Directions to the Art of Living Center Los Angeles
Art of Living Foundation Los Angeles Center
948 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (310) 820-9429
There is also a page showing Hotels in the area
From LAX Airport to the Center It takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to get from LAX to the Center by car, depending on traffic. That said, if you are driving, the best way to get here from LAX is to take I-105, and then I-110 to Adams (then turn Left). There is a carpool lane along I-105, and FastTrak lanes along I-110. A taxi ride will cost you about $50.00. If you make an advance reservation with SuperShuttle, they charge about $25. (They won’t take you at all without a reservation.)
Buses and Trains The bus system in Los Angeles is not the most efficient way to get around, but if you want to spend $5 instead of $25, it is the way to go. The base fare is $1.50 for each bus or train taken (some lines, in particular the silver line, charge more). Day passes can be purchased for $5. Bus drivers do not give change, so you must carry exact change for each ride.
There are several different bus and train routes which can get you here; most of them start by taking the free LAX shuttle to Parking Lot C, which is adjacent to the LAX City Bus Center. Once you get to the LAX City Bus Center, if you don’t mind walking, hop on bus 40 or 42, which will take you to Broadway and Adams. After you get off the bus, turn Left and walk about a mile down Adams and you’ll arrive here! (If you arrange it in advance, you might be able to find someone who can pick you up from that point.)
Alternately, you can take bus 14 or 37 West on Adams, and exit either St James Place or Hoover. While the above route is definitely the cheapest, it does not operate 24 hours, and there may be a significant wait for those buses. So you may not mind paying another $1.25 or so to save 30 minutes or more.
You can search for a more efficient route (according to the time of day, which you can input) by consulting Google Maps or Metro’s Trip Planner. Note that neither one of these services is aware of the free shuttle to Lot C, so you can specify LAX City Bus Center as your starting point, and 948 W Adams Blvd. as the end point.
There may be other routes that do not involve the Lot C Shuttle, for example Metro’s Trip Planner is presently recommending a $7 Flyaway Shuttle to Union Station (which is quite a ways PAST the center) and then taking a bus back here.
If you like looking at maps and timetables, you can find them here: metro.net Maps and Timetables
Car Rentals The following car rental companies serve LAX (Los Angeles International) and/or Bob Hope (Burbank) airports. A free of charge shuttle takes you to the car rental facilities from LAX.
Advantage (800) 777-5500 www.arac.com Minimum age 21; up to $25 per day surcharge for ages 21-24; car restrictions also apply.
Alamo (800) GO ALAMO www.alamo.com Minimum age 25.
Dollar (800) 800-3665 www.dollar.com Minimum age 21; $25 per day surcharge for ages 21-24.
Enterprise (800) 261-7331 www.enterprise.com Nearest Non-Airport Enterprise Location 1944 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 746-6654 Minimum age 21; $20 per day surcharge for ages 21-24.
Thrifty (800) THRIFTY www.thrifty.com Minimum age 21; $25 per day surcharge for ages 21-24.
Taxis Fares for all Los Angeles County-licensed taxi companies are $2.85 for first 1/9th mile; 30 cents for each additional 1/9th mile; 30 cents for each 37 seconds waiting time and/or traffic delay ($29.19 per hour). Trips originating from LAX charge an additional $2.50. Charge for trips to/from LAX and downtown is $46.50. Visit the site for map of areas each company serves. United Independent Taxi (213) 483-7660 or (310) 821-1000 or (800) 411-0303 www.unitedtaxi.com
Yellow Cab (310) 808-1000 or (213) 808-1000 or (800) 200-1085 www.layellowcab.com
Bell Cab (888) 235-5222 or (800) 666-6664
Beverly Hills Cab Company (310) 273-6611 or (800) 273-6611 www.beverlyhillscabco.com
Checker Cab(310) 300-5007 or (800) 300-5007
City Cab (818) 252-1600 or (800) 750-4400
Independent Taxi (323) 666-0050 or (800) 521-8294
Parking Most of the time, there is ample street parking adjacent to the center (please read the posted signs!) During our biggest events, we work with the nearby Shrine Auditorium to ensure there is plenty of parking for our guests. Parking at the Shrine is usually $7-$9. Their lot hours vary, and the lot is about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the center.
Address for the Shrine parking lot:
Shrine Auditorium WEST lot – ENTER off 32nd St
649 W. Jefferson Blvd, L.A., CA 90007
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE – If you or your family member needs a special wheelchair or other assistance to attend the sessions, please let us know in advance.
For more information, visit the Art of Living Center Los Angeles.