There is a huge selection of shuttle services to and from LAX. It’s best to stick with reliable companies if you want to get to Pasadena in a reasonable length of time. Many companies provide 24 hour service. To get a shuttle, exit the baggage claim area and look for the GREEN overhead “LONG DISTANCE VANS” sign. Find one of the shuttle coordinators (those in red or blue coats carrying radios) to call a shuttle for you. Tell the driver you are going to Caltech; if you are asked for an address or intersection, Wilson and California is the southwest corner of campus and San Pasqual and Wilson is a normal stop for SuperShuttle. The fare to a residence about $28. The ground transportation desk in the baggage claim area of the terminals provides information on companies and their destinations. Super Shuttle [(800) BLUE VAN begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) BLUE VAN end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (626) 443-6600 http://www.supershuttle.com/] offers a Caltech discount price, but you have to be dropped off at certain pre-designated locations. S1 is located at the south end of the Holliston parking structure, S2 is north of Moore Lab by Chester, S3 is in the parking lot at the southeast corner of 450 S. Catalina (close to the Graduate Housing Office) and S4 is in the turnaround south of Arms Lab and off of California. Prime Time Shuttle [(800) RED VANS http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/] recently started a discount program for Caltech students as well if you are dropped on campus, Remember to show Caltech ID for the discount fare. A third option is LAXpress Shuttle [(800) 427-7483].
LAX to Pasadena (30-40 minutes): Take Sepulveda Blvd. south to the 105 Fwy east to the 110 Fwy north, which becomes Arroyo Parkway. Turn right (east) on California Blvd., which is the second traffic light, and continue down California a couple of miles to get to Caltech.
Shuttle service is available from a multitude of companies. Tell the
driver you are going to Caltech; if you are asked for an address or
intersection, Wilson and California is the southwest corner of campus.
BUR to Pasadena (25 minutes): Take the Golden State Fwy (Interstate 5) south to the Ventura Fwy (134) east to the Foothill Fwy (210) east. Exit Hill Avenue; turn right (south) onto Hill. Take Hill south to Del Mar Blvd.; turn right (west) onto Del Mar. The Caltech Campus will be on the left after about a block. From Nearby Freeways Caltech is easily accessible from both the 110 (Pasadena) Freeway (southwest of campus) and the 210 (Foothill) Freeway (north of campus). If you’re taking the 110 freeway, follow the freeway north until it ends (becomes the Arroyo Parkway). Take the Arroyo Parkway straight ahead (north); turn right (east) on California Blvd. Parking is available in several areas on the campus. You may park in any unnamed space. If you’re taking the 210 freeway, exit on Hill Avenue; turn south on Hill. Take Hill south to Del Mar Blvd.; turn right (west) onto Del Mar.
Visitors are required to display a paid permit if their vehicle is parked on campus between the hours of 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri. Visitor permits are available at automated pay stations at North Wilson Structure, Tournament Lot, California Structure, Holliston Structure and Lura Lot.( http://parking.caltech.edu/permits.html#visitor) For long-term parking, please refer to the Owning and Operating an Automobile section in Transportation.