Welcome to the City of Pasadena! There are many affordable ways to get you to, from, and around Pasadena, whether your destination is blocks away, to Downtown LA, or into the far reaches of the San Gabriel Valley.

Conference Location

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Bob Hope Burbank Airport

The closest airport to Pasadena is the Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport. (Around 15 miles away.) Southwest has frequent flights from SAC, SJ, and OAK. (Unfortunately nothing direct from SF, SD, Fresno or the Monterey area.)

Getting Here

To the Pasadena Convention Center from Burbank airport is $25 by a shuttle (you will need to book ahead of time.  The same shuttle services that serve LAX also serve Burbank), approximately $55 by taxi, and approximately $30 by Uber. (Note however that although Uber can drop you back to the Burbank airport’s curb, you need to arrange to pick up Uber in the airport’s short term parking lot and the parking fee will add a little on to your fare.)

LAX Airport

Getting Here

For those who do fly into LAX and take the Flyaway shuttle to Union Station and want to continue by public transportation to the Convention Center, at Union Station get on the Gold Line metro heading towards Pasadena.  Fare is $1.75.  At the eighth stop (Del Mar), exit.  The Del Mar station is on Arroyo Parkway.  Walk north (in the directions of the mountains) one block to Cordova.  Turn right and walk two block and you will come to the Pasadena Sheraton and Convention Center.  (The Pasadena Hilton is another two blocks up Cordova.  For the Westin Pasadena, when you see the Pasadena Hilton, head north on Los Robles Blvd.  The Westin is three blocks up on Los Robles.)

LAX Flyaway

Don’t feel like renting a car and dealing with LA traffic? No problem! When flying in from LAX, the LAX Flyaway will pick up passengers from the airport and bring them to Union Station, where you can conveniently catch the Metro Rail Gold Line into the heart of Pasadena:

Cost: $8.00 to Union Station (one way)

Method of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or debit. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED.
Tickets can also be purchased online for you convenience:
For more information:


There are a variety of shuttles to and from the airport. It’s a good idea to ask the concierge at your hotel if they offer a free shuttle, which can save you some money. If not, contact one of the following companies:

(800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826)

1(800) RED VANS (733-8267)

Shuttle to LAX:

Lyft & Uber

If you are familiar with Lyft and Uber, all you need to do is book a ride using Lyft or Uber’s app, which can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play. Fares vary so be sure to check each carrier.



Metro Rail

Metro Rail is Los Angeles’s light rail system that can take passengers from Pasadena to the airport in less than half an hour. Trains run every 10-15 minutes, but it is highly recommended that you leave yourself plenty of travel time to get to your destination. Pasadena has the following stations:

  • Sierra Madre Villa
  • Allen
  • Lake
  • Memorial Park
  • Del Mar
  • Fillmore

A TAP card is required to use the Metro Rail and Bus System. Cards can be purchased at TAP vending machines at most stations.

    • One way: $1.75
    • Senior 62+/Disabled/Medicare: $.75 cents peak; $.35 off-peak
    • All day: $7.00
    • Senior 62+/Disabled/Medicare: $2.50
    • 7 day pass: $25.00
    • Senior 62+/Disabled/Medicare: $25.00

For more information about the Metro Rail:

Getting Around Pasadena:

The Pasadena ARTS Bus

The Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS) is the most affordable method of public transportation that can take you from one end of Pasadena to the other. Schedules do vary during the week and weekend so it’s highly recommend to plan ahead. If you plan on using the ARTS Bus for your entire stay, you may want to consider purchasing an ARTS ticket book. Please note that all buses accept cash only.


      • Full Fare:  $.75 cents
      • Youth (K-12): $.50 cents
      • Senior (60+ years): $.35 cents
      • Disabled: $.35 cents
      • Local (ARTS Buses Only) – FREE
      • Interagency*: $.25 cents
      • Interagency Senior/Disabled*: 10 cents

*Metro buses & Gold Line, Foothill Transit

For more information about routes and time tables visit:

For fares, visit:

The Metro Bus

If you have plans to travel outside of Pasadena, and into the Los Angeles area, the Metro Bus is available to use as well. If you take the Metro Rail and transfer to a Metro bus, there is a discounted rate for transfers. A TAP card is required to use the Metro Bus System and cards can be purchased at TAP vending machines.


      • Full Fare: $ 1.75 (no transfers)
      • Senior 62+/Disabled/Medicare: $.75 cents peak; $.35 off-peak
      • Metro-to-Muni Transfer (transfer to a non-Metro bus within 2 hours): $.50
      • Senior 62+/Disabled/Medicare: $.75 cents peak; $.35 off-peak
      • For more information, visit:

Foothill Transit

If you’d like to explore the San Gabriel Valley to visit the communities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Glendora, and Claremont, Foothill Transit will take you there. If you’ve previously purchased a TAP card, you can use it on Foothill Transit buses.


For more information about fares:

Driving to Conference?

Pasadena Convention Center has put together driving directions for just for you: