Directions to Venice Beach Hostel
Map & Directions
SOME AIRPORT INFO :
Venice Beach is only 5 miles from LAX (the airport): 12 minutes by car; 25-30 minutes by shuttle; 35-40 minutes by bus.
Bus � $1.50: take the FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE (outside the terminal at curb you'll see sign) to the BUS CENTER (by long term parking) ; take the #3 �BIG BLUE BUS� (Santa Monica Bus Line) TELL the BUS DRIVER you WANT A TRANSFER and ask the driver to tell you when to transfer to the #1 BIG BLUE BUS to get to Venice Beach (you transfer at Lincoln Blvd. & California St.); transfer to the #1 Blue Bus; ask the driver to tell you when to get off for PACIFIC AVENUE and WINDWARD AVENUE (near the VENICE TRAFFIC CIRCLE).
(FROM THE AIRPORT, THE #3 WILL TRAVEL ON LINCOLN BLVD., A LARGE COMMERCIAL STREET.
AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT INTERSECTION OF CALIFORNIA STREET (A SMALL STREET) YOU EXIT THE BUS.
YOU WALK ACROSS LINCOLN BLVD. AND TAKE THE #1 BUS FROM THE BUS STOP ON CALIFORNIA STREET. THE BUS STOP IS ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CALIFORNIA AND LINCOLN.
THE #1 BUS WILL THEN TRAVEL ALONG THE CALIFORNIA STREET AND OTHER SMALL STREETS,etc. UNTIL IT GETS TO VENICE AT THE BEACH - AT THE VENICE TRAFFIC CIRCLE. GET OFF AT WINDWARD TRAFFIC CIRCLE.)
Walk to the corner of Windward Ave. and Pacific Ave.; and then cross the street. The building on the corner is the Venice Beach Hostel - 1515 Pacific Avenue (entrance just north of the corner of the building at Windward Avenue). The building has stores on the ground floor.
Shuttle -- $16+ per person (varies by season): EXPRESS SHUTTLE. Free phone at phone advertising board in lobby when you exit with your luggage; then walk outside to SHUTTLE SIGN - shuttle waiting area outside terminal exit ON SECOND PEDESTRIAN SIDEWALK. . (There are only 3 different shuttle companies permitted to pick up at LAX; so little competition. )
Cab -- $30+ for the cab; not based on number of persons. Many different cab co's. One is: Yellow Cab free phone 1 (800) 711-8294.
For return: Cab station around corner from VBH.
Car Rental -- All major car rental companies have a free shuttle to their rental office. They all have free telephone from each terminal. If car rental company is listed on advertising board - just pick up board phone, dial as shown and talk to them. Otherwise, use regular phone and dial their free (800 or 888) number. There is a car rental shuttle stop with a posted sign outside each terminal.