Manhattan Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love Manhattan Beach

With a population of 35,135, Manhattan Beach is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Manhattan Beach

If you’re looking for affordable options, Manhattan House (1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd) and Pancho's (3615 Highland Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Manhattan Beach in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Manhattan Beach


When flying to Manhattan Beach, you’ll arrive at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), which is located 6 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from New Zealand to Manhattan Beach include Air Canada, Lufthansa and Air New Zealand. The shortest flight to Manhattan Beach from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Manhattan Beach. The train journey from Manhattan Beach to Burbank takes 0h 27m and costs around $20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fullerton, expect to pay about $25 for a 0h 39m trip.


Another option to get to Manhattan Beach is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 21 km from Manhattan Beach. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Manhattan Beach, including Tufesa, FlixBus and Amtrak. From Ontario, the bus ride to Manhattan Beach takes 72 km and will cost you around $18. From West Hollywood, the ticket costs about $112 for a journey of 169 km.

Airports near Manhattan Beach

Airlines serving Manhattan Beach

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,059 reviews)
Air France
Good (836 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,268 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,202 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (403 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,018 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (202 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (757 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (731 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Manhattan Beach

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hi View Inn & Suites and The Sea View Inn At The Beach.

Where to stay in popular areas of Manhattan Beach

Most booked hotels in Manhattan Beach

Hollywood Inn Express LAX
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Motel 6-Los Angeles, Ca - Los Angeles - Lax
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
Days Inn Los Angeles
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Manhattan Beach

Expect to pay $1.85 per litre in Manhattan Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.16 and $29.55. The most frequently booked car type in Manhattan Beach is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Jeep Renegade or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.