Flying In

If you are flying into Southern California, we recommend you use the Ontario International Airport (ONT) which is only a 15-minute drive to Scripps campus or the Doubletree Hotel Claremont. The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Bobe Hope Airport in Burbank (BUR) are other alternatives, but each are approximately an hour’s drive from campus without traffic. Please note that Los Angeles is notorious for its bad traffic. A trip to/from LAX and Claremont during rush hour can take two to three hours.

Public Transportation

Airport taxi and shuttle services are available to Scripps College and the Doubletree Hotel. The taxi cost is approximately $35-38 with tip. Scripps College has an online discount code for SuperShuttle airport shuttling company. The shuttle cost with the discount and tip is approximately $22 (for 1 person – incrementing $9 for each additional person) from ONT to Claremont; $55 from LAX to Claremont. Our 15% off online discount code is LNZQP. SuperShuttle website.

  • (LAX or ONT) SuperShuttle: (909) 467-9600
  • (ONT) Yellow Cab: (909) 622-1313

A good alternative to the options above is Lyft or Uber, either of which is no more than $20 between the airport and the hotel or Scripps campus.

Driving Directions

Major highway routes to Scripps and the other Claremont Colleges are the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), the Orange Freeway (57), the Pomona Freeway (60), and the Foothill Freeway (I-210).

To reach Scripps College from any area except Pasadena, take the 10 Freeway to Indian Hill Boulevard (exit 47) and drive approximately 2 miles north. Turn right onto Tenth Street and proceed east. Cross over College Avenue and follow signs for parking.

To reach the 10 Freeway from Orange County and the south, take the 57 Freeway north or, from Long Beach, take the 605 Freeway north. From west and southwest of Los Angeles, take the 60 Freeway east to the 57 Freeway north to the 10 Freeway east. Once on the 10 Freeway, follow the previous directions to campus.

From Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley, take the 210 Freeway east and exit at Towne Avenue. Turn right onto Towne, then left onto Foothill Boulevard. Continue on Foothill just over a mile and turn right onto Dartmouth Avenue.