Central Terminal Area (CTA)
Nearly 8,000 parking stalls are available in eight parking structures located opposite the roadways from the passenger terminals. Parking is available for extended stays and overnight trips.
All vehicles entering the Central Terminal Area are subject to random inspection.
All individuals (including persons with disabilities) who pull a parking stub and pass through a gate arm into a parking structure are required to pay the posted parking rates.
LAX Parking Map
All CTA parking structure entrances are clearly marked with vertical clearances.
- Parking Structures 1, 2A, 3, 4, 6 and 7 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 8 feet, 2 inches.
- Parking Structures 2B and 5 have a maximum vehicle height restriction of 7 feet.
- Vehicles exceeding the maximum vehicle height restrictions in the CTA parking structures should use Parking Lot C.
Economy Parking - Lot C
(96th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard)
LAX operates economy Parking Lot C with over 7,300 parking spaces.
Lot C provides frequent, free shuttle transport to and from Lot C and the Central Terminal Area, stopping conveniently at each Terminal curbside.
Lot C cannot accommodate parking for large trucks, trailers and campers.
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
(Northwest corner of 96th Street/Vicksburg Avenue)
Motorists meeting arriving passengers can wait for free, up to two hours, until passengers call to say they are ready to be picked up in the Central Terminal Area.
The Lot is adjacent to the southwest corner of LAX Economy Parking Lot C and one-quarter mile from the 96th Street Bridge entrance into LAX’s passenger terminal area. It is easily accessible from the north and east by motorists using La Tijera, Sepulveda, Manchester and Century Boulevards to access LAX. (See LAX Parking Map)
Vehicles must be attended at all times. No parking is allowed in or around the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.
All vehicles displaying disability placards or license plates may park in parking structures and economy lot and pay the posted fee.
Electric Vehicle Parking
As of March 1, 2013, LAWA no longer provides free parking to electric vehicle owners. Those using the parking lots must pay the posted rate. Electric vehicle owners can continue to use the electric vehicle (EV) chargers for free.
Parking for motorcycles is free inside the Central Terminal Area parking structures.
When entering, drive carefully around the entrance gate arm and DO NOT take a ticket. Do not park in a space for a car. A motorcycle may be parked at the ends of rows, in corners, and in other spaces provided it does not block access to parked vehicles, handicapped spaces, Smarte Carte machines, passenger traffic, paths for the disabled, automobile traffic, doors, elevators, driveways, etc. Parking violations will be issued to all offenders (Vehicle code 22507.8(b) & (c)). When exiting, drive carefully around the exit gate arms. Entering/exiting a lot via a sidewalk is not allowed.
Vendor Delivery Parking Permit Program
What is it?
This parking permit authorizes vendors to utilize the Vendor Delivery Parking Lots located in the LAX Central Terminal Area to make their deliveries.
LAX Concession and/or Tenant construction and service providers may be authorized to use the lots on an as-needed basis as determined by LAWA Management and arranged through Landside Operations.
Who gets it?
- LAX Concession Vendors
- LAX Concession Construction Companies
- LAX Concession Service Providers (equipment repair, technical services, etc.)
- LAX Tenant Construction Companies & Service Providers
- LAWA Service Providers
Who doesn't get it?
- Companies without a direct contract with an LAX Concessionaire, LAWA Tenant or LAWA to provide goods and services.
- LAWA Concession vendors, construction and service providers that require access through the Air Operations Area (AOA).
- LAWA Tenant construction and service providers that require access through the Air Operations Area (AOA).
Vendor Parking Permit Application Package
LAX Employee Parking
LAX Employee Parking Pass Program for qualified employees
Monthly employee permit parking is available at Lot E
For LAX Employee Parking Questions, please call New South Parking at (310) 646-2911 (24/7)
LAX Parking Management may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org