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.

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.

Details for NISSO Fall 2020 remain tentative due to COVID-19.

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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