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

  • Exit Sunset Blvd. and travel east on Sunset 2.5 miles.
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Avenue. Drive south on Hilgard 0.25 miles.
  • Turn right on Wyton Avenue and proceed to the stop sign.
  • Turn right onto Charles E. Young Drive East.
  • The UCLA Guest House is the three-story building located immediately on the right side of the street. There is a 10-minute loading zone in front of the Guest House.

» Printable driving directions (PDF) to the UCLA Guest House from the 405 Freeway

Custom Directions

Click here for custom driving directions to the UCLA Guest House by Google Maps.


On-Site Guest House Parking

There is limited first-come, first-serve parking available at the Guest House at the daily campus rate.

Campus Parking

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 Visitor Parking Information

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

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) 825-9800 to request a pick-up.
» More Information About the Evening Van Service