Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and is easily accessible by car, plane or rail.
Our main parking structure is located at 295 E. First Street. Additional visitor and handicapped parking is available in the Alexander Hall lot (N. College Avenue and Sixth Street) with limited street parking along College Avenue.
Nine electric vehicle charging ports, located on the first floor of the South Campus Parking Structure and operated by the ChargePoint network, are available to the public at a rate of $1.25 per hour. Faculty and staff members receive a discounted rate, and should contact Facilities for information.
From the I-210 East: 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 E. 1st Street and turn left. Take E. 1st Street to Columbia Avenue (it is the stop sign just past College Avenue) and turn left to enter the parking structure on the right.
From I-10 headed East: Exit Indian Hill Boulevard. Turn left off the freeway onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north about one mile to 1st Street. Turn right onto E. 1st Street. Take 1st Street to Columbia (it is the stop sign just past College Ave) and turn left to enter the parking structure on the right.
From I-10 headed West: Exit Indian Hill Boulevard. Turn right off the freeway onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north about one mile to 1st Street. Turn right onto E. 1st Street. Take 1st Street to Columbia (it is the stop sign just past College Ave) and turn left to enter the parking structure on the right.
From I-210 headed West: Exit Baseline Avenue. Turn right onto Baseline Ave. Turn left onto Monte Vista. Turn right onto Claremont Blvd. Take Claremont Blvd. to 1st Street (approx. 2 mi.) Turn right onto 1st Street. Take 1st Street to Columbia (stop sign). Turn right to enter the South Campus Parking Structure.
Ontario Airport is served by most major airlines and all major car rental agencies. A ridesharing or cab ride to Claremont takes 20 minutes.
From LAX, rent a car or take a shuttle van to Claremont. The trip may take up to two hours, especially during morning and evening rush hours.
Three other airports are within a 45-mile radius of Claremont: Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and Long Beach Airport.
The Metrolink train station in Claremont is three blocks from campus. Take the San Bernardino line east from Union Station in Los Angeles, or west from San Bernardino. Exiting the Claremont station, turn right (east) and walk one block to College Avenue. Turn left (north) on College Avenue and walk two blocks to campus.
Campus and Beyond
Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, a tree-lined residential community of 35,000 near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Just a short walk away from campus is the Village, which has a five-screen movie theater and more than 150 shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants that offer everything from Italian and Thai food to hamburgers and vegan fare.
Los Angeles is just 35 miles to the west, and within 50 miles of the campus lies all that Southern California has to offer—from academic and cultural centers, theme parks and attractions to the desert, mountains and beaches.