Los Angeles, which is based in Southern California, happens to be the second most populous city in the United States. It is known for glitz and glamor and you can find things such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the famous Rodeo Drive in this well-renowned destination. If you live in the United States or are visiting you may be thinking of heading to LA. Perhaps you want to know what modes of transportation you can use to get there aside from taking a plane.
Here are some of the best ways you can travel to Los Angeles.
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Take a Plane
The most conventional way to get to Los Angeles, from anywhere in the United States, would be to go by plane. It is likely going to be the fastest way for you to get there but could also be an expensive alternative as well. The amount of time it takes depends on where you’re coming from. Find a few hacks on getting cheap flights below.
Compare: Always shop around before booking a flight. The first price you see may not be the cheapest. Setting price alerts for certain flights is one way to keep track of rates. Some of the best websites to use for flight comparison include Travelocity, Expedia, KAYAK and One Travel.
Consider Layovers: Another way that you could get an affordable ticket would be to consider a layover. If you can find one that’s short enough, stopping over in another city could give you a better deal. Alternatively, explore a nearby city for a day or two so you get your monies worth.
Get a Coach
Taking a coach to LA is another viable option. This is going to take far longer, however, may be comparably cheaper. Some popular coaches you could take are Greyhound, Coach Run, or FlixBus. If you were going from Las Vegas to LA by bus, it would take about 5h 30m and cost under $30. On the other hand, going from San Diego to LA would only take 3h 25m and cost under $20.
Rent a Car
Another common way to travel to Los Angeles would be to take a car. Getting a rental would be ideal if you don’t want to drive your own. To be environmentally friendly, why not take an electric car? EV charging stations are a good investment and will make it easy and convenient for you to stop and recharge your car along the way. Below are some tips on renting a car to make it cheap and easy.
Pick it up Downtown: Try and avoid the airport when you’re picking up a rental as it may be more expensive. Instead, check in city centers and of course, compare prices before booking so you get the best deal.
Check if you’re Covered with Insurance: Before paying for rental insurance, make sure you aren’t already covered. Do so by checking with your home auto insurance policy. Popular credit cards also have free primary auto insurance so do your research there too.
Check Weekly Rates: Even if you only need the car for a short while, it’s a good idea to check weekly rates. You may find that renting a car for longer periods of time works out much cheaper. Having said that, it could mean renting the car for longer than you need to get a better deal.