• 1 World Way
  • Los Angeles, CA 90045

Los Angeles World Airports

LAX is an international airport serving the Los Angeles and Southern California region. It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a department of the City of Los Angeles. The airport is the fourth busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the U.S. The airport served nearly 75 million passengers in 2015. LAX has recently accomplished several upgrades including a brand new international terminal, more enhancements are underway including light rail service into the airport that connects to the rest of the city’s Metro rail system. For more information about LAX’s $14 billion modernization project, visit LAXishappening.com.

Distance from Pasadena

LAX is 29 miles (47 km) from Pasadena.

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Top Flight Carriers

While nearly every commercial carrier in the world services LAX, top carriers include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, US Airways, Spirit Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue. More→

Airport Transportation

LAX Flyaway

The LAX Flyaway buses offer convenient round- trips, seven days a week to Union Station. From Union Station, passengers may ride the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena. Flyaway costs $9.75 each way and the Metro Gold Line costs $1.75 each way. This trip would cost $11.50. More→

Ride Share Apps

Uber and Lyft offer on-demand black car and ride share services to and from LAX. The services are available 24/7 via smartphone app. Prices vary based on demand, starting at $40 for ride shares, or $100 for black cars. More→

Shared Shuttle Vans

Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle operate out of LAX and cost approximately $30 each way. More→


Taxis are stationed at the arrivals curb (lower level), taxi rides to Pasadena cost approximately $85. More→

Car Rental

There are several car rental companies located near LAX, visitors can catch free shuttles in the lower level (arrivals) to respective car rental lots. While car rental prices vary, it generally costs approximately $15-$40 per day. A consolidated rent-a-car facility is currently in the works. More→