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Car hire at LAX Airport

Car hire at LAX Airport

LAX Airport is based around 24 miles from the centre of Los Angeles via the I-10 E. It takes around 20 minutes by car, though you must account for the often hectic traffic in the city. Make sure you factor this in and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.

What I need to know

As one of the most popular destinations in the USA, Los Angeles is used as a starting point for many road trips, including the illustrious Route 66, which covers the enormous spread of land between Los Angeles and Chicago. We have several providers available, offer 24/7 customer service and free cancellation in case you change your mind.

Where to pick up my car

At LAX, many car hire companies meet customers at the rental car shuttles on the Lower/Arrivals Level outside the baggage claim area. However, travellers should try to make sure that you check its location before you arrive or you could end up going to the wrong place and delay your pick-up.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Once you’re out of the airport, you can get behind the wheel and focus on enjoying everything that the city has to offer. This includes the tremendous Hollywood Walk of Fame and the magnificent Griffith Park, which has been shown in numerous films over the years and offers a breathtaking view of the city.

Nearby LAX Airport

The sheer number of things to do in Los Angeles makes it one of the best places in the world to hire a car. Only 14 miles away from LAX is Venice Beach, where you can look forward to extraordinary food and an amazing atmosphere. The stunning Santa Monica is also just 11 miles away via the I-10 E and I-405 S.

Longer drives

Los Angeles’ position in Southern California puts it close to a number of excellent cities. San Diego is around 143 miles away via the I-15 S, while the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is a 270-mile drive away. If you’re willing to travel even further, San Francisco is 382 miles away via the I-5N.

Eating and drinking

As you would expect from such a multicultural city, Los Angeles provides a stunning variety of food from all over the world. While delicious Mexican recipes and traditional American dishes are everywhere here, there are dozens of different delicacies to look forward to, making it a perfect place to try something unique.

Things to do

The Disneyland theme park in nearby Anaheim should not be missed for fans of Mickey Mouse and co, while the diverse selection of teams in the city makes it a great place for sports fans. Perhaps catch a Los Angeles Rams game at the Colosseum, or see the NHL’s LA Kings at the Staples Center.


Although Los Angeles is undoubtedly the centre of celebrity culture, there’s more to the city than entertainment. The Griffith Observatory provides jaw-dropping views of the landscape, while the County Museum of Art is full of fascinating exhibitions that document LA’s close ties to the creative arts.