Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

California Institute of Technology

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.

Check out the Little T for tips on travel, airports, public transpotation, etc.

Driving Directions from local airports

Super Shuttles
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. SuperShuttle and Primetime Shuttle 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
Take the FlyAway bus 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.