John Wayne Airport

Thomas F. Riley Terminal
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707 (949) 252-5200

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), owned and operated by the County of Orange, is the only commercial service airport in Orange County, California. It is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. In 2012, nearly 9 million passengers were served.

John Wayne Airport plays a unique and crucial role in the Orange County community. It is the only airport in Orange County that provides commercial passenger and air-cargo service and is the primary provider of general aviation services and facilities in the county. It is home to local law enforcement air operations and to medical/mercy flights. JWA is the gateway through which millions of passengers travel each year to their homes, their families, their vacations, and their businesses.

John Wayne Airport's Vision is to be a world-class aviation gateway for business and leisure travel.

John Wayne Airport's Mission is to plan, direct and provide high quality aviation services and facilities for Orange County in a safe, secure and efficient manner.

JWA's Vision and Mission Statements clearly reflect that the Airport's value to the community lies in its role as a provider of air transportation services for Orange County.

Flight Information



Parking Rates & Tips

Curbside Valet Parking - $10 per hour up to $30 per 24-hour period

Convenient curbside Valet Parking is available on the Departure (upper) Level in front of the Riley Terminal. The two drop-off locations are: (1) curbside between Terminals A and B, or (2) curbside between Terminals B and C. On your return, you may call ahead for faster service - (949) 752-5558 or 2-4018 from any White Courtesy Phone.

Passengers who valet park at John Wayne Airport may now have their cars washed and detailed while traveling. Your car will be ready when you return! Parking Concepts, Inc., in partnership with ProntoWash, offers a convenient, safe and ecological amenity to valet parking customers.

Auto Spa Services and Pricing (Cars/SUVs):
$29 / $34 Luxury Hand Wash
$89 / $99 Ultimate Exterior or Ultimate Interior
$159 / $179 AutoSPA Supreme (Ultimate Interior plus Ultimate Exterior)
$55 / $65 Sealant Wax (Includes Hand Wash)

Terminal Parking (A1, A2, B2, C) - $2 per hour up to $20 per 24-hour period

Four parking structures are conveniently located next to the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. The terminal parking facilities have covered and uncovered parking spaces adjacent to or in close vicinity of the terminal. For those dropping off or picking up passengers, A1, B2 and C offer a limited amount of economical 2-hour parking spaces on the lower level near the entrance to the terminal.

Parking Structures A1 and A2 are located adjacent to and directly across from Terminal A (Alaska, American, Delta and WestJet).

Parking Structures B2 and C are closest to Terminals B (Interjet- ticketing only , United and US Airways) and C (AirTran, Frontier, Interjet- baggage claim only and Southwest).

All terminal parking is accessible from the Departure (upper) Level only.

Main Street (Off-airport) Parking - $2 per hour up to $14 per 24-hour period

The most economical option, the uncovered Main Street Parking is located at 1512 Main Street in Irvine. Courtesy shuttle service to and from the Riley Terminal is available every 15 minutes. Shuttle buses are lift-equipped. Main Street Lot shuttle pick-up locations at the Terminal are on the Arrival (lower) Level at the third island of the Ground Transportation Center for Terminals A and B, and in front of Terminal C Arrival (lower) Level just north of the crosswalk into Parking Structure B2.

Accepted Payment Methods and Payment Options

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express are accepted in all parking locations. Debit cards bearing the Visa or MasterCard logos are acceptable.

Ticketless Options: Passengers can park at any parking location without a parking ticket by using the new ticketless parking option. When entering any parking facility, simply insert a valid credit card into the entry column's yellow slot or waive your contactless credit card at the entry column - no ticket will be issued to you and no charges will be incurred at entry time. Upon return and exiting the parking facility, proceed to any Express Exit Lane, and insert or waive the same credit card used upon entry for calculation of parking fees and payment. A receipt will automatically be printed. The SAME credit card MUST be for entry AND exit. This ticketless method eliminates having to keep track of a parking ticket while away on travel, reduces wait time at exit, and eliminates waste from disposal of the paper parking ticket.

Contactless Credit Cards: With the implementation of JWA's new state-of-the-art Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS), passengers can waive their contactless credit cards such as MasterCard PayPass and American Express Pay at entry and exit lanes in lieu of inserting them into the machines, making for a quicker transaction. Express Exit Lanes: Passengers paying by credit card can use dedicated Express Exit Lanes and avoid waiting for a cashier. A receipt will automatically be printed. Cash is not accepted in Express Exit Lanes.

Pay-on-Foot Stations (Parking Structure C only): Pay-on-foot stations allowing for credit card payment of parking fees, prior to returning to one's vehicle, are now available in Parking Structure C on levels 1 and 3. Pay-on-Foot stations allow passengers to pay parking fees and exit Parking Structure C using Express Exit Lanes without waiting for a cashier. Cash is not accepted at pay-on-foot stations.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped accessible parking is available in all parking lots. Vehicles parking in accessible spaces must display a valid handicapped placard or license plate. Valet Parking has wheelchair access.

Height Restriction

Oversize vehicles may only be parked on the top levels of the A2 and B2 Parking Structures, which have a height clearance of 9' 4". These lots are located across the roadway from the terminal and are accessible from the departure level. There is no oversize vehicle access to the lower levels. Any vehicles taller than 9' 4" should be parked in the Main Street Parking lot.

Hours of Operations

All parking options are open from 4:30 a.m. to midnight daily and offer short- and long-term parking. Parking facilities remain open after hours to serve arriving passengers.

Address and Directions

John Wayne Airport Terminal Parking:
Thomas F. Riley Terminal
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Main Street Parking:
1512 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

Parking Status and Info

For additional parking information, please call Customer Relations at (949) 252-5200 - dial "0" after the initial recording to speak to a Customer Relations Assistant. If you can't remember where you parked, call Airport Police Services at (949) 252-5000 for assistance.

For parking status call: (949) 252-5200

Passenger Drop-Off

Know Before You Go

Before leaving for the airport to pick up your party, make sure you know the following information:

  • Airline and Terminal
  • Flight Number
  • Time of Departure

Park and say goodbye in the Terminal

Take some extra time to say goodbye and see your family member or friend off inside the Airport. You may park in a terminal parking structure close to the terminal of the respective airline. The rate is an economical $2 per hour, and dedicated two-hour parking spaces are available on the lower level of Parking Structures A1, B2 and C near the terminal entrance. You may then accompany your party to the ticket counters and security checkpoints on the Departure (upper) Level and say goodbye. Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the security checkpoints. (View terminal map | parking map)

Briefly stop at the white curb

Note: Curbside space is very limited due to construction. View construction alert for more information.

Vehicles may briefly stop at the white curb for dropping off passengers on the Departure (upper) Level roadway — be careful not to stop at a red curb or other restricted areas as citations will be issued. Allowing enough time and parking your car will help make your experience less stressful. Curbside parking is not allowed.

Do not leave your vehicle unattended at the curbside!

Call ahead for parking status

For more information on parking options or to get a parking status, call (949) 252-5200 - dial “0” after the initial recording to speak to a Customer Relations Assistant.


John Wayne Airport (JWA) is serviced by a variety of airlines. Airline ticket counters are located on the Departure (upper) Level of Terminals A, B and C. Baggage claim and baggage claim offices are located on the Arrival (lower) Level in generally the same terminal, with the exception of Interjet. Departing Interjet passengers check-in in Terminal B, while arriving Interjet passengers claim their bags in Terminal C.

JWA has 22 commercial (Gates 2-22) and 6 commuter gates (Gates 1A, B, C and 22A, B, C), numbered geographically from the north to the south. All gates can easily be accessed from any terminal and security checkpoint. To keep the walking distance comfortably short, travelers should familiarize themselves with their airline's Terminal location and recommended parking.

Airline Phone Number Terminal Parking
AirTran Airways (800) 247-8726 C B2 / C
Alaska Airlines (800) 426-0333 A A1 / A2
American Airlines (800) 433-7300 A A1 / A2
Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212 A A1 / A2
Delta Connection (800) 221-1212 A A1 / A2
Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359 C B2 / C
Interjet (866) 285-9525 B¹ / C² B2 / C
Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792 C B2 / C
United Airlines (800) UNITED-1 C B2 / C
US Airways (800) 428-4322 B B2
WestJet (888) 937-8538 A A1 / A2

¹Interjet ticket counters are located in Terminal B.
²Interjet baggage claim is located in Terminal C.

The following cargo airlines operate out of John Wayne Airport. Please visit their website for cargo drop-off locations.

Cargo Airline Phone Number
FedEx (800) 463-3339
UPS (800) 742-5877

Buses & Trains

Buses Servicing John Wayne Airport

The transportation options below operate on a pre-set schedule. Please visit their websites for schedule information.

The Disneyland ® Resort Express bus stop is located on the Arrival (lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center.

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses, Routes 76 and 212 , and the i Shuttle, Route A , service John Wayne Airport. Their bus stop is located on the Arrival (lower) Level, curbside, in front of Terminal B.

Bus Phone Number
Disneyland® Resort Express (800) 828-6699
OCTA (714) 636-7433
The i Shuttle (949) 724-6287

Regional/Nationwide Buses & Trains

The nearest train stations are located in Irvine, Santa Ana and Tustin, all approximately 10 miles from John Wayne Airport. The closest Greyhound stop is located in the Santa Ana train station.

The i Shuttle, Route A , connects the Tustin Metrolink Station to John Wayne Airport via Von Karman Avenue.

Train Phone Number
Amtrak (800) 872-7245
Greyhound (800) 231-2222
Metro (Los Angeles County) (800) 266-6883
Metrolink (Southern California) (800) 371-5465

Rental Cars

On-site Rental Cars

On-site rental car companies offer convenient services at the Terminal. Their rental car counters are located on the Arrival (lower) Level, between Terminals A and B, right across from the statue of John Wayne. The rental car return is located on the lower level of Parking Structures A2 and B2 accessible from the Ground Transportation Center.

Rental Cars Phone Number
Alamo Rent–A–Car (888) 826-6893
Avis Rent-A-Car (800) 633-3469
Budget Rent-A-Car (800) 218-7992
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (800) 261-7331
Hertz Corporation (800) 654-3131
National Car Rental (800) 826-6890

Off-site Rental Cars

The following off-site rental car companies are licensed to pick up passengers from the terminal and shuttle them to their off-site locations.

Rental Cars Phone Number
Advantage Rent A Car (800) 777-5500
Airport Van Rental (877) 826-4680
Allied Rent A Car (866) 700-7368
AM-PM Rent-A-Car (800) 220-4310
America Car Rental (855) 717-4473
American Eagle Car Rental (877) 323-9595 | (714) 432-1313
Economy Rent A Car (800) 201-8088 | (714) 835-4990
Fox / Payless Rent-A-Car (800) 225-4369 | (310) 261-4475
Go Rentals (800) 464-8267 | (949) 222-1900
Orange County Van Rental (877) 826-7452 | (714) 549-2618
SNA Auto Rental (877) 342-4477 | (949) 251-0202
Stop Then Go Rent-A-Car (888) 704-7867 | (949) 222-0100
United Auto Rental (888) 660-0101
U-Save Car & Truck Rental (888) 755-6664


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