There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena by train, tram, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, tram  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station Metro Gold Line

$8 - $10

7 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Cesar E Chavez / Vignes to Huntington / Atlantic 78/79/378

$11 - $16

Bus, line 780 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood LAX to Hollywood
  2. Take the line 780 bus from Hollywood / Argyle to Colorado / Los Robles 180/181 / ...

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena 28.4 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena 28.4 miles

$2 - $4

Shuttle  •  44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Pasadena

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  44 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Pasadena 28.4 miles

$130 - $190

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena 28.4 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Fair Oaks / Colorado via Cesar E Chavez / Vignes and Atlantic / Pine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Pasadena is 21 miles. The road distance is 28.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena without a car is to train and tram which takes 1 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Huntington / Atlantic station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena is 28 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena.

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There are 1785+ hotels available in Pasadena. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena.
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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Pasadena, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Cesar E Chavez / Vignes, Huntington / Atlantic, and Atlantic / Pine in around 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
lawa.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Vignes to Huntington / Atlantic
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Hollywood / Argyle to Colorado / Los Robles
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$30 - $45
Assist
$30 - $45
Español
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$55 - $70
Select
$80 - $110
Black
$110 - $150
Black SUV
$140 - $180
Lux
$160 - $210
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Pasadena
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Pasadena
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Pasadena
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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