FROM: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
TO: Los Angeles Union Station
Travelers to Santa Barbara, San Diego and other Amtrak destinations that originate from Los Angeles Union Station and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) who wish to take public transport have an affordable and convenient option.
All Amtrak trains that serve Los Angeles arrive and depart at Union Station, 19 miles from the airport. There are several ways to get there, but a more straightforward and cheaper option is to take the FlyAway express coach. Commuting from LAX to Union Station’s Patsaouras Transit Plaza takes 35 minutes but considers an hour allowance for travel time. Express buses are fast and depart LAX every 30 minutes 24 hours a day. At $9 one-way fare (debit or credit card only), it’s cheaper than most other options available.
How to get take FlyAway from LAX to Union Station
- Go outside of the LAX terminal building to a FlyAway stop. Regardless of your arrival terminal, there is a green sign outside that says “FlyAway, Buses, and Long-Distance Vans” above the island curb.
- Once you are at the stop, look for buses that are headed to Union Station. Ask the driver, who may also assist in the placement of luggage in the bag compartment, for confirmation. Once confirmed you may board the coach without paying the $9 fare; you will pay the fare once you arrive.
- Once you arrive at Union Station (this is the only stop), pay your fare at a small kiosk located next to the bus stop. Remember that this booth only accepts debit or credit cards. You may then show your payment proof to the driver and ask for your luggage (if you have any stored at the compartment).
- The Union Station building should be prominent and easy to locate. Walk towards the descending pathway in the middle of the bus island. This leads you to the station.
FlyAway Bus from Los Angeles International Airport to Los Angeles Union Station
|Monday – Sunday|
|* 12:00 am||7:30 am||1:00 pm||6:30 pm|
|* 12:30 am||8:00 am||1:30 pm||7:00 pm|
|* 1:00 am||8:30 am||2:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|* 2:00 am||9:00 am||2:30 pm||8:00 pm|
|* 3:00 am||9:30 am||3:00 pm||8:30 pm|
|4:00 am||10:00 am||3:30 pm||9:00 pm|
|5:00 am||10:30 am||4:00 pm||9:30 pm|
|5:30 am||11:00 am||4:30 pm||10:00 pm|
|6:00 am||11:30 am||5:00 pm||10:30 pm|
|6:30 am||12:00 pm||5:30 pm||11:00 pm|
|7:00 am||12:30 pm||6:00 pm||11:30 pm|