Travel and Accommodations
Due to events on the Caltech campus and in Pasadena during the dates of your visit, we are holding rooms at hotel locations a bit further than usual from campus. The Marriott is 2.5 miles from campus, allow at least 20 minutes for the short drive to Caltech due to local traffic. The Vagabond is 1.4 miles away, just north of the Caltech campus.
Marriott Courtyard; Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town, located in a pedestrian neighborhood with a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, retail shopping.
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103
Rate: $269 + tax/night – rate increased due to high demand for hotels in Pasadena on these dates
Onsite parking $17/day or $19/day for valet
Vagabond Inn; a traditional motel located closer to campus on Colorado Blvd.
1203 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Rate: $89.99 + tax/night
Wireless and onsite parking included
Transportation to Caltech from Airports
All transportation options are available outside the baggage claim areas. There are color-coded overhead signs for different zones – taxi, shared ride shuttles, hotel shuttles
Taxis – Yellow overhead signs
Taxi fares will range from $80 to $110 (depending on traffic, at times you can have $10 on the meter before you leave the airport).
Shared-ride shuttles – Orange overhead signs
The fare from LAX to Caltech will be about $45, for the return trip you can request a Caltech discount (and pick up from the Athenaeum).
If you prefer car service, Caltech has a negotiated rate with All-Pro Transportation (818) 248-7873; fare is $75 to/from Caltech to LAX (with an additional fee for very early or very late trips)
From Bob Hope/Burbank Airport:
Taxis and shuttles are available on the baggage claim level
Directions from local airports are available here.
Use the destination 1216 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91121, the address for the Cahill Center for Astrophysics and Astronomy. The underground parking structure is behind this building. Called one of Pasadena’s most notable buildings, it’s modern design and orange color are prominent landmarks.