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How to Guide: LAX Flyaway Schedule

If you’re visiting LAX airport in LA, California, the airport offers convenient transportation in the form of the Flyaway Bus.  This guide will go over all things including the LAX flyaway schedule.

We all know that when you travel, one of the first things you have to figure out is how you’re going to get from the airport to your accommodations.

While there are several different Flyaway Buses that travel from LAX to various regions within LA, the most popular bus is the one that goes to Union Station. Many travelers take this bus, then use the metro to go to their desired location. 

Other stops include Long Beach, Hollywood, and Van Nuys. A trip to Union Station or Van Nuys from LAX will take about 30 minutes, while a trip to Long Beach or Hollywood takes about an hour. 

Finding the Flyaway Bus at LAX

Finding the Flyaway Bus once you’re at LAX is relatively simple:

  • Go through security & customs
  • Leave the airport
  • Find the nearest Flyaway Bus pick-up point using signposts
  • Ask an employee if you cannot find it 

There is a Flyaway Bus pick-up point at every single terminal, so you should be able to easily access one no matter where you land. 

Buying Tickets

Currently, a one-way fare price from LAX to Union Square Station or Van Nuys is $9.75 USD. Tickets are valid for 30 days after purchase. You can buy your tickets online in advance, or pay for the trip once you reach the station using the Metrolink vending ticket machines. These machines accept:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express 

If you’re planning to go to Hollywood or Long Beach through the Flyaway Bus, the trip will cost you slightly less at $8.00 USD. 

Special deals are available as well. Employees can purchase a monthly employee pass for $120 USD a month, and children under the age of 5 travel for free. 

Furthermore, if you’re an LA transit pass user, you can use your transit pass to pay for your Flyaway Bus ticket. You are also eligible for special discounts (for instance, you can pay $6 for a ticket to Union Square station).

Finding the Flyaway Bus at Your Location 

If you’re at Union Station and trying to reach the airport, you can find the Flyaway Bus at Bus Stop 1 in the Patsaouras Transit Plaza. If you haven’t bought your tickets online yet, you’ll need to go to the ticket booth, located between bus stop 9 and bust stop 1, to get your ticket. 

If you’re at Long Beach, you can find the Flyaway bus stop at the corner of 1st street and Long Beach Boulevard, or in the Long Beach Transit Gallery. Look for Shelter A. 

If you’re by Hollywood, the Flyaway bus stop address is 1627 North Vine Street. This is situated between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards and is a short walk away from the Metro Red line at Hollywood and Vine Station. 

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Ticket Rules

In general, the Flyaway Bus ticket rules are relatively flexible. Flyaway Bus does not demand that the passenger’s name matches the name on the ticket, and one-way tickets can be used in either direction ( if you purchase a ticket from LAX to Union Square, you can still use it to get to LAx from Union Square).

You can use an electronic or hard-copy ticket. Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you cannot reserve seats or time slots. If you need to return your ticket for some reason, Flyaway Bus’s refund policy dictates that all refunds should be conducted within 30 days of the ticket purchase. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I buy my tickets with cash?

The only Flyaway Bus ticket machines that accept cash are the ones located in Union Square station. The other routes do not accept cash payment. 

How early should I arrive at the bus stop?

In general, you should try to be at the bus stop about 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. The bus will stop accepting passengers two minutes before the planned departure time, so you cannot rush to the bus last-minute. 

Can I bring my pet on the bus?

All pets need to be placed in carriers, which should remain under your seat at all times. If you have a registered service animal, it is permitted on the bus without a carrier. However, it cannot block the aisle; the pet should be under or in front of your seat. 

Are there any items I cannot bring on the bus?

Flyaway Bus has a list of prohibited items that cannot be placed in Lax Flyaway’s baggage service under any circumstances. These include:

  • Acids, gases, or explosives
  • Inflammable materials
  • Loaded firearms
  • Chinaware and fragile materials
  • Articles of extraordinary value

You can view a full list of banned items here.

What is the baggage policy on the bus?

The combined height, length, and width of luggage should not exceed 62 inches, and the weight should not be over 50 pounds. Size exceptions are made for sports equipment or musical instruments, which must be secured in proper cases. Passengers are allowed a maximum of three stowed bags and one small carry-on item (such as a purse or small bag). 

For safety reasons, all luggage should be labeled with your name and address. You can read more about the Flyaway Bus baggage policy here

What amenities does the bus include?

The bus offers the following amenities:

The bus does not include bathrooms. 

Schedules

Below are summaries of the LAX Flyaway schedules for different routes. This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. You can view the official tables here.

LAX to Union Square Station Schedule

Currently, the Flyaway Bus runs every 30 minutes from LAX to Union Square Station, 7 days a week. Hours of operation are between 5:40 am and 11:40 pm. The estimated travel time is 35 minutes but can vary depending on traffic. 

Union Square Station to LAX Schedule

If you’re departing from Union Square station, the Flyaway Bus operates 7 days a week beginning at 5:00 am and ending at 11:30 pm. Buses arrive every 30 minutes. 

If you’re planning to take the metro, make sure to coordinate the metro times with the Flyaway Bus times. The metro lines run from 4 am to midnight (which is extended to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays). 

Van Nuys to LAX Schedule

If you’re at the Van Nuys Flyaway Bus Terminal, buses are in operation 7 days a week from 3:00 am until 11:00 pm, and they run every 30 minutes. Trips typically take about 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

LAX to Van Nuys Schedule

Hours of operation begin at 12:00 am and last until 11:30 pm. Buses run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week. 

Public parking is available at the Van Nuys Flyaway facility for bus passengers at the Flyaway Bus terminal. It costs $1 per hour with a $5 daily maximum. If you plan to be away for over 30 days, you should arrange for another form of transportation to the airport. 

Hollywood and Long Beach Routes

At the time of publication, the Flyaway Bus is not running to Hollywood or Long Beach. 

While there are several different Flyaway Buses that travel from LAX to various regions within LA, the most popular bus is the one that goes to Union Station. Many travelers take this bus, then use the metro to go to their desired location. 

Other stops include Long Beach, Hollywood, and Van Nuys. A trip to Union Station or Van Nuys from LAX will take about 30 minutes, while a trip to Long Beach or Hollywood takes about an hour. 

Finding the Flyaway Bus at LAX

Finding the Flyaway Bus once you’re at LAX is relatively simple:

  • Go through security & customs
  • Leave the airport
  • Find the nearest Flyaway Bus pick-up point using signposts
  • Ask an employee if you cannot find it 

There is a Flyaway Bus pick-up point at every single terminal, so you should be able to easily access one no matter where you land. 

Buying Tickets

Currently, a one-way fare price from LAX to Union Square Station or Van Nuys is $9.75 USD. Tickets are valid for 30 days after purchase. You can buy your tickets online in advance, or pay for the trip once you reach the station using the Metrolink vending ticket machines. These machines accept:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express 

If you’re planning to go to Hollywood or Long Beach through the Flyaway Bus, the trip will cost you slightly less at $8.00 USD. 

Special deals are available as well. Employees can purchase a monthly employee pass for $120 USD a month, and children under the age of 5 travel for free. 

Furthermore, if you’re an LA transit pass user, you can use your transit pass to pay for your Flyaway Bus ticket. You are also eligible for special discounts (for instance, you can pay $6 for a ticket to Union Square station).

Finding the Flyaway Bus at Your Location 

If you’re at Union Station and trying to reach the airport, you can find the Flyaway Bus at Bus Stop 1 in the Patsaouras Transit Plaza. If you haven’t bought your tickets online yet, you’ll need to go to the ticket booth, located between bus stop 9 and bust stop 1, to get your ticket. 

If you’re at Long Beach, you can find the Flyaway bus stop at the corner of 1st street and Long Beach Boulevard, or in the Long Beach Transit Gallery. Look for Shelter A. 

If you’re by Hollywood, the Flyaway bus stop address is 1627 North Vine Street. This is situated between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards and is a short walk away from the Metro Red line at Hollywood and Vine Station. 

Ticket Rules

In general, the Flyaway Bus ticket rules are relatively flexible. Flyaway Bus does not demand that the passenger’s name matches the name on the ticket, and one-way tickets can be used in either direction ( if you purchase a ticket from LAX to Union Square, you can still use it to get to LAx from Union Square).

You can use an electronic or hard-copy ticket. Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you cannot reserve seats or time slots. If you need to return your ticket for some reason, Flyaway Bus’s refund policy dictates that all refunds should be conducted within 30 days of the ticket purchase. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I buy my tickets with cash?

The only Flyaway Bus ticket machines that accept cash are the ones located in Union Square station. The other routes do not accept cash payment. 

How early should I arrive at the bus stop?

In general, you should try to be at the bus stop about 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. The bus will stop accepting passengers two minutes before the planned departure time, so you cannot rush to the bus last-minute. 

Can I bring my pet on the bus?

All pets need to be placed in carriers, which should remain under your seat at all times. If you have a registered service animal, it is permitted on the bus without a carrier. However, it cannot block the aisle; the pet should be under or in front of your seat. 

Are there any items I cannot bring on the bus?

Flyaway Bus has a list of prohibited items that cannot be placed in Lax Flyaway’s baggage service under any circumstances. These include:

  • Acids, gases, or explosives
  • Inflammable materials
  • Loaded firearms
  • Chinaware and fragile materials
  • Articles of extraordinary value

You can view a full list of banned items here.

What is the baggage policy on the bus?

The combined height, length, and width of luggage should not exceed 62 inches, and the weight should not be over 50 pounds. Size exceptions are made for sports equipment or musical instruments, which must be secured in proper cases. Passengers are allowed a maximum of three stowed bags and one small carry-on item (such as a purse or small bag). 

For safety reasons, all luggage should be labeled with your name and address. You can read more about the Flyaway Bus baggage policy here

What amenities does the bus include?

The bus offers the following amenities:

The bus does not include bathrooms. 

Schedules

Below are summaries of the LAX Flyaway schedules for different routes. This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. You can view the official tables here.

LAX to Union Square Station Schedule

Currently, the Flyaway Bus runs every 30 minutes from LAX to Union Square Station, 7 days a week. Hours of operation are between 5:40 am and 11:40 pm. The estimated travel time is 35 minutes but can vary depending on traffic. 

Union Square Station to LAX Schedule

If you’re departing from Union Square station, the Flyaway Bus operates 7 days a week beginning at 5:00 am and ending at 11:30 pm. Buses arrive every 30 minutes. 

If you’re planning to take the metro, make sure to coordinate the metro times with the Flyaway Bus times. The metro lines run from 4 am to midnight (which is extended to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays). 

Van Nuys to LAX Schedule

If you’re at the Van Nuys Flyaway Bus Terminal, buses are in operation 7 days a week from 3:00 am until 11:00 pm, and they run every 30 minutes. Trips typically take about 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

LAX to Van Nuys Schedule

Hours of operation begin at 12:00 am and last until 11:30 pm. Buses run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week. 

Public parking is available at the Van Nuys Flyaway facility for bus passengers at the Flyaway Bus terminal. It costs $1 per hour with a $5 daily maximum. If you plan to be away for over 30 days, you should arrange for another form of transportation to the airport. 

Hollywood and Long Beach Routes

At the time of publication, the Flyaway Bus is not running to Hollywood or Long Beach. 

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