Directions to Campus

UCLA is located just east of the I-405 freeway. The most convenient exits are Wilshire and Sunset Boulevards from both north and southbound directions.

Exit Sunset Boulevard

For easy access to the north side of campus, exit via the Sunset Boulevard eastbound off-ramp.

Recommended parking: Structures 4 and 7

Exit Wilshire Boulevard

For easy access to the south side of campus, exit via the Wilshire Boulevard eastbound off-ramp.

Recommended parking: Structures 2, 8 and 9

Map of freeways and UCLA's location from LAX and Burbank Airport

Parking

Parking can seem a little daunting if you are unfamiliar with the campus, but don’t worry. There are plenty of places to park within walking distance of Bruin Day events.

Following are two parking options. For both options, daily parking for disabled guests with a DMV placard is $6.

  • Option 1
    Special Event Daily Permit highly recommended
    • On Bruin Day, from 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., purchase a one-day special event parking permit for $12 from an attendant at the entrance to Parking Structures 2, 4, 7, 8 or 9.
    • Use the interactive map to get custom driving directions to a parking structure.
    • Attendants accept cash only.
    • After purchasing a permit, you may park in any available spot in the structure.
  • Option 2
    Self-Service Parking very limited availability
    • Limited self-service parking areas are available for campus visitors at any time in Parking Structures 2, 4, 7 and 8 (not available in PS 9) and are designated with this green icon.
    • Use the interactive map to get custom driving directions to a parking structure.
    • Rates range from $3 per hour to $12 for the entire day.
    • After parking, pay at a self-service pay station in the structure.
    • The pay stations accept credit cards and cash, but do not dispense change.

Airports

Los Angeles is serviced by three regional airports. The closest to UCLA is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which also provides the most convenient transit options for families.

Los Angeles International Airport

13 miles south of UCLA
30 minutes, depending on traffic

Directions: LAX to UCLA

Burbank Airport

19 miles northeast of UCLA
40 minutes, depending on traffic

Directions: BUR to UCLA

Long Beach Airport

31 miles south of UCLA
50 minutes, depending on traffic

Directions: LGB to UCLA
Still life with palm tree & plane

LAX FlyAway Bus to Westwood

The FlyAway bus travels between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Westwood Village. One-way fare is $10, and may be purchased with credit or debit cards only.

Buses depart LAX’s Terminal 1 on the hour from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., daily. They stop at Terminals 2–6 before departing for Westwood Village.

Buses depart Westwood Village on the hour from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., daily. They drop off passengers at all LAX terminals.

The estimated travel time is 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Refer to the FlyAway website for the most up-to-date schedule and rates.

FlyAway bus stop in Westwood Village
Flyaway shuttle bus

Commercial Shuttles

Though more expensive than the LAX FlyAway bus, these shuttles may provide a transit alternative for those traveling through Burbank or Long Beach Airports.

Super Shuttle
(800) 258-3826

Prime Time Shuttle
(800) 733-8267

Ridesharing

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are widely available in the Los Angeles area.

Taxis

Independent Cab Co.
(800) 521-8294

United Taxi
(800) 822-8294

Yellow Cab
(424) 222-2222

Public Transportation

UCLA is served by more than a dozen major city bus lines via L.A. Metro, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver City Bus.

Commuter buses are also available Monday through Friday via the L.A. Department of Transportation, Antelope Valley Transit Authority and Santa Clarita Transit.

If you plan on taking public transportation to UCLA, we recommend using Google Maps to find the most convenient routes.

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