Metro Green Line to LAX – Make Your Connection
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Metro Green Line to LAX – Make Your Connection

October 12, 2019

[Music Playing] Joyce: We always have to psychologically prepare
ourselves to go to the airport because it is always such a challenge. Denise: There’s a lot of cars. Andy: It just seems congested. I’m not really
ever sure what route to take to get to the airport. Simeon: The transportation situation at LAX
sometimes can be… Samantha: Chaotic. Joyce: It’s a big airport. It’s very busy.
It’s very crowded. Everybody is trying to get to the gate to drop someone off or pick
someone up. Simeon: There are drivers that have never
been to the LAX airport, so when their terminal is coming up they veer from the far left all
the way to the right. Samantha: I see a lot of accidents, even from
the ticket counter in the airport. Joyce: We’ve tried as many options as you
can think of. We’ve done the door to door shuttles, we’ve done the Flyaway bus, we’ve
had friends drop us off, we’ve done the long term parking. We’ve done all those
things. For us to have a way to catch a Metro right to the airport, that’s totally what
we would do. Announcer: Measure R set in motion transportation
projects around the county – including a transit link to the airport. This link will
provide another option for getting to the airport. It’s a connection to help you make
your connection. At last – the Metro Green Line to LAX. Los Angeles has never had a direct transit
connection to LAX. The closest rail line stops just short of airport property. Today, the
only way in and out of LAX is on gridlocked roads. But as Measure R advances the development
of the regional transit network, an LAX transit connection will give Southern Californians
the option to take transit to the airport. This project will ease gridlock around the
airport and improve air quality. It can help employees and customers get to
LAX-area businesses more easily. It can help provide the transportation that
world travelers expect when visiting a world class city like Los Angeles. Metro is beginning to study the possibilities
– and wants to hear about your vision for transit to LAX. Simeon: I know there’s talk about some type
of light rail system down Crenshaw, so if it was possible to get dropped off at the
airport with your bags it would be awesome. Denise: I have used the San Francisco, the
BART system. I’ve used the Seattle-Tacoma system and I’ve used the Charlie in Boston.
My favorite, actually, was the BART. Samantha: BART actually starts inside one
of the terminals, and takes you directly into the city. Andy: I’ve always had no problems getting
in and out of DFW airport because they have an internal metro rail system there and I
can always park in the exterior parking lots in my own car and just take the automated
system around right to my terminal. Denise: Once Southern Californians experience
going straight to the airport without having to take their car, I don’t see how they
cannot take it. Announcer: What’s your vision for the Metro
Green Line to LAX? Connect with us online or give us a call!


  • Reply niradg August 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    we need a train right to the terminal. no shuttles, no last mile problem, no excuses.

  • Reply Kyle Montalvan September 1, 2011 at 3:42 am

    This is reminds me of watching an Apple "promotional" video.

  • Reply yumifukuzawa1 September 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

    "Metro is beginning to study the possibility…"

    WTF? Wasn't this obvious when the Green Line was built? It's a no-brainer why public transit sucks in LA. People running Metro have no clue what people really want.

  • Reply MikelJohnsanTV September 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I mean it's about time.

    I once took the METRO to LAX and had to change trains in a – to say it politically correct – rather challenging neighborhood. When you have all your luggage with you, going on an international flight, that isn't the most ideal situation.

    So what is my vision?! BEING ABLE TO GET TO LAX DIRECTLY!

  • Reply Daniel2131990 September 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

    World class city ? I don't think so . Los Angeles is ugly overrun by gangs,criminals,drug dealers and sex offenders . Also it is so dirty such as litter,bad smells and run down buildings . Long Beach ,Anahiem, Irvine , Santa Monica ,El Sugundo, Huntington Beach and Many others but Los Angeles Desirve a world class city. Los Angeles is a toilet city it many least favorite city to go in Southern California.

  • Reply Luis Portillo October 16, 2011 at 2:28 am

    @yumifukuzawa1 the reason that the Green Line was originally built the plan was to have it go to LAX but the taxi unions fought against that idea and won

  • Reply louierperez October 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    World Class City ,Los Angeles is by far! Been around the world and every corner of this planet knows L.A. and loves L.A 🙂

  • Reply phillyslasher October 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

    @Daniel2131990 lol dude, I don't know if you've been around but EVERY city in the world has those problems. If you're in a bad area, it doesn't matter if you're in the fucking city of Oz, there's gonna be some trouble. I've lived in an around LA my whole life and love it there, good with the bad. You wanna talk about bad neighborhoods? Try driving through Baghdad midday at 35 mph. 😉 That was not fun. LA is a great city.

  • Reply Daniel2131990 October 28, 2011 at 2:11 am

    @phillyslasher I live in SOCAL all my life its not what you think of Los Angeles . I been there very recently a small pocket of La is nice but 89% of the city is like Mexico.

  • Reply phillyslasher October 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

    @Daniel2131990 Nah, dude, I used to think LA was bad when it came to Mexicans. Go to El Paso sometime. Holy shit man. I could have sworn I was the only english speaker there.

  • Reply louierperez December 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Mexico city is the 8 riches city in the world and the city of los angeles is the 3 riches per wikipedia and its getting richer because of multiculturism

  • Reply Joseph L Land January 1, 2012 at 4:02 am

    I have used public transit to, from and in airports in the US and Israel. I have to admit that LAX is not my favorite airport to travel to, from and inside. A rail link to and through LAX is many years overdue. I am amazed that Metro did not build a rail link to LAX first.

  • Reply wesley chin February 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    yea and get those cabs and busses to an off site lot that would clear up a lot of room for auto unloading and loading

  • Reply wesley chin February 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    people mover takes u out of the airport to a lot like lot c where private and public busses and cabs are waiting then its easy to hit the fwys or main streets

  • Reply MultiMoreno1979 February 28, 2012 at 3:13 am

    stop bitching about LA. Los Angeles is a beautiful city, if you think is not.. go to Dallas and see how similar is to L.A.

  • Reply trollinda April 14, 2012 at 4:37 am

    It's coming up on 8 months since this video was posted. Anyone know if Metro has any clue as to what (if anything) they plan on doing?

  • Reply GotItDone April 16, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Nope, still working on the gold and expo lines.. >:I

  • Reply GSMSfromFV May 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    The answer is painfully obvious. Turn the Green Line north at its western terminus, take it under the airport in a horseshoe fashion. If there is additional funding, then move north towards Santa Monica, or northeast towards downtown L.A.

  • Reply isaacsac5 May 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I hope one day I can go inside this airport.

  • Reply TheBadkid1001 June 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Just do it! extend the metro a little bit closer to the airport then have a people mover that connects to all the terminals!

  • Reply collin1000 July 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    The reason this project is stalled is because the long-term parking lot operators are lobbying and making legal headaches for Metro because they don't want to lose revenue. Public transit = less people driving and parking. They are making Metro jump through dozens of legal hoops and it's dragging things down.

  • Reply Karl Atkins July 15, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Ich Lieb das Metro! 🙂

  • Reply seventhmetro August 7, 2012 at 5:16 am

    You know, i think a good first step would be to put a large sign at each terminal that says

  • Reply Sam Sitar August 8, 2012 at 4:07 am

    LACMTA should do that right now.

  • Reply Alen Lin August 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    It should be an EXPRESS LINE that connects straight from inside the LAX Terminal into Downtown LA (Union Station, Pershing Square or 7th/Metro Station).

    Look at the Hong Kong Airport Express for an example.

  • Reply Alen Lin August 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    The rail should be built along La Brea -> Wilshire Blvd -> Downtown.

  • Reply XxSYSTEMXz September 9, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Metro sucks!

  • Reply EpicThe112 October 12, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Come on NJ Transit you should connect the Atlantic City Line to the ACY airport and this will relieve conestion on the ACE, but Ewr should have Acela and NJT Arrow III emus having their own station Under Ewr terminal C. I think NJ Transit should follow LA metro for an Airport Rail link.

  • Reply Jose Olivares October 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Just connect to LA Union Station! I can then take the metro link and connect in downtown to go to the airport! The SFO system is a perfect example,

  • Reply Katherine Hwang October 26, 2012 at 2:04 am

    🙂 way more convenient

  • Reply cahsr2011 December 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Why don't you guys establish a new Metrolink line from Union Station to LAX using the Harbor Subdivision. This would provide fast, direct service and is far more convenient for air travelers. The last thing we want to do is to have to take the Red Line to the Blue Line to the Green Line…WITH LUGGAGE. Do it right, or don't do it at all! Especially since the taxpayers are footing the bill…

  • Reply paintkiller93 December 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    A direct express line, light or heavy rail, between LAX and Union Station will be the best idea.

  • Reply zippoOoO18 January 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    miss LA

  • Reply jpazizile January 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    you guys should discuss these issues at their board meetings.

  • Reply Daniel Wheeler January 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm


  • Reply LeimertDreamer May 12, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Sometimes I wonder what LACMTA were thinking when they were developing some of their lines. The Green Line should have ALWAYS ended at LAX. WHY build a station a few blocks from the Airport when common sense would be to have it extend those few extra miles into the airport. Same thing with the Gold Line. It's a shame that the Gold Line runs that close to Dodger Stadium, yet, there is no station there. Imagine how much easier it would be to get to a Dodger game on light rail instead of the bus!

  • Reply Mike Ding December 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Is it really convenient? I disagree

  • Reply Brandon Hu April 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Chicago O Hare was really convenient… 

  • Reply Larry Wilson April 4, 2014 at 2:45 am

    I think it's kinda strange that your only 24-hour transit is bus-based. I'm from Chicago, and we have at least two rail lines that offer 24-hour service, and we don't have anywhere near the nightlife as LA does. 

  • Reply Dustin Zumwalt November 29, 2014 at 3:21 am

    We have light rail access at Portland International Airport. The MAX red line begins at the airport right by baggage claim, to Downtown Portland and to Beaverton with a stop at Washington Park (Oregon Zoo).

  • Reply MrSquareart December 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    The metro still not going to do it right.  There thinking of a people mover and still your going to have to switch two or three time just to get to downtown LA. It should just one direct way.

  • Reply Anthony Kernich November 6, 2015 at 11:01 am

    First time overseas, landing at LAX after a 14 hour flight at 6:30am and I just wanna get to my hotel. The bus is the only option for me, I don't wanna switch 3 times.

  • Reply martinishot February 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    People don't seem to be aware that a direct bus called Flyaway runs from Union Station-LAX or Hollywood-LAX or Van Nuys-LAX or Westwood-LAX or Santa Monica-LAX or Long Beach-LAX. Starts as early as 5am or as late as 11:30PM. Stops at check in or departures at all 6 terminals.

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  • Reply Hugh Hemington October 2, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Yes friends, the Green Line went CLOSE to the airport, but not TO IT! 🙂 That's because the livery unions give politicians lots of money — more than you, so THEY count and YOU don't. So the next time a politician speaks to you, remember that you are their toilet.

  • Reply Alma Gonzalez October 3, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Look at Airtrain in New York and New Jersey

  • Reply Ms Gi October 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great. Love it. and we shore needed too. Thanks Metro Green Line

  • Reply martin matsil February 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    try getting around nY,especially,in winter,and snow.not fun.!

  • Reply Hans Struhar May 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    just let it happen, we so need it

  • Reply Jordan Levine June 21, 2017 at 2:54 am

    The Crenshaw line will be finished in two years but what about the automated people mover and consolidated rental-car facility. SeaTac Airport has both of those things and a light rail station.

  • Reply dcspeedskater September 4, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Vancouver has the SkyTrain from the airport to downtown in about 25 minutes

  • Reply beenn15 November 13, 2017 at 4:41 am

    LA is a mess.
    I'm not sure why an LAX transit was an afterthought to begin with.

  • Reply Dylan Bellino November 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm


  • Reply Christopher S. O' February 18, 2018 at 5:39 am

    When the green line was being built, it should & ought to have gone right into LAX and to the Norwalk,CA Metrolink lime in the very first place. In 1978 SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia partnered together to build a Commuted Rail Line right into Philadelphia International Airport, and it opened in 1979 during the second Phoney gar crunch. There’s commuter rail that goes from Denver Union Station right into the Denver International Aurport.

  • Reply al meggs May 30, 2018 at 2:42 am

    With the hyper loop it all will be obsolete. Shut it all down and save our money!

  • Reply - GMB248 August 28, 2018 at 3:33 am

    1:15 Not sure why you're using video the Nyc JFK airtrain

  • Reply Arnold Stollar February 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I had to self-propell my manual. Wheelchair To the terminal entrance at the airport from the nearest bus stop, , uphill , backwards on the shoulder of the road going to the terminal entrance.

  • Reply R. E. Bruce Martin February 27, 2019 at 6:21 am

    From Canada…

    This remoinds me of Lester Pearson (YYZ) in Toronto.sometimes I say (having lived in Toronto in my time), Toronto's the cith you drive 50 miles for a quart of Milk! it's very spread out.

    However that driving is not necessary. they now havwe a rail (the UP express) which covers the disatance from the airport to Union station (intercity rail). This saves a lot. Normally iut would take you some 45 minutes to drive downtown, never mind many places much longer.

    You can find lots of videos about Toronto (and Montreal where I now live) as well on You Tube.

    So why not L.A. this seems an indispensible idea!

  • Reply David Nissim March 4, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Top 5 best public-transit accessible airports in the US:
    #5: Philadelphia International
    Each terminal has a SEPTA commuter rail station.
    #4: Denver International
    A commuter rail station located inside the terminal… nuff said.
    #3: San Francisco International
    A direct subway connection to downtown located INSIDE ONE OF THE TERMINALS NEXT TO THE CHECK-IN, and a dedicated shuttle bus to a nearby Caltrain commuter rail station.
    #2: Chicago O’Hare
    A direct subway connection, located underneath the rental car center, connected by a people mover that will also connect to a nearby Metra commuter rail station.
    #1: New York JFK
    A people mover connecting the terminals to two nearby LIRR/subway stations

    Worst public transit accessible:
    #5: Chicago Midway
    Does have a rail connection (Orange Line Of the Chicago L) and is significantly further from the Loop than O’Hare (Orange Line also takes longer than the Blue Line does from O’Hare)
    #4: Dallas/Fort Worth
    Only accessible rail is light rail which takes longer to get to downtown, while their commuter rail is faster, it is only accessible by bus and doesn’t run as frequently.
    #3: Las Vegas McCarran
    No rail connections, is rather close to downtown.
    #2: LAX
    Nearest light rail station is almost a mile away, only accessible by bus. Cruelest part is that the light rail parallels the airport property.
    #1: New York LaGuardia
    No rail connections of any kind, way too far from Manhattan, passengers are forced to take cabs or slow buses.

  • Reply Miguel Lopez March 16, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I think Metro should make a Green line extension up to Downtown Santa Monica where the Expo line also ends. The Crenshaw line should take the Redondo beach leg of the Green line, so you get a one seat ride from Hollywood/Highland all the way too South Bay/Torrance. The Sepulveda light rail line that will go eventually from Lax to Sylmar should also go also down the Redondo beach leg with the Crenshaw line. So you have 3 lines at Lax: Green Line Santa Monica- Norwalk/Santa Fe
    Crenshaw line Hollywood-South Bay
    Sepulveda line: Sylmar-South Bay

  • Reply steven kelly April 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    DCs Metro subway to National Airport is a jewel..its about time LA…👍🚞🚝

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