How to get from LAX airport to Jerry's Motel by public transportation?

Below is the most direct route via public transport from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) to Jerry's Motel. Remember you can also take a

shared van shuttle


Fly Away

bus. See our other blog posts for more details on those options.

Total trip time is about 1.5 hours given all the stops and transfers. It will cost $8 per person for the

Metro TAP card

 day pass to use this route. If you are arriving after midnight it is best to use a shared shuttle or rental car as buses and trains may not be running.


LAX to Jerry's Motel Via Metro Train/Bus:

1. Take the Metro Green Line Shuttle "G" from LAX to the Aviation/LAX Green Line Metro Station

2. Take Green Line towards Norwalk and exit at Willowbrook station

3. Transfer to Blue Line towards Los Angeles at Willowbrook station

4. The Blue Line ends at 7th St Metro Station; transfer to the Red Line going to Union Station

5. Take the Red Line and exit at the Pershing Square stop. Go up to the 5th & Hill intersection.

6. Take Metro Bus 16/316 bus towards Cedars Sinai/Century City from 5th & Hill

7. Get off at 3rd & Lucas and walk across the street to Jerry's Motel

Detailed Directions:

  1. Exit your terminal, and cross to the center median. Look above your head for the blue sign reading "LAX Shuttle Airline Connections". You'll see a listing for "Metro Green Line Aviation Station". The shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 5 AM to Midnight on most days.
  2. Board the free LAX Green Line "G" shuttle for the 15 minute ride to the Aviation/LAX Metro Rail station.
  3. At the Aviation/LAX station ride the escalator up to the above-ground station. You MUST take the Norwalk train and transfer at Willowbrook (Blue Line Station) to get to Downtown LA. 
  4. Get off at Willowbrook station and transfer to the Blue Line. Descend the stairs to the lower platform which services the Blue Line and board the train headed for Los Angeles.
  5. The Blue Line ends at 7th Street/Metro Center, in downtown Los Angeles. Total travel time from LAX to 7th Street/Metro Center Station via metro rail is about 60 minutes depending on connections. 
  6. At the 7th Street Metro Center station take the Red Line towards Union Station and get off at the Pershing Square stop. Exit the station and board the Metro Bus 316/16 bus at 5th & Hill headed towards Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
  7. Get off at the 3rd and Lucas stop and walk across the street to Jerry's Motel!