MSC Visitors Page


See the map and directions at the bottom of this page, or use this Google Maps link.


Visitor parking permits are available at automated pay stations throughout campus. See the caltech parking site for details.


The most convenient are:
LAX, 35 miles, 45 minutes
Burbank, 15 miles, 30 minutes
Ontario, California, 50 miles, 60 minutes
Long Beach, California, 30miles, 45 minutes
Orange County (John Wayne), California, 80miles, 1hours 30minutes

Shuttle Services

Supershuttle (626) 443-6600
outside CA 800-554-3146 

PrimeTime (626) 504-3600 
outside CA 800-262-7433 

For Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Westin and Marriott, they will provide shuttle service to Caltech. 


(Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation. Please mention MSC & Caltech when you call.)

Courtyard Marriott (~3 miles) 
180 North Fair Oaks Ave. 
(626) 403-7600 

Hilton (~1.2 miles)
168 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 
(626) 577-1000 

Westin (~2 miles) 
191 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 
(866) 716-8132 

Saga Motor Inn (~1.0 miles)
1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
(626) 795-0431

Vagabond Motor Inn West (~0.5 miles)
1203 East Colorado Blvd; Pasadena
(626) 449-3170

Sheraton (~1.4 miles) 
303 East Cordova St., Pasadena 
(626) 449-4000 

Ritz-Carlton, Huntington (~2 miles)
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena
(626) 568-3900

Super 8 (~2 miles)
2863 East Colorado Blvd.
(626) 449-3020
Holiday Inn Express
3500 E. Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA91107
(800) 465-4329

Also see City of Pasadena, visitors

>From Burbank Airport

(upper arrow)
Follow signs to I-5 South;
Take I-5 to 134 East;
134 East becomes 210 East, into Pasadena;
Exit I-210 at Lake Street;
Take Lake South to Del Mar Blvd;
Take Del Mar East (3 blocks) to Wilson Avenue;
Take Wilson South (1.5 blocks) to Beckman Institute.

>From LAX

(lower arrow)
Follow signs to I-105 East;
Take I-105 to I-110 North;
Take I-110 North into Pasadena,
this turns into Arroyo Parkway;
Take Arroyo North to California Blvd;
Take California East to Wilson Avenue;
Take Wilson North (1.5 blocks) to Beckman Institute 

Updated 11/06/2007 by DLW