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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: It's great, if you have a car. Your options become limited if you are trying to go far without one.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: You can take the train to LA and there is Zip car on campus, but in generally most things you need are in claremont or nearby.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Multiple options, such as the metro and zip cars

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus and train station are not too far away from Pomona, but they're often inefficient.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: They go the extra mile – The train to LA in claremont is great, as is the zip car program: You can rent cars by the hour for only 8 bucks an hour/60 bucks a day. Also, they have shuttles to various events every weekend. People carpool and share super shuttle to the airport. On the loose will pay for some of your gas and/or rent you a car for free if you're going camping.


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You can sum up Claremont's transportation system in five words: not really all that good. Some students seem able to navigate the confusing waters of public transit, but many more get hopelessly lost, and some are probably still riding the bus today, haggard and tired, traveling from poorly marked bus stop to poorly marked bus stop, somehow getting ever farther from home. The buses are really slow and nightmarishly confusing, but the train, which is right next to campus, is very fast and easy. Unfortunately, the last train back from LA is at 8 or 9 p.m., so unless you plan on spending the night, evenings in the city require a car.

This really is one of the most frustrating things about going to Pomona: feeling so confined and being so close to Los Angeles yet being unable to get there. It's doable, just very frustrating and difficult, and it's generally not worth it. Cabs and the super shuttle work great for getting to the airport, but they are expensive for travel to LA. The only real answer is having your own car.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride
  • Friend

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety escorts
(909) 607-2000
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Foothill Transit

Month-long passes at discounted rates are available for students.


(800) 743-3463

100 S. Vincent Ave., Suite 200, West Covina

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)

This airport is about 45 minutes without traffic.

1 World Way, Los Angeles

(310) 646-5252

LA/Ontario International

This airport is only about 20 minutes away.

1923 E. Avion St., Ontario

(909) 937-2700

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The closest Greyhound depot is located on Indian Hill Boulevard, just south of the I-10 freeway.

888 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

(909) 624-4564

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This station is less than a mile from campus.

100 W. Commercial St.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 21 responses

  • 14% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 5% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 76% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 54% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 42% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 10 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 9 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 11 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Very easy.
  • 52% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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