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Below you will find information on several transportation options. For transportation between UCLA and LAX, we recommend the FlyAway Express Bus.
The UCLA Campus Shuttle system runs weekdays 7 am to 7 pm (excluding holidays) and arrive at stops approximately every 8-10 minutes. One route provides round-trip service from northeast campus to Westwood Village. The shuttle stop closest to IPAM is located across the street from Murphy Hall on Charles E. Young Dr. (look for the Campus Shuttle sign). Bruin Bus Schedule
The LAX FlyAway Express Bus shuttles passengers between LAX and Westwood Village departing Westwood on the hour from 6:00am – 10:00pm The cost is $10.00 one way and tickets are purchased on the bus.
In Westwood village, look for the FlyAway sign on Kinross Ave, at
Parking Structure 32. The bus makes curbside stops at every airport
terminal. For more information, go to FlyAway. Upon
arrival, you can walk or take the UCLA Campus Shuttle to IPAM or your hotel.
The Big Blue Bus
serves West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Routes 1, 2, 3, and 8 pick
up at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme (a short walk from IPAM) and can take you to the
Santa Monica and Venice beaches, the Third Street Promenade, and other areas with shops and
restaurants. Bus 3 also goes to LAX Lot C, where you can pick up the parking shuttle to the
airport terminal. The cost is $1.00 per trip, or just $.50 with a UCLA ID.
The Metro Bus serves most of LA. Take the Metro 720 (Wilshire Blvd. at Westwood Blvd.) westbound towards Santa Monica or eastbound to
downtown Los Angeles. Metro Bus 2 eastbound (Hilgard Ave. at Westholme Ave.) will take you into Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. The base fare is $1.50.
The Culver City Bus
serves West Los Angeles and Culver City. Route 6 picks up at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme (a short walk from IPAM) and ends at LAX. The base fare is $1.00 and student fare is $.75 with a UCLA ID.
**IPAM core participants with a Bruin Card who regularly commute by bus may purchase a monthly Metro pass to ride the Metro (bus and rail) or an "EZ Pass" to use all three bus systems. Ask your program coordinator for more information and current rates.
Taxis: We recommend that you request pickup or drop off at the UCLA Faculty Center (480 Charles E. Young Dr. East), a short walk from IPAM. The program coordinator can
place the request for you and direct you to the pickup location. You can also walk about 2 blocks to the Westwood W Hotel on Hilgard. There is always
a line of available cabs outside the front entrance.
Beverly Hills Cab: (310) 273-6611
You may arrange for transportation to LAX or other destinations through one of
these shuttle services. The cost is typically less than a taxi. They will require
a credit card number when you place your reservation.