Burbank receives its tourists mostly from the Bob Hope Airport (BUR) located in its north western region close to the city. Covering an area of 610 acres, the airport has two runways. Due to its strategic positioning, which is around 5 miles away from the corporate skyscrapers and city centers of the city in Los Angeles County, Bob Hope beckons all the major North American and Caribbean flights to its runways. Ground travel options are listed below.
Getting cheap rentals is easy at Bob Hope, which houses car rental counters at Terminal B. Plenty off-site agencies also offer free and cheap shuttle service for their customers. Before leaving for your travel destination, ensure you save the contact numbers of your rental agency in your cell phone. You can call them after you land, to find out more details on shuttle services. The following list includes some of the indepedent car rental agencies featured at our website and serving Bob Hope Airport:
Ground transportation MTA and the City of Burbank offer cheap transportation facilities via buses for travelers to downtown Burbank. Bob Hope airport has its own train station with ten Amtrak trains, along with 29 Metrolink trains serving the airport each day. It has also launched free shuttle services to ferry passengers from the airport to the downtown Burbank Metrolink station. The train service takes passengers to downtown Burbank, Glendale and Union Station in downtown LA and also to areas of Ventura County. All these destinations have cheap car rentals in their vicinity where travelers can hire rentals easily. Hotels and resorts also provide free shuttle service to the airport.
While waiting for extended periods can be part and parcel of air travel, passengers can find entertaining activities to indulge in, as they wait at Bob Hope Airport.
Exhibitions at the Airport Passengers who have to wait for their flights or those who want to find out more about Bob Hope Airport can check out the various art exhibitions featured at the two terminals, like the Airport History Exhibit and P38 Exhibit between B3 and B4 Gates. The Lockheed Stealth Aircraft exhibit, located near the valet center outside the terminal building, is another interesting display.
Restaurants: Busy passengers, who just need something hot and quick, can stop at Chezz Burger at Terminal A for a bite. Paradise Bar is yet another exotic restaurant providing high quality service and exotic drinks, while Tully's Coffee with an outlet at both the terminals offers specially blended coffees and other non alcoholic drinks.
News Stalls: You can grab news related printable or magazines on various topics from the fine arrays of newsstands at Just Plane News located in Terminal B which has three stalls in all.
Travel Marts: Terminal A has some great shopping options like the Pacific Coast Travel Mart which provides a variety of items travel related accessories and also a Shoe Shine shop.
ATM: Two ATMs are located at the Terminals for the convenience of travelers in need of immediate cash.