FlyAway bus

What to do on a layover at LAX

There’s an article in USA TODAY this morning about a Transportation Research Board report that found that:

“At many of the USA’s largest airports, more than 90% of passengers arrive or leave in taxis or private cars.”

One airport trying to change that is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which has a fast, popular and inexpensive ($4!) FlyAway bus service to and from Union Station, Westwood and Van Nuys.

For visitors, hopping on a FlyAway bus or one of the express city buses that serve the airport is a great way to visit popular LA-area destinations during a layover.

Here are two ideas listed in the airport’s recent newsletter:

Santa Monica: Features outdoor shopping, street performers, restaurants, and a small amusement park on the pier. Although other beaches may be closer to LAX, there is a “rapid” bus that goes quickly to Santa Monica with a minimum number of stops.

Sony Pictures Studios: Less than four miles north of LAX, Sony Pictures Studios offers two-hour walking tours on weekdays. Reservations are highly recommended. No children under age 12.

For more information on things to do while in Los Angeles, check out the official visitor information website .

Photo courtesy LAX