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)


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

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, 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 more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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