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 Country Airport, the facility was renamed in 1979 for the famous Hollywood actor.

A small facility with one main building housing two terminals, John Wayne Airport has a modest variety of shops and restaurants that fail to thrill, but handily 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, Routes 76 and 212, and the i Shuttle, Route A, service John Wayne Airport. The bus stop is located curbside in front of Terminal B. The OCTA buses go to Huntington Beach and San Juan Capistrano respectively, and the i Shuttle connects the airport to the Metrolink train station at Tustin. OCTA regular fare is $2, which is required in exact change upon boarding the bus. Concessions are available. The i Shuttle fare is a $1, or $0.50 during off-peak. It's free for those with a valid Metrolink ticket.

Additionally, an express bus runs to the Disneyland Resort on a set schedule, leaving from the lower level of the ground transportation centre at the airport.


GMT –8 (GMT –7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

On-site rental car companies offer services from between Terminals A and B, right across from the statue of John Wayne. Agencies located there include Advantage, 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 at $2.95 for the first quarter mile, and $0.65 for each additional quarter mile, or it's possible to negotiate a flat rate for certain destinations. There is no charge for additional passengers.


John Wayne Airport is well equipped with airline club lounges, a wide variety of restaurants from fast food 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 at John Wayne Airport is accessible from 4:30am to midnight. Fees start at $2 per hour and range from $14-20 per day. The four available lots, depending on which airline one is flying, are located directly opposite the main terminal building. Curbside valet parking for $10 per hour, up to $30 per day, as well as washing services, are also available.




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


Free wifi is available throughout John Wayne Airport on the 'JWAFREEWIFI' network.

Business Lounges

There are several executive lounges, including the American Airlines Admirals Club and the United Airlines Red Carpet 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.