Airport Guide to Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

Airport Name
Bob Hope Airport (Burbank)

Airport Location
The airport is located 3 miles northwest of Burbank and 12 miles north of Los Angeles.



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Airport Overview

This airport started out in 1928 as Angeles Mesa Drive Airport and had half-a-dozen different names before becoming Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in 2003. It was named in honor of the actor/comedian who had died earlier that year and who had kept his private jet at the airport.

Serving the greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale and the San Fernando Valley, the airport is actually closer to famous attractions such as Hollywood and Griffiths Park than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

As small and personal as the other is big and sprawling, Bob Hope Airport is a great alternative for avoiding the congestion at the giant LAX; and with direct rail connections to downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego, nothing could be more convenient. The only catch is that flights to Bob Hope Airport are only available from western US states and New York.

Terminal Transfer

The terminals are in the same building, and you can walk from one to the other.

Getting into Town

Train: Taking the train is a great way to get to and from the airport, as Bob Hope Airport has its own train station, served by 29 Metrolink trains and ten Amtrak trains every day. Trains go to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, where connections to nearly anywhere can be made. The train station is within walking distance of the terminal, or you can take the free shuttle. The fare to Union Station is $6. There is also a free shuttle to Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station available.

Bus: MTA and City of Burbank bus lines run from the airport to downtown Burbank and North Hollywood. The fare is $1.50, and keep in mind that you need exact change.

Taxi: Metered taxis are available in front of the terminal, but with an average fare of $70 to downtown LA (plus a tip of 10-15 per cent), it’s no wonder the buses and trains are far more popular.

Car Parking

There are several parking options available at the airport. The parking structures are well-marked and easy to find. Short-term parking is $3 for 30 minutes, $5 for an hour, and $13 for two hours. Long-term parking in economy lots A, B and C is $3 for one hour and $5 for two hours, with a daily maximum of $10. The economy lots are further away, but there is a free shuttle to the terminal building. There is valet parking, with the basic service charged at $7 for 30 minutes, $13 for an hour, and $21 per day.

Information Desks

There is an information kiosk in the main lobby.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, a bank, a post box and public phones.

Luggage: There is a lost and found service, but lost luggage queries are handled by the airlines concerned.

Conference and business: There are no business lounges or meeting facilities.

Shopping: In such a small airport there are few shopping opportunities, but there are a couple of gift shops and newsstands, and a Las Vegas-themed shop.

Food and drink: There are a few restaurants in the airport, though nothing to get too excited about: Lunch Box and Tully’s Coffee have light meals, sandwiches and pastries; and Chez Burger (in Terminal A) is just what you’d expect it to be. There are also two bars, one in each terminal.

Other facilities: The airport offers a shoeshine service, disabled facilities, and a hotel phone center.

Wi-Fi: There is free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the airport.


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