Transportation & Reach
Los Angeles sprawls over such a large area that getting around can be time
consuming. Further the complex network of freeways connecting the sprawl can
be constraining as well but with a map or good directions, hiring a car is
the best and most popular way to get around the city.
With wide streets and plenty of parking, LA is more driver-friendly than
most big cities. Further it is one of the cheapest places in the country to
rent a car and it is also possible to get around by bus.
Los Angeles Airports:
Los Angeles Railway Transportation:
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): Location 15m (24km)
Southwest of Los Angeles, the airport is the fifth busiest commercial
airport in the world.
- Bob Hope Airport (KBU): The airport is located 3m (5km) from Burbank &
12 m (20km) North of Los Angeles. Other major nearby commercial airports
- Ontario International Airport (ONT)
- Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB)
- John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD)
- Van Nuys Airport (VNY): The busiest general-aviation airport of the
The Union Station is the major regional train station of Los Angeles for
Amtrak, MetroLink and Metro Rail serving San Diego, Seattle.
There is also daily service to Chicago and three times a week to Orlando,
Los Angeles Water Transportation:
The Port of Los Angeles & Long Beach together make up the Los
Angeles-Long Beach Harbor, which is the busiest and overall third-largest
container shipping port in the world. There are also some smaller,
non-industrial harbors most of which contain sailboats and yachts, like
Redondo Beach and Marina del Rey.
There are also ferries serving the offshore island community of Avalon,
California, which are mainly used for day excursions and to move supplies to
Local Transportation of Los Angeles:
Los Angeles has a large network of freeways, streets and local &
regional public transportation systems. The regional public transportation
is generally run by agency named Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, commonly referred to as Metro or MTA.
Together with some other agencies this authority operate an extensive
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- Bus Lines: The extensive bus system of the city include the
Metro Local, Metro Rapid and Metro Express services. The Orange Line is
a bus rapid transit system that runs from Warner Center/Woodland Hills
to the North Hollywood Red Line station. The special Red Metro Rapid
buses have also been highly accepted as a prime example of a successful
bus transit program since these buses operate like a rail line and run
through the best-known parts of the city.
- Rail Lines: The Metro Rail is operated by the city's rail
network, Metro. It is composed of three aboveground light rail systems
named, Gold Line, Blue Line, & Green Line and one underground subway
with two branches named Red Line and Purple Line.
Having some of the most expensive hotels in the world to budget hostels &
apartment-hotels, its hard to summarize the surplus of accommodation
options in Los Angeles.
Hollywood is the most popular option for those wanting to sightsee and
chase their image of that world, while Downtown has long been popular with
the business crowd. Further the Beverly Hills has some of the nicest hotels
in the city, expect the prices to reflect its reputation.
Sun and sand seekers can head to Santa Monica or Venice, while those just
in town for a day or two might consider staying on the Westside near LAX
airport. Therefore, in LA , location is everything as the neighborhood you
choose as a base can make or break your vacation.
Recommended hotels for your stay in Los Angeles
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