Below you will find information on several modes of transportation that we recommend for travel from the airport to UCLA and around Westwood and Los Angeles.


The UCLA Campus Shuttle runs weekdays 7 am to 7 pm (excluding holidays, reduced hours in summer) 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).

The LAX FlyAway Express Bus shuttles passengers between LAX and Westwood departing Westwood on the hour from 8:00am – 8:00pm. The fare is $10.00. Tickets are purchased on the bus with a credit or debit card (no cash). The bus stop is on Gayley Avenue north of Strathmore Place. At LAX, passengers are dropped off on the Upper/Departures Level at each terminal. Passengers board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level curbside in front of each terminal under the green “FlyAway, Buses and Long Distance Vans” sign. Upon arrival in Westwood, you can walk to IPAM or your hotel.
*Enjoy $2 off when you pay with your TAP card (must have stored valued)

The Big Blue Bus serves West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Routes 1, 2, 8, 12, and 18 pick up at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme (a short walk from IPAM) and go to destinations such as the Santa Monica and Venice beaches, the Third Street Promenade and other shopping areas, and the Metro light rail station (Expo line). The fare is $1.25 per trip.

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 at Westholme) will take you into Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. The base fare is $1.75.

The Culver City Bus serves West Los Angeles and Culver City. Route 6 picks up at Westwood Plaza in front of the NPI building (a short walk from IPAM) and ends at LAX. The base fare is $1.00.


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 Ave. There is always a line of available cabs outside the front entrance.

Beverly Hills Cab: (310) 273-6611


Shuttle Service: 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. We suggest you arrange for pick-up at the UCLA Faculty Center (480 Charles E. Young Dr. East) or at your hotel or apartment.

Company Website Phone Number
SuperShuttle (310) 782-6600 or (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826)
Prime Time Shuttle (310) 536-7922 or (800) RED-VANS (733-8267)
Express Shuttle (310) 323-7222 or (800) 427-7483