Getting to the Marina

With its proximity to LAX and its access to LA’s major freeways, Marina del Rey is a convenient destination for travelers to Los Angeles. Once you’re here, a variety of transportation options keeps you mobile. Circuit, our on-demand local shuttle amenity offered daily, as well as public buses, taxis, and rideshare services make getting around without a rental car quite easy. But if you do want your own wheels, many rental car agencies are located at LAX, and there are several locations in the Marina, too.


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Driving to Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey’s proximity to major Los Angeles freeways makes it simple to drive here from other parts of California. Marina del Rey is convenient to the 405, 10, and 105 freeways, as well as Lincoln Boulevard (Route 1).

From the north, drive south on Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway). Shortly past the junction with I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway), exit at Highway 90 (Marina Freeway). Take the 90 westbound for approximately 3 miles. As the freeway ends, turn left onto Mindanao Way, and drive into the Marina area. Turn left or right onto Admiralty Way to your destination.

From the south, drive north on Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway), past Los Angeles International Airport, and exit at Highway 90 (Marina Freeway). Take the 90 westbound for approximately 3 miles. As the freeway ends, turn left onto Mindanao Way, and drive into the Marina area. Turn left or right onto Admiralty Way to your destination.

From the east, drive west on Interstate 10 (Santa Monica Freeway) to southbound I-405 (San Diego Freeway). Exit at Highway 90 (Marina Freeway). Take the 90 westbound for approximately 3 miles. As the freeway ends, turn left onto Mindanao Way, and drive into the Marina area. Turn left or right onto Admiralty Way to your destination.

An alternate route coming from any direction is Interstate 105 westbound, although note that this is the most used route to LAX Airport. Exit 1C will take you to Highway 1 North/Sepulveda Boulevard, toward LAX. Stay to the left into the tunnel, following the sign for Highway 1/Lincoln Boulevard. Follow Lincoln Boulevard north for 5 miles. Turn left onto Fiji Way, and make a quick right onto Admiralty Way.

Driving from LAX Airport to Marina del Rey

Follow the ground transportation signs out of the terminal. From LAX to Marina del Rey, taxi fare is approximately $25 and a shared shuttle ride runs $17-$20 per person. Rideshare services (such as Uber) operate at LAX and throughout Los Angeles. Click here for more information.

Driving from LAX to Marina del Rey, less than 4 miles away, is a breeze. Exiting the airport, look for North Sepulveda Boulevard. Stay on Sepulveda Boulevard briefly, and veer left onto Lincoln Boulevard. Follow Lincoln Boulevard north for several miles. Turn left onto Fiji Way, and make a quick right onto Admiralty Way. You’re now in the Marina!

Driving from Santa Monica Expo Line to Marina del Rey

From the Downtown Santa Monica Station, navigate to Lincoln Boulevard and head southbound for about 5 miles. Turn right onto Bali Way. The next immediate intersection is Admiralty Way, the Marina’s main drag, so go left or right to your final destination.

Public transportation from Union Station to Marina del Rey

Arriving at the beautiful 1939 Union Station is a historically elegant introduction to LA. Located 15 miles east of Marina del Rey, the station now serves as a central regional hub for passenger to access the AMTRAK train terminal, Metrolink trains, DASH buses within LA, and Southern California’s Metro Rail Lines.

To reach Marina del Rey from Union Station via public transportation, you can take city buses, taxis, or rideshare to the Marina.  

Driving from the Greyhound Station to Marina del Rey

The Greyhound buses pull into the station in downtown LA at 1716 E. 7th Street. The terminal is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Connect with www.greyhound.com or call 213-629-8401. To reach customer service, dial 213-629-8536 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. From the station, you can take city buses or taxis to the Marina.

From the Water

Marina del Rey features more than 4,600 slips and can accommodate boats with up to a 23-foot draft. Guest docks are provided at Burton Chace Park on a first come, first-served basis. Visitors should register in the Guest Dock Office, open daily from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m., in the Community Building located in the center of the park (last transaction begins at 7 p.m.). Call 424-526-7910 for more information.


Car Rentals

Most car rental agencies have offices around nearby L.A. International Airport. If you prefer to rent a car once you have arrived in Marina del Rey, several locations are available in the immediate Marina del Rey/Venice Beach area. Your hotel may also offer assistance in referring you to local car rental agencies.

Circuit Shuttle

A fleet of five-passenger electric shuttles offers on-demand transportation to attractions within the Marina. Cars operate daily from 12:30 to 9 p.m. The fee is $3 per person (max $9 for up to five passengers).

The service area covers the Marina’s seven hotels and many restaurants, as well as Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park, the Waterside shopping center, and Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Select shuttles also travel to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Pier.

Wave down a Circuit car and hop in, or download the free app here to schedule your ride. Please allow 10–15 minutes for pick-up.

Public City Bus

The Santa Monica Blue Bus is a great way to explore the Los Angeles Westside. In the Marina,  Number 3 travels along Lincoln Boulevard to Santa Monica, where you can visit the Pier and shop at Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. There are two Number 3 buses – one is an Express, with limited stops, so check with the driver about your intended destination. The Blue Bus Number 3 also travels to and from the LAX Bus Terminal. 310-451-5444; bigbluebus.com.

The Culver City Green Bus Line carries riders across 25 square miles of several Westside communities. Bus Nos. 7 and 1 traverse the Marina’s main throughways. 310-253-6510; culvercitybus.com.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA, or Metro) oversees bus and rail lines in the Greater Los Angeles area. This is a massive network that can generally get you anywhere you need to be in Los Angeles. 323-466-3876; metro.net.

Santa Monica Blue Bus

310-451-5444

Public municipal bus line serving greater LA and West Los Angeles areas

MTA - Los Angeles Municipal Bus Lines

323-466-3876

Public municipal bus line serving greater Los Angeles area.

Culver CityBus

310-253-6510

The Culver CityBus fleet services the Westside communities of Marina del Rey, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Century City, Culver City, Palms, Playa Vista, Westchester, Rancho Park, and Mar Vista. Direct connections are available to the MTA Rail Green Line, MTA buses, and Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus.

Sightseeing Tours

Big Bus Tours

See the best of Los Angeles on a hop-on, hop-off tour aboard an authentic, open-air double-decker bus. There are two main routes covering the most iconic Los Angeles landmarks and attractions, giving you the chance to see the city from a different perspective. Pick the route that suits your city break itinerary, or simply spend a day (or two) hopping on and off them all. 

Los Angeles Charter Bus Company

310-667-6197

Bus rentals ranging from the smallest 18-passenger minibus to the largest 56-passenger charter bus rental for group travel. 

National Charter Bus Los Angeles

323-201-2618

Charter bus rental for group travel on motor coaches including full-sized buses and small-to-medium-sized minibuses. Available for wedding parties, corporate gatherings, sports teams or even school field trips.

Starline Tours

(800) 959-3131

Starline Tours, the original Hollywood celebrity homes tour, has been offering tours of the best sights in Southern California since 1935. As the largest tour company in Los Angeles offering a full range of tours, Starline’s City Sightseeing Los Angeles covers over 100 miles of route, with over 60 landmark stops making it the largest Hop-on Hop-off service in the world!

Champion Charter Bus Los Angeles

310-295-9547

Specializes in providing high-quality charter bus and minibus reservation services in Los Angeles.

Summer Waterbus

In the summertime take advantage of the Marina del Rey WaterBus! For $1 each way, visitors enjoy a unique bird’s-eye view of the community as colorful boats carry passengers to many of the marina’s major attractions, hotels and restaurants. The WaterBus runs mid-June through early September. No reservations required. Some stops include Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, Waterfront Walk (near Tony P’s), Marina “Mother’s” Beach and others. Bikes and strollers are allowed on board; pets are not allowed.

Taxis

Sprawling Los Angeles is not the type of city where taxis are available to hail from the street corner at any time. If you need a taxi, generally you need to call a local provider to send one. Most restaurants and hotels will assist you. There are several franchise taxi operators in LA that operate more than 2,300 taxis. Your taxi must bear the official Los Angeles Taxicab Seal, which indicates the taxi company is insured, has trained drivers, and is regularly inspected by the City of Los Angeles. Any cab without the seal is a bandit cab with no legal authorization to operate.

 

Yellow Cab

800-924-8294

Smartphone app for iPhone and Android available.

United Independent Taxi

323-653-5050

Staged at Marriott Marina del Rey.

Transportation - Long Distance

Los Angeles Charter Bus Company

310-667-6197

Bus rentals ranging from the smallest 18-passenger minibus to the largest 56-passenger charter bus rental for group travel. 

National Charter Bus Los Angeles

323-201-2618

Charter bus rental for group travel on motor coaches including full-sized buses and small-to-medium-sized minibuses. Available for wedding parties, corporate gatherings, sports teams or even school field trips.

Champion Charter Bus Los Angeles

310-295-9547

Specializes in providing high-quality charter bus and minibus reservation services in Los Angeles.

GOGO Charters Los Angeles

(323) 373-3085

GOGO Charters is the premier minibus, motorcoach, and charter bus rental company for Los Angeles, California. We specialize in seamless wedding shuttles, timely corporate travelschool field trip transportation you can count on, sporting event charters for teams and spectators alike, and private charter bus rentals in the LA metro area.

Los Angeles International Airport

855-463-5252

Major international airport serving Los Angeles and the Westside.

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