Is this too good to be true?

Shuttle to LAX

So, I’m watching Mythbuster’s or maybe it was RuPauls Drag Race, I can’t remember, but this ad comes on for this new airport shuttle service to LAX called Shuttle 2 LAX. They service the entire LA area for $20 for the first rider and $11 for each additional. I thought it had to be a sham, because most of the shuttles from my BFE part of town (Woodland Hills) are close to $80. That’s what a town car cost me from Hollywood for crissakes! I usually end up driving to the airport and parking for a week because after you factor in the round-trip it’s still cheaper. BTW, is a rockstar and I usually leave my car at the Hilton and it’s great. But I digress… I’ve asked around and I can’t find anyone who’s used them so I ask you, our dear readers… is it the new found must have in our LAX arsenals or is this too good to be true? And while this may look like a giant cheap ad for them I’ve honestly never used the service and need feedback. My Grandmother in Chicago is very sick so I’m looking to get my ducks in a row for solid airport transport. Thanks and hit me in the comments.

12 thoughts on “Is this too good to be true?”

  1. Have you ever tried the FlyAway Bus that runs from Union Staion, Van Nuys, and Westwood to LAX every 30 min all day, and it only costs $7.00! Check it out. Really convenient.

      1. Jason: I’ve used the FlyAway from Union Station, and it really is great and only $7. No free parking, though. Great if you’re catching a train to Union Station, or someone is dropping you off there. You’ll end up paying a small fortune to park for a week.

  2. Sorry to hear that your grandmother isn’t doing well. We used Fly-away back in the day when we lived in the Valley. They were reasonable for parking as I recall but it still added up if you were gone for more than a few days.

    At $20 if they can get you to the airport on time they sound like quite the deal.

  3. I’m pretty sure you can take the Metro Bus from your home to the Van Nuys flyaway. I’ve done it before from West Hills.

    1. I did it this way once when I lived in Chatsworth. It’s a real pain in the ass to take large luggage onto the Metro buses though, not to mention that it was about .5 mile from Van Nuys Flyaway to the bus stop I needed. Under normal circumstances that would have been fine, but with luggage it was a pain in the butt.

  4. I know it’s not cool in this day and age of being self sufficient… but I’ve found that having a friend take me to the airport… and pick me up (sometimes another friend) is quite sweet and grounding. It gives me and them time to catch up, which is hard in this day and age of work, family and commitments and then, when they need a ride, I can return the favor! And it’s ultra cheap, even if I hand over 10 bucks for gas. When I’m on a super intense traveling a lot for work jag, it doesn’t work, because then of course, they are always taking me. But frankly, I love the opportunity to help someone and I love getting help too! Try it. Asking is the hardest part.

  5. “but I’ve found that having a friend take me to the airport… and pick me up (sometimes another friend) is quite sweet and grounding.”

    Hehe, I wonder if your friend that has to waste half his day feels the same way =)

  6. I take the flyaway all the time from Van Nuys, and it works for me, but parking costs something like $4 a day. The buses leave every 1/2 hour on the 1/2 hour Coming from Woodland Hills as you are, the shuttle might make more sense.

    Unless you want to take Tammara’s advice and ask someone to give you a ride. Just don’t look at me. Heh.

    1. I’m pretty sure they adjust departure times at different times of day. During busier hours the buses depart every 15 minutes, and other times they leave every half hour. I think that during really slow times they go an hour at a time…

      But yeah, parking there for like a week isn’t too bad at $4/day, though the parking garage can fill up at the holiday season, which could potentially lead to parking right next to “no parking” signs and sending emails from Japan asking friends to go move your car.

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