Santa Clarita offers public transportation to get you around town.  For more information on how to get to Santa Clarita please review details below, check out our Santa Clarita maps or visit  SantaClaritaTransit.com.

In addition, below is a list of directions to Santa Clarita from various cities and landmarks.

Getting Here

Directions to Santa Clarita from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) 24 miles, about 31 mins: Google Maps
Take Golden State Freeway (I-5 North). Exit Magic Mountain Parkway right turn to McBean Parkway, turn right to Town Center Drive. Hotel at intersection of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway.

Metrolink trains

Passengers who want to commute via the Metrolink trains to Santa Clarita from Burbank, Bob Hope Airport:

The Airport offers free shuttle service between the Airport and the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station. Call SuperShuttle at 818-558-3179 for pickup at the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station, or call 1-800-224-7767 to make advance reservations. The Antelope Valley Metrolink line services Santa Clarita with three stops.

Passengers who want to commute via the Metro and City Bus to Santa Clarita from Burbank, Bob Hope Airport:

  • Take Metro Rapid Bus Line 794 from Hollywood Way/Thornton Avenue to Sylmar Station
  • Ride Metro Local Bus Line 152 from Sylmar Station to North Hollywood Station
  • Ride Santa Clarita Route 757 Bus from North Hollywood Station to McBean Parkway/Valencia Blvd.

Google Directions to Santa Clarita from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

Directions to Santa Clarita from Los Angeles Int’l Airport (42 miles, about 48 mins): Google Maps
Take San Diego Freeway (I-405 North) to Golden State Freeway (I-5 North). Exit Magic Mountain Parkway, turn right to McBean Parkway. Turn right to Town Center Drive. Hotel on right at intersection of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway.

Google Directions to Santa Clarita from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Ways to Commute from LAX

The cheapest way to get to Santa Clarita from LAX without a car is to use MetroLink. Stand under the green “FlyAway, Buses and Long-Distance Vans” sign in the center concrete island outside the LAX airport. Board a blue FlyAway bus heading to Union Station (there are FlyAway Buses going to Van Nuys and Westwood as well), $4 one-way (a 30-minute trip). It is a large charter-style bus, and is occasionally not labeled on the outside but has a window sign. FlyAway buses operate every half hour, 24 hours a day. If you are boarding at the airport, you will not be charged until you get to your destination. At Union Station follow the MetroLink signs. Walk to the Metro Green Line (Antelope Valley Line) in Union Station. Inside the terminal is an automated kiosk for purchasing tickets. The travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Passengers who want to commute to Santa Clarita from LAX using the Metro and City Bus can additionally utilize the following route:

  • Take the Metro Green Line from the Aviation Station to the Harbor Freeway Station
  • Ride the Metro Silver Line Express Bus from the Harbor Freeway Station to Union Station
  • Ride the Metro Red Line from Union Station to the North Hollywood Station
  • Ride Santa Clarita Route 757 Bus to McBean Parkway/Valencia Blvd.

For more detailed information visit Metro’s Trip Planner

Driving Directions to Santa Clarita from Universal Studios Hollywood (24 miles, about 29 minutes): Google Maps
Take the CA-170 Hollywood Fwy North,to the I-5 Interstate 5 (Golden State Freeway) North. The I-5 and the 14 freeway run parallel to Santa Clarita.

Public Transportation Directions to Santa Clarita from Universal Studios Hollywood
Metro Red Line –
Universal City/Studio City Station to 757 Express route to Six Flags Magic Mountain:
From Universal Studios Hollywood, take the Metro Red Line to the North Hollywood Station. Then take the Santa Clarita 757 Express bus to the McBean Regional Transit Station (MRTC). From there connect to a Santa Clarita Transit routes 3 & 7 to Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Driving Directions to Santa Clarita from Bakersfield (78 miles, about 1 hour): Google Maps
Take the Golden State Freeway ( I-5 ) South. Exit Magic Mountain Parkway; turn left. Turn Right on McBean Parkway. Turn Right on Town Center Drive. Hotel at intersection of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway.

Driving Directions to Santa Clarita from Pasadena (36 miles, about 40 minutes): Google Maps
Take the Pasadena Freeway ( 210 ) West to the Golden State Freeway ( I-5 ) North. Exit Magic Mountain Parkway; turn Right. Turn Right on McBean Parkway. Turn Right on Town Center Drive. Hotel at intersection of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway.

Driving Directions to Santa Clarita from Ventura County (47 miles, about 1 hour): Google Maps
Take Highway 1-126 East to the Golden State Freeway (I-5) South. Exit Magic Mountain Parkway; turn left. Turn right on McBean Parkway. Turn right on Town Center Drive. Hotel at intersection of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway.