Public funeral service information:

Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Staples Center

Airport Locations if You Want to Visit Los Angeles:

This is the order of airports closest to downtown Los Angeles. Remember, the airport closest to downtown may not be the airport closest to your hotel.

1. Los Angeles International (airport code LAX) – 12 miles away.
2. Burbank – Hollywood (airport code BUR) – 12 miles away.
3. Long Beach (airport code LGB) – 17 miles away.
4. Orange County (airport code SNA) – 34 miles away.
5. Ontario (airport code ONT) – 37 miles away.
6. Oxnard – Ventura (airport code OXR) – 56 miles away.
7. George Air Force Bace (airport code VCV) – 61 miles away.
8. Carlsbad (airport code CLD) – 84 miles away.
9. Santa Barbara (airport code SBA) – 95 miles away.
10. Palm Springs (airport code PSP) – 101 miles away.

Airport Locations if You Want to Visit Neverland Ranch:

This is the order of airports closest to Neverland Ranch. Remember, the airport closest to Neverland Ranch may not be the airport closest to your hotel.

1. Santa Barbara (airport code SBA) – 23 miles away.
2. Santa Maria (airport code SMX) – 25 miles away.
3. San Luis Obispo (airport code SBP) – 49 miles away.
4. Oxnard – Ventura (airport code OXR) – 61 miles away.
5. Bakersfield (airport bode BFL) – 80 miles away.
6. Burbank – Hollywood (airport code BUR) – 105 miles away.
7. Los Angeles International (airport code LAX) – 110 miles away.
8. Visalia (airport code VIS) – 121 miles away.
9. Long Beach (airport code LGB) – 127 miles away.
10. Orange County (airport code SNA) – 146 miles away.

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102 Responses to “Travel Arrangements for Michael Jackson’s Public Memorial”
  1. vetsi says:

    what about all of us international travellers is there anything scheduled for the weekend i cant possibly prolong my stay??

    • Mick says:

      I know. I don’t even like MJ that much but got two tickets in the lottery. Flying in for the weekend. I am looking forward to hearing Stevie Wonder. Now there is a legend.

      • Mick says:

        Sorry, please ignore above. Someone just typed something on a computer.

      • deede says:

        I feel you could have kept that to yourself. This isn’t the time for you to be so ugly. If you didn’t like him why did you even send your email to the lottery? If you have nothing good to say it’s best to say nothing at all.

  2. vetsi says:

    I just dont understand the lack of consideration…

    • Aussie fan says:

      lack of consideration from who? I am sorry if people lost money booking flights etc and hotel rooms but we have to wait for official announcements and I am sure that planning a funeral which will be the most viewed in history takes a long time and alot of thought…also I believe strongly the family will allow enough time for fans to travel, they know how much Michael loved his fans.

      • Kasia says:

        I hope the funeral will be transmited… although.. maybe not? if the funeral wouldn’t be on tv I also wouldn’t mind, because I respect Michael and I wish that his last goodbye would be calm, without any f*** reporters, who screwed Michael’s life… and no more gossip, no descriptions of his look etc. He was beautiful on the inside and on the outside. I miss Him so much :(
        Ps. I only wirte this, ’cause I live in Poland and my heart is just aching not to see Michael for the first and the last time in my life…

        • Joanne says:

          I totally understand how you feel, I feel the same way I want to go and say a prayer for him.

        • andra says:

          i know what you mean..i live in italy and i feel the same way….tuesday i’ll be watching tv all day…that’s the only thing we can do to feel close to him… :’( rest in peace michael

          • Taylor says:

            if you want to feel close to Michael and keep his memory alive, remember there was more to him then just music and entertainment, he helped so many through charities and personal time, donte to them!!

        • Mick says:

          It will be

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  4. vetsi says:

    i am sorry but the family made announcements i didnt know people could just make announcements. Fans are travellin i am gettin on a plane like in hours… i just hope it all works out for Michael’s sake.

    • Aussie fan says:

      But they didnt make any announcement other than to say that they wanted to find out exactly what had happened before any funeral arrangements were made..I am sorry that you have wasted your money…it also looks like the staples centre rumors could also be false with events already planned there for tuesday.

  5. Adrian says:

    i thought they said Staples was bookee for a circus from next week?

  6. Joanne says:

    I wouldnt believe everything that you read. The family have neither confirmed or unconfirmed it

  7. New Zealand Fan says:

    As I live so far away from LA and Neverland, I totally envy those who are going to be there. My thoughts and love go with you all, and I just wish I could be there, too. Good Luck everyone : )

  8. Nataly says:

    i just can’t be there at time :(
    please tell me where i can visit his monument or place where He will be buried? I want to say “GoodBye” as well :(

  9. Joanne says:

    Nataly nothing has been officially announced yet

  10. rhiannon says:

    Hi all- well i can’t get a refund or anything so will still be in LA this weekend. I don’t know if the fans are planning on doing anything anyway but I will certainly be going to Neverland on the Saturday regardless…

  11. Joanne says:

    I couldnt get all my money back but given the chance I will still be attending

  12. Pam says:

    Today marks ONE week since Michael Jackson died. There’s still no SOLID plans in place for his funeral or viewing (either public or private). The longer this takes the worse his body condition will be. If they’re planning a public viewing with his body there for everyone to see for the last time, they better get going. Even with the embalming and make up and keeping his body frozen basically, it will still start to break down. I have a strong feeling it’s going to be a public memorial service but not a viewing because of the length of time this is taking.

  13. Joanne says:

    I agree, I need something concrete before I fly out, im from uk. Just heard Debbie Rowe is going to be fighting for custody of two of MJ children

  14. Emily says:

    It’s my understanding that the family chose Neverland as their first choice of location for the memorial, but the [tight-assed white bougie] neighbors in the area were fretting and fussing. “It’s only a two-lane road! This is the country! We don’t want to be disturbed! I mean, we were nice enough to let a black person move in! Now you want to bring all his fans here?” yip yip yip. So Neverland was nixed. This is the same rationale they offer to thwart plans to develop a Graceland-style park there.

  15. Jbean says:

    I believe Neverland was nixed b/c in that area you have to be cremated if you are to buried on property and they needed a court exception, but since that would take too long.. then they moved it…. Ya, know… the same thing happened to Elvis. They buried him in a plot first, then got approval later and moved him to Graceland and moved his parents too… It’s funny how little things like are poping up. I live in near Atlanta and dont have enough money to fly.. so I am hoping they give us enough time to find rides or charter buses and things like that. Either way, I will be making his final resting place one of my top 5 things to do before I die.

  16. i12no says:

    this is crazy, aren’t we all mature here, Michael needs to be left alone for once in his life, let him take his journey and meet his maker in peace, the rest is bs

  17. ricky tyms says:

    i really wish i can go to his funeral but i have no money to travel

  18. Hind_jackson says:

    Mikaeel would want his fun to be there for him , it doewnt matter if we can make it to LA or not? We should spend tuesday praying god . Our love will always be with him. I think that the most important thing for us fans is to keep remembering the things he cared about the most , no racism , peace on earth , children and try to make a change by starting with ourselves.
    I love you MiKaeel.

  19. Hind_jackson says:

    * sorry fans not fun.

  20. i miss you with all my heart

    you # 1 fan

    Amanda chevalier

    p.s rest in peace

  21. lizzy says:

    We pray for the Jackson family. We really pray for Michael’s children. I pray that people will stop talking bad about¬† the King of Pop in the news and remember that his children is watching. No matter what going on, his family and children needs this respect, and encouragement¬† right now.¬† They really need to know that they are not alone even in his death. Peace and Blessing and Much encouragement to the Family.Your Fans Lizzy. in Maryland

  22. Noncey says:

    He left unexpectedly …
    He was The Greatest..
    “One of a Kind” whos passion was MUSIC..
    A Dancer
    A Writter
    A Singer
    An Actor
    Put it together he was everything..
    His ability in creating new things was incomparable, so strong that his music were meaningful..
    It was’nt just a song but it was lyrics (WORDS) that expressed how he felt.
    Micheal Jackson you will forever be known as an incrediable man “with a heart who has feelings” and your music will forever live on..
    you have left unexpextedly………… but maybe this was your time to finaly be free from all the pain you have suffered, but you will live on forever in all of our lives..
    Michael Jackson “Rest Your Soul in On Peace”
    My Prayers to your family especially to your three childrens..
    “Heavenly Father bring peace upon his Family, May they live the truth, the light and your way and they shall forever have faith and courage to live on.
    We Love you Dearly Michael Jackson

  23. deede says:

    I have much love and respect for micheal jackson and his family. I feel this is a time they should be alone. His family are human just like the rest of us. They need their private time to reflect. Mike has been in the publics eye for a long time with statements are true or false. Can he please have the time as a private time for his family? People are just so cold. When they should have compassion. My prays go out to the family.

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