There are two methods of transportation from LAX to
Caltech: SuperShuttle, or the FlyAway bus plus the Metro
Gold Line. Taking SuperShuttle is easier, but also more
expensive. The conference can only reimburse up to $100
per person in travel costs, and you or your school will
need to cover the rest.
The conference will pay for lodging (all students are lodged
together at the conference's expense), meals (except dinner
Friday night), and registration. You do not need to include
these costs in your travel budget. Travel budget should only
include cost for travel by car, plane, or railroad. Supershuttle
costs to and from the airport can also be added to travel.
Please email us with any questions.
the Little T for tips on travel, airports, public transpotation,
Driving Directions from local airports
Students are recommended to take shared rides from the
airport to the hotel location. Students staying at the
conference hotel that is booked and paid for by the
conference (either the Howard Johnson Hotel or Saga Hotel)
can walk to campus from hotel location (hotels are less
than 1 mile from campus). A Conference committee member will
meet students at the hotel in the morning to walk over.
have services from all Los Angeles area airports with
competitive rates (a reservation is recommended). Booking together
with others gives a discounted rate. Also, you can use the
Caltech discount L3F94.
FlyAway bus+ Metro Gold Line
from LAX to Union Station
in Los Angeles, then take the Metro Gold Line from Union
Station to Lake Station in Pasadena. From Lake Station it
is a 0.8 mile walk to the hotel and a 1.3 mile walk to
Caltech. The round trip cost is $18 per person. Board
the FlyAway bus in the bus stop area outside the baggage
claim at any airport terminal - ask to make sure that
it is going to Union Station, since there are multiple
lines. The FlyAway bus must be paid for on site with
credit or debit card - no cash.