los angeles airport (lax) guide

Quick Overview of Airport and Its Wide Range of Passenger Facilities

LAX Airport Terminals

Los Angeles International Airport

  • 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
  • IATA Code: LAX
  • ICAO Code: ICAO
  • One of the largest airports in the United States, Los Angeles International primarily serves the Greater Los Angeles Area. With its annual passenger handling capacity estimated to be around 80 million, LAX International continues to rank among the world’s busiest airports.

LAX Airport Terminals’ Information

Spread across 3,500 acres, the Los Angeles International is home to nine passenger terminals – Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 6, Terminal 7, Terminal 8, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is also known as the TBIT and Terminal B.

Rental Car Companies’ Location at LAX Airport

Look for the signposts mentioning 'Aviation Boulevard' as all leading car rental suppliers at LAX Airport operate from this facility.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

All the passenger terminals at LAX International are connected by a number of free airport shuttles. In addition to the airport shuttle service, which runs 24X7, the terminals are well connected by a network of underground tunnels.

Destinations & Airlines

LAX Airport offers flight connectivity to more than 180 destinations across North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. While American Airlines operates at most of the routes, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are two other leading air carriers at LAX International.

Los Angeles Airport features a massive retail space that is home to hundreds of shopping outlets and eating joints. Right from minor touristy bric-a-brac and exquisite gift items to last-minute snacks and elaborated dining menus, the LAX Airport shops offer plenty of options.

Popular Stores in Terminals 1 – 4

  • Be Relax Store in Terminal 1
  • Spanx in Terminal 2
  • DFS Duty-Free in Terminal 3
  • Sunglass Hut in Terminal 4

Popular Restaurants in Terminal 1 – 4

  • California Pizza Kitchen in Terminal 1
  • Starbucks in Terminal 2
  • Dining Terrace in Terminal 3
  • Dunkin’ Donuts in Terminal 4

Popular Stores in Terminals 5 – 8

  • Rip Curl in Terminal 5
  • MAC in Terminal 6
  • Hugo Boss in Terminal 7
  • E! News in Terminal 8

Popular Restaurants in Terminals 5 – 8

  • Loteria in Terminal 5
  • Peet’s Coffee in Terminal 6
  • B-Grill in Terminal 7
  • Panda Express in Terminal 8

Popular Stores in TBIT

  • Bvlgari
  • Fred Segal
  • Porsche Design
  • Emporio Armani

Popular Restaurants in TBIT

  • Earl of Sandwich
  • 800 Degrees Pizza
  • Pinkberry
  • Chaya Sushi

Los Angeles International is home to several lounges for travelers. While a few are accessible to first-class or business travelers, others are open to all and carry an entry fee. Travelers having a lounge membership or a valid lounge pass enjoy an automatic access.

  • Delta Sky Club in Terminal 2
  • Virgin America Loft in Terminal 3
  • American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal 4
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Terminal 6
  • Alaska Lounge in Terminal 6
  • United Club in Terminal 7
  • KAL Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal
  • Qantas Club in the Tom Bradley International Terminal