I am booked on the Pride in October and am flying in a few days ahead. It's 24 miles from LAX to the pier. I booked Primetime shuttle. It's $16 per person one way. I booked my hotel reservations on the Queen Mary.. it's right next to where the Pride docks. Whether you stay there or not, there is early check in on the Queen Mary the day of embarkation. They do have a Carnival rate of $119 for 2.