Flyaway Buses, Los Angeles
FlyAway is a series of buses that run to and from LAX to three different destinations(and growing). They are cheap, efficient, clean, and did I say cheap?
The airport authority introduced the buses in conjunction with the city to try and reduce LAX gridlock.
For $4/pp the bus will take you and your luggage direct from Van Nuys, Union Station/Downtown, or Westwood Village. And, vice versa. They leave every half hour during the day, and every hour off peak.
Those of you traveling on a budget might be tempted to take the free shuttle and the Metro from the airport. DON'T. It takes forever, and nearly costs the same. Take FlyAway to Union Station and grab the metro, there. You'll shave an hour, easily, off your travel time.
I have a car, duh. But, I use FlyAway, myself, everytime I fly in and out of LAX.
Thank Gawd for FlyAway! Seriously. Since FlyAway buses began from Union Station, I actually find it easier to fly out of LAX than Burbank, and I never thought I'd see the day...
For $3, you can now take a luxury bus between LAX and Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. From Union Station, you have access to the metrorail, trains and buses. Check the site below for updated schedules & prices.
The relatively recent FlyAway bus offers tremendous convenience for $7 each way.
There are direct buses to either Union Station, Van Nuys and Westwood.
Drivers were not only courteous but, in the case of one character, very entertaining! What a great way to get into an entertainment mood in fantasy L.A.-L.A. land.
I used the Union Station line since it allowed me to travel from LAX and transfer to subway, bus and Metro Rail lines. This line also operates later than the other two.
***This is a good option if there is construction work being done on the Metro Rail lines on a weekend, disrupting normal service***
If going from LAX to Union Station you pay after the ride. Just disembark and turn towards the ticket booth.
From the airport you can rent directly a car and go on your own. The alternatives are:
1.taxi (pic 1). expensive considering the long distances and traffic jams
2.city buses. You will loose your first day in LA inside local buses? You must be mad!
3.free shuttle to Metropolitan Green Line Light rail. Although it’s cheap a local friend told me it takes forever.
4.airport shuttles. They are actually Shared Ride Vans that can carry 2-6 people and drop you in front of your hotel. Check www.supershuttle.com for info. The cost is about $17 per person
5.The Flyaway Shuttle (pic2). We took this bus that goes directly to Union Station in downtown. From there you can easily transfer to the subway etc There are buses 24h per day and it costs only $7. There other buses to different directions (Westwood Village, Van Nuys etc).
Here’s the timetable to/from Union Station:
Mon-Fri 5:00, 5:30, 5:50, 6:10, 6:30, 6:45, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00
Sat-Sun 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00
daily 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00
Flyaway is a dedicated bus service between LAX and Irvine (Orange County),Union Station ,Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley) and Westwood (West Los Angeles) - I used the Van Nuys service.
The bus is non stop between the airport and dedicated bus station in Van Nuys and it uses a dedicated bus lane on the freeway and the journey is about 30 - 40 minutes. At Van Nuys there is a pleasant enough terminal with clean rest rooms, security staff and vending machines. There is a reasonable size car park for picking up and dropping off people. The terminal is at 7610 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys.There is also a parking garage for people who wish to leave their cars here while they are away from home.
Payment for parking or the dedicated bus is via credit card only and the driver does not accept money. Payment is only made at the Van Nuys terminal.
You can take the FLYAWAY BUS (big blue bus, cheap and fast) to Union Station and catch the metro rapid (big red bus and cheap)#728 and #724 site is www.metro.net Happy traveling...
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select FLYAWAY UNION STATION METRO RAPID 728 90-120 mins 0.23 mi 4.00+
select FLYAWAY UNION STATION METRO RAPID 704 90-120 mins 0.36 mi 4.00+
The Fly Away Bus which connects LAX to three destinations around LA (Union Station, Van Nuys and Westwood) is definitely cheaper ($4/one way) per person, not to mention convenient, than taking the shared shuttle ($17) so I recommend it.
It drops you right into the airport terminal and allows baggage check-in for domestic passengers. Baggage assistance is also available.
Non-stop service every 30 mins.
At Last! If you are coming to L.A. and wondering how best to get to a train from Union Station, be relieved to know that there is a special bus to accomodate this need. It is always important to have an official, swift, reliable airplane-train in a metropolitan sans taxi and multiple Metro connections. Why L.A. is just figuring this out -well, don't ask, just enjoy this! The Green Flyaway buses can get you from LAX, a few miles from the coastline to downtown at the Union Station in about 40 min! Traffic time is cut down, in many instances tremendously, as the Flyway will jet by the slow flowing sea of cars on the freeway. Buses run every half-hour from 5AM to 1 AM and every hour in the night between 1AM to 5 AM. They stop at each LAX terminal so they should be easy to find.
The fare for the Flyaway is now $4, was $3 for an adult. See website for more details.