Modern technology has helped alleviate many of the former problems that used to face frequent travelers, and business travelers tend to be among the first to adopt any new thing that helps ease their travel woes. But one of the things no one can get around is that in order to fly somewhere, you have to figure out a way to get back and forth from the airport.
Depending on where you’re flying, that may or may not be a big deal. Many airports these days have decent public transportation options to get you into the city center – but if your destination isn’t right next to a bus or metro stop, you’re still faced with getting from where you’re dropped off to where you need to be. In smaller cities there isn’t as likely to be bad traffic to navigate – but it can also be harder to find your way around. In bigger cities you’re much more apt to be dealing with traffic at certain times of the day – and if you’re also trying to read directions on a map as you drive that’s a recipe for disaster.
This is why, whether you’re a business traveler or just someone who likes to let someone else deal with as many hassles as possible, it can be a really good idea to book an airport shuttle – especially when you’re traveling in or out of a busy and sprawling city like Los Angeles.
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There are several LA airport shuttles to choose from, serving all the area’s airports. And although traffic in Los Angeles can be an enormous headache, if you’re not doing the driving you can sit back and relax – maybe catch up on some reading or prep for a meeting, check in with the office to see what happened while you were in flight, call home to chat with the kids, or even take a nap.
Some of the more popular LA airport shuttles you can book are:
- SuperShuttle – SuperShuttle offers shared shuttle service or private sedan service to and from LA-area airports. There are typically uniformed SuperShuttle representatives near the luggage claim area to direct you to the shuttle or to help you arrange a ride if you haven’t pre-booked one.
- Prime Time Shuttle – Prime Time offers shared or private vans, private sedans, or private luxury cars to and from LA-area airports. They connect you with points throughout Southern California. Because you pre-book your ride, you’re picked up outside the baggage claim area of your airline.
- Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service – Unlike the other two shuttle services on this list, Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service is a local shuttle service. They offer transport to and from LA-area airports in shared shuttles/vans, executive towncars/SUVs, limousines/stretch SUVs, and even coaches of various sizes if you’ve got a particularly large group.