Virgin Australia operates flights to Los Angeles every day, from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Los Angeles Airport Information
Virgin Australia flies into Terminal 5 and departs from Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Located in Westchester, LAX is approx. 30km from downtown Los Angeles, 39km from Hollywood, and 22km from Santa Monica. The airport can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Taxis can be found kerbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign Taxis. Guests will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations.
- Shuttles: Two shared ride van companies, Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX. Shared shuttles are usually a cheaper alternative than taxis, but generally take longer to reach their destination. Vans pick up guests on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal, near the exits of the baggage claim areas.
- Buses: Buses provide services from LAX to various parts of Los Angeles and surrounding regions. Buses pick up guests on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the sign marked FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans.
A free shuttle service operates between terminals (approx. every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day). To use this service, guests should board the LAX Shuttle under the blue sign marked LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections on the Lower/Arrivals Level islands in front of each terminal.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Endless sunshine, palm tree-lined avenues, world-class shopping and a vibrant nightlife have lured the rich, beautiful, famous and curious to Los Angeles for the last century. A glittering hive of movie stars, rock royalty, socialites and entrepreneurs, the city brims with excitement, opportunity and adventure. Home to Disneyland, Beverly Hills and Hollywood, LA is as iconic as it is exhilarating. Located on the USA’s west coast, at the reins of California, the city is privy to an almost perfect year-round climate
LA’s plethora of sightseeing opportunities, see the city rank as one of the world’s top tourist destination. Uncover the history of Hollywood, with a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Measure up against the hand and foot prints of stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shirley Temple at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Take a picture in front of the Hollywood sign. Marvel at the view from Mulholland Drive and The Griffith Observatory. Enjoy California’s famous sunshine at Venice Beach, Santa Monica or Malibu. Cruise along Sunset Boulevard in a convertible with the top down. Meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and all the gang at Disneyland. Or root on the Lakers and Clippers at the Staples Centre.
Haute couture, vintage, ethnic, chic or designer garbs, Los Angeles has a retail opportunity for every shopper. Tourist Mecca Hollywood Boulevard is a go-to for souvenirs, t-shirts and posters. West Hollywood is dotted with high street stores like H&M, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, and is home to the famous Grove shopping centre. A familiar movie backdrop, Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive is a favourite haunt for the rich and famous. Venice Beach is a bohemian hang-out, littered with tattoo parlours, screen print shops, and left-of-centre brands like American Apparel. Santa Monica features upscale retailers, namely designer boutiques and well-known department stores. While Downtown offers an eclectic mix of bargain stores, markets and ethnic enclaves.
Los Angeles has one of the most dynamic dining scenes on offer in the US. Everything from humble food trucks to Michelin-starred restaurants dot the city, offering endless dining choices. Venice Beach is lined with casual eateries, coffee shops, margarita bars and seafood shacks. Nearby Santa Monica is reputed to be the birthplace of “California” and “fusion” cuisine. West Hollywood's food scene epitomises California’s new age appeal, home to farmer's market, sushi trains, vegan cafes, and a Whole Foods organic supermarket. Beverly Hills is a fine-dining Mecca, home to acclaimed hotel restaurants and celebrity dining spots like The Ivy. Global kitchens abound Downtown, with everything from South American, Chinese, Italian and Mexican cuisines on the menu. While 1950’s diners dot the city offering a fun and authentic American dining experience.
LA is one of the world’s most happening cities, and consequently features an exciting nightlife. Hollywood is home to world-famous gig venues like The Roxy Theatre, Whiskey a Go Go, The Viper Room and The House of Blues. Beverly Hills hosts exclusive martini lounges and VIP clubs with red velvet ropes. Venice Beach is lined with alfresco cafes and oceanfront dive bar. Santa Monica is a great location to relax with a beer or wine, looking out over the pacific. While Downtown LA is home to some of the city’s most talked about nightclubs, namely the Edison – a power-plant-turned-nightspot with a weekly burlesque show. Hotel bars are particularly popular in LA, as famous establishments like Chateau Marmont, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Standard Hotel attract A-listers.
Los Angeles Holiday Packages
Experience all that Los Angeles has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Los Angeles holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.