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The closest major airport is Los Angeles International Airport, located at a distance of 17 miles from the city centre of Long Beach, in Los Angeles, CA.

 

The driving distance between Long Beach and Los Angeles can be easily made in about 30 minutes, the cost of the fuel being of around $7 for a round trip.

 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is open 24h/day, including holidays, offering travelers non stop flights to numerous major destinations across USA.

 

Ground transportation

There are free shuttle services available at the airport between terminals, approximately every 15 minutes, assisting travelers and helping them to get in time to their connecting flights.

 

Car rental services are also available at the airport, approximately 40 car rental companies operating out of the airport, most of them being situated on the lower level, near the baggage claim area.

 

In front of each terminal, travelers can find taxi services, and there are also 2 van companies (Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle) that are offering their services and operating routes to all the counties in Southern California.

 

Getting around in Long Beach

By Bus

 

The public bus transportation service is being provided by Long Beach Transit, providing routes to just about anywhere in Long Beach, having a total of 38 bus routes, offering fast, reliable, air-conditioned travel services.

The regular fare for a single ride is $1.10, a 25-ride ticket book costing $27.50. Long Beach Transit is offering discounted rates for seniors, persons with disabilities, as well as for children under the age of 4 (free).

 

By Rail

 

Metro Blue Line is offering light rail services between Long Beach and downtown LA.

To get information about your trip just enter the location where you want to go in the Metro Trip Planner, and within seconds, you will get a customized itinerary that will tell you what line to get and what it costs.

Good to Know: Most rail and bus lines start operating around 4 am, ending their program past midnight.

 

By Bike

 

Getting around Long Beach on your bike may seem more like an adventure because of the busy traffic. But if you do decide to ride your bike in the city, especially on the highway, there are some safety tips that you should keep in mind:

- Obey the traffic signs and follow the roadway lane markings;

- Be sure to ride in the same direction as traffic;

- Keep a safe distance from the parked cars;

- Be very careful at intersections;

- Do not pass the vehicles in motion on the right;

- At night, use lights, reflectors, and wear reflective clothing;

- Ride slowly on the bike paths, sidewalks or trails in order to avoid injuring yourself and the people around you.