What is the best approach for transportation to LAX from the Long Beach (Canival) pier. What does a taxi run? Can you arrange a shuttle?
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I don't know if you would consider this the BEST way to get to LAX, but it will be the cheapest. Note that the times listed in this example are for the next bus trip taken after I researched the route, at about 4:00 pm today. (taken from the Metro website):
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Starting at 231 WINDSOR WY, which is very close to the Queen Mary.
Ride Long Beach Passport C ( DOWNTOWN) heading west
From: QUEEN MARY Lv: 01:24PM
To: PINE AV/6TH ST(NE corner) Ar: 01:45PM
No Charge , (EZ Pass accepted)
Ride Metro Local Line 232 ( LAX CITY BUS CTR) heading east
From: 6TH ST/PINE AV&LONG BEACH BLVD Lv: 01:50PM
To: LAX TRANSIT CENTER BUS BAY 14 Ar: 03:37PM
Pay $1.25, Monthly Pass: $62.00, (EZ Pass accepted)
Ride Lot C Shuttle (AIRPORT PARKING - 96TH ST) heading west
From: LAX TRANSIT CENTER Lv: 03:45PM
To: WORLD WY N/TOM BRADLEY TERMINAL Ar: 03:51PM
Ending at LAX
Total cash fare = $1.25
Trip time is about 2 hours and 27 minutes.
Trip distance is about 30.30 miles.
*Driving cost: is about $16.39 (based on AAA's formula at 54.1 cents/mile)
Super shuttle is a good reliable company. I used them the staff was very helpful in Long beach made sure I got on the right bus. You get a tour of California as it picks up and drops off other passengers along the route. If you book on line I think you save some money so use their website.
Don't use taxi's my friend lives in L.A and says they will rip you off, by driving slow routes. If you do decide to go with a cab arrange it ahead of time and see if they will quote you a price, make sure you get the cab #.
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I used Supershuttle also and liked them. Not in Long Beach, but from the Sacramento Airport back home. The driver was friendly, even when my dad tried to give him wrong directions. I flew from Venice Italy to Sacramento CA with my family and everyone was jet lagged, tired, grumpy. So the driver's positive attitude was very important.
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