Directions

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 Parking Lot).

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 the I-210 east to the Padua/Baseline exit – go left on Baseline. Turn left onto Monte Vista which is the first stoplight. Turn right onto Claremont Blvd. Turn right onto Ninth Street – one block passed Foothill Boulevard. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa Parking Lot).

Parking

Parking will be available in the East Mesa Parking Lot, the Sanborn Parking lot and on Claremont Blvd. (see parking map)

Pitzer Map

Local Airports

Ontario International Airport is located 20 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
  • For shuttle service from the surrounding airports, please click here for Pitzer’s 15% automatic online discount.

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 and 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: 808-LINK in any Southern California area code]
Union Station and L.A. Rails Site

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. Service is provided daily.

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

Foothill Transit