LAX is trying to reduce congestion. And one of those methods is the FlyAway buses, from Van Nuys and Union Station. This is a big blue bus (above) that, for $3 each way, drops you at your gate at LAX (a bargain that caused one Valley resident disbelief upon her fare inquiry). This works quite nicely when you live, as we do, within walking distance of a Metro station. Especially until March 31st, when, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Flyaway Bus, transit users ride for free.
The fiance and I took the FlyAway this weekend to LAX on our way to an extended weekend in New Orleans and were extremely happy with it. We walked the half-mile or so up to the Red Line station, hopped the train downtown, and caught the bus. Savings: $41.50, based on what we would have paid to park in Lot C for five days. Total time: less than one hour. Which, as the fiance remarked, was a hell of a lot faster than the two and a half hours he used to spend catching the Aviation Station bus to the Green Line to the Blue Line.
I know Burbank Airport looks out for you – but if you are taking the LAX route out of town, at least there’s a viable transit option now. Now, if only our transit system wasn’t so top secret, maybe people could find it to take it to get the free fare?