Before we all know it, the beginning of March will be here, which means it’ll be time for #WeAllGrow Summit 2017! By now, your tickets have been purchased and you’re busy preparing your hotel arrangements and flights. With so much going on, it’s easy to forget those somewhat small but oh-so important details, like transportation to and from the airport.
But that’s why your friends at #WeAllGrow Latina Network are here to make traveling throughout the West Coast easy and as stress-free as possible! Most likely, you’ll either be flying into the Long Beach Airport (10 miles away) or LAX (22 miles away).
Whichever airport you decide on, we’re giving you the best and most convenient options to get to Hotel Maya.
While FlyAway is only available at LAX, it’s definitely the cheapest option to get you to Long Beach. These buses travel from LAX to specific FlyAway stations throughout the LA area and you’re in luck because there is one in Long Beach! The best part? The ride costs only $9. You can find the stations on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal under the green "FlyAway® Buses and Long Distance Vans" sign. Every bus is marked with its destination so it’s super easy to hop on the one traveling to Long Beach.
It should be noted that the only downside to FlyAway is that the bus will not drop you off at Hotel Maya. Instead, you’ll be dropped off at the corner of 1st St. and Long Beach Blvd. The station is about two miles away from the hotel so grabbing a cab or Uber would be incredibly easy to complete your journey.
Uber and Lyft
By now, most of us are familiar and frequently use ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft. If you’re flying into LAX, you have the option of choosing either service, as both are allowed to pickup and drop off on airport property.
Once you grab your luggage, head outside and up to the Arrivals level. Wait under any of the "Ride Service pickup" signs. For specific directions on getting to your ride, here is Uber’s information and here is Lyft’s. Once you’re there, request a ride as usual. Depending on what time you arrival into LA, it might take a little bit for you to be picked up. Prices also vary depending on your arrival time and the airport's busyness. Expect to pay anywhere between $27 - $32 for Uber and $28 - $39 for Lyft but again rates are subject to change based on availability.
If you’re flying into Long Beach Airport, you’ll only be able to use Uber as Lyft is prohibited from picking up travelers. After getting your luggage, head outside near baggage claim and wait for your driver. For additional information, check out all the details here so you know exactly what to do once you land. The average price to get to Hotel Maya is between $38-$50.
Another great option is to get a shared shuttle service. These are shared rides that you book in advance to take you right to the front steps of Hotel Maya. Depending on where the other travelers are going in your van, it could take some time but the the best part about this service is that it will drop you off right at the hotel! So all you have to do is get off the plane, grab your bags and head outside to wait for your ride.
Additionally, since you book it ahead of time, it’s a flat rate. For example, if you book with Super Shuttle, it will cost you exactly $17 to get from LAX to Hotel Maya. This service is extremely convenient, super easy to sign up for and really takes the stress out of traveling.
Here’s a list of several companies that operate out of both airports:
Another great option is hopping in a taxi. There are approximately 10 taxi companies that operate throughout LAX. Make sure to check out the full list here. The service can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival levels in front of each terminal. Look out for the yellow signs marked “Taxis.”
Long Beach Yellow Cab is available for travelers outside the terminal. You can actually pre-arrange your service prior to arriving in Long Beach. While the site doesn’t allow you to calculate your fare, the Long Beach Airport website does state these fees:
- $2.85 - Initial flag drop, including first 1/9th mile or 30 seconds or fraction thereof
- $0.30 - Each additional 1/9th mile or part
- $0.30 - Each 37 seconds waiting time and/or traffic delay ($29.19/hour wait)
While taking public transportation from LAX would be far and take a long time, this option is great for those willing to try it when flying into Long Beach. The Long Beach Transit fare is $1.25 for all fares (although subject to change without notice). This will be the cheapest option if you’re looking to save money, but just be aware that it could take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes once you factor in all the stops.
There are a lot of wonderful options to get to Hotel Maya from either airport that will fit the budget and lifestyle of all our attendees. If you’re still a little confused or looking for advice from past attendees, make sure to use the private attendees Facebook page to get some advice. It’s also a great way to meet others, find out if anyone else is on your flight and possibly share a ride to the hotel!