Long Beach, CA Airport Information
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Approximate taxi fare: $60 USD
Located just over 20 miles from Long Beach, the John Wayne Airport is known as the gateway to Orange County, serving roughly nine million passengers per year. The airport offers non-stop service to over 15 destinations in the United States, including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston and Minneapolis.
John Wayne Airport is currently undergoing several improvement projects to meet growing demand. Projects included the construction of a new multi-level, 282,000-square-foot Terminal C, six new bridged aircraft gates and a new parking structure that, upon completion, will have room for over 3,000 vehicles.
The airport has several fast food and full-service eateries as well as a number of gift shops and newsstands. Parking is available in a valet lot, terminal lots and a temporary Parking Lot C, which offers shuttle service to the terminal. Parking is set at $2 per hour. Terminal parking is a maximum $20 per day and Parking Lot C charges up to $17 per day. The John Wayne Airport can also be reached via the Orange County Transportation Authority's 472 and 473 bus routes.
Airline carriers serving John Wayne Airport
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Northwest Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- US Airways
Long Beach, CA Public Transportation
Long Beach Transit
In operation since 1963, Long Beach Transit offers reliable, air-conditioned transportation through the city with connections to Los Angeles, Norwalk, Carson and other neighboring cities. LB Transit has 38 routes, many of which run seven days a week. In addition, it offers four Passport buses (A, B, C and D) throughout downtown to sites such 4th Street's Retro Row, The Queen Mary and Shoreline Drive. Many Passport routes are free. Regular bus fare is $1.25. A regular day pass is $4, and a regular five-day pass is $18.
Also available are the LB Transit's AquaLink and AquaBus, which ferry passengers to popular attractions around the Long Beach waterfront. Fare is $5 for AquaLink, a catamaran for up to 75 passengers, and $1 for AquaBus, a boat for up to 49 passengers.
Metro Rail System
Operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Metro Rail system's blue line runs north-south from Long Beach City Hall to downtown Los Angeles. Regular base fare is $1.25. Day passes, good for local travel all day, are $5. Tickets for the Metro rail system are purchased prior to boarding from self-service ticket vending machines.
Long Beach area airports have several on-site and off-site rental car companies. Popular on-site companies include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National serve Long Beach Airport's Rental Car Center, which is accessible by shuttle. At Los Angeles International, travelers can use courtesy shuttles offered by 10 of the airport's 40 rental car agencies for direct access to agency pick up. Rental counters can be found at the arrivals level between Terminals A and B at John Wayne Airport.
Travelers can use taxi service from each of the Long Beach area airports to downtown. Fares are about $10-15 from Long Beach Airport; around $75 from Los Angeles International Airport; and about $60 from John Wayne Airport.