Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County in Southern California.

Understand

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 63 66 68 72 79 86 94 94 90 82 71 64
Nightly lows (°F) 36 37 38 41 46 50 56 56 52 46 41 36
Precipitation (in) 2.7 2.4 2.4 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 1.7 1.8

Get in

By plane

The closest and most convenient airport is in Burbank. Other nearby airports include Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario, and Orange County.

Supershuttle and Primetime are shared-ride vans which serve the Santa Clarita area from LAX. Stand under the orange "shared ride vans" sign in the center concrete island outside the LAX airport. Tell a customer service representative that you need a ride to Santa Clarita. They are easy to identify by their blue jackets (Supershuttle) or red jackets (Primetime). If no representative is available, then flag down a blue van (Supershuttle) or red van (Primetime) with a "Santa Clarita" placard in the windshield. Approximate cost is $30 per person. Approximate time to Santa Clarita is 1 hour.

The cheapest way to get to Santa Clarita from LAX 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. 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. One way tickets are $8 on weekdays, $6 on weekends. There is a discount for seniors and disabled reducing the one way ticket fare to $4. The travel time is approximately 1 hour which cuts off as much as 45 minutes with the traffic conditions at times.

By train

The closest Full Service Amtrak station is LAX at Union Station. From there you would take the MetroLink Antelope Valley line up to Santa Clarita. 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. One way tickets are $8 on weekdays, $6 on weekends. There is a discount for seniors and disabled reducing the one way ticket fare to $4. The travel time is approximately 1 hour which cuts off as much as 45 minutes with the traffic conditions at times.

By car

From Downtown L.A. or other southern cities take the 5 freeway north. Santa Clarita starts with Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon Exit and ends around Hasley Canyon Exit. Slightly West of the 5 freeway in Los Angeles is the 101 North to the 170 North which ends at the 5 North freeway. In South West Los Angeles the 405 North also connects to the 5 freeway North. From the North East, the 14 (Antelope Valley) freeway South will take you to Santa Clarita, exiting at Soledad Canyon.

By taxi

Get around

By bus

There are several Santa Clarita Transit bus routes throughout the city. Full fare for a single ride is $1, with children 5 and under free. Adults over 60 ride for a reduced fare of $.50/single ride. Transfers are free.

By bicycle

Santa Clarita is known for its wealth of bike paths and paseos. You can easily get around by bicycle as everything is connected by paseos where you can avoid waiting for traffic lights. A map of the bike paths is available at the City of Santa Clarita's main website.

By horse

There is a large equestrian community in Santa Clarita. There are horse trails throughout the city with plans to construct more in the future. The horse trails can be found on the following map supplied from the City of Santa Clarita's website.

By train

On weekdays, 4 bus lines have service to/from the Metrolink station that connects Santa Clarita to Los Angeles. Routes 501-504. They are designed to run for commuters, but work great for those wanting easy/fast access to Los Angeles without the hassle of traffic. Details of times the run and stops are on the Santa Clarita website.

There are 2 MetroLink Stations in Santa Clarita operating on the Antelope Valley Line which ends at downtown Los Angeles (Union Station). From there you can connect to other Metrolink train lines or LA's subway/bus system as well as Amtrak or the Van Nuys Flyaway buses with service to the LAX airport :

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There is a great selection of wine lounges and a couple of wineries also dot the landscape

Sleep

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Routes through Santa Clarita

Sacramento Castaic  N  S  Valencia Downtown L.A.
Bishop Palmdale  N  S  END


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