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Los Angeles International Airport is the main airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, 26km from downtown Los Angeles. It is among the world's top ten busiest airports, with more than 63 million passengers annually. Other airports in the Greater Los Angeles Area include Bob Hope Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, and LA/Ontario International Airport.
About Driving Your Rental Car from Los Angeles International Airport
With the highest per-capita car population in the world, Los Angeles traffic is not something you can avoid when you collect your rental car from Los Angeles International Airport, but you can make it easier to negotiate.
Invest in a Thomas Guide for driving around Los Angeles. If you don't need the full Thomas Guide (about $20-$30 at bookstores), you can buy Rand McNally maps that incorporate the Thomas Guide at most gas stations, supermarkets, and convenience stores.
On Los Angeles freeways, remember slower traffic stays on the right.
Although Los Angeles traffic jams may be infamous, they are probably no worse than those of any major city. What you should be aware of is that rush hour in Los Angeles is unusually long and extremely congested. The best driving time is between 11 PM and 5 AM. Arrive and depart early in the morning to avoid frustration.
Get out of the city. L.A. may have America’s most congested and polluted roadways, its massive freeway infrastructure means it is quite easy to avoid the chaos.
Be prepared for difficulty in finding freeway onramps in Los Angeles County. The onramps are marked with signs marked "Freeway Entrance," but these can be extremely hard to locate.
Read our guide to driving in Los Angeles.
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