Flights from Vancouver International to Los Angeles International
Flight information Vancouver International to Los Angeles International
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Cheap Flights from Vancouver International to Los Angeles International
Thinking about heading to Los Angeles, California, that land of perpetual sunshine, movie stars and first-rate attractions? Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest airfare from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). These are two of the busiest airports on the West Coast. Skyscanner's online search engine makes your search for flights much easier. Take a look at hotel and rental car options while you're at it. Before you know it, your booking is complete.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Los Angeles International
Sunny Los Angeles is a year-round destination, but it does get busier during the summer months, Easter break and during the December holidays. The prime time to go is during the spring or fall seasons when temps are a bit cooler and the crowds thin out. There are so many carriers offering flights out of Vancouver that you can usually find a great deal, especially if you're flexible enough with your travel dates. Using the Skyscanner Whole Month Search lets you pull up an entire month's worth of prices and compare them. If you see a cheap airfare, book it. That rate won't stick around long, especially during those busy seasons.
Airlines That Fly to Los Angeles International
Air Canada, West Jet, United, Delta, American and Alaska are just some airlines offering direct service from Vancouver International to Los Angeles International. All departures for the United States leave from the third level at Terminal E. Passengers will go through security and clear U.S. Customs before heading toward the departure gates. Parking at the airport runs between CAD 22.00 to CAD 35.00 per day, depending on the lot. Trans Link Transit's Canada Line connects the airport with various parts of Vancouver. Fares from the downtown core run about $7.50 CAD. Taxi fares run from $21.00 to CAD 45.00, depending on your pick up point. If you are connecting from a flight at the South Terminal, a complimentary shuttle is available for transport to both the International and Domestic terminals.
What to Expect When Arriving at Los Angeles International
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is huge. This second busiest airport in the United States has nine terminals and is the hub for five air carriers. A shuttle bus connects all terminals, which are pretty spread out. Most flights from Vancouver arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, sometimes referred to as Terminal B. Exceptions are usually Alaska Air and Air Canada, which use Terminal 6 and WestJet that uses Terminal 2.
All rental cars are at off-site locations, with shuttles stopping at designated Rental Car Shuttle Stops in front of each terminal. Los Angeles is spread out, and while they do have an extensive bus system, if you want to do some serious sightseeing a car is the best way to go. Morning and afternoon commute traffic is challenging, try to avoid it by driving during the off hours. Taxis are available curbside in front of each terminal. The average fare to downtown Los Angeles, a 30-kilometre trip, is about $70.00 CAD including the airport surcharge. Shared shuttle service is also available outside of each terminal.
What to See and Do in Los Angeles, California
- Get an up-close view of the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Exposition Park near the University of Southern California. The Endeavour is the newest arrival in the exhibit devoted to space flight. It's in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, with the massive external fuel tank displayed just outside. Considered one of the largest hands-on science centres on the West Coast, you'll also find exhibits on robotics, life sciences, ecosystems and scientific innovations of all sorts. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is next door.
- Delve into Los Angeles' prehistoric past at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. The museum has a vast collection of prehistoric mammals, such as mammoth, sabretooth cat and the Western horse, extinct long before the European variety arrived. These animals, both predators and prey, had the misfortune of falling into the onsite tar pits and getting stuck. Watch as the scientists still pull fossils out of the gooey mix, then get a look at the fossil lab where paleontologists clean and prepare the bones for display. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is nearby.
- If you're a movie fan, chances are you want to see the famed Hollywood sign. It's been sitting on top of Mount Lee for nearly a century and visible from many points around the city. It's illegal to actually walk up to the sign, but your closest view would be from Mt Lee Drive. Take a walk among the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which starts on Sunset Blvd. Visit the original Universal Studios and take the Movie Studio Tour. Watch as your tram slips into the water and Jaws decides to surprise you. Experience the art of special effects, including a massive simulated earthquake in a subway station. If a movie is shooting while you're there, you may see a star or two.
- Want some outdoor time? Head for Griffith Park, home to the Los Angeles Zoo, the Los Angeles Steamers Railroad and the Wilson & Harding Golf Courses. The Griffith Park Pony Rides has been giving rides to kids since 1948. Or head to the Santa Monica Pier for some beach time and amusement rides. For a day of fantasy, head to Disneyland in neighbouring Anaheim, about 50 kilometres from downtown Los Angeles. Mickey's playground has been going strong since 1955.
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