Getting from LAX to Westwood/UCLA
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about 12 miles from the UCLA campus and is the closest airport to UCLA. Travelers between UCLA and LAX have many options.
Shuttle Services operate continuously and can take you to UCLA for approximately $20 to $35. To catch one of these, go to the outer lanes and talk to one of the shuttle dispatchers. They will usually be able to put you on a shuttle within 15-20 minutes. Super Shuttle is one of the larger companies with longer hours and grater frequency of service than other shuttles.
Fly Away Buses provide daily nonstop bus service — one-way and roundtrip — between Westwood and LAX. The stop is next to UCLA Parking Structure 32 on Kinross Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Blvd., just west of Gayley Ave. Buses depart every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from Westwood and LAX (both directions simultaneously) between 5 a.m. - 1 a.m., seven days a week and the cost is $10 each way.
Taxis can be picked up at curbside (inside lanes), right outside baggage claim. The to UCLA from LAX is about $35.
Buses are the cheapest option for transportation from LAX to UCLA/Westwood area, although the least desirable after a long flight! The bus will take about 1 hour to get to Westwood since it routes through Santa Monica before heading to Westwood/UCLA. To take the bus, you need to take the LAX Airport Shuttle bus to the Transit Center, and there catch the Number 3 Big Blue Bus. That will go all the way to UCLA. Cost for entire trip - only $1! We do not recommend this type of transportation for students staying at UCLA housing because the bus stop is far from the check-in center.