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

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

Tram  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line Metro Green Line
  2. Take the tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Blue Line to Pico Station Metro Blue Line

$4

Cheapest option

Bus Ladot  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from G Shuttle Stop at Terminal 2 Lower Level to Aviation Blvd. Green Line Station Greenline Shuttle
  2. Take the bus from Imperial & Aviation Park & Ride to Figueroa & Pico Commuter Express 438

$1 - $3

6 alternative options

Bus LAX FlyAway  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Olympic / Figueroa 728 / ...

$10 - $17

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center 17 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center 17 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  30 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Staples Center 17 miles

$100 - $150

Shuttle  •  30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Staples Center

$16 - $75

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center 17 miles

$21 - $29

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center via Aviation Blvd. Green Line Station, Imperial & Aviation Park & Ride, and Figueroa & Pico in around 1 h 27 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Aviation / LAX Station to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Blue Line to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Lax
Website
laxflyaway.org
Bus from G Shuttle Stop at Terminal 2 Lower Level to Aviation Blvd. Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
laxflyaway.org
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Imperial & Aviation Park & Ride to Figueroa & Pico
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Olympic / Figueroa
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Transit Plaza Rdwy-Dock 4 to Flower-Olympic
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$21 - $29
uberASSIST
$23 - $30
uberESPAÑOL
$23 - $30
uberX
$23 - $30
WAV
$23 - $30
uberXL
$30 - $45
UberSELECT
$50 - $70
UberBLACK
$70 - $90
UberSUV
$90 - $120
UberLUX
$100 - $140
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
http://www.weho.org/
Website
weho.org
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
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Staples Center
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Staples Center
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Staples Center is 17 km. The road distance is 27 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center is to taxi which takes 30 min and costs $90 - $110.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center. However, there are services departing from G Shuttle Stop at Terminal 2 Lower Level and arriving at Figueroa & Pico via Imperial & Aviation Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Staples Center, including transfers.