LAX Airport Transfers in Los Angeles
Helpful advice from us and our travellers so you can enjoy your experience to the fullest.
What does LAX stand for?
LAX simply stands for Los Angeles, as before the 1930s most airport codes were 2-letter codes. When it became a standard to give 3-character airport codes, the X was simply tacked on at the end as a standard for airport codes with only 2-letter codes.
How many airports does Los Angeles have?
While Los Angeles' main airport stands with LAX, it may surprise you to learn that the entire county has a total of 5 airports! Along with LAX, there is Burbank Airport (BUR), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Santa Ana Airport (SNA), and Ontario Airport (ONT). LAX is the only airport to service Los Angeles on an international level, with the other 4 airports reserved for domestic-traffic only.
How early should I get to LAX for international flight?
LAX gets remarkably busy, it shouldn't come as a surprise that main the recommendation for interational flights is to arrive 3 hours before. In fact, you might want to give yourself a bit more time if you're travelling around LA's rush hours or the airport's busy periods (11:00-14:00 or 20:00 - 23:00), to avoid the stress of possibly missing your flight.