IDo you know of any mass transportation from huntington beach to downtown LA? Or even LAX? It seems the cab/shuttle price is about $80 each way. Bus? Rail? Or possible cheaper service?
It takes a long time but you can take mass trans. Use OCTA North 29 bus from Huntington Beach to Beach Blvd/La Palma Ave ($2 one-way, $5 day pass)Exit and wait for the 460 Metro (MTA) bus. Wait time tends to be 5-30 min during the day. Take the 460 (If you buy an OCTA day pass, show the driver and you can board the 460 for free transfer. If not, you have to pay $2.50-may be a little less/more, but i will double check) to the Norwalk Metro Green Line Station. Take the Green Line rail. down the stairs at the station. Wait time is about 5-10 min. Take the Green Line (it will say "Redondo Beach" on the rail sign) to the Green Line Aviation St and exit. Go down stairs to find the bus stops. There is one with "LAX" buses that take you to departures/arrivals areas at the airport.
Total trip time is about 3-4 hrs. depending on where and when you depart from Huntington Beach.
The earlier you leave, the better for wait times.
I have taken these two buses a lot and the green line many times as well. All can get crowded but most of the time, it can be a comfortable ride and they are great routes for long distance travel. Plus, you can't beat the price- less than $10 one way alone.
Use octa.net and mta.net, helpful when you have start and ending points in the Trip Planner section (write full addresses, cross streets, "LAX")
Great reply Marie! A lot of folks overlook LA's sprawling transit system, which seems like it takes an eternity until one hops in their car and drives around the freeway system. The Metro train system is new and actually very nice. Visitors have to realize that LA is a huge city geographically speaking, so prepare for the long ride wherever you go. Looking forward to better train transit connections to LAX and the beach cities....
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