Orange County John Wayne Airport

2:33a.m. EDT March 16, 2013

Contact information and flight status; 949-252-5200 (24 hours).
Terminal maps
Current departures
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Checkpoint savvy

Busiest times: Weekday mornings, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Workarounds: All 20 gates are accessible from checkpoints in Terminals A, B and C. TSA Pre-Check available at Terminal A checkpoint.


Parking information:; 949-252-5200

Most convenient: Valet parking, $30/day. Terminal parking structures A1, A2, B2, or C, $20/day.

Least expensive: Main Street (off-airport) parking, $14/day.

Cellphone lot: None

Orange County John Wayne Airport

Transportation to/from city

Most convenient: A taxi ride to Anaheim (Disneyland Resort area) will cost around $40 and take about 20 minutes. See more options.

Least expensive: Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Route #76 to Newport Beach, South Coast Plaza, $1.50. Travel time: 25-30 minutes. The Disneyland Resort Express also serves the airport, $17. See more options.

Wi-Fi and charging stations

Wi-Fi: Free, after watching a 30-second advertisement.

Power outlets: Outlets located in-between seat backs at Gates 2-14 and at new workstations at Gates 16-21.

Go local

Good choice for local gifts: Hudson News (Gate 4), South Coast News (Gate 11), Beachfront News and CNN Newsstand (Terminal C) offer beach and sports-themed memorabilia. See all options.

Good choice for local food: New concessions throughout Terminal A, B and C: California Pizza Kitchen (Gate 5); Hobie Sand Bar (Gate 12); Jerry's Wood-Fired Gogs, Zov's and Javi's (Gates 13/14); Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill (Gate 18). See all options.

Tips and tidbits

John Wayne Airport has two pet relief areas (lower level, outside Terminal A and Terminal C), a statue of actor John Wayne (in baggage claim; by car rental counters), and an art program that features national and local artists. Several historical hang gliders are suspended above the baggage carousels.

Nearby layover option: Disneyland is 14 miles from John Wayne Airport. South Coast Plaza is less than three miles away.

These guides are written by Harriet Baskas, who is the author of six books, including the airport guidebook Stuck at the Airport and a blog of the same name.