New pickup locations
Starting October 29, 2019, all Uber pickups at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), except for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV, will occur at LAX-it.
Would you rather be picked up at the curb?
Not a problem. Request Uber Black or Uber Black SUV for a straight-to-the-curb pickup at the outer island curb on the arrivals level.
Dropoffs at LAX will remain on the departures level curbside.
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How to get a ride from LAX
Exit on the arrivals level (downstairs)
For curbside pickup in the terminal area, select Uber Black, Black SUV, or Lux.
For UberX, XL, Comfort, Select, or Pool, walk or shuttle to LAX-it.
Walk or take an LAX-it shuttle on the arrivals (lower) level curbside. They are expected to come every 5 minutes, and travel time to LAX-it is typically 15 minutes or less. You can also walk from Terminals 1, 2, 7, and 8.
Once in LAX-it
Find your Uber pickup point:
- UberX: either curbs 2, 3 or 4
- Comfort, UberXL, Select and POOL: back portion of curb 2
Note: Uber Black and Uber Black SUV will continue to pick up at the terminal on the outer island curb.
If you prefer a more convenient curbside pickup, simply request an Uber Black or Uber Black SUV trip. Then head to your selected pickup point on the outer island curb on the downstairs arrivals level for your pickup.
Top questions from riders
- Do Uber driver-partners pick up at LAX?
- How much will an Uber trip to LAX cost?
The cost of an Uber trip to (or from) LAX depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.
You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator above. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.
- Where do I meet my driver for an airport pickup?
Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones.
If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
- What does LAX stand for?
The airport code LAX stands for “Los Angeles.” The first 2 letters signify the city abbreviation “LA”; the “X” was apparently added randomly when airport codes changed from 2 letters to 3 in the middle of the 20th century.
LAX visitor information
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the 5th-busiest airport in the world based on passenger numbers, serving more than 84 million travelers annually. Located 18 miles (29 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles, it is about a 35-minute drive to LA’s city center in ideal road and traffic conditions.
LAX Airport terminals
LAX Airport has 9 passenger terminals, with a total of 128 gates. LAX Airport lounges can be found in most terminals. You can plan your trip using the information below.
LAX Terminal 1
LAX Terminal 2
- Aer Lingus
LAX Terminal 3
- Virgin Atlantic
- WestJet (check-in: Terminal 2)
LAX Terminal 4
LAX Terminal 5
- American Eagle
- Sun Country
LAX Terminal 6
- Air Canada
- Boutique Air
- Viva Aerobus
- XL Airways France
LAX Terminal 7
- United Express
LAX Terminal 8
- United Express
LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
- Air China
- Air France
- Air New Zealand
- Air Tahiti Nui
- All Nippon
- Avianca (check-in: Terminal 3)
- British Airways (B)
- Copa (check-in: Terminal 3)
- Cathay Pacific
- China Airlines
- China Eastern
- China Southern
- El Al
- EVA Air
- Hong Kong
- InterJet (check-in: Terminal 3)
- Japan Airlines
- Korean Air
- LOT Polish
- Norwegian Air
- Qatar Airways
- Southwest (check-in: Terminal 1)
LAX Airport international concourse
Los Angeles Airport international flights board in the Tom Bradley International Terminal from Gates 101 to 159. LAX Airport offers nonstop flights to 67 cities in 34 countries.
Dining at LAX
If you’re looking for LAX Airport food, more than 100 dining options are available between the 9 terminals, including coffee shops, fast-food chains, and restaurants offering table service. Most dining choices are available post-security. Additionally, travelers can find a number of LAX Airport bars throughout the terminals.
Getting around LAX
The LAX Airport shuttle provides passenger transportation between the terminals. Alternatively, it’s approximately 3 to 5 minutes to walk between each terminal. Travelers can board the LAX Airport shuttle under the LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections blue sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level islands in front of each terminal.
Things to do at LAX
The LAX Art Program provides permanent public art plus rotating exhibitions featuring local and regional artists, with locations throughout the terminal buildings. LAX Airport shops can be found across all terminals and range from newsstands to international high-end fashion. Spas are located in Terminal 5 and between Gates 154 and 156 in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Currency exchange at LAX
Los Angeles Airport currency exchange offices are located on the departures level post-security in Terminals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and Tom Bradley International Terminal, and on the arrivals level in Terminals 2, 5, 6, and Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Hotels near LAX
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near LAX, there are more than 40 hotels and accommodations nearby.
Points of interest near LAX
- Griffith Park
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Rodeo Drive
- Santa Monica Pier
Find more information about LAX here.