Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Los Angeles (LAX).

Get ready to let the Entertainment Capital of the World wow you.

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Visit Los Angeles.

If you don’t want to be pegged as a tourist as soon as you deplane at Los Angeles International Airport, do your best not to stare at any celebs you might see—and certainly don’t ask for autographs! Celebrity sightings are a dime a dozen in La-La Land, and while they may be novel to you, they’re nothing of note to the locals. How cynical! How too-cool-for-school! How L.A.

The Entertainment Capital of the World earned its name by being the birthplace of most of our motion picture media, but it has plenty to entertain visitors outside of what’s playing on the silver screen. Unlike other major metropolises, there’s no city center or downtown from which to center your visit. There’s also no public transit network that other cities boast. For these two reasons, you’ll likely want to rent your own mode of transportation to use while you’re in town. Make it a convertible, fold down that top, and hit the Pacific Coast Highway for an iconic drive along the coast. It’ll get you in the SoCal mood ideal for enjoying the rest of your visit.

Visitors love the famous Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and for good reason. But consider spending an afternoon sightseeing at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. The Ice Age is on full display at the La Brea Tar Pits, which is still an active dig site where discoveries continue to be made. If you’d rather focus on the modern era, but not necessarily the present, take a ride out to the Griffith Observatory. Perched on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory is not only a fantastic attraction for lovers of space and science, but also for fans of cinema classics that have been shot on the grounds.

Secure your starring role in your next adventure by booking a flight to Los Angeles (LAX) on Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Los Angeles International Airport often, making it easy to plan your next West Coast getaway. Book your flight on Southwest with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight to the Los Angeles area. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Los Angeles (LAX).

Other airports in the Los Angeles Area.

Want to fly into another airport Southwest serves? Consider booking a flight to Long Beach Airport, Ontario International Airport, John Wayne Airport Orange County, or Hollywood Burbank Airport.

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Things to do in Los Angeles.
Hollywood highs
  • Celebrity tours
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
Cultural excursions
  • Griffith Observatory
  • LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
  • Rodeo Drive
Enriching outings
  • Battleship IOWA
  • Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
  • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Other destinations in and beyond the West.

Plan your next trip to one of the many cities served by Southwest.

Chicago (Midway)

The hustle and bustle of the City of the Big Shoulders awaits. Enjoy a world class city filled with Midwest nice people—start your Chicagoland adventure.

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See the world from a higher perspective. Let the Mile High City enamor you with its beautiful mix of urban and mountain style living.

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Stroll tree lined streets in the sprawling City in a Forest, a hospitable Southern belle that’s home to cutting edge culinary stars, world class centers for the fine arts, and so much more.

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New York (LaGuardia)

Start planning your trip to the Big Apple by booking a flight into LaGuardia Airport.

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San Francisco (SFO)

Wade into the adventure that awaits you in Golden Gate City. Enjoy West Coast vibes—book your flight to San Francisco today and get ready to be wowed by the City by the Bay.

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Houston (Hobby)

Explore this urban jewel of art and architecture steeped in diverse cultures and uniquely Texan history.

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Baltimore/Washington (BWI)

See what B’more has to offer with a flight to Baltimore/Washington International Airport/Thurgood Marshall.

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Boston Logan

Pack your bags and head to Bean Town! This city of firsts blends innovation with plenty of history to explore during your stay.

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Check out our Route Tool for a full list of Southwest® destinations in every region.
Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

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Details about Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport code:LAX

City:Los Angeles


Terminal 1

Gates 9, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B

Airport-provided WiFi


Cities with nonstop daily service to LAX*


Cities with daily service to LAX*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Why fly Southwest?

Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

Gate to gate WiFi3

Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program4.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row4. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability5.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.


No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.


Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.


Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.


1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.