FLIGHTS TO LOS ANGELES FROM DIFFERENT AIRPORTS IN THE UK
Fly to Los Angeles from different airports in the United Kingdom – not just London. This makes it easier to get to your final destination in California on either business or leisure.
Fly to Los Angeles from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London – Heathrow and Manchester. There will be a short stop in one of the three Scandinavian capitals before the final leg of your journey.
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• 24-hour money back guarantee
• Seat selection 22 hours prior departure
• Online check-in
• 23 kg baggage (SAS Go)
• Newspapers in our App
• Up to 90 % child discounts
• A wide range of entertainment
• Food and drink on intercontinental flight
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ENJOY CHILD DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 90 %
Children flying with SAS can enjoy a discount of up to 90 % on their ticket depending on their age. Children can accumulate EuroBonus points too.
If the child is under 2 (0–23 months), they enjoy a discount of up to 90 % on the price of their ticket.
Children under 12 (2–11 years) can enjoy a discount of up to 25 %, when flying with SAS.
EUROBONUS – MORE BENEFITS THE MORE YOU FLY
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Redeem your points at SAS or our many other partners to make your travelling even easier. You can get new flight tickets, upgrades to your current ticket, hotel stays and much more, when you redeem your points.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP TO THE US
When you travel to the US, there are some things, you need to be aware of. We have listed the essentials below, so you can have a relaxing and enjoyable journey.
Important things to remember on your journey to the US:
• ESTA/Visa – must be filled out no later than 72 hours before departure
• Booking and address for your first night in the US
If you do not have an approved ESTA, you are not allowed into the United States of America – including transfers.
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The airport is located 15 miles. southwest of Los Angeles city centre. Los Angeles International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles Area as well as in the state of California.
The airport is also one of the largest international airports in the United States and handles approximately 75 million passengers each year. LAX has a total of nine terminals that are placed in the shape of the letter “U”. All terminals are connected by shuttle bus, so if you need to get to one terminal from another set aside some additional time.
You can grab a bite to eat at one of the airports many restaurants and bars, visit the various retailers or shop in the Duty Free shops.
If you are in desperate need of power for your electronical devices, you can find free charging stations in all nine terminals and you get free WiFi too.
It is easy to get to and from the airport by public transportation and car.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
There are several options to choose from, when you want to go to and from the airport.
You can take a free shuttle bus (bus C) that departs from the arrivals halls at all terminals. It will drop you off at Metro Bus Center, where you can continue on your journey with one of the several different bus companies that can be found here. There are buses heading for both Los Angeles and other parts of southern California.
Taxis are located outside the arrivals halls at all nine terminals. The travel time may vary depending on traffic. A good advice before jumping in to a taxi is to ask the driver, what the ride is going to cost – ask for a fixed price. This way you will avoid any nasty surprises.
You cannot travel via the metro directly at the airport. There is a free shuttle bus (bus G) that departs from all terminals at the arrivals halls. They will take you to the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. Here you can transfer to the metro itself, that will take you to Los Angeles in a quick and easy manner.
CAR RENTAL AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Los Angeles has very good public transportation options but sometimes it can be difficult to get to where you need to go by public transportation. This is where a rental car comes in handy.
You can book a rental car from home and have it waiting for you, when you arrive at the airport. It is easy to both pick up and drop off rental cars at Los Angeles International Airport.
SAS has collaborations with many of the big rental car suppliers. This means that when you search for available rental cars in Los Angeles through us, you get a complete overview of brands, models and prices across all suppliers. You save time and money as well as accumulate EuroBonus points while doing so.
Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way, Los Angeles
CA, 90045, USA
Telephone number: +1 855 463 5252
TRANSPORTATION IN LOS ANGELES
When moving around Los Angeles with public transportation, it is remarkable easy to get from A to B considering that the city is one of the biggest cities in the US. However, most people in Los Angeles uses cars as their most dominant mean of transportation.
You can use the subway, light rails and buses to get round in LA. Its Metro Rail transit rail system serves more than 80 stations and has a total of six lines. Invest in a multiple day pass, if you are staying for more than 1 day in LA.
If you are thinking about travelling with taxi, you might find the Taxi Fare Estimator quite handy.
METRO RAIL SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES - SUBWAY AND LIGHT RAIL
The Metro Rail in Los Angeles consists of a total of six lines. There are two subway lines (The Red and Purple Metro Line) with the other four being light rails.
It is an easy-to-use and environmentally friendly way to get round the big city. All rail stations are served by Metro bus lines, so you can get to the stations quick and easy too.
You can transfer between most of the lines in downtown LA, where they intertwine. Combined the Metro Rail cover most parts of Los Angeles.
Find maps of the Metro Rail lines here
BUSES IN LOS ANGELES
In the Greater Los Angeles area there are multiple buses available. You can use the Local, Rapid, Express and BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) buses. There are nearly 200 different lines that travels all over the region – they are ideal if you want to visit major destinations such as amusement parks and shopping districts.
If you are not close to a Metro Rail station, you can jump on almost every Metro Bus line. Many of the Metro bus lines connects with the Metro Rail stations somewhere along their route. You can find interactive maps, pocket guides and schedules at www.metro.net.
There are also five express bus lines called the DASH. They run through Downtown and departs every five to 15 minutes between 5.50 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. There are fewer departures in the weekend.
LOS ANGELES – THE CITY OF ANGELS
Hollywood is located in Los Angeles with its iconic letters on the hilltop. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot a movie star or two, when you visit LA.
There are more than 13 million people in Los Angeles metropolitan area and 18 million in the Greater Los Angeles area. This makes it one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world and the second largest in the US. People from LA are referred to as Angelenos.
The city’s nickname, City of Angels, comes from the literal translation of Los Angeles. Directly translated from Spanish it means The Angels.
HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES
There has been people living in the area, where Los Angeles is today, for thousands of years. The native American tribes Tongva and Chumash were the first to settle here.
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer, claimed the whole area of southern California for the Kingdom of Spain in 1542. However, it was not until 1769 that a mission building was erected in the current Los Angeles area.
In 1781, settlers founded the town “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Rio de Porciûncula”. It was a small settlement for many years but reached a population of approximately 650 in 1820. The city grew rapidly from 1892, when oil was discovered in the area.
SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN LOS ANGELES
You can find many interesting sights and attraction in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. It is a vivid city and has been the center of Americas film and television industry for decades.
Los Angeles is much more than the glittering stars of Tinsel Town. There are numerous landmarks, museums, national parks and amusement parks in and around the city too.
When you visit Los Angeles, you should also make time to visit the many beautiful beaches. Take a walk on Venice Beach and the famous Venice Boardwalk or stroll along Long Beach. Santa Monica Pier is an absolute must.
The observatory is situated in the middle of Griffith Park in the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains. Part of the park was built for the 1984 Olympics and you can find many leisure activities here.
It is a great place to visit both during the day and by night. You can explore the sun with the three solar telescopes by day or view moons and planets in the big Zeiss telescope by night.
If you do not want to do some star gazing, it is worth a visit just for the magnificent view of Los Angeles– it is truly breathtaking at night. Griffith Observatory has also appeared in many Hollywood movies, most famously Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean.
HOLLYWOOD – CHINESE THEATER AND THE WALK OF FAME
Hollywood may well just be a suburb of Los Angeles, but it is also synonymous with the city. It is filled with many famous sites. Even though it may be your first visit to LA and Hollywood, you will almost certainly recognize the area from various movies and series.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame are filled with recognizable names of many famous people from motion picture, TV, radio, recording etc. It all started in 1960 and is now an important tradition in Hollywood and it is an honour to have your name on the Walk of Fame. More than 2.500 stars are currently on the sidewalks.
When you stroll down the Walk of Fame, you can stop by the Chinese Theatre. The iconic building was built by Sid Grauman in 1927 and is used for many of the big studio premieres. It has been a historic cultural landmark since 1968 and it is a functioning movie theatre, you can buy tickets to.
AMUSEMENTS PARK IN LOS ANGELES
There are quite a few amusements parks to be found in southern California. There is something for children of all ages in the different parks. Los Angeles is the place to visit if you want to see some of the most popular theme parks in the world.
• Disneyland – ride on the numerous rides, meet Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy and experience the magical world of Disney.
• Universal Studios Hollywood – get a tour round the movie studio in the second most popular theme park in LA. You get a behind-the-scenes experience you cannot find anywhere else.
• Knott’s Berry Farm – unknown to many outside the US, but the cowboy themed park is consistently ranked in the top 15 theme parks in America. It is perfect for kids and you can meet Snoopy and other Peanuts characters.
SHOPPING IN LOS ANGELES
If you like shopping, you will also like Los Angeles. It is a premium shopping destination, where you can find anything your heart desires.
You can find a store for every thinkable taste and budget, or you can visit the many shopping venues in the city.
You will find all the glitz and glam of the big screen at Rodeo Drive. Many of the biggest and most prestigious brands in the world has their flagship stores here in Beverly Hills. The three blocks in the heart of Beverly Hills oozes of fashion, luxury and the good life.
All the latest trends are displayed here. If you like fashion, this is the place for you to shop. There are also many jewellery stores to be found here as well as art galleries and high-end music stores.
When you need a break, you can relax with some baked goods and a cup of coffee or tea in the streets bakeries and cafés. You can also enjoy a great meal at the restaurants found in the area.
FACTORY OUTLETS AND SHOPPING MALLS
If you like the big brands, but prefer not to pay the full amount, you should visit the many factory outlets in Los Angeles. Here you will often find discounts on items from previous seasons from the many retail chains.
Many outlets from your favourite brands can be found in Citadel Outlets in downtown LA – an open market with many factory outlets.
Combine a trip to the Santa Monica Pier with a visit to Santa Monica Place. You can also visit a true super mall like The Beverly Center. The eight-story building with shops like Banana Republic and H&M is visited by more than 13 million shoppers each year.
The Los Angeles Farmer’s Market started in 1934, when farmers got together to sell their crops. Today you will find many other things than produce at the Farmer’s Market.
There are many special events all year long and you can find everything from jewellery and candles to kids toys at the market. It has a truly amazing feel to it and there is a lot to see, when you go shopping in the many vendors.
ART AND CULTURE IN LOS ANGELES
You can enjoy a great mix of different arts and cultures in Los Angeles. The city is home to many world-class museums as well as many interesting galleries and cultural attractions.
Los Angeles is also filled with music. Enjoy outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, which is home to the LA Philharmonics during the summer.
THE MUSEUM ROW IN LOS ANGELES
Miracle Mile is also called Museum Row, because many of the major museums in LA are located here. You can visit Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Petersen Automotive Museum, A+D Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum and George C. Page Museum, as they are literally next to each other. More museums are on their way to Museum Row.
You can also stop by the La Brea Tar Pits for a truly remarkable experience. The pits stem from human excavation and was originally an asphalt mine. They consist of heavy oil fractions seeping up to the surface at several locations in the park area.
CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS IN LOS ANGELES
If you truly want to experience LA, a visit to its many cultural attractions is the way to go.
Los Angeles has a really active street art scene and you can admire more than 1.600 murals throughout the city. The murals are more than just pretty to look at – they celebrate cultural diversity and teach history at the same time.
The city is filled with interesting theatres, where you can enjoy many dance genres. You can also enjoy the outstanding architecture in the city. Masterpieces like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Getty Center are truly breathtaking.
LA is a true haven for book lovers. It has many unique bookstores and The L.A. Times Festival of Books are an attraction in itself with many interesting events.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFE IN LOS ANGELES
If you like delicious food and tasty cocktails, you will most definitely also like LA. There are many great restaurants, bars and cafés in the city.
Some of the best cocktails are to be had at The Tasting Kitchen – where you can also enjoy delicious Italian cuisine. If you like a good draft beer a visit to Little Bear is a must. It is located in the Downtown Arts District.
Have a relaxing glass of wine at Bar Covell in Loz Feliz, have some local beers at Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake or show off your karaoke singing voice at Dimples in Burbank – known as America’s first karaoke bar.
about LOS ANGELES
Time difference: -8
Languages: English, Spanish
Embassy: 24 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1A 2LQ, UK
United Kingdom’s embassy: 2029 Century Park E #1350, Los Angeles, CA 90067, United States