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Basic info and car hire in Los Angeles Airport

  • IATA airport code: LAX

  • ICAO airport code: KLAX

  • Full name: Los Angeles International Airport

  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Hub for: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Atlas Air (Cargo)

  • Website: Check the Official Los Angeles Airport page

  • Contact: (855) 463-5252

  • Owner: City of Los Angeles

  • Elevation: 128 ft/ 39 m

  • Number of runways: Four

About Los Angeles Airport

As the largest and busiest airport in Los Angeles and California, second busiest in the United States, and among the largest international airports in the world, Los Angeles Airport lies in a southwest portion of Los Angeles area. The airport handled a vast passenger number of more than 80 Million each year as recorded in 2016. Besides the modern infrastructure of Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles has a number of places where you can spend your vacations by using car hire at Los Angeles Airport for a comfortable travel around Los Angeles and its adjoining areas. YOu can always book a car in the city of Los Angeles if that better serves your travel.

Drive your rental car around Los Angeles Airport

After car hire at Los Angeles Airport, you can expect a great time traveling around the most cherished spots. But if you are not sure about the best spots, you will see the most recommended places and their traits in the following text.

At a distance of merely 3.6 miles from the Los Angeles airport lies Manhattan Beach. It is one of the most famous beaches the US and is well equipped in all aspects. There are plenty of activities in a safe, calm, and clean environment. There are a number of eating options very close to the beach, where you can enjoy your meal after swimming. Surfing, bike riding, and beach volleyball are most famous activities at Manhattan Beach after swimming. Moreover, it occupies a large area and perfect for families, individuals, groups, or couples. If you wish to visit a quiet, soothing place, Manhattan Beach is the right place for you. Finally, there are free parking spaces available as it is not much crowded like Santa Monica. If you wish to experience an even cosier beach experience and you want a lively touristy environment, visit the beautiful Santa Monica Beach where you would never feel the heat of even a scorching sun. The clean and soft sand is perfect to lie down and relax while looking at the beautiful waves (although small).

Burton W. Chace Park is among the most loved parks in Los Angeles Area. The park has picnic tables and areas in shade but you may have to go early to get one. Beside the sea, this park gives magnificent views of hundreds of ships, yachts, and boats floating on the lush blue water. You are lucky if your search for a peaceful place filled with serenity ends at Burton’s Park. In addition, the park gives a nice place to have an evening walk. Designated areas to walk your dog are also available, alongside the covered sitting area and BBQ for the general public. If you wish to have a nice dinner or watch the sunset while cruising in the boat, there’s another place called Fisherman’s Village. As the name suggests, it is not a modern place. So you can expect a nice view, nearby restaurants, and a village kind of traditional American life.

Most people wish to stay active, and if you wish the same for yourself, visit Marvin Braude Bike Trail for cycling. However, it is recommended that you travel a little earlier to avoid people on feet coming in your way. Cycling before breakfast would be a perfect option. Those who like visiting landmarks and are fond of archaeology, Los Angeles has Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery for them. There are some animals and reptiles in this cemetery. If you pay a visit, you’ll observe ecosystems and the efforts to clean different area, beaches etc. It leaves you with an educational experience. Wende Museum is another stop for travelers who are fond of history. The museum has unusual artefacts from the cold war era. A personal or group tour of this museum is highly recommended.

Services in Los Angeles Airport


In the airport, there is reLAX Lounge which is huge, spacious, clean, and enjoyable. You can say goodbye to airport hassle or your business worries in this lounge.


If you are accompanying your family, you can either spend time at the airport restaurants or the Be Relax Spa.


There are many shopping options at the Los Angeles Airport and various restaurants, some bars, and cafes.

History of Los Angeles Airport

A building names Mines Field opened in the name of an airport in Los Angeles in 1930 while it was purchased to make it a municipal airfield in 1937. Los Angeles Airport got its name in 1941 and it was later named as Los Angeles International Airport in 1949. The airport has an unusual number of 4 parallel runways. There are 9 terminals arranged in a U-shape. Los Angeles Airport is the largest airport in California and Los Angeles Area.

Petrol stations near Los Angeles Airport

Two petrol station exist very near to each other, both being very close to the LA Airport on the Aviation Blvd. Another petrol station lies on the Venice Blvd at a small distance from the Los Angeles airport.