Travel to Claremont

Arranging Transportation to NISSO

International Place is located at 390 E. Ninth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, on the Claremont McKenna College campus. There are several transportation options to International Place. Below you will find information on these different options.

Nearby Airports

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport (ONT) are the closest airports to Claremont.

LAX is located about 50 miles/80 km from Claremont. (view driving directions)
ONT is a small airport located about 10 miles/16 km from Claremont. (view driving directions)

Airport Pickup Service

International Place offers an optional, complimentary airport pickup service from LAX and ONT airports to campus for international students or scholars who will be attending NISSO Fall 2020.

Individuals registered for our complimentary airport pickup service will be welcomed by our campus representatives at LAX and ONT Airports and will receive complimentary transportation from the airport to International Place.

Individuals who are interested in using this service must make the request in the NISSO Registration Form.

Guidelines for Complimentary Airport Pickup Service

  • Due to the volume of individuals attending NISSO, International Place can only accommodate students who:
    • Register for NISSO before the July 10 deadline
    • Will arrive at LAX or ONT arrival terminal on Thursday, August 20, between 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    • Submit their flight itinerary to International Place
  • International Place will depart LAX and ONT airports by 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 20.
    • International arrivals should anticipate needing two hours to claim baggage and clear U.S. immigration and customs.
    • Domestic arrivals should anticipate needing one hour to claim baggage.
  • Students arriving outside of the guidelines listed above should be prepared to arrange their own transportation to Claremont (see other options below).
  • Unfortunately, we cannot provide the Airport Pickup Service to family members who are traveling with students. Students traveling with others should use one of the other transportation options listed below.

Signing up for Airport Pickup Service

To request International Place’s complimentary Airport Pickup Service, please complete your NISSO Registration Form by Friday, July 10. When registering for our airport pickup service, please be mindful of the guidelines and schedule provided above.

NISSO Fall 2020 Registration Form

Note: All requests are reviewed by International Place before the Airport Pickup Service is confirmed via email. Requesting a pickup does not mean that the service is finalized.

Other Transportation Options

There are several ways to travel from LAX or ONT airports to International Place, in addition to the International Place Airport Pickup Service.

Rideshare Apps

Rideshare companies, such as Lyft or Uber, offer affordable and convenient transportation services from the airport to Claremont. Download the applications to your mobile electronic device to create an account and reserve your transportation service.


Each airport has a “Ground Transportation” area where taxis are available for hire. While this option is a more expensive one, it is a good idea to have as a backup option in case your travel plans change unexpectedly.

Shared Shuttle Services

Generally, shared ride van services are very convenient. They are safe, fairly inexpensive, and provide door-to-door service to and from the airport. 

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