Directions & Travel Information

Pitzer College is located in the city of Claremont, a Southern California community of some 35,000 residents noted for its tree-lined streets and numerous parks. Situated at the southern base of the San Gabriel Mountains, with Mt. Baldy, a 10,000-foot mountain-peak, rising above it, Claremont is about an hour's drive from downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Coast beaches, the desert highlands and other snow-capped mountain ranges.

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Driving to Pitzer

From Ontario International Airport:
Travel west on I-10 (towards Los Angeles). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

From Los Angeles International Airport:
Take the CA-1 south/Sepulveda Boulevard towards I-105. Take the I-105 east (Imperial Highway). Take I-605 north. Take I-10 east (towards San Bernardino). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

From San Diego:
Take I-15 north. Take I-10 west (towards Los Angeles). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

From Orange County:
Take the CA-57 freeway north (towards Pomona). Take I-10 east. Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parkinglot).

From Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley:
Take I-210 east to Towne Exit. Turn right (south) to Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

From I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway):
Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

From I-210 east (Foothill Freeway):
Take I-210 east to Towne exit. Turn right (south) to Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight after Indian Hill. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

Parking for Admission
Parking for the Office of Admission is in the East Mesa parking lot. The Office of Admission is located on the first floor of Pitzer Hall, the building closest to the parking lot.

Bringing your electric car to campus? Electric vehicle charging stations are available for our guests directly in front of the Office. Please stop by the lobby of the Office of Admission for an access card.

Local Airports

Ontario International Airport is located 15 minutes from campus. Many major airlines service Ontario, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, America West, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Northwest, Reno Air, Skywest, Southwest Airlines, T.W.A. Airlines, United Airlines and USAir Express. Commercial shuttle service to campus is available.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located about one hour and 15 minutes from campus (assuming minimal traffic). Most major airlines service LAX. Commercial shuttle service to campus is available.

John Wayne International Airport (Orange County) is located in Newport Beach, just off the 405 freeway, about 30 miles south of Claremont. Estimated travel time is approximately one hour.

Ground Transportation

Rental Car:
If you plan to rent a car for the duration of your stay, below are a few competitively priced agencies in the Los Angeles area.

Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-831-2847
Enterprise 800-325-8007
National 800-227-7368
Thrifty 800-367-2277

Shuttle Service:
Airport shuttle services are available to the Claremont Colleges and nearby hotels. The cost is approximately $25 between ONT and Pitzer College; $60-100 between LAX and Pitzer College.

Express Shuttle: 800-427-7483
Supershuttle: 909-467-9600 or 800-BLUE-VAN

Rail and Bus Services

Metrolink
Claremont has a transit center with commuter rail service (Monday - Saturday) and bus service to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles as well as many other Southern California destinations. The transit center is located on First Street between Yale and College avenues, about 12 blocks from campus.

For details and schedules, visit these sites:
Metrolink
[Phone: 800-371-LINK]
Union Station and L.A. Rails Site
[Phone: 323-GO-METRO}
Foothill Transit [Phone: 800-RIDE-INFO]

Inter-City
Amtrak
[Phone: 800-USA-RAIL]
The nearest Amtrak station is located on Garey Avenue in Pomona, about three miles from campus.

Greyhound Bus Lines [Phone: 800-231-2222]
The closest Greyhound depot is located on Indian Hill Boulevard, just south of the I-10 freeway.

Hotels and Lodging

For a list of hotels and lodging, click here.