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Parking, Ground Transportation and Car Rental

John Wayne Airport (JWA) offers two curbside Valet Parking locations and self-parking at five convenient locations: Parking Structure A1 located immediately north of Terminal A, Parking Structure A2 located directly across from Terminal A, Parking Structure B2 located directly across from Terminal B and Parking Structure C located immediately south of Terminal C. Off-airport parking is located north of the Airport in Irvine at 1512 Main Street, west of MacArthur Boulevard.

All lots are open from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily; lot attendants are available 24-hours a day. Parking rates vary by location and length of time parked. Parking lots are patrolled by Airport Police Services 24-hours a day. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

All Riley Terminal parking is accessible from the Departure (upper) Level only.

General Parking
Two-hour parking stalls are available in Parking Structures A1, B2 and C on Level 1 at a rate of $2 per hour. Additional parking is available in Parking Structures A1, A2, B2 and C at a rate of $2 per hour with a maximum cost of $20 per 24-hour period.

Valet Parking
JWA’s full-service valet parking operation offers convenient curbside service located on the Departure (upper) Level between Terminals A and B and between Terminals B and C. JWA now offers Flash Valet, which allows vehicle drop-off and pick-up viatext request, as well as convenient payment options, including mobile payment. The valet parking rate is $10 per hour with a maximum of $30 per 24-hour period. Valet parking has wheelchair access. Full valet rates apply.

Main Street (Off-Airport) Parking
Parking at the Airport’s Main Street Parking Lot is available at a rate of $2 per hour with a maximum of $14 each 24-hour period. Courtesy shuttle bus service is available every 15 minutes starting from 4:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. to move passengers between the Thomas F. Riley Terminal and the Main Street Parking Lot.

Accessible Parking
Accessible parking spaces are available in all parking facilities. Regular parking rates apply. A valid accessible placard or license plate must be displayed.

Cell Phone Waiting Lot
The cell phone lot is located south of Parking Structure C near the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Campus Drive. Parking in the cell phone lot is free, but spaces are limited.

Ground Transportation Options
Taxis, Airport shuttles, door-to-door and courtesy shuttle services are available from the Ground Transportation Center (GTC), located on the Arrival (lower) Level immediately across from the Thomas F. Riley Terminals A and B.

Transportation network companies (rideshare services), holding an Airport permit, are allowed to pick up at John Wayne Airport. They are available by reservation only.

On-Airport Car Rental
Rental car service desks for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National car rental companies are located on the Arrival (lower) Level of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, between Terminals A and B.

Off-Site Car Rental
Off-site rental car companies are licensed to pick-up passengers from the Terminal and shuttle them to the car rental off-site location.

For more information, contact Deanne Thompson at 949.252.5182 or

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves more than 10 million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at Like us on, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.

Last updated: 03/18/19