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How to Get to
Six Flags Magic Mountain and Santa Clarita

Public Transportation around Los Angeles and Valencia (Santa Clarita):

The City of Santa Clarita Transit provides updated information on service to Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) using public transportation. Service is limited. Check with your hotel for the availability of a hotel shuttle or the City of Santa Clarita Hometown Trolley, which services some hotels in the summer months. You may view the trolley schedule, if operating, at

Taxi services are available by calling Yellow Cab of Santa Clarita (661-260-2227). Taxi service from SFMM is estimated at $5-6 to either Hilton Garden Inn, Best Western, or Holiday Inn Express; $15 to all other Santa Clarita Hotels, and $15-20 to all Castaic hotel. Please note these are one-way fare estimates.

You can plan your trip with the Los Angeles Metro Authority. Here you can enter your start and end points, along with the date and time of your trip.

Getting to the airports from Valencia (Santa Clarita):

Santa Clarita Valley is located approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The two airports used most often by Santa Clarita residents are Bob Hope/Burbank Airport (BUR) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

To avoid traffic congestion, plan to stay off the Los Angeles freeways as follows: Southbound, 6:00 - 9:00 am; Northbound, 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Specific times for each airport are listed below.

Approximate rates below are one way and do not include tax, tips, and surcharges, unless noted.

Hollywood Burbank Airport (Formerly "Bob Hope Airport")

Burbank Airport is the closest airport to Santa Clarita. The airport is about 23 miles and 30 minutes away. Burbank Airport is small and well-contained, and you will need to allow less time at this airport than at LAX. (In good circumstances, an hour prior to departure time should be ample to check your luggage and go through security.) Check your airline for their suggested arrival times.

Generally the heaviest traffic between Burbank Aiport and Santa Clarita is during the following hours:

  • From SCV south to Burbank Airport: 7:00 - 8:00 am; 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • From Burbank Airport north to SCV: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Private Limousine or Towncar:
$155 all inclusive

Airport Shuttle/Shared Van:
$41 and $9 for each additional person for a shared van.

$70 (includes gratuity)

Rental Car:
Renting a car at the airport is one of the most direct ways to get from Burbank to Santa Clarita. Major car rental companies offer one-way rentals. (One-way rentals, without discounts, range about $100 between Burbank and Santa Clarita)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is about 43 miles and 46 minutes from Santa Clarita. It is large and often congested. Arrive two hours prior to departure time, as security lines can be extensive. Check your airline for their suggested departure times.

Generally, the heaviest traffic between Santa Clarita and LAX is during the following hours:

  • From SCV south to LAX: 6:00 - 9:00 am; 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • From LAX north to SCV: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Van Nuys Fly Away will take you from LAX to Van Nuys, an especially good option for anyone picking you up that resides in Santa Clarita. This is a great mid-point between the two locations.
If you will be relying on public transportation to get you to Santa Clarita, we suggest using the Google Trip Planner on the Metrolink website for the most up-to-date information on public transportation to Santa Clarita. Note: Be sure to enter "Santa Clarita" as your destination, which will take you to the Newhall Metrolink Station in Santa Clarita. To continue to Six Flags Magic Mountain, transfer to Route 3/7. (Taxi from this point would cost you about $65 to Santa Clarita.)

The MetroLink is designed as a commuter service and, therefore, cannot accommodate luggage.

Private Limousine or Towncar:
$155 all inclusive

Airport Shuttle/Shared Van:
$65, and about $9 for each additional person for a shared van. Airport shuttles have their positives (door-to-door), and work well for trips from Santa Clarita to the airport. But you may be in for a long ride from LAX.


Rental Car:
Santa Clarita offers multiple choices in rental car companies. Major car rental companies offer one-way rentals. (One-way rentals, without discounts, average $100 between Santa Clarita and LAX.)

Rates & information updated July 27, 2017 For further updates, please visit
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