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. The Free Ride, 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
Driving into Marina del Rey from other parts of California is made simple with its proximity to major freeways. Marina del Rey is convenient to the 405, 10, and 105 freeways, as well as Lincoln Boulevard (Route 1).
From the northern Los Angeles area, drive south on Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway). Shortly past the junction with I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway), you’ll 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 southern Los Angeles area, drive north on I-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 eastern Los Angeles area, drive west on I-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.
Driving from LAX Airport to Marina del Rey
Arriving at LAX, the sixth busiest airport in the world, it’s reassuring to realize that you’re only moments away from a harbor of serenity – Marina del Rey. Being close enough to smell the Pacific means your journey is almost over.
Follow the ground transportation signs out of the terminal and into the sunshine. Shuttles, taxis, rental car buses, and public transportation are located on the arrival level. 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) are typically less.
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, veering toward the left, and 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! If you are using a taxi, this route is less expensive than taking the freeway. If you have a rental car to pick up, you’ll find most of the agencies are very near Sepulveda Boulevard in the airport area, so you can use the same directions shown above.
Driving from Santa Monica Airport to Marina Del Rey
If you arrive by private plane, Santa Monica Municipal Airport is approximately 6 miles from Marina del Rey. You can take a taxi or, if driving yourself, head west on Ocean Park Boulevard to Lincoln Boulevard. Turn left onto southbound Lincoln Boulevard (through Venice Beach), then right onto Bali Way. You’ll quickly reach Admiralty Way, the Marina’s main drag, so go left or right to your final destination.
Driving 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 transportation center for passenger train terminal for AMTRAK, city municipal bus lines, DASH buses within LA, and Southern California’s Metro Rail Lines.
The easiest way to get to Marina del Rey from Union Station is to take the Flyaway Service from Union Station, then transfer to a public municipal bus going to Marina del Rey. The Flyaway Service leaves from bus stop 9 located at Union Station East Portal/Patsaouras Transit Plaza, departing every 30 minutes. The fare is $6 (seniors $4) each way. Passengers are dropped off at the upper level/departure level of Los Angeles International Airport, which is just 4 miles from Marina del Rey. Go down to the lower level to catch a passenger shuttle or taxi to the Marina, or, take another shuttle to the LAX Bus Transit Center and board Santa Monica Blue Bus #3 going north to Marina del Rey.
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. Contact 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
The world’s largest man-made recreational boat harbor, Marina del Rey features more than 5,000 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 310-305-9595 for more information.