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Airports in California

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Location

The airport is situated 16 miles (26km) southwest of Los Angeles.

Getting to the city

A free shuttle bus service runs to the Metro Rail Green Line Aviation Station from the lower level of each terminal. Another shuttle connects to the Bus Center, from where city buses serve the Los Angeles area. Prime Time Shuttle and Super Shuttle are both shared-ride van services; reservations are recommended. Some hotels also offer transport.

Time

GMT –8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 310 646 5252.

see full airport guide


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Location

The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) south of San Francisco.

Getting to the city

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Rapid Rail service connects the airport to the city centre, and provides a connection to the Caltrain commuter rail service at Milbrae Station, from where trains leave regularly to downtown San Francisco and San Jose. SamTrans Service, bus 292, leaves every 30 minutes for the city centre and suburbs. There are also shared vans, which provide a door-to-door service and are cheaper than taxis. Reservations are sometimes needed for service after 11pm.

Time

GMT –8 (GMT –7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 800 435 9736.

see full airport guide


San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (5km) northwest of San Diego.

Getting to the city

Amtrak and Coaster community train services connect San Diego International Airport to the city centre as well as neighbouring cities. Public bus Flyer Service number 992 leaves the airport for the city centre every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends between 5am and 11.30pm, and regular fare costs $2.25, with concessions available. It goes directly to the airport, and also connects with train services. A host of shuttle and taxi companies are available for rides into downtown; shared shuttle vans offer door-to-door services and are usually a cheaper alternative to taxis.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 619 400 2404.

see full airport guide


Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (5km) from Burbank and 12 miles (19km) from Los Angeles.

Getting to the city

The Metrolink and the train station are linked to the main terminal by a free shuttle service, which leaves from in front of the terminal building. The airport is also on the MTA and Burbank Bus routes, which go to Burbank as well as downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Taxis are available in front of the airport and car hire counters are located in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Centre.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 818 840 8840.

see full airport guide


Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Location

The airport is situated around 10 miles (16km) from Oakland.

Getting to the city

The Oakland Airport BART station is located across from Terminal 1 and a short walk from Terminal 2. A shuttle service links the airport to Coliseum Station in just 8 minutes, with fares depending on the final destination. A journey to Downtown San Francisco will cost $10.20 and to Downtown Oakland will cost $7.95. AC Transit bus line 73 connects passengers to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station every 15 minutes, while Line 805 connects the airport to Downtown Oakland every hour between 12.35am and 4.30am. Local bus fare is $2.10 for adults and $1.05 for children and seniors.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 510 563 3300.

see full airport guide


Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Location

The airport is located three miles (5km) northwest of San José.

Getting to the city

The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates a special Airport Flyer service, on Route 10, which links the airport to the Metro Light Rail Station and the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. It runs every 15-30 minutes between 5am and 11.30pm. There are two Route 10 bus stops, one is located at the Ground Transportation Island across from Terminal B, while the other is located at the Ground Transportation Center across from the International Arrivals Building. There are also limousines and taxis available, and several hotels offer door-to-door shuttles for their guests.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 (408) 392 3600.

see full airport guide


Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Location

Sacramento International Airport is located 10 miles (16km) northwest of downtown Sacramento.

Getting to the city

Affordable public transport to the Sacramento Airport goes by the name Yolobus. This service offers daily routes throughout the region, including downtown, Davis, Woodland and beyond. Services to downtown run from 5.30am, Monday to Friday, and from 8.20am on the weekends. Last buses depart from downtown and the airport shortly after 10pm. Regular fare is $2.25 for a single journey, with concessions available. Limousine and shared shuttle services are also available from the airport.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: (916) 929 5411
Email: air-market@saccounty.net

see full airport guide


Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Location

The airport is just over two miles (4km) from downtown Ontario, and 35 miles (56km) east of downtown Los Angeles, in California.

Getting to the city

The best way to get into town from Ontario Airport is to take Omnitrans bus No. 61. It runs at 15-minute intervals and costs just $1.75.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 (909) 937 2700.

see full airport guide


Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

Location

The airport is two miles (3km) from downtown Palm Springs.

Getting to the city

A shuttle bus transports passengers between the airport and the Amtrak station in town. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) provides a bus service to Palm Springs. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to first Sunday in November)

Contacts

Tel: +1 (760) 318 3800.

see full airport guide


John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Location

The airport is located in Orange County, California, just 14 miles (23km) from the Disneyland Resort.

Getting to the city

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses, and the iShuttle service John Wayne Airport. Additionally, an express bus runs to the Disneyland Resort on a set schedule. Taxis and rental cars are also available. Most ground transportation services pick up travellers in the Ground Transportation Center (GTC).

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

Location

Fresno Airport is located more than 60 miles (97km) south of Yosemite National Park, on California State Route 41 in eastern Fresno.

Getting to the city

Tour buses, shared shuttles, taxis and buses that connects to Yosemite and downtown Fresno are all available from in front of the terminal building.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (4.8km) northeast of Long Beach City, in Los Angeles County.

Getting to the city

Long Beach Transit bus routes 102, 104 and 111 service the airport. Regular bus fare is $1.25. Taxis, shuttles and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT –8 (GMT –7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Los Angeles International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in California

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Location

The airport is situated 16 miles (26km) southwest of Los Angeles.

Getting to the city

A free shuttle bus service runs to the Metro Rail Green Line Aviation Station from the lower level of each terminal. Another shuttle connects to the Bus Center, from where city buses serve the Los Angeles area. Prime Time Shuttle and Super Shuttle are both shared-ride van services; reservations are recommended. Some hotels also offer transport.

Time

GMT –8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 310 646 5252.

see full airport guide


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Location

The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) south of San Francisco.

Getting to the city

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Rapid Rail service connects the airport to the city centre, and provides a connection to the Caltrain commuter rail service at Milbrae Station, from where trains leave regularly to downtown San Francisco and San Jose. SamTrans Service, bus 292, leaves every 30 minutes for the city centre and suburbs. There are also shared vans, which provide a door-to-door service and are cheaper than taxis. Reservations are sometimes needed for service after 11pm.

Time

GMT –8 (GMT –7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 800 435 9736.

see full airport guide


San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (5km) northwest of San Diego.

Getting to the city

Amtrak and Coaster community train services connect San Diego International Airport to the city centre as well as neighbouring cities. Public bus Flyer Service number 992 leaves the airport for the city centre every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends between 5am and 11.30pm, and regular fare costs $2.25, with concessions available. It goes directly to the airport, and also connects with train services. A host of shuttle and taxi companies are available for rides into downtown; shared shuttle vans offer door-to-door services and are usually a cheaper alternative to taxis.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 619 400 2404.

see full airport guide


Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (5km) from Burbank and 12 miles (19km) from Los Angeles.

Getting to the city

The Metrolink and the train station are linked to the main terminal by a free shuttle service, which leaves from in front of the terminal building. The airport is also on the MTA and Burbank Bus routes, which go to Burbank as well as downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Taxis are available in front of the airport and car hire counters are located in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Centre.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 818 840 8840.

see full airport guide


Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Location

The airport is situated around 10 miles (16km) from Oakland.

Getting to the city

The Oakland Airport BART station is located across from Terminal 1 and a short walk from Terminal 2. A shuttle service links the airport to Coliseum Station in just 8 minutes, with fares depending on the final destination. A journey to Downtown San Francisco will cost $10.20 and to Downtown Oakland will cost $7.95. AC Transit bus line 73 connects passengers to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station every 15 minutes, while Line 805 connects the airport to Downtown Oakland every hour between 12.35am and 4.30am. Local bus fare is $2.10 for adults and $1.05 for children and seniors.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 510 563 3300.

see full airport guide


Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Location

The airport is located three miles (5km) northwest of San José.

Getting to the city

The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates a special Airport Flyer service, on Route 10, which links the airport to the Metro Light Rail Station and the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. It runs every 15-30 minutes between 5am and 11.30pm. There are two Route 10 bus stops, one is located at the Ground Transportation Island across from Terminal B, while the other is located at the Ground Transportation Center across from the International Arrivals Building. There are also limousines and taxis available, and several hotels offer door-to-door shuttles for their guests.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 (408) 392 3600.

see full airport guide


Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Location

Sacramento International Airport is located 10 miles (16km) northwest of downtown Sacramento.

Getting to the city

Affordable public transport to the Sacramento Airport goes by the name Yolobus. This service offers daily routes throughout the region, including downtown, Davis, Woodland and beyond. Services to downtown run from 5.30am, Monday to Friday, and from 8.20am on the weekends. Last buses depart from downtown and the airport shortly after 10pm. Regular fare is $2.25 for a single journey, with concessions available. Limousine and shared shuttle services are also available from the airport.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: (916) 929 5411
Email: air-market@saccounty.net

see full airport guide


Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Location

The airport is just over two miles (4km) from downtown Ontario, and 35 miles (56km) east of downtown Los Angeles, in California.

Getting to the city

The best way to get into town from Ontario Airport is to take Omnitrans bus No. 61. It runs at 15-minute intervals and costs just $1.75.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 (909) 937 2700.

see full airport guide


Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

Location

The airport is two miles (3km) from downtown Palm Springs.

Getting to the city

A shuttle bus transports passengers between the airport and the Amtrak station in town. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) provides a bus service to Palm Springs. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to first Sunday in November)

Contacts

Tel: +1 (760) 318 3800.

see full airport guide


John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Location

The airport is located in Orange County, California, just 14 miles (23km) from the Disneyland Resort.

Getting to the city

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses, and the iShuttle service John Wayne Airport. Additionally, an express bus runs to the Disneyland Resort on a set schedule. Taxis and rental cars are also available. Most ground transportation services pick up travellers in the Ground Transportation Center (GTC).

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

Location

Fresno Airport is located more than 60 miles (97km) south of Yosemite National Park, on California State Route 41 in eastern Fresno.

Getting to the city

Tour buses, shared shuttles, taxis and buses that connects to Yosemite and downtown Fresno are all available from in front of the terminal building.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (4.8km) northeast of Long Beach City, in Los Angeles County.

Getting to the city

Long Beach Transit bus routes 102, 104 and 111 service the airport. Regular bus fare is $1.25. Taxis, shuttles and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT –8 (GMT –7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Los Angeles International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.