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Driving from Santa Monica to LAX

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Driving from Santa Monica to LAX

HI, I would appreciate your advice. We are planning to leave Hotel Shangri La at 7.30am to catch a 11.25am flight. We also need to return the hire car to Avis. Given the heavy traffic have we left ourselves enough time or do we need to go this early? Thanks.

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1. Re: Driving from Santa Monica to LAX

There's no traffic because there are no freeways involved, take Lincoln. You'll be there by 8 or 8:15. Then you'll shuttle to LAX and it'll be about 9AM or a little after.

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2. Re: Driving from Santa Monica to LAX

Thank you for your very quick reply.

That's reassuring to know.

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3. Re: Driving from Santa Monica to LAX

Traffic flows into Santa Monica in the morning, out in the evening, you will be going opposite of traffic along Lincoln Blvd. It's not a fast route, there are traffic signals, but it's most direct/easiest and usually faster than the freeway.

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4. Re: Driving from Santa Monica to LAX

Thank you, makes perfect sense.

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