Here are the two options that I usually use for getting from LAX to the Pasadena area

Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle is a shared van service. You can make a reservation online at or grab one at the airport. After you’ve collected your luggage, follow the ground transportation signs to the median outside and to the orange “Shared Ride Vans” signs. There you can check in with a representative from Super Shuttle. Cost is $31 for first guest and $9 for each additional guest. This is less expensive than taxis or limo services, but takes longer as you will be sharing the ride with others and the van may make several stops on its way to the Pasadena Hilton.

Supreme Shuttle Exclusive
This is a limo service that is more expensive than the shared van, but faster and more convenient, with no extra stops along the way. You can reserve your car by calling (800) 823-8801. The driver will meet you at the baggage area displaying a sign with your name on it. When you call you will need the ZIP code of the Pasadena Hilton, which is 91101. The cost from LAX to the Hilton is $61 for one passenger and $71 for two.
Linda Clingerman