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Unread 6 Nov 19, 11:09 PM  
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Arriving into Lax...

do I need to hire a car?
Just wondering what options there is via public transport? We will hire if we must but if its easy to do without a car I would prefer it. I think its navigating out of LAX that worries me and we arent there long so thought why bother! Anyone not hired?
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Following with interest as I wondered the same 😊
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I found driving into and out of LAX really simple, we hired with Avis both times.

LA is very spread out and almost built for driving. Obviously it depends on your plans but we felt that having a car gave us freedom to explore and we did occasionally get an Uber when we wanted to both have a drink if we were going out for dinner.
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I found driving into and out of LAX really simple, we hired with Avis both times.

LA is very spread out and almost built for driving. Obviously it depends on your plans but we felt that having a car gave us freedom to explore and we did occasionally get an Uber when we wanted to both have a drink if we were going out for dinner.
Its the drama of getting out of the airport . We arrive at 00.30 so not sure if thats good or not. As I presume it will be quieter but will be dark and I think thats harder to find your bearings. Its just the picking up from LAX and wondered if there was another way or just public transport.
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Originally Posted by Tweety1 View Post
Its the drama of getting out of the airport . We arrive at 00.30 so not sure if thats good or not. As I presume it will be quieter but will be dark and I think thats harder to find your bearings. Its just the picking up from LAX and wondered if there was another way or just public transport.

Most people drive in LA and public transport isnt that great to be honest especially around LAX. If you dont fancy driving when you arrive you could always get an Uber to your hotel and pick up the car the next day or choose a hotel near public transport but st that time of arrival I wound not expect any apart from cabs and Uber to be running (and its not the safest of areas in LA to be around at that time as a stranger on public transport)
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The car hire places are off site at LAX, so you just get a free bus to their depots and then drive from there.

Where are you going in LA when you arrive, and what are you doing there. LA is massive and it can be 2 hours from one location to another. So depends on what you plan to do and where they are located.

Personally I would always have a car, but others have made it work using Uber, trains, planes, tours etc.
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I follow a few Youtubers and they dont hire a car.

Our plan for next year is to arrive in LAX, get an Uber or lyft down to Anaheim, stay at Anaheim for 5 nights with no car, get an Uber or lyft to LA and stay 2 nights with no car and then hire a car for our drive up to San Fran!
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I follow a few Youtubers and they dont hire a car.

Our plan for next year is to arrive in LAX, get an Uber or lyft down to Anaheim, stay at Anaheim for 5 nights with no car, get an Uber or lyft to LA and stay 2 nights with no car and then hire a car for our drive up to San Fran!
We are using Lyft then staying in Burbank. There is also Supershuttle from LAX to all the areas.
I would never drive in LA again! I f you are worried OP I would use Uber/Lyft or something, as long as the area you are staying is accessible to public transport, or you can Uber to where you are staying.
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