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

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Bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood LAX to Hollywood

$8 - $10

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City 18.5 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City 18.5 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  41 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Universal City

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Universal City 18.5 miles

$110 - $160

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City 18.5 miles

$22 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City is to shuttle which costs $16 - $75 and takes 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Hollywood. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Universal City is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 14 min and costs $8 - $10.

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The bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood takes 1 h 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, arrive at Hollywood station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City is 19 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City.

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There are 2388+ hotels available in Universal City. Prices start at $120 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City.
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  • Distance: 13.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

LAX FlyAway operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min.

Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
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 Universal City
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$22 - $29
Assist
$23 - $30
Español
$23 - $30
UberX
$23 - $30
WAV
$23 - $30
UberXL
$35 - $50
Select
$55 - $75
Black
$75 - $100
Black SUV
$95 - $130
Lux
$110 - $150
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Universal City
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Universal City
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Universal City
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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