Where is Pasadena

Where is Pasadena CA

Situated at the western edge of the San Gabriel Valley and the southern edge of the Arroyo Verdugo Region, Pasadena rests in an enviable position. With its prime location within minutes of larger metropolitan areas, Pasadena’s residents, businesses and visitors are able to access the rich resources and vitality of the Southern California Region.

A variety of transportation links – nine freeways, the Metrolink commuter rail, intra-city shuttle systems, Amtrak stations, freight rail stops, Los Angeles International Airport, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the Ontario Airport, and the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Blue Line rail project make Pasadena an ideal place.

Accessibility is one of Pasadena’s greatest assets.

Major cultural, educational, sports and entertainment venues in Southern California are just minutes away.


The Pacific Electric Rail Short Line (1903) is gone but not forgotten.

The past is in our future in Pasadena, and that’s particularly true of transportation. Pasadena will once again be a rail destination, this time for the modern light rail Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Blue Line. Phase I will be completed in 2003 and will travel northward from Union Station in Los Angeles to Sierra Madre Villa Avenue in Pasadena.

The historic Pasadena Freeway (110) cuts through the northern section of Pasadena. Our proximity to the Foothill (210), Long Beach (710), San Bernardino (10), and the Ventura (134) Freeways, makes everything in Southern California accessible.

Pasadena is just 15 minutes from Hollywood Burbank Airport, and less than one hour from both Los Angeles and Ontario airports, providing residents and visitors enormous flexibility in their air travel arrangements. Los Angeles offers international service to worldwide destinations. If cruising is your mode of transportation, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are a short drive away.