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Getting In and Around Long Beach

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Long Beach, California is very well connected by road, sea, air and train. This city is a hub of commercial activities and the local public transportation system is extremely efficient and user-friendly. 

Travel to Long Beach by Air

Long Beach Travel by Air
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Long Beach Airport 

Long Beach Airport provides commercial service to as many as 13 destinations nonstop and worldwide connections. Long Beach is served by US Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways. With all the comforts and amenities a modern airport can offer, LBG is well suited for business as well as leisure travellers. With plenty of dining options at airport eateries and convenient parking onsite, LGB offers many benefits for travellers. Besides this airport, there are many others such as LA International Airport (LAX) and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport. These airports provide flights in and out of the area and are close to Long Beach.  LGB is ideal for commercial service seekers. 

Long Beach Airport
Address- 4100 Donald Douglas Drive, Long Beach, CA-90808
Telephone Number- 5625702600
Fax- 5625702603
Website -  www.lgb.org/


This is centrally located in LA Basin and is perfectly suited to different aircraft needs. Located off 405 Freeway on Daugherty Field on Long Beach. This airport has direct access to LA. It is one of the most popular commercial and trade destinations in Orange County. AirFlite offers award winning customer service at a stylish atrium private terminal. With a multimedia entertainment center and salt water aquariums, it is perfect for meeting every type of need from entertainment to transportation. This award winning Aircraft service center has every type of modern facility for passengers. 

Address- 3250, Airflite Way, Long Beach, CA 90807
Telephone Number- 5624906200
Toll-free- 8002413548
Fax - 5624906290

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines 

Horizon Air and allied carrier Alaska Airlines provide cargo and passenger service to close to 80 cities in Alaska, Canada and Mexico as well as the Lower 48. 

Address- P.O.Box 68977, Seattle WA-98168
Telephone Number- 8005479308
Toll Free Number- 8005479308
Website -  www.alaskaair.com/

Other Airports 

Apart from LGB, LAX and SNA, two other airports which can be used to access Long Beach include Burbank (BUR), and Ontario (ONT). Rental cars are available for hiring at the airport. and it is easy to take the Metro Rail from Lax to Long Beach. You may need a short taxi ride or transfer to another bus to reach the ultimate destination. SNA or Orange County John Wayne Airport can be accessed from 

Travel to Long Beach by Train

Travel to Long Beach by Train
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Wardlow station  connects to Long Beach Airport while the Metro Rail or Blue Line connects with city transit buses. Long Beach is connected to downtown LA with connections to Hollywood, Union Station, Pasadena, Universal Studios, East LA among numerous other destinations. Blue Line also goes through inner city locations such as Compton and Watts. 

Telephone Number- 8008727245
Website -  www.amtrak.com/home 

Metro Link
Telephone Number- 8003715465

Metro Rail
Website- www.metro.net

Travel to Long Beach by Road

Travel to Long Beach by Road
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From the west or Orange County, the 405 freeway can be taken to connect to the southbound Long Beach freeway or if destination is downtown Long Beach, the 710 works fine. Along the eastern boundary, take the San Gabriel Freeway.

Local Public Transportation in Long Beach 

There are numerous transit agencies with bus routes alongside Long Beach. 

Long Beach Transit- This offers travelers the choice to cities in the Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill areas.Long Beach Transit offers a day pass apart from special fares for children and the disabled and senior citizens.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority- This offers bus rides at USD 1.50 for adults and USD 0.55 for seniors, medicare and disabled persons. 

Orange County Transportation Authority- This also charges  the same fare for bus rides. There are numerous smart transportation options available in Long Beach city.

Metro Link- The Metro Blue Line is the first light rail transit system which runs from 7th street in downtown LA to downtown Long Beach. Bicycles are freely available on first come first serve basis for transport from the Metro Rail station. The Passport Shuttle offers service to numerous Long Beach attractions. Water taxis, Aquabus and Aqualink link Queen Mary and Alamitos Bay Landing. Shuttles as well as water taxis are bicycle friendly. Long Beach is ideal for strollers and bikers too. 

American Transportation System provides local and long distance charter as well as sedans, mini coaches and limos. 

Address- 3133, South Street, Long Beach CA 90805
Telephone Number- 5625318000
Fax- 5625318008

Cab Rental Services in Long Beach 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Address- W. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15624951149

Budget Rent A Car

Address- E.Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15624954316

Avis Car Rental

Address- 2165 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15625996936

Car Ex Car Rental 
Address- E Pacific Coast Highway
Telephone Number- 5627353373

Thrifty Car Rental 

Address- E.Ocean Boule, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 1562903476

National Car Rental

Address- 4100, E.Donald Douglas Drive, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 18888266890

Avis Car Rental

Address- Donald Douglas Drive, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15629883256

Alamo Rent A Car
Address- Donald Douglas Drive, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 18888266893

Hertz Rent a Car
Address- Long Beach, CA 
Telephone- 15628040268

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address- E 223rd Street, Long Beach, CA
Telephone Number- 13105180241

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address- Cherry Avenue, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15624926116

EZ Rent a Car

Address- Cherry Avenue, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15624734500

Ace Rent-A-Car 

Address- Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA
Telephone Number- 15623750553

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