Lax Terminal 1

About LAX Terminal 1

LAX, or Los Angeles International Airport, is the city's primary airport. The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a hub for transpacific services and one of the busiest airports in the world. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a city department, owns and manages LAX and two other airports in Southern California, LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys (general aviation).

LAX Terminal 1 Map

A $477.5 million project will extend Terminal 1 into a previously empty area. The first Terminal Vertical Core will connect the building to a walkway leading to the future CTA Center Automated People Mover Station. The new building also has a bus stop, more ticket counters, baggage carousels, restrooms, and a place for service animals to go to the bathroom.


LAX Terminal 1 Airlines

Allegiant Air Southwest (Domestic Flights)
Air Transat Southwest (Int'l Check-in)
Breeze Airways Sun Country
Cayman Airways Viva Aerobus


Levels in LAX Terminal 1

The Departures Level in LAX Terminal 1 houses most of the shops, restaurants, services, and the hotel & private parking area. The Terminal 1 Arrivals Level provides access to LAX-it, FlyAway, and the Terminal Connector. The service animal relief station is on the Arrivals Level, as is an ATM, TSA Precheck, and Visitors Information center.

Shopping at LAX Terminal 1

While Terminal 1 may seem to have comparatively fewer shops than Tom Bradley Terminal, there are several LAX Terminal 1 Stores and Shops you visit. These include

  • Be Relax
  • New Stand (Near TSA)
  • Brookstone
  • New Stand Kiosk
  • Hudson
  • SOL Surf
  • I Love L.A.
  • Treat Me Sweet
  • Kiehl's
  • Vera Bradley
  • MAC Cosmetics

Restaurants in LAX Terminal 1

LAX Terminal 1 restaurants are mostly on the Departures Level. You'll find everything from pretzels to tacos and pizzas. These include:

  • Ace Cerveceria & Tacos
  • Panda Express
  • Betcha Burger
  • Qwench Juice Bar and Wetzel's
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Reilly's Irish Pub
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Rock & Brews Concert Bar and Grill
  • Deli & Co.
  • The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Urth Caffe & Bar

Transfer from Terminal 1 to other Terminals

It's not easy to get from Terminal 1 to the other LAX terminals simply because Terminal 1 isn't connected directly to any of the other terminals. So, if you're changing flights, you'll have to leave the terminal and allow extra time to go through security at the next terminal. You can take a shuttle from the airport, or you can walk.

Lounges in LAX Terminal 1

There are no lounges in LAX terminal 1. However, if you just want to put your feet up and relax, there is a Be Relax Spa on the Departures Level.

However, there are LAX Lounges in other terminals.

LAX Terminal 1 Parking

The most convenient lot for LAX Parking at Terminal 1 is P1. P1 offers both General Parking and Premium Parking.

LAX Terminal 1 Parking Rates
General Parking Premium Parking
First 15 Minutes of Free Parking First 15 Minutes of Free Parking
$9 First hour or a fraction thereafter $11 First hour or fraction thereof
$7 Every 30 minutes after the first hour $9 Every 30 minutes after the first hour
$60 Daily maximum for each 24-hour period $70 Daily maximum for each 24-hour period

LAX Terminal 1 Security

Terminal 1's security checkpoint was upgraded as part of the airport's 15-year expansion and modernization plan. The checkpoint is open from 4 am to 11 pm daily. All passengers, including TSA Precheck passengers, can use this checkpoint.

This terminal also houses a TSA Precheck Enrolment Center located on level 1 of Terminal 1 in the baggage claim area.

You can check the TSA Wait Time at LAX online if you need to know what the current TSA Wait times are.

If you don't want to spend too much time in security lines, we suggest enrolling either for TSA Precheck, CLEAR, or even both if you cannot decide which is better for you.

More information about LAX Terminal 1

Information Services

You'll find Information services on the Arrivals Level of Terminal 1. Operating hours are 6 am to 12 am.

Travelers Aid

There's no Travelers Aid Center here.

Children's Play Areas

This terminal has no children's play areas.

Baby Facilities

Terminal 1's baby facilities are located near gate 10.

Pet Relief Areas

You can find the Terminal 1 pet relief area curbside and near gate 13

Duty Free

LAX Terminal does not have a duty free shopping area.

Smoking Areas

A designated smoking area is available curbside at LAX Terminal 1.


What airline is Terminal 1 at LAX?

Southwest Airlines operates from Terminal 1 at Los Angeles Airport.

Is LAX Terminal 1 domestic or international?

It has some domestic and some international flights.

How do I pick someone up at LAX Terminal 1?

People can be picked up on the lower level/arrivals level curb outside the baggage claim area. If you are going to pick up a passenger, please use the LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Is Terminal 1 open to the public?

Only airline passengers and people who meet, travel with, or help them, as well as airport workers whose jobs require them to be there, are allowed to enter LAX. The airport is closed to the public around the clock, seven days a week.

Can you walk from Terminal 1 to 7 at LAX?

You cannot walk from Terminal 1 to 7 at LAX; you will need to use the shuttle bus.

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