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About Burbank Airport

Burbank Airport Outside

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Built in the 1930s, Burbank Airport, also known as Hollywood Burbank Airport, and legally Bob Hope Airport is an airport located in Los Angeles, California. The airport facilitates a number of domestic US flights from US carriers, mainly flying to the western US, with a small number of routes to eastern cities in the US such as New York City and Boston.

Excluding international airports, Burbank Airport is one of the more popular airports in the US, due to its closeness to Hollywood and downtown LA. Hollywood Burbank is the closest airport to these areas in all of LA.

Hollywood Burbank Airport has more than 5,000,000 passenger traffic per year.

The airport is currently not a hub for any commercial airlines.

What is the airport code for Burbank Airport?

The airport code for Bob Hope Burbank Airport is BUR.

Airport Location

Hollywood Burbank Airport is located just outside of Burbank, Los Angeles, California. It's around a 20–30-minute drive from downtown LA and Hollywood, making it the closest airport in LA to these areas.


There's a great choice of retail, dining and passenger services before and after security at Burbank airport.

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • ATMs
  • Mobile charging
  • Lost and found
  • Babycare facilities
  • Animal relief zone

Lounges by terminal:

Hollywood Burbank Airport currently doesn't have any airport lounges.


Burbank Airport Runway Aerial View

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The airport has two runways — runway 15/33 (2,099m x 46m) and runway 8/26 (1,768m x 46m). Due to the wind direction, runway 15/33 is where the majority of planes take off from. Whereas the majority of planes land at runway 8/26 is where the majority of planes land. Runway 8/26 is also the only runway with an Instrument Landing System (ILS).


Hollywood Burbank Airport has one terminal building, which is split into two separate terminals. These are named Terminal A and Terminal B, with the gates inside each terminal numbered A1, A2, A3 etc and B1, B2, B3 etc.

Terminal A

Terminal A is slightly larger than Terminal B, with more gates. Airlines that fly exclusively out of Terminal A include American Airlines, JetBlue and Southwest.

Terminal B

Terminal B is the smaller terminal of the two. Airlines that fly to/from Terminal B include Alaska Airlines, Delta, Spirit and United.

Airlines that fly to Burbank Airport

There are currently no airlines based out of Hollywood Burbank Airport. Here's a list of all the airlines that currently fly to/from the airport.

Alaska Airlines USA
American Airlines USA
American Eagle USA
Delta & Delta Connection USA
JetBlue USA
Southwest Airlines USA
Spirit Airlines USA
United & United Express USA

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes

May 2018–April 2019
Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Oakland, California 415,810 Southwest
2 San Jose, California 344,540 Alaska, Southwest
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 324,210 Southwest, Spirit
4 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 298,810 American, Southwest
5 Sacramento, California 289,890 Southwest

How to get to Hollywood Burbank Airport

By driving

There are a number of car rental companies at Burbank Airport, as well as parking facilities.

The airport can be reached off of interstate 5 and highway 170/134.

By bus

The airport can be reached by bus on either the Metro Bus or the BurbankBus.

The Metro Bus connects downtown LA and the surrounding areas with Burbank Airport on bus lines 165, 169 and 222.

Burbank Bus travels between Burbank Airport and Metro-North Hollywood Station on the noho—airport route, which runs all day on weekdays.

By taxi

Taxis are not flagged down in LA. To get a taxi, you should either get the person(s) in charge of your accommodation to order it or order it yourself from one of the taxi companies listed on Burbank Airport's official website:

  • City Cab
  • United Taxi

By rail

The airport can be reached by rail via Bob Hope Airport Train Station. The airport can be reached by either the Ventura County Line on the Metro rail or by the Amtrak Pacific Surfline line on the Amtrak regional rail.