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The LAX sign at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport
The LAX control tower and Theme Building


Taxi sign Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating Taxis.

Authorized taxi with official seal Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation on each vehicle are permitted in the airport. Be sure before boarding any taxi in the city of Los Angeles that you look for the official City of Los Angeles Taxicab Seal. Taxicabs bearing this seal are insured, have trained drivers and are regularly inspected by the City of Los Angeles. Any cab without the seal is a bandit cab with no legal authorization to operate in the City.

Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations. It is illegal for any transportation services to solicit fares, and travelers using such services do so at their own risk.

Taxicab rates

$2.50surcharge for all trips originating at LAX
$15.00minimum fare for trips originating at LAX (In addition to the $2.50 surcharge)
$46.50flat fare for trips between LAX and downtown (area bounded by Alameda St., Santa Monica Fwy., Harbor Fwy., Cesar E. Chavez, Union Station and Chinatown)
$2.85flag drop (first 1/9th mile)
$0.30for each additional 1/9th mile ($2.70 per mile)
$0.30for each 37 seconds waiting/delay ($29.19 per hour)
Taxicab rates (valid from 14 August 2008)

Taxi companies serving LAX:

The list of the taxicab operators authorized to pick up passengers in the city of Los Angeles and LAX :

Bell Cab

Cell Cab

Service Requests:
(888) 235-5222
(800) 666-6664

Beverly Hills Cab

Beverly Hills Cab

Service Requests:
(310) 273-6611
(800) 273-6611

United Independent Taxi

United Independent Taxi

Service Requests:
(213) 483-7660
(310) 821-1000
(800) 411-0303

City Cab

City Cab

Service Requests:
(818) 252-1600
(800) 750-4400

United Taxi of San Fernando Valley

Service Requests: (818) 780-1234, (800) 290-5600

Independent Taxi

Service Requests: (323) 666-0050, (800) 521-8294

Yellow Cab

Service Requests: (310) 808-1000, (213) 808-1000, (800) 200-1085

Checker cab

Service Requests: (310) 300-5007, (800) 300-5007

United Checker Cab Company

Service Requests: (310) 834-1121