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From Los Angeles International Airport
From the Bob Hope Airport (formerly the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport)
From Ontario Airport
If You're Driving
By Public Transportation
View Maps to Caltech

From Los Angeles International Airport:

Shuttle service is available from a multitude of companies (click here for a list of local shuttle companies). To get a shuttle, exit the baggage claim area and look for the ORANGE overhead "SHARED RIDE VANS" sign. Tell the driver you are going to Caltech; if you are asked for an address or intersection, Holliston Ave. and Del Mar Blvd. is near the southeast corner of campus (see the campus map for other streets).

If you are driving, take Sepulveda Blvd. to the Glen Anderson Fwy (105) east to the Harbor Fwy (110) north to the Pasadena Fwy, which becomes the Arroyo Parkway.
      Or:
Take the San Diego Fwy (405) north to the Santa Monica Fwy (10) east to the Harbor Fwy (110) north to the Pasadena Fwy, which becomes the Arroyo Parkway.
      Then:
Take the Arroyo Parkway straight ahead (north); turn right (east) on California Blvd. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your left. Turn left (north) at Hill Ave. Turn left (west) at San Pasqual St. Turn right (north) onto Holliston Ave. Proceed to the Holliston Parking Structure on your right at 370 S. Holliston Ave. (Building #66 on the campus map) to register your car and receive instructions on where to park.

From the Bob Hope Airport:

Shuttle service is available from a multitude of companies (click here for a list of local shuttle companies). Tell the driver you are going to Caltech; if you are asked for an address or intersection, Holliston Ave. and Del Mar Blvd. is near the southeast corner of campus (see the campus map for other streets).

If you are driving, take the Golden State Fwy (Interstate 5) south to the Ventura Fwy (134) east to the Foothill Fwy (210) east. Exit at Hill Avenue. Turn right (south) onto Hill. Take Hill south to San Pasqual St. and make a right (west). Turn right (north) onto Holliston Ave. Proceed to the Holliston Parking Structure on your right at 370 S. Holliston Ave. (Building #66 on the campus map) to register your car and receive instructions on where to park.

From Ontario Airport:

Shuttle service is available from a multitude of companies (click here for a list of local shuttle companies). Tell the driver you are going to Caltech; if you are asked for an address or intersection, Holliston Ave. and Del Mar Blvd. is near the southeast corner of campus (see the campus map for other streets).

If you are driving, take the San Bernardino Fwy (10) west to the Foothill Fwy (210); take the 210 west to Pasadena. Exit at Hill Ave; turn left (south) on Hill. Take Hill south to San Pasqual St. and make a right (west). Turn right (north) onto Holliston Ave. Proceed to the Holliston Parking Structure on your right at 370 S. Holliston Ave. (Building #66 on the campus map) to register your car and receive instructions on where to park.

If You're Driving:

Caltech is easily accessible from both the 110 (Harbor) Freeway (southwest of campus) and the 210 (Foothill) Freeway (north of campus). Please look at the Maps page for maps of the local freeway system.

If you're taking the 110 freeway, follow the freeway north until it ends (where it becomes the Arroyo Parkway). Take the Arroyo Parkway straight ahead (north); turn right (east) on California Blvd. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your left-hand side. Turn left (north) at Hill Ave. Turn left (west) at San Pasqual St. Turn right (north) onto Holliston Ave. Proceed to the Holliston Parking Structure on your right at 370 S. Holliston Ave. (Building #66 on the campus map) to register your car and receive instructions on where to park.

If you're taking the 210 freeway, exit at Hill Avenue; turn south on Hill. Take Hill south to San Pasqual St. and make a right (west). Turn right (north) onto Holliston Ave. Proceed to the Holliston Parking Structure on your right at 370 S. Holliston Ave. (Building #66 on the campus map) to register your car and receive instructions on where to park.

By Public Transportation:

Local Bus Service

Pasadena is served by two transit services. Foothill Transit serves Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley eastward; MTA, the regional transit agency, serves Pasadena and all of Los Angeles. The City of Pasadena also operates two free Area Rapid Transit Service (ARTS) shuttle bus lines. The Downtown ARTS bus stops on Wilson. Hours of operation are limited.

Hilton Hotel (Airport Bus stops here) in Pasadena to Caltech: Board the MTA 267 bus at Los Robles and Cordova; exit at Del Mar and Chester; cash full fare $1.35.

Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena: The MTA 401 Express bus can be boarded on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, approx. 3 blocks west of Union Station. Cash full fare is $2.60; exit in Pasadena at Colorado and Wilson; Caltech is approx. 3 blocks south.

The MTA 485 bus boards at the Busway off of Alameda, in front of Union Station. exit at Lake and California in Pasadena and walk east to Caltech.

Caltech to JPL: Board the westbound MTA 177 bus on California Blvd.

Discounted monthly and weekly bus passes, as well as student passes, are available through both Foothill Transit and MTA. Full-fare tokens are also available in packages of 10 for $9 at MTA service centers and at many checking-cashing businesses. Bus and transit maps are not available in bookshops or other local businesses, but may be picked up at the Patsaouras Transit Plaza (behind Union Station) in Los Angeles or in the Keith Spalding building on the Caltech campus.

Bus and Rail Trip Planner

Detailed bus and rail itineraries for the entire Los Angeles area, including Pasadena, can be planned on the TranStar website.

Carpool and other information is available by calling 1-800-COMMUTE.

Parking Information: All visitors who wish to park on campus must register with the Campus Parking Office at the Holliston Parking Structure, 370 South Holliston Avenue (building 66 on the campus map). Cars that do not display a valid Caltech parking permit will be cited or towed, so please go to the Parking Office before parking in any lot or structure. They will issue you a temporary permit and direct you to visitor parking.