LAX TSA Security Wait Times

How long are the wait times at LAX? Find out right now!

Los Angeles International (Los Angeles, CA)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints at Los Angeles International should anticipate waiting on average for:
20 minutes and 6 seconds

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Checkpoint 82

  • SuitesClosed

Terminal 1

  • Terminal 1 CheckpointOpen

Terminal 2

  • Terminal 2 CheckpointOpen

Terminal 3

  • Terminal 3 CheckpointOpen

Terminal 4

  • Terminal 4A CheckpointOpen

Terminal 5

  • Terminal 5 CheckpointOpen
  • Terminal 5A CheckpointClosed

Terminal 6

  • Terminal 6 CheckpointOpen

Terminal 7 8

  • Terminal 7 CheckpointOpen

Terminal TBIT

  • Tom Bradley Int'l TerminalOpen

Estimated Wait Times For Today

12 am - 1 am
6 m

1 am - 2 am
28 m

2 am - 3 am
30 m

3 am - 4 am
33 m

4 am - 5 am
15 m

5 am - 6 am
17 m

6 am - 7 am
13 m

7 am - 8 am
7 m

8 am - 9 am
9 m

9 am - 10 am
11 m

10 am - 11 am
9 m

11 am - 12 pm
13 m

12 pm - 1 pm
20 m

1 pm - 2 pm
10 m

2 pm - 3 pm
11 m

3 pm - 4 pm
19 m

4 pm - 5 pm
7 m

5 pm - 6 pm
12 m

6 pm - 7 pm
9 m

7 pm - 8 pm
3 m

8 pm - 9 pm
16 m

9 pm - 10 pm
9 m

10 pm - 11 pm
19 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

LAX Security Wait Times FAQ’s

LAX Airport is one of the busiest in the world and driving to LAX can be a long and arduous trip, even if you don't have far to go. You should try and get to LAX 3 hours before your flight if it's an international flight, otherwise aim for 2 hours, but factor in LA traffic! Long lines of cars waiting to get into LAX is a familiar site around the airport. You can get an ETA from your current location here.
Please view TSA PreCheck availability for LAX terminals in the table above. Signing up for TSA PreCheck membership can significantly reduce LAX Airport wait times. To learn more about joining or renewing TSA PreCheck membership visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
LAX security wait times for arriving non-US citizens can be horrendous. With a huge amount of incoming flights, often in close time proximity of each other, combined with arrivals being processed in one huge hall, visitors to LA can often expect to be waiting in long security lines for hours before they can get out of the airport. For those with connecting flights at LAX it is strongly advised that you factor in a long wait before your onward journey.

For further information on LAX Airport security, TSA, ground transportation, wifi and lost and found visit https://www.flylax.com/