Getting from LAX to Westwood/UCLA

(Information/Prices not guaranteed to be accurate.)




Westwood FlyAway offers hourly direct service between LAX and Westwood and short/long-term parking options in partnership with UCLA.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in cooperation with UCLA Transportation provides hourly bus service between Westwood and LAX. The FlyAway features:

  • Non-stop service
  • Free Wi-Fi service
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Curbside drop-off at each terminal
  • Reclining seats
  • One-way or roundtrip options
  • 100{7bfa97b3bbc14f1dbd46f12951a0d464ebd642aac6cfc6fb9c2cc4e931f214ad} clean-fuel (CNG) buses
  • Long-term parking at UCLA Parking Structure 32


  • $10 one-way* Visa, MasterCard, or American Express Debit or Credit Cards Only (No Cash Accepted)
  • EZ Transit Pass holders will receive a discounted fare or ride for free, depending on the zone purchased. A complete list of fares for FlyAway TAP and EZ Pass holders can be found here.
  • Purchase tickets in person on the shuttle or online in advance.
  • Two children age 5 and under may ride free with each paying adult.
    *Enjoy $2 off when you pay with your TAP card (must have stored valued)

FlyAway travel to and from LAX is a money-saving and time-saving service on one of the most congested traffic routes in the country. Please Note: All sales are final. Tickets are valid 30 days from the date of purchase.


On Kinross Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Boulevard, between Gayley and Veteran Avenues at UCLA Parking Structure 32 (map) All FlyAway buses drop off passengers on the Upper/Departures Level at each terminal. Passengers board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level curbside in front of each terminal under the green “FlyAway, Buses and Long Distance Vans” sign


6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Leaves Westwood at the top of the hour)

6 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Leaves Terminal 1 at the top of the hour,


picking up at each terminal in order)


Other Options:

Westwood is approximately 12 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
See Map below.

Here are your transportation options:

  • Taxis (e.g. Yellow Cab) can be picked up at curbside (inside lanes), right outside baggage claim.  The cost to go to Westwood will be about $30, including a $2.50 airport tax.
  • Shuttle Services operate continuously and can take you to Westwood for approximately $25.  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- they have dispatchers at LAX between 08:00-24:00.
  • There is regular Bus Service between LAX and Westwood.  The best service is via the Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica).  The  bus will take about 1 hour to get to Westwood (which is longer than a taxi or shuttle because it routes through Santa Monica).  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 $0.50!
  • Renting a car is reasonably priced at LAX and especially useful if you want to blend in and look like a native.  Also useful if you want to cruise the Sunset Strip after hours.