Los Angeles Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), just west of the downtown area, is the fourth largest airport in the world in terms of passengers handled. Also, the nearby Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport is served by six major airlines.

There are three interstate highways converging in the Los Angeles area: I-5 approaching from Canada in the north, I-15 from Las Vegas to the west, and I-10 connecting Los Angeles with Arizona and the Southwest.

Some of the numerous cab companies in the city are: City Yellow Cab (323-666-1200), United Independent Taxi (213-385-2227), Lucky Time Taxi (323-780-4404), Bell Cab (213-382-9977), Beverly Hills Cab (Tel: 310-273-6611), Imperial Taxi Services (323-971-0606).

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority provides transportation through 200 Metro bus lines and four Metro rail lines. A regular fare is $1.25. Discount fares are available for seniors, disabled people and children. The discounted fare is $0.45. A metro day pass is $3. Metrolink also offers a regional rail system. Trains run from Monday to Friday on all lines. Some lines are also available in weekends. Fares vary depending on the route; discounted fares are available. The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) also offers transportation services. DASH Downtown Los Angeles runs from Monday to Friday every 5-12 minute on six routes. The Commuter Express operates in the city from Monday to Friday during peak commute hours. Fares vary and discounts are available for seniors, children and disabled persons.