How to Reach Long Beach, California

The Easiest Way to Reach Long Beach


  • By Air: Long Beach can easily be reached from three: Long Beach Airport, within the city itself; Los Angeles International which is 22 miles away and Santa Ana, 23 miles away. All three lie adjacent to Interstate 405. The other two airport options are Burbank, 37 miles away; and Ontario which is 53 miles away. The easies would be the Long Beach Airport but the frequency of flight and availability would be more in the Los Angeles International Airport.
  • By Rail: Long Beach is linked via the Metro Blue line to downtown Los Angeles. The train connects to Hollywood, Pasadena, East LA and many more.
  • By Car: From Santa Monica or from Orange County, take the San Diego (405) freeway, Long Beach Freeway 710 is also convenient to take from a lot of place. The coastal areas of orange county, the most convenient route is Pacific Coast Highway.


  • By Rail: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) services are available for you to move around Long Beach. It costs around 1.50$ for each leg. The Passport D goes to almost all the touristy places.
  • By Bus: The Passport includes four bus routes going to different places. Take a route accordingly. There is Long Beach Transit costing around 1.25 dollars.
  • On Foot: You can also be on your foot to most of the places which are in shorter distances. 

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Modes of Transportation in Long Beach

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Long Beach. The most preferred mode of transport in Long Beach is Walking.

Average distance: 12.87 km Average time: 40 min

  • Walking 50%
    Walking 40 min Driving 15 min Overall average time for 6.44 kms 55 min
  • Car 50%
    Driving 25 min Overall average time for 19.31 kms 25 min
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