California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355-2340

CalArts' 60-acre, residential campus is in Valencia neighborhood in the suburban city of Santa Clarita. The campus is north of Los Angeles, adjacent to Interstate Highway 5 on McBean Parkway—approximately 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport; 21 miles from the Burbank Airport and only 1/2-hour north of downtown Los Angeles.

From Airports

There are several easy ways to travel between local Southern California airports and the CalArts campus. In addition to ridesharing apps such as Lyft and Uber, there are direct shuttle services available through Prime Time Shuttle, 800-733-8267 and Super Shuttle, 800-258-3826. These shuttles service both Burbank Airport and Los Angeles International Airport and are available by reservation, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The LAX Flyaway Service is a 24-hour bus service that operates between Los Angeles International Airport and L.A. Union Station, Van Nuys, Hollywood and Westwood/UCLA. For LAX FlyAway locations, schedules, service hours, parking, passenger drop-off/pick-up and driving directions, go to the LAX FlyAway web page or call 866-435-9529.

The Van Nuys route, which is located the closest to CalArts, at approximately 16 miles, does not accept cash, only credit card or bank card payment.

Local Transportation


  • Santa Clarita Transit services the Santa Clarita area, including Valencia, Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country and Sylmar. There are also express buses to the San Fernando Valley and into Los Angeles, with extra service during morning and afternoon rush hour service. For bus schedules, call 661-294-1287 or visit
  • MTA (Metro) services the greater Los Angeles area, and has routes throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Please note that MTA buses are accessed in the San Fernando Valley, either using the Santa Clarita Transit buses, the Metrolink train or car to get there. For more information, call 800-COMMUTE (266-6883) or visit

Commuter Rail

  • Metrolink is Southern California's regional passenger rail system that serves more than 55 stations across the region, including Santa Clarita. The Newhall Metrolink station is the closest to the CalArts campus (approximately 3.2 miles away).