Parking Rates & Tips

Please allow extra time to find parking as Terminal Parking Structures A1, A2, B2 and C tend to fill quickly midweek.
Curbside Valet Parking or the Main Street Parking Lot with free shuttle service to the Riley Terminal are available options. Map to Main Street Parking Lot

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

Valet Parking at John Wayne Airport

Convenient curbside Valet Parking is available on the Departure (upper) Level in front of the Riley Terminal.

Valet Parking drop-off and pick-up: The two Valet Parking locations are located (1) curbside between Terminals A and B, and (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

Terminal Parking

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 (United) and C (Frontier 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

Main Street Shuttle

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 wave 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 wave 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 used 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 wave 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 station

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.

Lost Ticket or Credit Card: Passengers will be charged the maximum daily rate from date of entry.

Accessible Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Extra wide accessible parking spaces are conveniently located in all parking facilities at the Airport. Vehicles parking in accessible spaces must display a valid Disabled Person Parking Placard or License Plate. Valet Parking has wheelchair access.

Height Restriction | Parking Garage Clearance

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 (upper) 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.

Maximum Clearance Height:

Airport Roadways 14' 2"
Parking Structure A1 (Upper Level) 7' 10"
Parking Structures A2 and B2 (Top Level only) 9' 4"
Parking Structures A2 (Level 1) 8' 2"
Parking Structures A2 and B2 (Employee Parking/Rental Car Return)   6' 10"
Parking Structure C (Upper Level) 8' 2"
Main Street Parking Unrestricted

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

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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