Visitors to The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino can ride a free shuttle from the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station and back starting on Saturday, Jan. 8, when a new agreement between the City of Pasadena and The Huntington takes effect.
Last November, the Pasadena City Council authorized the agreement for Pasadena Transit to start a weekend shuttle between the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line and The Huntington. The result: a new Route H being added to Pasadena Transit’s schedule as a pilot project running through June 26.
Passengers taking the free Route H shuttle to The Huntington will also save on Huntington admission. Adult Huntington admission for shuttle riders is $15 on January weekends beginning Jan. 8 and 9, and $20 every weekend starting in February through June.
The discount is only available to those who ride the shuttle to The Huntington. The QR code to reserve discounted Huntington admission is only available onboard Route H shuttles.
Visitors can park for free at the Sierra Madre Villa Station, or take Metro buses or trains, then board a Route H shuttle to The Huntington. The shuttles depart from the ground floor of the Sierra Madre Villa Station parking structure and run every 20 minutes on weekends only. The first shuttle leaves for The Huntington at 9:40 a.m. and the last departs from The Huntington at 6:02 p.m.
The new shuttle service is expected to help solve limited parking availability at The Huntington, especially during popular event weekends when the demand for parking exceeds the supply, the Pasadena Department of Transportation said in November.
After June, City transport officials will study the results of the traffic alleviation measure for any adjustments that may be necessary.
For more information on route details and departure and arrival times, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/pasadena-transit.