The airport most convenient to UCI is the Orange County Airport (SNA) (also known as John Wayne or Santa Ana). It is only a few miles from UCI. Other airports include Los Angeles International (LAX), Ontario International (ONT), and Long Beach Airport (LGB).
Public Transportation is available to the Irvine area from all airports. There are shuttle vans which go door to door as well as to the major hotels in Irvine. The locations for these van stops are just outside the baggage terminal where you will see signs for Shuttle Van Transportation. A courtesy phone may also be available in the baggage claim area which will connect you directly to your hotel to request that specific shuttle.
The cost for shuttle van transportation from Los Angeles, Ontario and Long Beach Airports to the Irvine area is generally around $40-50 per person one-way.
Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA)
General Information: (949) 252-5200
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Approximately 55 miles north of UCI
General Information: (310) 646-5252
Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Approximately 25 miles east from UCI
General Information: (909) 937-2700.
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Approximately 25 miles north of UCI.
General Information: 562-570-2600