There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena by train, tram, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, tram, bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Lake Station
  3. Take the bus from Lake Station to Altadena / Lake 258

$8 - $10

7 alternative options

Bus, line 258 bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the bus from Cesar E Chavez / Vignes to Huntington / Fremont
  3. Take the line 258 bus from Huntington / Fremont to Altadena / Lake 258

$10 - $13

Bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood LAX to Hollywood
  2. Take the bus from Hollywood / Argyle to Altadena / Lake 180/181

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena 32 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena 32 miles

$3 - $5

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Altadena

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Altadena 32 miles

$140 - $200

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena 32 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Altadena / Lake via Cesar E Chavez / Vignes and Huntington / Fremont. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Altadena is 23 miles. The road distance is 32 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena without a car is to train and tram and bus which takes 2 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Altadena / Lake station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena is 32 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena.

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There are 1562+ hotels available in Altadena. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Altadena, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Cesar E Chavez / Vignes, and Huntington / Fremont in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Lake Station to Altadena / Lake
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Vignes to Huntington / Fremont
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Huntington / Fremont to Altadena / Lake
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Hollywood / Argyle to Altadena / Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
lawa.org
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$35 - $50
Assist
$35 - $50
Español
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$160 - $200
Lux
$180 - $230
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Altadena
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Altadena
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Altadena
Estimated price
$140 - $200

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