The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Travel & Transportation

Travel & Transportation
Los Angeles provides numerous ways for travelers to visit, whether it’s by land, sea or air. LA is well-known for its love of cars, and interstate highways like US 101, Interstate 10 and Interstate 5 connect the City of Angels with the rest of the country. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest airports in the world. Amtrak has various train routes that service Los Angeles, connecting California cities such as San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Francisco, as well as daily routes to Seattle and Chicago. The World Cruise Terminal in San Pedro is the West Coast’s largest cruise terminal, with one million passengers embarking on ocean voyages on a dozen cruise lines every year.

Getting There


The main airport in Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is roughly 10 miles from Downtown L.A. and easily accessible via car or public transportation. It is the third-busiest airport in the United States, with flights to and from almost anywhere. LAX is in the process of a multi-billion-dollar capital improvement program that improves service, enhances convenience and modernizes operations. This includes the $1.9 billion new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), with 60 new dining and luxury retail shops that showcase the best of L.A. cuisine, culture and lifestyle.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA90045
+ 1 310.646.5252
Airlines and Flights
LAX Basic Guide
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Other Airports

Long Beach Airport (LGB)
4100 Donald Douglas Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90808
+1 562.570.2600
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)
2500 E. Airport Drive
Ontario, CA 91761
+1 909.937.2700
Please contact your hotel for availability on hotel shuttle transportation to and from the Airport.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 14 miles from the LA Convention Center which is about 29 minutes.
Shuttles:  Two shared ride van companies, Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties. Passengers are encouraged to contact the companies first for more information. (Click on the company names above for contact information.) These vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal. Please look for signs that read “Shared Ride Vans” at terminal curbside near the exits from baggage claims areas.
Taxis: Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating Taxis. Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations. Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation on each vehicle are permitted in the airport. It is illegal for any transportation services to solicit fares, and travelers using such services do so at their own risk.
Taxis serving LAX

 Estimated Taxi Rate:

Rental Cars:  Approximately 40 rental car companies operate out of LAX, with vehicle rental sites located off the airport. Many of these rental car companies provide phone links inside or near the baggage claim areas on the Lower/Arrival Level of the terminals so travelers can request a free shuttle pick up to reach the rental car sites.
Car Rental Companies
Scheduled Buses

The LAX FlyAway® buses offer convenient regularly scheduled* round- trips, seven days a week, between LAX and these locations:
  FlyAway®Bus Fares
Please call +1 866.435.9529 or go to here for more information.
Public Transportation
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Rental Cars: The rental car customer service counter can be accessed by using the Bob Hope Airport’s elevated walkway located adjacent from the valet center in front of the terminal.
Listing of Rental Car Companies
Buses and Trains
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Long Beach Airport (LGB) is approximately 23.9 miles from the LA Convention Center which is about 33 minutes.
Shuttle and Taxis: Taxis are available at the Taxi stand outside the terminal.
Listing of Shuttles and Taxis at LGB
Estimated Taxi Rate: 

Distance: 23.9 Miles   Time: Approximately 33 Minutes      Estimated Cost: $70
Rental Cars: Car rental offices are located in the Airport Ground Transportation Center located directly across the terminal building.

Listing of Rental Car Companies
Public Transportation
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LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is approximately 44 miles from the LA Convention Center which is about 47 minutes.
Shuttle and Taxis: Travelers can find door-to-door van services at the island curbs outside of baggage claim. The California Public Utilities Commission requires that drivers maintain a price list identifying the specific rates for passenger transportation between the airport and surrounding cities. Service is available on a walk up basis and by advance reservations. Travelers can find taxicab service at the curbs outside of baggage claim. All taxicabs must be equipped with a dashboard meter or rate card which is plainly visible to all passengers in the front and back seats of the vehicle. Service is available on a walk up basis.

Listing of Shuttles and Taxis at ONT

Rental Cars: Airport shuttles transport both on-airport and off-airport rental car customers between the passenger terminals and the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (ConRAC), where the on-airport rental car counters are located. Off-airport rental car companies provide transportation to customers between the ConRAC and their business location. The ConRAC is located on the corner of Haven Avenue and Airport Drive.

Listing of Rental Car Companies
Public Transportation
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The iconic rail annex Union Station first opened in May 1939. Since then, this historic station has become known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations.”
In addition to long-distance Amtrak routes, Union Station serves two Metro subway lines (the Red and Purple Lines) and one light rail line (the Gold Line). Metrolink passenger trains also pass through this transportation hub and service five regional lines: Ventura County, Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange County.


Amtrak offers a convenient, scenic and cost-effective mode of transportation. Modernized and refurbished rail cars, new and improved services and newly enhanced amenities add to the fun. Taking Amtrak is also a "green" way to go, because traveling by rail contributes less per passenger mile to
greenhouse gas emissions than cars and airplanes.

Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America and one of America’s most iconic brands. Services include Greyhound Express (nonstop service), Greyhound Connect (expanded connector service), Boltbus (ride for a buck in limited markets), Priority Boarding (reserve your seat) and more. Amtrak passengers also use Greyhound to connect to those areas not served by Amtrak. The closest Greyhound stop is located in the Santa Ana train Station. To make a reservation, visit:
Visitors coming into LA from San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo can take the Pacific Surfliner trains, with multiple daily roundtrips between San Diego and LA, Santa Barbara and LA, and San Luis Obispo and LA.
The Coast Starlight service is also an exciting option for travelers from as far away as Washington State, Oregon and Northern California. With service from Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland and Santa Barbara, LA-bound travelers can enjoy the stunning vistas, dense forests and Pacific Coast shorelines on their way to LA.
The Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, crossing through Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri.
The Sunset Limited travels between New Orleans and California along Amtrak’s southern-most route; while it used to be the only true coast-to-coast Amtrak train, with service from Orlando to Los Angeles, the route was changed following Hurricane Katrina.
For more information on the routes mentioned above, click here
For general information, call +1 800.USA.RAIL (872.7245) or visit
L.A. local station address: 800 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Union Station FlyAway

A fast, affordable ride between Downtown and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Tickets can be purchased from the FlyAway kiosk in the Patsaouras terminal. Remote baggage check-in and boarding passes are available. Every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and each hour from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. FlyAway buses run 24 hours a day. The buses leave from Bay 9 of the Patsaouras Transit Plaza adjacent to Union Station via the East Portal. The cost is USD $7 each way. For more information, visit

Public Transportation to and from the L.A. Convention Center
LADOT Transit Services

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Traffic Information: Radio Station 1630 AM

The Los Angeles Convention Center is conveniently located at the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (10) and the Harbor Freeway (110).

From the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):
  1. Take the Century Boulevard exit to the Century Freeway (105) East.
  2. Take the Harbor Freeway (110) North to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) West.
  3. Exit at Pico Boulevard and proceed northward.
From the Burbank Airport:
  1. Exit the airport via Empire Avenue.
  2. Turn left on Hollywood Way (note direction sign to the Golden State Freeway (5) South at Empire and Hollywood Way Intersection),
  3. Take the Golden State Freeway (5) South to the Harbor Freeway (110) South.
  4. Exit at Olympic Boulevard.
  5. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Blaine St.
  6. Turn left on 11th Street.
From the Long Beach Airport:
  1. Exit the airport via E. Donald Douglas Drive.
  2. Turn right on N. Lakewood Blvd.
  3. Take ramp onto (405) Freeway North toward Santa Monica.
  4. Take the Harbor Freeway exit onto (110) Freeway going north toward Los Angeles.
  5. Take the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and exit toward Pico Blvd.
  6. Continue on L.A. Live Way.
  7. Turn right on West Pico Blvd.
  8. Turn left on South Figueroa Street. Arrive at 1201 South Figueroa Street on the left.
From Union Station:
By Metrolink Rail:
  1. Take the Metro Red Line.
  2. Exit at 7th Street then transfer to the Metro Blue Line (Long Beach).
  3. Exit at Pico Boulevard Station.
  4. Then walk one block west to Figueroa Street.
At the Los Angeles Convention Center: USD $15.00 to USD $20.00 (No In/Out) *
Rates are subject to change
* Overnight parking is not available and vehicles parked overnight are subject to ticketing and towing

Metro Services
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) makes it easy for visitors to use public transportation to get around L.A. It operates 2,200 buses and six rail lines, including a subway with service from Downtown to Hollywood in about 15 minutes. Whether you’re interested in seeing the stars along the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoying the beach at Santa Monica or shopping in Old Town Pasadena, Metro can take you there.

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