• 2627 N. Hollywood Way
  • Burbank, CA 91505
  • T: (818) 840-8840

Closest Airport to Pasadena

Hollywood Burbank Airport (formerly Bob Hope Airport) is a public regional airport in Burbank, California that serves Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, and northern parts of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The airport is owned by the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority and controlled by the governments of those cities. It is the only airport in the area with direct rail connections to Downtown Los Angeles.

Distance From Pasadena

Hollywood Burbank Airport is 15 miles (24 km) from Pasadena, it is the closest airport to Pasadena. Because this airport is much easier to travel through, travelers only need to be there an hour before their flight, during travel-holidays travelers should arrive an hour and a half before scheduled flights.

Commercial Airline Carriers

Passenger service to Hollywood Burbank Airport is offered by Delta, United, American, Southwest, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue — it is a major hub for Southwest Airlines. Commercial airlines currently provide over 70 nonstop flights per day to destinations along the West Coast, direct and connecting flights across the entire country, and nonstop overnight service to New York City.

Non-Stop Flights

Dallas: American, Southwest

Denver: Southwest, United

Las Vegas: Southwest

New York: JetBlue

Oakland: Southwest

Phoenix: Southwest

Portland: Southwest, Alaska

Sacramento: Southwest

Salt Lake City: Delta, Southwest

San Francisco: Southwest, United

San Jose: Southwest, Alaska

Seattle: Alaska

Driving Direction from Burbank Airport to Pasadena

  • Head East on Airport Road
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto N Hollywood Way
  • Turn right to merge onto I-5 South/Golden State Freeway
  • Take exit 144 to merge onto CA-134 East towards Glendale/Pasadena
  • Choose the best exit for your final destination:
  1. San Rafael Avenue/Linda Vista Avenue (exit 12)
  2. Colorado Boulevard/Orange Grove Boulevard (exit 13A)
  3. 110 South/710 South/Del Mar Boulevard (13B)
  4. Fair Oaks Avenue/Marengo Avenue (13B)

Public Transportation

Hollywood Burbank Airport is easily accessible via public transportation, while is it possible to take a train between the airport and Pasadena, the most efficient method is by taking the Metro 501 – NoHo to Pasadena Express.

Metro 501 — NoHo to Pasadena Express

Los Angeles Metro line 501 (Noho to Pasadena Express) is an express bus that makes few stops in between. It uses the carpool lane on the 134 Freeway and it takes 34 to 50 minutes depending on the time of day and direction of travel. The line operates 7 days per week; it costs $2.50 each way and if you use your TAP Card, you get a free transfer to another Metro line.

Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM until 9 PM, buses run every 15 minutes during peak hours.

Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 AM until 9 PM, buses run every 30 minutes.

Step-by-step directions to Pasadena:

  1. Exit the Airport and walk to Hollywood Way/Thornton Metro Stop
  2. Get on Metro Local 222 – Hollywood/Highland Station
  3. Get off the bus at Hollywood Way/Riverside
  4. Walk to Olive/Hollywood Way (Warner Brothers Studio Gate 4)
  5. Get on Metro Express 501 Pasadena via 134 fwy-Metro Gold Line
  6. Get off at Raymond Avenue & Union Street or Del Mar Station

Bob Hope Airport Train Station

The Bob Hope Airport Train Station is located directly across the street on Empire Avenue, it is serviced by the Metrolink Ventura County Line and the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. If you needed to, you can take a train to Union Station and then transfer to the Gold Line, but the Metro Express 501 is a more direct route. This video shows you how easy it is to get to the airport from the train station:

Regional Intermodal Transportation Center

Metro Bus and BurbankBus also provide service to the ground level of the Airport’s Regional Intermodal Transportation Center. BurbankBus expanded service on the NoHo-Airport route which connects passengers to the North Hollywood Metro Station, there riders can access both the Metro Red Line and Orange Line.

Official Airport of the Rose Bowl

Hollywood Burbank Airport is the official airport of the Rose Bowl Stadium and an official sponsor of UCLA Athletics.