By Rod Powers
Fees for the AV Airport Express are collected on departure from LAX and are as follows: $42 one way / $70 round trip; two travelers $82 one way / $110 round trip. Children two and under: $10 one way / $15 round trip. Children 12 and under: $20 one way / $35 round trip. Meet N Greet: one way fare for round trip (must travel same day). Pets are allowed, however there is a fee of $5.00 - $10.00, depending on size. The pet must be in a carrier. For luggage in excess of 2 per person, not including carry-ons, there is an additional charge of $2.00 - $5.00 per bag. Additional charges apply for golf clubs, surfboards, skies, bicycles and boxes.
If driving to Edwards AFB via Taxi or Car your sponsor can pick you up at LAX. Taxi cost is approximately $200.00 to Edwards.
If you are driving to Edwards from LAX take the 405 (San Diego Fwy) North; Merge to the 5 (Golden State Fwy) North; Exit Right to the 14 (Antelope Valley Fwy) North. Proceed North on the 14 through Palmdale, Lancaster. Past Avenue "A", you'll enter Rosamond. Take the next exit "Rosamond Boulevard", Edwards AFB exit and turn right onto Rosamond Blvd. Proceed through 2 lights, across the railroad tracks and straight onto EAFB property. You'll see the "Welcome to Edwards" marker. Proceed straight to the West Gate on Rosamond Blvd.; about a 17 mile stretch of desert. The housing area and Billeting Office are approximately 8 miles beyond the gate.
If you plan to take the bus, the Prime Time Shuttle is available to the Greyhound Bus station in Los Angeles, approximately 20 miles from the airport. Call 310-342-7200 for information regarding cost and departure times.
The Greyhound Bus station is located on the corner of 7th St. and Alameda St., next to the train station. For reservation information, call toll free 800-231-2222. The bus has drop off points in Palmdale, at McDonalds, on Palmdale Blvd.; in Lancaster, at the Greyhound Bus Station, 44949 N. Yucca Ave.; in Rosamond, at the Circle K store on Sierra Hwy. Greyhound does not provide service to the base. Again, you will need to take a taxi or have your sponsor make arrangements for you to get to the base.
Should you travel to California by train, AMTRAK, you will arrive at Barstow, which is approximately one hour from Edwards. Greyhound Bus also provides bus service to Mojave, approximately 23 miles from Edwards.