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Cheap flights to Los Angeles, CA

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Arriving in Los Angeles

Cheap flights to Los Angeles depart from Manchester Airport, as well as Gatwick and Heathrow airports in London. International flights to Los Angeles arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, popularly referred to as LAX. Some British travellers may qualify for the Visa Waiver programme, which allows them to stay in the US for up to 90 days without a visa. Check with the American Embassy in London to see if you qualify before your flight to Los Angeles.

The FlyAway bus offers shuttle services between the airport and downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles and Orange County. A number of companies also operate bus services from the airport to downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Metro Rail services are available from the Aviation/LAX station. Free shuttle services help transport passengers from all airport terminals to the Aviation/LAX Metro station. Taxis can be hired from outside all terminals.

Getting Around Los Angeles

The Metro operates a network of bus, subway and light rail routes throughout Los Angeles. Single tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines in Metro stations. A variety of prepaid passes (daily, weekly, monthly etc) are available in the form of TAP cards. TAP cards are credit card-sized tickets that work in a similar manner to the Oyster cards used on the London Underground. Prepaid passes can be purchased from Metro Customer Centres and hundreds of stores throughout Los Angeles. Big Blue Bus runs a number of bus routes around Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other destinations in the West side of Los Angeles. Exact change is required when buying a ticket on board the bus. Taxis are widely available around Los Angeles. Look out for the City of Los Angeles Taxicab sticker to ensure you have an insured taxi.

Main Attractions

A classic long haul holiday destination, there is never a dull moment in Los Angeles. Explore the city with a tour that takes in the famous Hollywood sign and stop outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre for a look at the stars’ hand and footprints. Discover Los Angeles’ prehistoric residents at the La Brea Tar Pits. The Page Museum has an extensive collection of skeletons and models of mastodons, dire wolves, sabre-tooth cats and other beasts. Head to Venice Beach and enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk. Be entertained by the muscle-bound bodybuilders, snake charmers, streetball players and other denizens of the city. Olvera Street, the oldest part of the city, is full of historic Mexican-style buildings.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

Rodeo Drive is probably the city’s most well-known shopping destination. It is lined by upmarket boutiques frequented by celebrities and socialites. Those with a more modest budget can head for the Fashion District, teeming with independent fashion outlets and fabric wholesalers. The offerings at Grand Central Market reflect Los Angeles’ cosmopolitan population. Pick up fresh ingredients to for dinner, or visit the restaurants and cafes for tortillas, bento boxes and barbecued meats. Grab a burger from a branch of In-n-Out, the city’s most loved burger chain. Rub shoulders with more celebrities at the swanky Chateau Marmont, or go visit the multitude of bars and clubs lining the Cahuenga Corridor.

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Flight information for Los Angeles, CA and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From Beijing 3 major airlines serve the Los Angeles area
  • From New York 59 major airlines serve the Los Angeles area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from Beijing to Los Angeles is typically 12 hours and most direct flights leave around 2:00p local time.
  • Beijing is 6244 mi from Los Angeles
  • The flying time from New York to Los Angeles is typically 6 hours and most direct flights leave around 6:00a local time.
  • New York is 2460 mi from Los Angeles
On Arrival...
  • Los Angeles is 12 mi from Los Angeles Intl Airport (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Los Angeles Intl Airport (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Right now, 96 airlines operate out of Los Angeles Intl Airport.
    • Los Angeles Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 175 cities.
    • Every week, at least 24,262 domestic flights and 3,626 international flights depart from Los Angeles Intl Airport.
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