Whether you need to get to and from the airport, or simply want to explore surrounding Los Angeles, the UCLA Guest House offers a variety of transportation options for guests. Our Guest Services department will happily assist with public transportation plans, or help arrange taxi, shuttle, private car service, or car rentals. The UCLA Guest House is located about 15 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and is minutes away from major highways including the 405 Freeway.
From Los Angeles International Airport
The closest major airport to UCLA is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The UCLA campus is located approximately 15 miles north of the LAX.
Driving time from the airport varies depending on the day of the week and time of day you are traveling. During non-rush hour traffic times, plan on about a 45-minute drive between the campus and LAX; during rush hour traffic, plan on an hour or more.
From LAX, take the 405 Freeway north to Sunset Blvd. and follow the directions below to the UCLA Guest House.
From the 405 Freeway
» Printable driving directions (PDF) to the UCLA Guest House from the 405 Freeway
Click here for custom driving directions to the UCLA Guest House by Google Maps. When you click on the link, the destination address for the UCLA Guest House will already be filled in.
On-Site Guest House Parking
There is limited first-come, first-serve parking available at the Guest House at the daily campus rate.
Additional guest and visitor parking is available in campus Parking Structure 3, one block from the Guest House and at the same daily campus rate (tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk).
» Printable Campus Parking Locations Map (PDF)
» Campus Parking Information for Visitors
Complimentary Campus Express Shuttle (BruinBus)
There is a campus shuttle stop one block from the Guest House. The shuttle operates on weekdays
and offers free transportation throughout the campus. Stops include the UCLA Medical Center, the UCLA Wilshire
Center and Westwood Village — the small community just south of campus with many shops, restaurants
and movie theaters.
» Printable Campus Shuttle Map (PDF)
» More Information About the BruinBus
» Interactive BruinBus Tracker
Complimentary Medical Center Shuttle
The UCLA Medical Center operates a free shuttle on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance and the shuttle can pick you up in front of the UCLA Guest House. For more information and assistance in making a reservation, please contact the Front Desk at (310) 825-2923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary Evening Van Service
The Evening Van Service provides a safe way to get around campus during evening hours. Vans operate Monday
through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. There are five designated
areas where vans pick up passengers every 15-20 minutes, and there are a number of designated drop-off locations
throughout the campus and the surrounding residential area. You may also call (310) 825-1493 to request a pick-up.
» Printable Evening Van Service Map (PDF)
» More Information About the Evening Van Service