240th meeting

Airlift & Ground Transportation

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California
240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California
12 – 16 June 2022

Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), just 16 miles (20-25 minutes) from Pasadena, is the closest airport famous for its ease and convenience operating nearly 100 direct flights daily primarily to the Southwest and Northwest. Getting to/from Pasadena in less than 30 minutes and avoiding the traffic in Los Angeles and LAX makes it the best alternative.

  • 100+ daily direct flights
  • 27 domestic cities
  • 6 major carriers
  • Rideshare= $30
  • Taxi= $65

Los Angeles Int. Airport (LAX) is 29 miles, or 45 mins-1.25 hours away depending on traffic. The 'gateway to the West Coast' is also one of the busiest airports in the world, LAX offers more than 800+ daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the US, as well servicing 88 cities internationally, with every major commercial airline operator. 

  • 1500+ daily direct flights
  • 100+ domestic cities
  • 88 cities in 44 countries
  • 61 major carriers
  • Rideshare= $60
  • Taxi= $100
  • FlyAway, Metro Gold Line= $13

LAX FlyAway
This charter service is most economical option to reach Pasadena from LAX .  The luxury shuttles pick up at every terminal at LAX before going directly to Downtown’s Union Station. From there, you can continue on to Pasadena by connecting to the Metro Gold Line.

  • $10 one-way

Metro Gold Line
This light-rail system connects Pasadena’s 6 stops to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and to communities to the east. From Union Station, other Metro rail lines offer access to the greater LA area. 

  • $1.75 one-way

Pasadena Transit 
The city’s local bus system of 6 routes travel between Old Pasadena, South Lake Avenue, the Playhouse District, as well as surrounding cities. All routes connect to at least one Metro Gold Line station.

  • $0.75 one-way