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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$21 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, line 173 bus, line 30 bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
  2. Take the line 173 bus from First & Shelter F S to 183Rd & Los Cerritos Nw 173 / ...
  3. Take the line 30 bus from 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center to Orangethorpe-Community 30

$13 - $19

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  51m

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia 35.5 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  51m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia 35.5 miles

$3 - $5

Shuttle  •  51m

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  51m

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Placentia 35.5 miles

$150 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia is to taxi which costs $150 - $180 and takes 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Orangethorpe-Community via First & Shelter F S and 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia station. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Fullerton Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Placentia is 31 miles. The road distance is 35.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs $21 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia, including transfers.

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

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia train services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from LAX via FlyAway station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs $21 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus and line 173 bus and line 30 bus, which costs $12 - $20 and takes 3h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia.
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  • Distance: 31.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 3m

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

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia via L. A. Union Station station and Los Angeles Union Station in around 2h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia via Downtown Long Beach Station, First & Shelter F S, 183Rd & Los Cerritos Nw, and 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center in around 3h 35m.

Train operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
LAX FlyAway
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from First & Shelter F S to 183Rd & Los Cerritos Nw
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center to Orangethorpe-Community
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Placentia
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Placentia
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Private
$150 - $210
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia
Ave. Duration
51m
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.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 Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Orangethorpe-Community station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Fullerton Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia is 35 miles. It takes approximately 51m to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Placentia.

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