Getting around involves a variety of public transportation options, once you
arrive in Los Angeles. There's Metro Rail, Amtrak, airports, and an extensive system of bus lines
that are the 2nd busiest in the U.S.
Airports include Los Angeles International Airport LAX, LA/Ontario
International Airport, Bob Hope Airport, formerly known as Burbank Airport; Long
Beach Airport and John Wayne Airport of Orange County.
Most highways are free roads, and only a few new roads built as commuter
highways in and out of Los Angeles and Riverside County have been constructed as
pay toll roads.
What you should know: Seatbelts are required, and the law prohibits having
your hands on a cell phone while driving. Freeway high-speed Diamond Lanes
require special vehicle permits, or anyone driving a car with more than one
occupant, unless otherwise stated. Freeway peak hours are general 6 a.m. to 9:30
a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. There are many exceptions based on traffic flow. You just
never know when & why you may have to stop, but always be alert when driving.
Since Los Angeles is spread out, be sure to get some idea of how much a taxi
ride will cost before embarking.
Here are some of the highways and road in and around Los Angeles:
Hollywood US 101/SR 170, Golden State I-5, Antelope Valley SR 14, Glendale SR 2, Pasadena SR 110, San Bernardino I-10, Pomona SR 60, Santa Ana I-5/US 101, Laguna SR 133, Corona del Mar SR 73, Long Beach I-710, Seaside SR 47, Terminal Island SR 103, Harbor I-110/SR 110, Marina SR 90, Santa Monica
Ventura US 101/SR 134, Foothill I-210, San Gabriel River I-605, Orange SR 57, Costa Mesa SR 55, Artesia SR 91, Garden Grove SR 22, Century I-105, Gardena SR 91, San Diego I-405, Moorpark SR 23, Ojai SR 33, Ronald Reagan SR 118, Santa Paula SR 126,
Chino Valley SR 71, Foothill SR 210, Moreno Valley SR 60, Riverside SR 91, San Bernardino
Foothill Freeway I-215, SR 259