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Old 07-15-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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Default Best Way to Get From LAX to Hollywood? (after arriving on a flight)

Whats the best way to get from the airport to hollywood (either hollywood and vine or hollywood and highland)? Ive heard that its best to take the airport shuttle to union station then take the red line to hollywood. What about taxis? Or is there a shuttle that goes directly from LAX to hollywood? thanks
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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1. Rent a Car
2. Take a Taxi
3. Take the Metro Shuttle to the Metro Greenline Aviation Stop then to the Blue line then to the Red Line.

Obviously either renting or taking a taxi is the most ideal option. But it just depends if you want to spend on that or not.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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take the flyaway bus to union station then hop on the red line. this will cost you about $5, maybe $6. A cab will take much less time, but will cost in excess of $30.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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Punkrocker has it right.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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There's a website, "toandfromtheairport.com/losangeles.html". There is a "Super Shuttle" that goes right into Hollywood. You catch it under the orange "Shared Ride Vans" sign. When you go to this web page you'll find the shared ride van info near the bottom of the page.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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In my opinion the "best" way to get from LAX to Hollywood is to catch the FlyAway Union Station shuttle ($6) out in front of the terminal. At Union Station, take the Red Line ($1.25) to Hollywood and Highland. When you exit the terminal, you'll be in the middle of all the action.

An alternate route that offers more sightseeing and costs a little less - but takes a little longer: take the Lot G shuttle (free) to the Green Line train to the 110 freeway. From there, take Metro 444, 445, 446 or 447 to 7th Street Metro station (tell the driver to let you know when you're there). At the station, take the Red Line to Hollywood. Get a Metro Day pass ($5) to cover the trains. The bus costs another 60 cents transfer fee. If you take the Blue Line, as someone else suggested, it will save you the transfer fee but it's going to take you through the "industrial" areas of the city. The bus from the 110 freeway offers much better sightseeing.

A taxi from LAX to Hollywood costs around US$80 each way, depending on traffic and the route. It would be cheaper (but longer) to take a taxi to Union Station ($42 flat rate) and then catch the Red Line to Hollywood.

In my opinion the "shared ride" van option costs more than FlyAway Union Station shuttle, and is far less predictable. Your shared ride van might circle the terminals for a long time trying to pick up as many passengers as possible. Also, the FlyAway shuttles are actually nice, full-size buses. They are much nicer than a van, cheaper, and in spite of the longer route the travel time may be equal.

Important: if you are going to rely on public transportation in Los Angeles, then please become familiar with MTA's website at Metro.net. You can use their Trip Planner to find routes and schedules.

I think you'll find Hollywood to be a lot of fun. Sure it's tacky as they say but when you get there, you can't help but get caught up in the excitement. It takes around 90 minutes each way, plus you need about a hour to get through the terminal and security. You can "do" Hollywood in two hours if you're short on time, so realistically you'll need at least a six hour layover for this excursion. For details, take a look at the LAX-to-Hollywood page at: LAtourist.com/layover
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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I agree - the flyaway to union station to the red line is the easiest cheap way to get to and from Hollywood and LAX, and goes remarkably fast. I've done it multiple times, as have many visiting friends and family. Unless your flight comes in at a weird time just stick with the Flyaway.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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The flyaway is the easiest by far! And if you're traveling light the red line subway is fine. I don't like the subway, but it is convenient at times. I have paid $45 for cabs into Hollywood from LAX, and that's not including tip. I don't particularly care for the super shuttle. The flyaway bus is non-stop, takes the carpool lanes, and is very cheap.

If you're planning on renting a car at some point, the car rentals are convenient to the airport. Take S La Cienega and cut over to La Brea and then Highland Ave up to Hollywood.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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So do you all think that taking the Fly Away Bus to Union Station then the red line to Hollywood is the best way to go for 2 female travelers with suitcases from LAX and needing to get to Hollywood without spending a fortune or being in an unsafe area? We saw that we could take the bus to terminal Aviation then the green line, the blue line, and finally the red line, but how easy, safe, and long does that take in comparison to the first option?
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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So do you all think that taking the Fly Away Bus to Union Station then the red line to Hollywood is the best way to go for 2 female travelers with suitcases from LAX and needing to get to Hollywood without spending a fortune or being in an unsafe area? We saw that we could take the bus to terminal Aviation then the green line, the blue line, and finally the red line, but how easy, safe, and long does that take in comparison to the first option?
The Fly away will be easiest and safest(except for a cab, which will be $50+).

You might feel uneasy if you take the Red Line at night, after rush hour time. I think its fine, but women who have accompanied me on the Red Line at night have said they thought things were kind of sketchy.

The green line to blue line to red line is an unnecessary number of transfers IMO.
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