Los Angeles airport

Los Angeles International airport (LAX) is the busiest and largest airport on the US west coast. It's located 33km (20 miles) from the city centre and 50km (31 miles) from Disneyland.

Flights and terminal information

Qantas flights arrive and depart from Tom Bradley International Terminal.

All Qantas customers arriving from Australia must clear customs and immigration in Los Angeles.

There is a service desk located outside each arrivals area to assist customers with onward connections.

The following oneworld carriers also operate from Tom Bradley International Terminal:

British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia and Japan Airlines.

American Airlines flights

Domestic flights arrive and depart from multiple terminals at LAX. Check in at Terminal 4 (Gates 40-49, 110-159) or Terminal 5 (Gates 50-59). American Airlines domestic US and international flights depart/arrive from Terminal 4, 5 and Tom Bradley International Terminal.

International flights depart from Terminal 4.

International flights arrive at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Alaska Airlines flights

Qantas codeshare flights operated by Alaska Airlines flights arrive and depart from Terminal 6.

Terminal map

LAX Tom Bradley airport terminal map

Check-in

Check-in counters are located in aisle B23-32 of the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Check-in opens 3 hours before the scheduled departure time for each flight.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online check-in is open from 24 hours to two hours before departure for international flights.

Airport paging service

For all flights arriving or departing from Tom Bradley Terminal phone (310) 215-4496. Alternatively, any airline representative may assist with paging requests.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

All customers arriving at Los Angeles must collect their baggage and clear customs and immigration, regardless of their final destination.

Baggage

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall. 

Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services in both terminals is handled by Hallmark Central Baggage Services (CBS).

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

Flights arriving and departing from Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)

All passengers arriving in Los Angeles (LAX), regardless of whether their final destination is international or domestic, must clear immigration, collect their baggage and clear customs.

For passengers transiting through Los Angeles with a connecting flight to New York on the QF11:

  • Baggage is to be collected and cleared through customs at LAX. 
  • Once bags are cleared, passengers are to proceed to the Connecting Flights area to place their bags on the transfer belt located after Customs.
  • Baggage is then security screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Bags may be opened by TSA for additional screening during this process.
  • Baggage is then loaded onto the QF11.
  • Passengers will then proceed to the departure level TSA security screening check point, before making their way to the QF11 departure gate.

Note: Passengers will not go through any additional passport or baggage control upon arrival in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

For American Airlines flights arriving in Terminal 4 with a connecting flight on the QF11 from Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)

Customers arriving into T4 with a connecting flight to New York on the QF11 departing from TBIT can now reach their gate with a short five-minute walk between terminals.

  • Once at TBIT, and cleared through Passport and Baggage control, passengers are to proceed to the Connecting Flights area to place their bags on the transfer belt.
  • Baggage is then security screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Bags may be opened by TSA for additional screening during this process.
  • Baggage is then re-loaded onto the QF11.
  • Passengers will then proceed to the departure level TSA security screening check point, before making their way to the QF11 departure gate.

Note: Passengers will not go through any additional passport or baggage control upon arrival in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

From Terminal 4 or Terminal 5 to Tom Bradley International Terminal

Customers arriving into T4 from a domestic service with connecting flights departing from TBIT can now reach their gate via T4 Connector to TBIT, which is adjacent to T4 Gate 41. Customers using the T4 Connector are not required to go through additional security screening at TBIT and checked luggage that is tagged to a customer's final destination will be transferred to connecting flights.

From Terminal 5 to Terminal 4

Customers connecting from T5 to T4, can walk straight from the arrival gates at T5 to the departure gates at T4 without having to exit the secured side of the TSA screening area.

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Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 30-40 minute drive from the city.
Visit Los Angeles airport for current car parking rates. 
Taxis Approximately US$40 one way to the city.
Buses Fares start from US$15 one way.
Visit Los Angeles airport for more information on routes available.
Car hire Visit our cars section to make a booking.
Lists the transport options for getting to and from Los Angeles airport.

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Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.

Disclaimer: * Note that only the previous stop for each flight is shown. If you're unsure of the stops for a multi-stop flight, check the online timetableOpens in a new tab or window Gate numbers are subject to change. Times for codeshare flights are subject to confirmation from the operating carrier, therefore there may be a delay in this information being updated.