As a general rule, arrive at the airport no later than two hours before your domestic flight is scheduled to depart. This is somewhat later than the typical suggestion of three hours for an international flight.What is the closest airport to LAX?
Major airports near Los Angeles International Airport: The nearest major airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB). This airport has domestic flights from Long Beach, California and is 21 miles from LAX. Another major airport is Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR), which has domestic flights from Burbank, California and is 28 miles from LAX.