights to Los Angeles

All of the major air carriers fly into LAX or one of the other smaller Los Angeles area airports. LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is central to most parts of the Los Angeles area, but Burbank Airport is closer if you’ll be staying in The Valley, Ontario Airport is closer if you’ll be visiting Orange County and Long Beach Airport is best if you’ll be heading to the South Bay beach communities.

If you’re planning in advance and are particular about when and how you travel to Los Angeles, you’ll want to utilize a major travel website to find the flight that meets your needs. We recommend checking the major travel websites like Orbitz.com or Travelocity.com for finding the best selection of Los Angeles flights from the major airlines. Look for a non-stop if you can, as flights to Los Angeles with layovers can take 7-8 hours (as opposed to a nonstop flights to Los Angeles which only take about 5 hours).

If you’re traveling on a budget and are flexible on dates/times, try a low cost or discount travel website for flights that won’t break the bank. We recommend Hotwire.com and Priceline.com for the best Los Angeles travel deals.

If you’re traveling last-minute, look for last-minute Los Angeles travel deals at LastMinute.com and LastMinuteTravel.com.

Driving to Los Angeles

Live near southern California? Your best bet may be to drive to Los Angeles, as it will save you money on a rental car once you arrive. For directions, use an online map service like Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps or MapQuest to find the best route.

Taking the Train to Los Angeles

If you’d prefer your Los Angeles travel route to be scenic and you have some time to spare, try Amtrak for train service to L.A. from the Northwest, the Southeast, the Midwest and from within California.


Resources cited in this guide:
Amtrak
Cheaptickets.com
Hotwire.com
Orbitz.com
Priceline
Travelocity

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