Transfer to/from - John Wayne airport (SNA)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in John Wayne airport (SNA)


Most services pick-up passengers at the ground transportation centre, situated on the Arrivals level of the central area, between car parks A2 and B2.


Lyft, Uber and Wingz pick passengers up on the upper level of car parks A2, B2 and C.


Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) (Tel +1 714 636 7433) operates line 76 Mondays through Fridays between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm to downtown Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach. Journey time to the city centre is 15-30 minutes and tickets cost USD2.00.

From the Santa Ana train station depart Greyhound buses (Tel +1 800 231 2222) to destinations throughout the country.

There are also shared services operated by private companies from the lower level of the ground transportation centre.


From the city centre depart trains from Amtrak (Tel +1 800 872 7245) to San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego; from Metro (Tel +1 800 266 6883) to locations in the San Francisco Bay; and from Metrolink (Tel +1 800 371 5465) to Oceanside, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Tustin, Anaheim, Fullerton and Los Angeles. The closest stations to the airport are located in Irvine, Santa Ana and Tustin, 10 minutes away.


Vehicles provided by Cabco Yellow (Tel +1 714 999 9999 / 949 999 8294 / 714 444 4444 / 949 444 4444). The trip to the city centre takes 15-20 minutes.


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Door-to-door shuttles

ABC Shuttle (Tel +1 714 719 4197)
Advance Shuttle (Tel +1 949 833 3434)
Airway One Shuttle (Tel +1 714 715 9615)
American Shuttle (Tel +1 949 295 6214)
Apollo Shuttle (Tel +1 951 734 0095)
Shuttle 2000 (Tel +1 714 713 9827)

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Latest updates: June 27, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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