» Transportation from LAX to Chapman

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is approximately 45 minutes to one hour from Chapman University. There are several options for you to take and you are encouraged to look up the information before taking the service. Below are some suggestions.

Shuttles (Share Ride):

Arrangements can be made prior to your arrival by going to the websites.  Also, without prior booking, you can also find shuttles that wait outside of baggage claim areas at LAX. You just have to ask the shuttle driver if there is space and say you are going to the city of Orange in Orange County.  Usually shuttles are half the price of taxis. Prices range from $40 - $60. Please take into account your time at customs and baggage claim when selecting a shuttle time.

Prime Time Shuttle

Super Shuttle

Shuttle 2 LAX

NOTE: We recommend for you to use Shuttle 2 LAX as it is the least expensive. One-way fares are $20. Expected fare for other shuttles is $35 - $70.


Fastest option to arrive at your destination as there are no stops like shuttles but more expensive.  You can book a taxi from a kiosk inside the terminal or step out onto the sidewalk of the terminal. Look for overhead sign for taxis.

Xpress Execucar Shuttle Service

LA Yellow Cab

Airport Yellow Cab


Depending on where you will live, you can use the following address:

Residence Hall:
625 N. Grand St. Orange, CA 92866

Panther Village:
3101 W. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92868

Grand Apartment:
915 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92805

Orange Metrolink Station

Provides Metrolink services to LA and the Inland Empire. It is a 0.7 mile walk from Chapman University’s main campus to the Metrolink station, which is located near the cross-streets of Chapman and Atchison St.

Address: 100 N. Atchison St Orange, California 92866

NOTE: Train schedules are available online at metrolinktrains.com. You are encouraged to check them before traveling. Train frequency on the weekend is vastly reduced.

The Amtrak is a train that runs from San Diego up to Canada with multiple stops along the way. This is a mode of transportation used often by students who commute to LA or San Diego. There is a station located about 2.51 miles North West of Chapman in Anaheim near the Angels’ Stadium. amtrak.com

Other Options

A rent-by-the-hour rental program that allows students aged 18 and over with a US Driver’s license to rent the ‘Zipcars’ is located on campus. zipcar.com/chapman. Need a license?

Shop N’ Shuttle
The Panther Village shuttle provides transportation for Chapman University students to pick up groceries and other supplies in the Orange area every Saturday and Sunday. chapman.edu/shuttle

There are a number of public transportation options available in Orange. OCTA runs a bus route throughout the area. octa.net