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John Wayne Airport

John Wayne Airport (SNA)


Situated in Orange County, John Wayne Airport is conveniently located only 14 miles (23km) from Disneyland and easy distance from other popular Southern California attractions like Hollywood and Universal Studios. Previously called Orange County Airport, the facility was renamed in 1979 after the famous Hollywood actor.

Housing three terminals with vaulted ceilings and large windows, John Wayne Airport has a number of shops and restaurants that provide basic necessities.

John Wayne Airport is a pleasant alternative to the mammoth facility and congestion of Los Angeles International Airport, and offers flights to a number of cities across North America, including Chicago, Houston, Denver, San Francisco, Mexico City, Minneapolis, Newark, Mexico City, Vancouver and Calgary.


The airport is located in Orange County, California, just 14 miles (23km) from the Disneyland Resort.

Getting to the city

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses, and the iShuttle service John Wayne Airport. Additionally, an express bus runs to the Disneyland Resort on a set schedule. Taxis and rental cars are available. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available. Most ground transportation services pick up travellers in the Ground Transportation Center (GTC).


GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

On-site rental car companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the Ground Transportation Centre at John Wayne Airport. Metered service is available but it is also possible to negotiate a flat rate for certain destinations. There is no charge for additional passengers. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Transfer between terminals

It is possible to walk between the terminals through connecting walkways.


John Wayne Airport is well equipped with airline club lounges, a wide variety of restaurants from fast food outlets to sit-down dining and pubs, a broad selection of shops for basic necessities and gifts, ATMs, currency exchange, power outlets, lockers, pet facilities and art exhibits.


Parking fees at John Wayne Airport start at $2 per hour and peak at $20 per day. The four parking lots are located directly opposite the main terminal building.



Flights to John Wayne Airport are available via Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and WesJet.


Free WiFi is available throughout John Wayne Airport.

Business Lounges

There are several executive lounges, including the American Airlines Admirals Club and the United Airlines United Club, that offer business services. There are also charging stations within the terminal.

John Wayne Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.