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Directions to Pomona College

Interactive Campus Map

Link to interactive campus map

Please visit our interactive Campus Map to find specific locations and parking information. Please note our main parking structure (shown above) appears to be an athletic field in Google Maps and on our campus map.

We also offer a printable PDF map [pdf] .

Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles (Google Map), and is easily accessible by car, plane, or rail.

Where to Park

The driving directions below will lead you to our south campus parking structure, located at 295 E. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711. After you arrive, consult our Campus Map [pdf] to locate your exact destination. Additional handicapped parking is available in the Alexander Hall lot (College Avenue and Sixth Street) and in the Sumner Hall (Admissions Office) lot near Bonita and College Way, and limited street parking is available along College Avenue.

By Car

From Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County

Take the appropriate freeway to reach Interstate 10 (Orange County: 57 North; Long Beach: 605 North or 710 North; Los Angeles: 101 South).

On Interstate 10, head east and exit Indian Hill Boulevard, exit 47. Turn left (north) off the freeway onto Indian Hill Boulevard and drive north about one mile to 1st Street and turn right onto 1st. Take 1st to Columbia Avenue (it is just past College Avenue) and turn left to enter the parking structure. Consult our campus map [pdf] for your destination on campus.

From the Ontario Airport or the Inland Empire

Take Interstate 10 west and exit Indian Hill Boulevard, exit 47. Turn right (north) off the freeway onto Indian Hill Boulevard and drive north about one mile to 1st Street and turn right onto 1st. Take 1st to Columbia Avenue (it is just past College Avenue) and turn left to enter the parking structure. Consult our campus map [pdf] for your destination on campus.

From Pasadena or the San Fernando Valley

Take the Foothill (210) Freeway eastvand exit Towne Avenue. Turn right onto Towne, traveling south until reaching Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill. Travel east on Foothill to Indian Hill Boulevard, turn right, and proceed approximately one mile to 1st Street and turn left. Take 1st to Columbia Avenue (it is just past College Avenue) and turn left to enter the parking structure. Consult our campus map [pdf]  for your destination on campus.

walking directions to Sumner Hall

Walking directions to Sumner Hall (Office of Admissions)

Prospective Students and Parents

If you are visiting the Admissions Office, there is limited parking and handicapped parking in the Sumner Hall (Office of Admissions Office) lot near the corner of College Way and Bonita Avenue. (Please note: College Way is a different street than College Avenue.) If you instead park in the structure, walk north into campus along the pathways. Go left along Bonita Avenue for approximately one block to College Street and turn right (north toward the mountains). Sumner Hall will be on your left.

If you are looking for information on campus visits, interviews or overnight stays, please visit our Admissions area.

Important Addresses to Note

If you are using mapping services to find other locations on campus, please note these addresses. You will still need to park in the south campus parking structure, unless you can find a spot or require a handicapped spot in the smaller lots at Alexander or Sumner.

  • Alexander Hall (general administrative offices) - 550 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
  • Bridges Auditorium (Big Bridges) - 450 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 911711
  • Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges) - 150 E. 4th St., Claremont, CA 91711
  • Museum of Art - 333 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Seaver Theatre - 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
  • Smith Campus Center - 170 E. 6th Street., Claremont, CA 91711
  • Sumner Hall (Admissions) - 333 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall – 340 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711

By Plane

We recommend flying into Ontario International Airport (ONT), which is less crowded than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and closer to campus. Ontario is served by most major airlines and all major car rental agencies. A cab ride to Claremont takes 20 minutes and costs approximately $25.

If flying into LAX, you may take a commuter flight to Ontario, rent a car, or take a shuttle van to Claremont. Allow 90 to 120 minutes driving time during peak times.

Super Shuttle, a 24-hour express shuttle to Claremont, costs $43 from LAX and $20 from Ontario; additional passengers cost $9 each. For reservations, call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826). Follow this SuperShuttle Discount Link and the 15% discount will automatically be calculated when you book your SuperShuttle ride. You may also enter the discount code FPCS2 manually.

There are also three other airports within a 45-mile radius of Claremont: Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Orange County (Santa Ana), and Long Beach Airport.

From Downtown Los Angeles by Rail

The Los Angeles area Metrolink serves the city of Claremont with a station two blocks from the campus. Take the San Bernardino line east from Los Angeles. Once at the Claremont Metrolink station, walk east to College Avenue and then two blocks north on College Avenue to Bonita Avenue. Turn right and travel one block to the Sumner Hall (Admissions Office) parking lot. Call Metrolink at (800) 371-LINK for a schedule or visit their website.