John Wayne Airport (SNA): The only commercial service airport in Orange County. It is located 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach and Santa Ana. (+1 949 252 5200/http://www.ocair.com/default.asp)
John Wayne Airport is home to the following major airlines:
Alaska Airlines (+1 800 252 7522/http://www.alaskaair.com) American Airlines (+1 800 433 7300/http://www.aa.com) Continental (+1 800 525 0280/http://www.continental.com) Delta (+1 800 221 1212/http://www.delta.com) Southwest (+1 800 435 9792/http://www.iflyswa.com) United (+1 800 241 6522/http://www.ual.com) US Airways (+1 800 428 4322/http://www.usairways.com)
Airport Map & Information: http://www.airguideonline.com/airports/airport_sna.htm
Airport Services: http://www.airguideonline.com/airports/airport_sna2.htm
Airport Transportation: http://www.airguideonline.com/airports/airport_sna3.htm
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is an alternative airport when flying to Orange County, situated midway between Los Angeles and Orange County. Long Beach Airport provides very efficient ground transportation, and the lowest-cost parking in the region. (+1 562 570 2619/http://www.longbeach.gov/airport/default.asp)
Airport Parking Service
John Wayne Airport offers a variety of parking options: Four terminal parking structures at the rate of $1 per hour or $17 per day, an off-site (Main Street) parking lot for $1 per hour or $12 per day and valet parking for $23 per day are available. The Main Street Parking Lot offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Terminal every 15 minutes. All parking options are available for short and long-term parking. (+1 949 252 5200)
Park 'N Fly (+1 800 763 6895/http://www.pnfnetwork.com)
Rental Car Companies Include
Alamo (+1 800 327 9633/http://www.alamo.com) Avis (+1 800 831 2847/http://www.avis.com) Budget (+1 800 527 0700/http://www.budget.com) Enterprise (+1 800 325 8007/http://www.enterprise.com) Hertz (+1 800 654 3131/http://www.hertz.com) National (+1 800 227 7368/http://www.nationalcar.com) Thrifty (+1 800 367 2277/http://www.thrifty.com)
John Wayne Airport Yellow Cab Service (+1 800 535 2211/+1 714 535 0156/http://www.cayellow.com) Shuttles
Shuttles are located on the Arrival (Lower) Level in the Ground Transportation Center. Coordinators are available to assist you with your ground transportation needs.
ABC Shuttle (+1 714 719 4197/http://www.abcshuttleatjohnwayne.com) Advance Shuttle (+1 800 567 7500/http://www.advanceshuttle.com) Express Shuttle (+1 800 427 7483/http://xpressshuttle.com) Disneyland® Resort Express (+1 800 828 6699/http://anaheimsightseeing.com)
Orange County Transportation Authority (+1 714 636 7433/http://www.octa.net)
Serving Orange County, regular fare is $1.25; free for children under 6. Greyhound (+1 800 231 2222/http://www.greyhound.com)
Train stations are located throughout Orange County, with Metrolink servicing stations between Los Angeles and San Diego as well as east to San Bernardino County. Amtrak also passes through these stations but has limited stops on weekends. See websites for more details:
Amtrak (+1 800 USA RAIL/http://www.amtrak.com) Metrolink (+1 800 371 LINK/http://www.metrolinktrains.com)
Catalina Express: Equipped with airplane-style seats, panoramic viewing windows and refreshments on board, Catalina Express offers year round service and up to 30 departures daily from ports in Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. Views of the Pacific coast don't get any better than this, and you may even catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming alongside the boat in this memorable boating trip for the whole family.
Orange County is connected by a maze of California State and Interstate freeways.
The major Interstate freeways are: I-5, I-405, and I-605.
The major California State freeways running east-west are: CA/SR-91 and the CA/SR-22.
Running north-south: CA/SR-57, SR/CA-55, CA/SR-133, CA/SR-73, CA/SR-261, CA/SR-133, CA/SR-241, and CA/SR-241.
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