Flights to LAX are easy to score. But if you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience, consider taking a hot air balloon ride instead.
That’s right! Sure, Los Angeles International Airport is the most popular airport in California and third in the U.S., but it’s not always the best way to travel. Regardless of whether you’re vacationing or visiting for business, there are many alternatives to flying into LAX (and traffic)!
Here’s how to get there by Airplane, Car and Train: a blog about the best ways to travel for balloon rides.
The best way to get from New York to Los Angeles, according to a blog about the best ways to travel for balloon rides is by Airplane, Car and Train.
The fastest way is by air, but it’s also the most expensive. You can buy tickets online or at the airport. If you want to save money, we recommend using Skyscanner to find cheap flights. Just enter your destination city and dates and they’ll show you the cheapest options available. They have an app too!
The second-fastest option is driving – but it’s also much more expensive than flying. If you have time on your hands then this could be a good option for you: just pack some snacks and water, bring along some music or books to read while driving through the desert… and voila! You’ve got yourself an adventure! It’s worth noting that if you’re going during high season (summer) then traffic can get pretty bad so plan accordingly with traffic updates from Google Maps or Waze before hitting those highways.”
If you are reading this, you have probably already made up your mind to take a hot-air balloon ride. We don’t blame you as it is an exhilarating experience! Many of our customers come from out of town and fly in to take their balloon ride. Others drive or take the train. Here are the travel details for each way:
Flying to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
You can fly into LAX from anywhere in the world but remember that all domestic flights must go through security, so bring your ID. Make sure you are aware of the TSA guidelines for flying with liquids and sharp objects. Flying into LAX is one of the fastest ways to travel once you are in the air, but you will need to add more time if you need to rent a car or if there is traffic on the roadways.
There are a number of ways to get to the balloon rides. You can fly into LAX, rent a car, or take public transportation. Flying is by far the most convenient option, but it’s also the most expensive. If you don’t mind a bit of travel time and some walking, it’s easy to take the subway or bus to your destination.
With balloon rides, you usually have to go up to get down.
Flights can be taken from several cities and towns. In order to make your flight, you must first travel from your home town to one of the balloon ride launch sites. There are three methods for travelling to the launch site: airplaines, cars, and trains.
Airplanes are noisy and inefficient. They burn a lot of fuel, and cause a lot of pollution. The FAA has been dragging its feet on requiring airplanes to be quieter and cleaner for years. Nevertheless, if you want to arrive at the launch site quickly, airplanes are the most effective way to do so.
Trains are an old-fashioned way of travelling across large distances. Indeed they were used by our ancestors as a way of express shipping goods long before any automobile existed. Unfortunately, 20th century governments allowed railroads to fall into disrepair, making them much less useful than they once were. If you have the time to spare, however, trains are still an enjoyable way to travel.
Cars are more mechanically efficient than either trains or airplanes for short trips (less than 500 miles). Cars also have the advantage that they use no fuel other than gasoline or ethanol when not in motion; thus, you
There’s plenty to do in Los Angeles. But for some, the best part about visiting LA is the trip itself. You can take a flight, a train, or drive on Route 66.
If you want to get there by plane, you’ll need to book a flight to LAX (that’s what the locals call Los Angeles International Airport). If you need a hotel near the airport, consider staying at the Courtyard Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard. It’s less than a mile from LAX and offers free Wi-Fi and on-site dining options.
If you plan on arriving into LA by train, you might want to visit Union Station first. This historic train station combines Spanish Colonial and Art Deco architecture, with plenty of nearby restaurants and bars. There are also connecting Amtrak services that can take you up and down the coast, including San Diego and Santa Barbara.
If you decide to drive to LA, consider taking the legendary Route 66. You can start your trip in Chicago and make your way west through Missouri and Kansas before reaching Oklahoma City. From there you’ll continue through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California before ending your journey in Los Angeles. Keep an eye out for quirky roadside attractions