Passenger guide - John Wayne airport (SNA) 

 
John Wayne airport (SNA)

John Wayne Airport, opened in 1923, is one of the most important in the state of California, serving Orange County and most of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. It operates with domestic and international flights to Mexico and Canada.

Official Website: ocair.com
Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals A, B and C, located inside the same building under the name of Thomas F. Riley. Open from 4:30 am to 0:00 am.
Airlines: Terminal A (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, WestJet); Terminal B (Alaska Airlines, United Airlines); Terminal C (Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines).
Annual passenger traffic: Around 10.5 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 949 252 5200. Information booths are found on the lower level of the terminals, in the baggage reclaim area. There are also white courtesy phones and volunteers in red uniforms on the Departures level.

 

The airport is located 7 km (4.5 miles) to the south of the city of Santa Ana.

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

Bus - 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; and route 212 to Irvine, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano, with departures on weekdays at 3:54 pm and 5:14 pm. Journey time to the city centre is 15-30 minutes and tickets cost USD2.00.
Line A from iShuttle (Tel +1 949 724 6287) has a fare of USD1.00, it operates on weekdays from 5:35 am to 7:16 pm and links the airport with Tustin Metrolink Station (25 min.)
The Disneyland Resort Express (Tel +1 800 828 6699) runs to the Anaheim resort area and most hotels in Disneyland. It has a fare of USD20.00 and a travel time of approximately 30 min.
From the Santa Ana train station depart Greyhound buses (Tel +1 800 231 2222) to destinations throughtout the country.
There are also shared services operated by private companies from the lower level of the ground transportation center.

Train - 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.

Taxi - Vehicles provided by JWA Yellow Cab (Tel +1 714 999 9999 / 949 999 8294 / 714 444 4444 / 949 444 4444). 4-seater cabs and vans for 7 passengers are available. The trip to the city centre takes 15-20 minutes.

 

Counters are located on the Arrivals level, between terminals A and B.

Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5500 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Alamo (Tel +1 888 826 6893 - 5:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +1 800 633 3469 - 6:00 am to 11:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +1 800 218 7992 - 6:00 am to 11:30 pm)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 261 7331 - 5:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 - 5:00 am to 11:30 pm)
National (Tel +1 888 826 6890 - 5:30 am to 11:00 pm)

You can also request vehicles from companies outside the enclosure:

Airport Van Rental (Tel +1 877 826 4680 / 949 845 4747 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Allied Rent A Car (Tel +1 866 700 7368 / 714 835 4990)
American Eagle (Tel +1 714 432 1313)
Fox/Payless (Tel +1 800 225 4369 / 310 261 4475 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Go Rentals (Tel +1 800 464 8267 / 949 222 1900)
Los Angeles Van Rentals (Tel +1 888 452 8267)
Orange County Van Rental (Tel +1 877 826 7452 / 714 549 2618)
SNA Auto Rental (Tel +1 877 342 4477 / 949 251 0202)
Stop Then Go (Tel +1 888 704 7867 / 949 222 0100)
Thrifty (Tel +1 888 847 4389 / 949 442 0702)
United Auto Rental (Tel +1 888 660 0101)
United Van Rentals (Tel +1 877 722 8267 / 949 861 2453)
U-Save (Tel +1 888 755 6664 / 949 752 6664 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm)

 

The airport has ATMs, VIP rooms, charging and workstations, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge. The major hotels in the vicinity provide business and conference facilities.

Food and Drinks- Throughout the Departures level of the main building you can find restaurants, fast food outlets, bars and cafés.
Shopping- Stores are located on the upper level and include newsagents, gift shops, accessories, apparel, sweets, electronics.
Baggage- Carts for rent throughout the terminals. Porter services in the luggage reclaim area. The lost and found service is handled by the airport police (Tel +1 949 252 5000).
Other Services- Art exhibits, nursing room, spa.

 

Inside the enclosure there are several parking areas, available for short- and long-term stays. Valet parking service between terminals A and B and between terminals B and C. To the south of car park C there is also a free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Lot). More information: Tel +1 949 252 5200. Fees

Terminal Parking (A1, A2, B2, C) - Multi-storey facilities located next to the main building, with covered and outdoor spaces, accessed through the Departures level.
Main Street Parking - Uncovered, economy sector. A free shuttle links it to the Arrivals level of the terminals every 15 minutes.

 

Elevators, transportation for passengers with reduced mobility, designated parking spaces, accessible restrooms and drinking fountains, relief areas for service animals, adapted telephones, visual information. For wheelchair services, it is advised to arrange the assistance with your airline prior to your arrival.

 

There are no hotels inside the grounds, but you can find several accommodations in the surroundings, many of which offer courtesy transport for their guests. Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport (Tel +1 949 833 9999), Atrium Hotel (Tel +1 949 833 2770), Extended Stay America - Orange County - John Wayne Airport (Tel +1 949 851 2711), Carlton Hotel Newport Beach (Tel +1 949 833 0570), The Duke Hotel Newport Beach (Tel +1 949 476 2001), Irvine Marriott (Tel +1 949 553 0100), Wyndham Irvine-Orange County Airport (Tel +1 949 345 1856), Hilton Garden Inn Irvine/Orange County Airport (Tel +1 949 224 3900), Embassy Suites by Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport (Tel +1 949 553 8332), AC Hotel Irvine (Tel +1 949 471 8710).

 
 
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Latest updates: November, 11, 2017