LAX airport, light rail and highway

Getting to the Conference

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Special note regarding air travel:

If you are arriving by air, there are two (2) main passenger international airports, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the John Wayne International Airport (SNA). The LAX is the closest airport to the Luskin Conference Center with a distance of approximately 15 miles. The SNA is approximately 51 miles away. There are other airports, such as the Palms Springs Airport and the Ontario International Airport. However, the Palm Springs and Ontario airports are both more than 50 miles away from the conference venue.

1. Arriving by Air: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The LAX is the closest airport to the Luskin Conference Center with a distance of approximately 15 miles.

Airlines that Operate out of LAX

Terminal 1: Southwest

Terminal 2: Aer Lingus; Aeromexico; Delta and Delta Connections; Virgin Atlantic; Virgin Australia; Volaris; WestJet; Xiamen Airlines

Terminal 3: Avianca; Copa Airlines; Delta and Delta Connection and Interjet

Terminal 4: American

Terminal 5: American; American Eagle; Allegiant Air; Frontier Airlines; Hawaiian Airlines; JetBlue; Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines

Terminal 6: Alaska Airlines; Air Canada; Boutique Air; Mokulele Airlines; Thomas Cook Airlines; VivaAerobus and XL Airways France.

Terminal 7 & 8: United and United Express

Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT): Aeroflot; Air China; Air France; Air New Zealand; Air Tahiti Nui; Alitalia; All Nippon Airways; Asiana Airlines; British Airways; Cathay Pacific Airways; China Airlines; China Eastern; China Southern; EVA Airlines; El Al; Emirates Airlines; Etihad; Fiji Airways; Hainan Airlines; Iberia Airlines; Japan Airlines; KLM Royal Dutch Airlines; Korean Airlines; LATAM Chile;  LATAM Perú; LOT Polish Airlines; Lufthansa; Norwegian Air; Philippine Airlines;  Qantas; Qatar Airlines; Saudia and Scandinavian Airlines.

 

Van and Shuttle Services from LAX Airport

Fare: $16 (USD) from LAX airport to Luskin shuttle pick-up location

The Luskin Conference Center does not provide a direct shuttle to and from major Los Angeles airports. Instead, you would be required to take an airport shuttle to a pre-determined pick-up location. Once you arrive at the LAX airport, ask for information on the SuperShuttle/Prime Time Shuttle. This shuttle is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and run every 15-20 minutes. The fee is $16 USD per person and you may pay for your ride online or pay cash/credit at the time of service. The SuperShuttle will drop-off passengers at Lot 32 (also known as the Flyaway) and from there, the Luskin Conference Center Shuttle will pick up individuals to transport them to the conference venue.

Taxi and Limo Service from LAX airport

Fare: Differs by company and distance travelled

Taxi Fare Finder Los Angeles

LAX Airport Limo

 

Car Rental Services at Los Angeles International (LAX)

Fare: Varies by company

Advantage; Alamo; Allstate; Allied; AMPM; Atwest; Avis; AVR; Budget; CiTi; Discovery; Dollar; Enterprise; Fox Rent a Car; Hertz; LA Airport Car Rental; Midway; Car Rental; National; NU Car Rental; Payless; Priceless; Rex; Sixt Rent a; Car; Super Cheap; Thrifty; Turo; U-Save

 

Uber/Lyft/zTrip/Curb

Fare: $30 - $50

These services are offered on an individual, reservation basis and you will most likely need an app on a web-enabled device to schedule your transport from the airport. You can schedule a single pick-up or share a ride with a friend and split the fare. The distance from LAX to the Luskin Conference Center is approximately 15 miles and the average fare per customer is $30 USD.

2. Arriving by Air: John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707

SNA is approximately 51 miles from the Luskin Conference Center.

Airlines that Operate out of SNA

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

Delta Connection

Frontier Airlines

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

United Express

WestJet

 

Van and Shuttle Services from John Wayne airport

There are no shuttles available from the John Wayne airport to the Luskin Conference Center due to distance.

 

Taxi and Limo Service from John Wayne

Fare: Varies by company and distance travelled

Taxi Fare Finder Los Angeles

Wayne Airport Limo

 

Car rental services at John Wayne Airport

Fare: Varies by company

Advantage; Alamo; Allstate; Allied; AMPM; Atwest; Avis; AVR; Budget; CiTi; Discovery; Dollar; Enterprise; Fox Rent a Car; Hertz; LA Airport Car Rental; Midway; Car Rental; National; NU Car Rental; Payless; Priceless; Rex; Sixt Rent a; Car; Super Cheap; Thrifty; Turo; U-Save

Uber/Lyft/zTrip/Curb

Fare: $70-$200 USD

These services are offered on an individual, reservation basis and you will most likely need an app on a web-enabled device to schedule your transport from the airport. You can schedule a single pick-up or share a ride with a friend and split the fare. The distance to the Luskin Center from John Wayne airport is approximately 50 miles and the average fare per customer is between $70 - $200 USD.

3. Arriving by Car: Driving Directions & Taxi/Peer-to-Peer Services

From Los Angeles International Airport

Take the San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, a premiere Los Angeles meeting venue and hotel, is located one mile ahead at end of the turnaround.

From San Fernando Valley (Bob Hope Burbank Airport)

Take the Interstate-405 South Freeway toward San Diego. Take the Sunset Boulevard exit and turn left onto North Church Lane. Turn left onto Montana Avenue and continue onto Gayley Avenue. Turn left onto Strathmore Place and take the second left onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel will be on the left.

From Downtown Los Angeles

Take the California-110 South/Harbor Freeway and continue onto the Interstate-10 West Freeway. Merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel will be on the left.

From Orange County

Take the California-22 West Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel Destination will be on the left.

From San Diego

Take the Interstate-5 North Freeway and merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center will be on the left.

From Palm Springs

Take the California-111 North Freeway and continue onto the Interstate-10 West Freeway towards Los Angeles County. Merge onto the Interstate-405 North Freeway toward Sacramento. Take the Wilshire Boulevard exit toward Westwood and merge onto Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard and proceed onto Westwood Plaza. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center will be on the left.

Uber/Lyft/zTrip/Curb

Fare: Varies by app service and destination; Often estimated by distance

These services are offered on an individual, reservation basis and you will most likely need an app on a web-enabled device to schedule your transport from the airport. You can schedule a single pick-up or share a ride with a friend and split the fare. The distance to the Luskin Center will vary depending on your starting location.

4. Arriving by Train: Amtrak

AMTRAK Los Angeles California

Union Station

800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2902

If you wish to travel by train, Amtrak serves many major cities in the United States. Ticket prices vary and are based on the city and state of departure to Los Angeles. The nearest Amtrak station to the Luskin Center is Union Station, which is located at 800 North Alameda Street. You may wish to use Google maps to search transfer options (car, bus, metro) for transport from the Union Station to the conference venue. Or, if interested, you may look into peer-to-peer services like Uber, Lyft, etc. (see section 3. Arriving by Car: Driving Directions & Taxi…”.

5. Arriving by Bus/Public or Ground Transportation

Greyhound

Los Angeles Bus Station
1716 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Fare: Varies by travel location

The Greyhound bus serves many major U.S. cities. Ticket prices vary by location of departure. There are many other local bus services to Los Angeles depending on your approximate distance from the city. Use Google to research before deciding to go with Greyhound.See section below on “Public and Ground Transportation” for more information on Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority local busing option.

Public and Ground Transportation

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952

Phone contact for transit information: 323.GO.METRO (323-466-3876)

 

Fare: 50 cents to $10 (USD)

There are over 200 metro bus lines and 6 metro rail lines in the Los Angeles area that are run by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Cost of tickets range from 50 cents USD to $10 USD. You can get to almost anywhere in Los Angeles County on Metro and/or on other local transit services. The ride from the LAX airport takes approximately 1 hour and approximately 5-6 hours from the John Wayne Airport to the Luskin Conference Center. Transfers are quick and easy. More information can be found on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) website.