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Summer Travel Plans? Get from Pasadena to LAX guilt free.
June 13, 2008, 3:56 pm
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Gold LineIf you live in Pasadena, count yourself lucky that you don’t have to ask your friends and family to shell out $20 in gas just to give you a lift to the airport. Why? Because we live in Gold Line country, baby! By taking the Gold Line in Pasadena to downtown L.A.’s Union Station (total trip cost: $1.25), you can hop on an LAX FlyAway bus for a mere $4.00. The buses leave every 30 minutes from Union Station, and get you to LAX non-stop in 30-45 minutes. More reading time for you and less hassle for your friends and family! More details on our first trip after the jump. We took the LAX FlyAway bus on Memorial Day Weekend and enjoyed the quick trip on the Gold Line to Union Station (about 25-30 minutes). We took a leisurely stroll with our bags to the FlyAway bus stop (a 3 minute stroll in Union Station’s swanky terminal), bought our tickets at the kiosk right near the bus stop, and were then whisked away to LAX and straight to our terminal. The total trip cost was $5.25 one-way/person. That’s about a $9/person savings from using a Super Shuttle bus (another great alternative) which costs roughly $14/person from Pasadena not including tip. When we returned home, the FlyAway bus was waiting for us right outside the terminal, and we hopped back on to Union Station. Then we were back on the Gold Line which lets us off a brisk 4 block walk from home sweet home. It was easier than waiting for poor mom to drive frustratingly around and ’round LAX, and our carbon guilt felt refreshingly lighter. Maps & details here. – RR

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Jordan and I did this several times back and forth when we went to Liberia, Africa earlier this year. It was simple, painless, and CHEAP!

Comment by Tamara

We love Fly Away and Metro!!!

Comment by jordan

Great way to save money these days!

Comment by Shelby

The Sierra Madre Weekly just published the article, “Local Commuters Ditch Gas-Guzzlers and traffic for Gold Line.” There’s been a surge in Metro use since gasoline prices have skyrocketed — One commuter claimed that Metro fares for him were about a 1/4 the cost of gas right now.

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