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 or 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!

How to get to Disneyland from Downtown LA without a rental car?

This is a question we get on a weekly basis from our guests who don't have a rental car and want to go to Disneyland which is located in Orange County. Unfortunately there is no direct train route that makes it all the way from downtown LA to the Magic Kingdom. Below are a few options to consider:

By Public Transportation - total trip time of 2 hours each way ($3.50 per person)

Catch the 760 Metro Bus towards Lynwood at 4th/Beaudry (2 blocks from Jerry's Motel)
Get off at 7th & Flower and transfer to the 460 Metro Bus towards Disneyland

By City Taxi - total trip time of 45 minutes 
A taxi will cost approximately $100 each way including tip.

By Chartered Tour Bus - total trip time of 1 hour
Lux Bus America has a pickup location at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel which is located 4 blocks from Jerry's Motel. As of October 2014, a roundtrip tickets costs $45 per person. You can also purchase Disneyland tickets directly through them.

See links below for details:
Starline Tours also offers similar packages

Downtown Los Angeles Area Parks

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on a nearby park to go have a picnic at or for a quick morning jog. Below are a few parks located in or around downtown LA that are a perfect fit:

Echo Park 
(15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)
This park features a mile long loop around a lake with 3 large fountains. Paddle-boating and trendy restaurants on nearby Sunset Blvd. make this park a very popular destination for locals.

Vista Hermosa Park
(7 minute walk or 3 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)
The Downtown area's newest park features jogging trails, green spaces for picnics and stunning views on the downtown skyline. 

Los Angeles State Historic Park
(10 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)
Covering 32 acres of open space on the edge of downtown near Chinatown this park is the perfect for for a jog or taking photos of the downtown skyline.

Elysian Park
(7 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)
This park is the second largest in Los Angeles at nearly 600 acres in size. Elysian retains much of its natural chaparral, a landscaped crisscrossed with hiking trails and a central picnic area with barbecue pits and children's play areas.