Tours + Transportation

Los Angeles Tours and Transportation

A List Limousine
A List Limo offers an all-new fleet of luxury cars, including Lincoln MKTs and Mercedes S550s, complete with state-of-the-art technology and professionally trained chauffeurs. Private custom city tours with multiple language options are also available. 310.568.1590.

Train and bus service within the county, along the coast and to major California locations. Nationwide connections, multiple-day rail passes. Stations in Burbank, downtown (Union Station), Long Beach, Pasadena and Van Nuys. The Coast Starlight connects L.A. to Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. 800.872.7245.

Another Side of Los Angeles ToursAnother Side of Los Angeles Tour
A wide variety of focused tours, organized by interest—whale watching, shopping, celebrity homes—or mode of transportation (kayak, Segway, horseback, helicopter). 1102 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 800.311.8987.


Beverly Hills Rent-A-CarBeverly Hills Rent-A-Car
Luxury and exotic rentals. Hollywood, 310.659.5555; Beverly Hills, 310.274.6969; LAX, 310.670.2020;



Beverly Hills Trolley Tour
Forty-minute tour of landmarks, attractions; departs from Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. Sa-Su 11 am–4 pm. $5–$10. 310.285.2442 Map J11

Big Blue Bus
Santa Monica city bus line covers the Westside. Well-kept environmentally friendly buses burn cleaner gas. 50¢–$2. 310.451.5444,,

Bike & Sail Adventure
Biking and/or sailing tours in customizable or preset itineraries. Exclusive Bike & Hike Sail Adventure includes all three activities. Half-or full-day bike rentals. 8743 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.796.8555 Map I12

Black & White Car Rental
Specializes in hybrid, luxury, exotic cars; chauffer services. 8800 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.274.1144 Map I12

Budge Rent A CarBudget Rent-A-Car
Cars for rent—mostly luxury vehicles including Porsches and Hummers—at competitive prices. 9815 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.9174; 1723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.586.9719 Map J11, L8


California Yellow Cab
Transportation in sedans, town cars, minivans to/from airports, restaurants, nightlife, attractions, shopping destinations. 877.935.5692

Catalina Express
Year-round boat service to Catalina Island. Daily departures from Long Beach, Dana Point, San Pedro. Reservation recommended. Call for hours. San Pedro, Long Beach: $29.50-$37.25 one-way, $59-$74.50 round-trip; Dana Point: $30.50-$38.25 one-way, $61-$76.50 round-trip; under 2 $2.50 one-way, $5 round-trip. Ride free on your birthday. 800.481.3470.

City PassCityPass
Southern California CityPass offers discounted admission to Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure (including one Magic Morning admission), Universal Studios Hollywood (including the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, all rides and attractions) and SeaWorld San Diego. $334, ages 3-9 $291, under 3 free. Purchase pass at attractions or order online. 888.330.5008.


Crystal LimousinesCrystal Limousines & Tour
Full service chauffeured car and limousine company offers luxury ground transportation and limousine specials for any Southern California transportation needs. Conveniently located in Orange County near the Santa Ana John Wayne Airport (SNA), Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland. Guests are safely transported to any popular location in Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego County. 888.722.2202.

Delish Tours
Culinary tour of five of the best “hidden gem” restaurants in Venice Beach features tastings of Hawaiian ahi poke, Brazilian acai bowls, Buttery Brew coffee, ice cream and more. Reservation required. Private tours available. F-Su 11 am-2 pm; private tours offered daily. $65. Westminster Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 323.412.9077.

Dodger Stadium Tour
Behind-the-scenes tour allows guests to visit the field and the dugout, walk through the Vin Scully Press Box and get an exclusive look at the Lexus Dugout Club—the VIP restaurant and lounge hidden behind home plate—where World Series trophies and more awards are on display. $15-$20. 100 Elysian Park Ave., downtown, 866.363.4377 Map G17

Downtown Artwalk
Pedestrians fill the streets of downtown for this self-guided gallery tour. Art Walk Shuttle available from 6–10 p.m. Second Thursday of every month, noon–9 p.m. Free. 213.624.6212,

elite-adventureElite Adventure Tours
Unique, upscale tours, including helicopter and wine tours, with first class service. Includes pick-up and drop off at hotel or airport. Reservations Required. 888.328.6871,

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Car rental service. 1944 S. Figueroa Blvd., downtown; 1234 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.; 8367 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 265 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. 866.458.9227, Map J15, J13, H12, J12

Premier luxury sedan service. Sedan and SUV service, flat rates, special group services, and frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.410.4444,


Hollywood Skies
Helicopter tours of downtown, the coastline, canyons and other areas of interest. Level Four tours include Santa Barbara or a Malibu vineyard dinner. $198–$1,475 per person. 888.497.8687,

la-tours-hornblowerHornblower Cruises
Take in harbor views while you dine on one of Hornblower’s cruises, then dance under the stars on the outdoor deck. Choose from dinner-dance and Champagne brunch options. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 888.467.6256 Map O9

L.A. Art Gallery Tours
Tours of local art-gallery destinations. Choose a geographical area of focus from Culver City/Mid-Wilshire, Chinatown/downtown or Santa Monica/Venice. Tu–F 10 am–2:30 pm, Sa 10 am–6 pm. $40–$50 per person; varies by group size. 310.650.9384

Long Beach Adventure Tours
Stand-up paddle-boarding lessons and tours are offered in addition to surfing, kayaking and kiteboarding lessons. Booking at least 24 hours in advance is requested. 949.274.1772 or 949.701.3881,

Long Beach Transit
Regular bus service in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill. AquaLink water taxi ferries passengers to destinations from Long Beach to Alamitos Bay Landing. 562.591.2301,

Los Angeles Conservancy
Self-walking tours with a focus on architecture. More than a dozen fascinating tours focus variously on Broadway’s Historic Theatre District, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Union Station and Angelino Heights. Call for specialty tours. 213.623.2489,

Los Angeles Helicopters
Helicopter “flightseeing tours” of the coast, Bel Air, Hollywood, downtown and more; excursions to Temecula Wine Country, Catalina Island. Heliports in Long Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne. 562.377.0396,

Malibu Discovery Tours
Themed tours in and around Malibu include the six-hour Malibu Wine Trail Tour with wine tastings, Sunrise Hiking Tour, Malibu Movie & Celebrity Tour, Twilight Wine and Dine Tour and Deluxe Sightseeing Tour. 310.393.6555.

Malibu Riders
Horseback rides in Malibu. Zuma Canyon has ocean views, Paramount Ranch and Malibu Creek trails old film sets. $50–$75 per hour. 818.510.2245,

Melting Pot Food Tours
Tasting tours of foodie destinations such as Farmers Market or a selection of restaurants. Private tours available. Reservation required. $28–$125. 424.247.9666; tickets, 800.979.3370,

City bus, light rail and subway. Rail lines connect downtown, Hollywood, Pasadena, Long Beach. Underground Red Line from Union Station through Hollywood to San Fernando Valley; Gold Line from Union Station to Pasadena and East L.A.; Blue Line from downtown to Long Beach; Green Line from Norwalk to Redondo Beach; Expo Line from Culver City to downtown. 323.466.3876.

Regional train system connects Los Angeles County with Ventura, Orange and San Diego counties. Six of seven Metrolink rail lines (including the Orange County lines, San Bernardino lines and Ventura County lines) begin at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Midway Car Rental
Luxury car rentals: Aston Martin, Ferrari F430, Maserati Quattroporte. Locations in downtown; Mid-Wilshire district; Beverly Hilton; West L.A.; North Hollywood; Santa Monica; Burbank Airport; LAX; Van Nuys Airport. 800.824.5260,

Movie Locations Tour-L.A.
See more than 50 movie locations while viewing clips from films shot around L.A. Bus features stadium seating, 65-inch HDTV and panoramic windows. $45-$60. Tours begin at TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800.959.3131, Map H13

Olympic Rent-A-Car
Luxury sedans and exotics outfitted with Sirius and XM satellite radio service. Cars on offer include those by Maserati, Ferrari, Audi, Bentley and Porsche. 9244 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.757.6501 Map K12

Perry’s Beach Club
Rent bikes or skates for the boardwalk. Legends Bike Tour ($30) explores Venice and its hidden canals; guided tour includes architecture and celebrity lore. Eight rental locations along the beach from Santa Monica to Venice. 310.939.0000

Red Line Walking Tours
Insider look at land-marks new and old, as well as film studios in Hollywood and downtown. $15–$24.95. 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 304 S. Broadway, downtown, 323.402.1074 Map H13, I16

Santa Monica Conservancy Downtown Walking Tours
Conservancy-guided tours on Saturdays. Tour leaves from 1436 2nd Street. Booklets for self-guided tours at 1920 Main St., Santa Monica. $10. 310.496.3146 Map M8

Santa Monica Walking Tours
Daily guided tours of downtown Santa Monica; tours focused on popular spots such as Main Street, Montana Avenue and Palisades Park also offered. $20–$25. 310.595.4526,

starlineStarline Tours
Hollywood’s largest celebrity-tour company offers Movie Stars’ Homes tour plus tours to movie locations, beaches, theme parks, San Diego and more. The CitySightseeing double-decker hop-on, hop-off tour has more than 70 stops around L.A. Prices vary. Tours begin at TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800.959.3131 Map H13  


super-shuttle-vanSuper Shuttle
Shared-ride shuttle service to and from airport. Group rates, charters, and frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.258.3826,



Tour Du Jour
Themed and customized tours, mainly by car. Travel from the Santa Monica Mountains to the shore on the Westside Story tour, or visit the burial sites of celebs on the Hollywood Chills tour. Prices vary. 9663 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.659.2929. Map I11

tmz-tourTMZ Celebrity Tour, Hollywood
Two-hour bus tour highlights celebrity hot spots in Hollywood,
Beverly Hills and on the Sunset Strip, brought to life
with videos from TMZ’s on-air stories and the
occasional star sighting. Songs, games and prizes
provide entertainment along the way. See website for pickup locations, schedule, pricing.
844.TMZ.TOUR (869.8687).

Tourific Escapes
Husband-and-wife team offer sightseeing and food tours such as Hollywood Sites and Bites and Chocolate Indulgence. Prices vary. 424.248.8687,

Urban Shopping Adventures
Group tours of Melrose Heights, downtown Fashion District. Transportation, shopping tips, maps, goody bags. $36–$54. 213.683.9715 Map I1