Cheap Flights to Los Angeles from the UK
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Student flights from the UK to Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a bucket-list destination and for good reason: it’s the kind of city everyone should visit at least once. With famous landmarks and amazing beaches to hip neighborhoods and incredible museums, Los Angeles has an endless amount of things to see, do and explore. The incredible diversity and sprawling city means you’ll never be bored, no matter how long you stay. Besides, the unending summer weather means you’ll always have some sunshine while you explore the city.
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What are the main Los Angeles airports, and how do I get from them to central Los Angeles?
The main international airport in Los Angeles is the massive Los Angeles International. While you could fly connecting routes into the nearby Burbank (BUR) or John Wayne Orange County (SNA) airports, it’s typically cheapest—and likely most efficient—to fly directly into LAX.
LOS Angeles (LAX) LAX is located about 12 miles from downtown LA, so it’s typically pretty easy (although not always quick) to get into the city. From the airport, you can get downtown via Uber/Lyft (£23-30), the Flyaway bus shuttle (£7.70) or the Metro (£1.50). Be warned, the Metro is the cheapest option but doesn’t run as frequently or consistently as you may be used to. Uber is the most convenient, but can be quite expensive depending on the current traffic conditions.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the United Kingdom to Los Angeles?
Prices based on bookings made 30-60 days prior to departure.
Los Angeles universities and campuses
Los Angeles is a huge city with an incredible amount of universities and colleges to match—over 200 in total. Since it’s home-base to much of the TV and film industries in the US, it’s a great place to study if you’re interested in any kind of media or film studies. Aside from that, LA’s biggest and best universities offer programmes for just about any kind of student. USC and UCLA (University of Southern California and University of LA) are both top-tier, popular universities to study at in the area.
Los Angeles lifestyle and culture
Los Angeles’ lifestyle is fast-paced, but locals also know how to kick back and enjoy a day at the beach too. In general, it’s a very diverse and open city, with people from all walks of life and a variety of cultures here. From K-BBQ in Koreatown to authentic tacos, churros and more on Olvera Street, there’s a lot to see and experience. Chill out on the beach with a latte from a nearby cafe or hit the Grove for some high-end shopping (or window shopping).
Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget
Los Angeles can be pretty pricey, but it doesn’t have to be! Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget only requires that you know where to go. Stay in Airbnbs in neighborhoods like Silver Lake or Echo Park to avoid pricier hotels downtown. Take public transit whenever possible. And check out local hotspots for cheap eats (Grand Central Market has some good options!) rather than springing for fancy food for every meal. And be sure to check out all the free things to see and do around the city, from the Getty to the beaches!