Traveling To and From LAX

USC states: “Using L.A. Metro trains or public transit buses are not recommended as there is no direct and easy route to USC at this time. All taxis and shuttles whose services are requested for at curbside of LAX are safe to use and licensed.”

  • Shuttle Service

    Prime Time Shuttle

    • booking:
    • Rides directly to USC and back to LAX
    • Currently running a special deal: Book now to get a 10% discount on ride services!
    • Shared van service: $15.00 each way


    Super Shuttle

    • booking:
    • Rides directly to USC and back to LAX
    • Shared van service: $17.00 each way
    • Drop off directly at the Radisson hotel or at USC
  • Cab Service

    Yellow Cab

    •   Arriving:
      • At LAX, taxis wait outside every terminal - no need to worry about calling for a taxi
    • Estimated Fares

      • Price average: About $50
      • Cost varies with traffic: no traffic: $45, light traffic: $50.00, heavy traffic: $85
  • Uber/Lyft

    • Both Uber and Lyft provide service TO LAX, but technically they CANNOT pick up FROM the airport
    • Prices vary depending on how many drivers are available
    • Download the Uber or Lyft Phone App to View Exact Rates and Request Pickup
  • Public Transit


    *This is probably the longest and least direct route to USC

    FlyAway Shuttle

    • Shuttle runs from LAX to Union Center every 30 minutes
    • Cost: $8 each way
    • From Union Station there are two rail lines (Red/Purple) that you can take to 7th Street/Metro Center Station. From there you can transfer to the EXPO line.
      • If you are travelling to the Radisson at USC, get off at the Jefferson/USC stop, as this is closest to the hotel.
      • If you are going directly to the conference, get off at the Expo Park/USC station.
    • Metro Rail cost $1.75 each way and requires a onetime purchase of a TAP card for $1. Transfers are free if taken within two hours of a previous boarding.

    UPC Shuttle

    • Free shuttle from Union Station to USC University Park Campus (UPC) that runs on WEEKDAYS ONLY.
    • Picks passengers up from berth #4 at the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station
    • Drop passengers off at the Metro bus stop at Jefferson and Hoover, just next to the USC campus.

    Links to Bus Maps/Schedules:

    • Union Station to USC stops and schedules (click the ‘Union Station’ tab and remember that all shuttles are stopping at the Jefferson and Hoover Metro stop):
      • Note: Make sure you are looking at the UPC schedule and not the HSC one