Travel Information

NOTE: Students arriving on Thursday, July 23, 2009 should come directly to the office of CGU School of Mathematical Sciences to check in, pick up dorm keys and meal cards. CGU School of Mathematical Sciences occupies two houses and is located at 710 North College Avenue, Claremont CA; located on the NE corner of College Avenue and 7th Street. For participants going straight to the Doubletree Hotel and for those going directly to the orientation on the first day at Harvey Mudd College, see directions at the end of driving directions.

Air Travel

There are four major (relevant) airports:

  • Ontario (ONT), the closest, 10 miles from campus
  • Los Angeles International (LAX), the largest, 60 miles from campus
  • Burbank (BUR), 40 miles to the west of campus
  • John Wayne (SNA), 40 miles south of campus

Ground transportation from Ontario (ONT) to Claremont:

NOTE: Ontario is served by all the major US airlines, but Southwest is the dominant server and booking on Southwest is done ONLY via their website. Travel into LAX is usually a less expensive air fare price and has more non-stop flights, but then there are ground transportation delays and costs. You will have to balance these.

Ground transportation from Los Angeles International (LAX), Burbank (BUR), John Wayne (SNA) to Claremont:

  • By shuttle (LAX -- Claremont): Super Shuttle (800) 554-3146, Prime Time Shuttle (800) 733-8267 and other shuttle services are available from LAX.  Booking ahead is possible, as is picking a shuttle curbside. However, they may take consisderable time picking up other passengers and delivering them. They may cost up to $60.
  • By bus and train (LAX -- Union Station -- Claremont): FLYAWAY bus service is available from LAX. This will take you to and from Union Station (downtown Los Angeles) every half hour for about $6.  From Union Station, you can use the METROLINK train to bring you right into Claremont (this takes about one hour and costs about $6.). Please call our office for a ride from the Metrolink station in Claremont to the CGU Math House (909) 607-8012 where students will check in.

Auto Travel

The Claremont colleges are located three blocks east of Indian Hill Blvd and four blocks north of the Claremont Village. For students picking up your Orientation Packets at CGU Math, follow the instructions below. CGU Math is located in a three-story house on the NE corner of College Avenue and 7th Street. For participants wishing to go directly to the workshop presentations, go to the Olin Science Center, Harvey Mudd College (HMC). Beckman Auditorium is located in the basement, please follow the signs. Olin is just five blocks north of CGU Math on the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue. Please click on the CGU Campus Map below.

From the SAN BERNARDINO FREEWAY (I-10):

  1. Exit at INDIAN HILL BLVD
  2. Turn N from the freeway exit so that you are heading towards the mountains
  3. Travel approximately 1 ½ miles North on Indian Hill Boulevard
  4. When you reach 7th Street, turn right
  5. Continue to the 3rd stop sign which is North College Avenue
  6. The CGU Math house is located on the NE corner of College and 7th

From the SAN BERNARDINO FREEWAY (I 10) -- An alternative to avoid some congestion in downtown Claremont:

  1. Exit at INDIAN HILL BLVD
  2. Turn N from the freeway exit so that you are heading towards the mountains
  3. turn Right (East) at the first stop light, San Jose Avenue
  4. Proceed east to the first stop sign, this is College Avenue
  5. Turn left at College; you will be traveling north. (Some indication of your location will be that when you cross the rail tracks you are at 1st Street)
  6. The CGU Math house is located on the NE corner of College and 7th

From the FOOTHILL FREEWAY (210) going EAST:

  1. Exit at TOWNE AVE
  2. Turn right so you are heading south, away from the mountains
  3. Travel about one mile southbound to Foothill Boulevard
  4. Turn Left (east) onto FOOTHILL BLVD/CA-66 E.
  5. Travel Eastbound about two miles to North College Avenue, three blocks past the traffic light at Indian Hill Blvd
  6. Turn Right (south) onto N College Avenue going south to 7th Street
  7. The CGU Math house is located on the NE corner of College and 7th

From the FOOTHILL FREEWAY (210) going WEST:

  1. Exit at BASELINE AVE.
  2. Stay in the right lane as you exit and turn right onto Baseline Avenue; continue traveling west.
  3. At Monte Vista Avenue, turn left, going South away from the mountains and towards Foothill Boulevard/CA-66E
  4. At Foothill Boulevard, turn Right, traveling west.
  5. At N. College Avenue, turn Left, (south) and continue to the NE corner of 7th Street and College Avenue
  6. The CGU Math house is located on the NE corner of College and 7th

Doubletree Hotel Directions:

Following the above directions, the Doubletree is one block west of Indian Hill Boulevard, on the north side of Foothill Boulevard. (Map)

Links to area map and campus maps:

  • Google Maps  -- Claremont Colleges Area Map
  • CGU Campus Map -- CGU School of Mathematical Sciencecs is four blocks north of the Claremont Village
  • HMC Campus Map -- Harvey Mudd College is four blocks east of Indian Hill Boulevard on the SE corner of Foothill Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue.