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Passenger Drop-Off

Know Before You Go

We offer the following resources to assist with maneuvering John Wayne Airport:

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. All Parking entrances are located on the Departure (upper) Level only. The rate is an economical $2 per hour, and dedicated two-hour parking spaces are available on the ground level (Level 1) of Parking Structures A1, B2 and C near the terminal entrance. From there it is just a short walk to the elevators to the ticket counters and security checkpoints on the Departure (upper) Level where you can say goodbye to your party. Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the security checkpoints.

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.

Briefly stop at the white curb

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!