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PODS Moving and Storage Los Alamitos

PODS Moving & Storage Los Alamitos

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Sunday: 6 a.m.–3:30 p.m. PT

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Can I Live in Los Alamitos and Commute to Los Angeles?

Los Alamitos, one of Orange County’s first true suburbs is known for its small-town, Mayberry-like feel. The community is clean and safe, and its residents pride themselves on maintaining some of the best schools in the county. What’s more, it’s less than 30 miles from Los Angeles, making it the perfect place to settle down with the family while still being able to work in the big city. In fact, according to Rome2rio, when it comes to commuting to L.A. from Los Alamitos, you have multiple options to choose from. Let’s take a look.

How Can I Get From Los Alamitos to Los Angeles?

Even though Los Alamitos only has a population of just over 11,500, it’s in a prime location when it comes to transportation options. In fact, if you live in Los Alamitos and want to commute to Los Angeles, you have five options (six, rather, if you consider getting there by a combination of these options): by car, taxi, tram, bus, or train. Unsurprisingly, an estimated 83% of working residents commute to jobs outside of Los Alamitos.

How Long Does It Take to Get From Los Alamitos to Los Angeles?

Depending on your mode of transportation and the traffic, the 23.2 miles between Los Alamitos and Los Angeles could take anywhere from around 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. For example, driving in a car or taxi will likely give you the most direct route, so that trip may only be around 30 minutes long. If you take the bus, however, you have to consider other factors, such as a transfer that takes nearly 40 minutes.

What’s the Best Way to Get From Los Alamitos to Los Angeles?

What’s best for you may not be best for someone else. Do you own a car? That may be the best option for you, as it’s likely the quickest way, depending on traffic. Are you concerned about costs? Without a car, a bus ticket is certainly the cheapest way to go. Do you prefer to digest the latest news or get caught up on last-minute emails on the way to the office? The tram may be best for that.

Here’s the full breakdown from Rome2rio as of March 2021:


  • Tram/Taxi
    • Duration: 47 minutes
    • Cost: $28–$34
  • Train, Line 50 Bus
    • Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
    • Cost: $25–$39  
  • Bus
    • Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes
    • Cost: $4–$10
  • Taxi
    • Duration: 25 minutes
    • Cost: $120–$150
  • Drive
    • Duration: 25 minutes
    • Cost: $2–$4

Does the commute sound like a perfect fit for you? If you’ll be new to the L.A. area because of work, here are seven other aspects to consider before relocating for a job.


Los Alamitos moving & storage

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How PODS Works

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Get it & load it

We deliver your container, and to ensure your safety, PODS is a contactless service so you don't need to meet your driver. Take your time loading on your schedule, right in your driveway. If you want help, your PODS personal moving and storage team will connect you with local packing and loading companies.

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Keep it

At-home storage gives you the flexibility you need, whether you want easy storage just steps away, or you want to take your time packing and loading.

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Store it

If you need temporary storage, we'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Center, where it will be safe, secure, and easily accessible until you need it again.

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Move it

We've got this, so you don't have to. We'll deliver your container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country*. If you need to ship your car, we can connect you with one of our preferred car shipping providers who will arrange professional services in your area.

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Find Your Fit: Moving and Storage Container Size Options

  • Ideal for 3 to 4 rooms, or up to 1,200 sq. ft.**
  • About the length of a standard parking spot
  • Comparable to a 10'x15' storage unit or a 20' truck

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  • Perfect for a 500-800 sq. ft. space**
  • Great for packing away things from 2 or 3 rooms
  • Compare to a 10'x10' storage unit or 15' truck

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8-Foot Container

  • Great for a studio or room of 500 sq. ft. or less**
  • A popular choice for college students
  • Comparable to a 5'x10' storage unit or 10' truck

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  • Exterior Dimensions: 16’ x 8’ x 8’**
  • 10,000 pound on-site capacity
  • 835’ cubic feet of space
  • Ideal for long-term projects and storing larger materials and equipment
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**Container sizes are for guidance only and may vary slightly. Dimensions are based on exterior measurements.

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