Car Rental at John Wayne Airport
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John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the only commercial airport serving Orange County. Previously called Orange County Airport, this airport was renamed after the legendary movie star, John Wayne, who is buried in nearby Newport Beach.
Orange County, which is mostly suburban, lies south of Los Angeles. It is a popular tourist destination for various reasons. Its miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches and rocky cliffs are famous for great surf, wondrous sunsets, and frequent marine life sightings. Disneyland, one of the world’s most popular theme parks, is located in Orange County’s city of Anaheim.
With your rental car, some must-visit beach towns in Orange County include Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and San Clemente.
This California Bucket List covers 50 incredible things to do on a road trip through Orange County, and beyond!
Top international routes
- Vancouver, Canada
- San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
United is the second-busiest airline at SNA. Its primary destination is San Francisco which is its main West Coast hub. It also flies to Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Newark.
American is also a popular airline at SNA, flying to Austin, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, and its hub, Dallas/Fort Worth.
Alaska and Delta also handle many passengers at the airport. Alaska flies to destinations on the West Coast and Delta’s most popular routes are to Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and Seattle.
Allegiant, Breeze, Frontier, JSX, Spirit, and WestJet also fly out of John Wayne.
Most popular types of rental car
- Convertibles - from $95 per day
- Large cars - from $46 per day
- Medium cars - from $44 per day
- Vans - from $86 per day
- Premium cars - from $83 per day
- Small cars - from $44 per day
- SUVs - from $52 per day
Car rental desks
Fox is located away from the airport and provide shuttles from the terminal to their locations. Allow extra time when returning vehicles to these companies’ locations, though. The shuttle can add up to thirty minutes.
Services and facilities
The airport has rotating art exhibitions throughout the terminal and baggage claim area. The artworks are of museum-quality given that they are judged by a specific commission. Free Wifi is available throughout the airport.
The airport has two lounges, an American Airlines Admirals Club near Gate 8 and United Airlines United Club near Gate 9. A USO lounge for members of the military and their families can be found in Terminal B near the baggage claim area. While there are no hotels at the airport, three can be found just across the street and a few more can be found just off the 405.
Finally, there is no need to go hungry or thirsty at the airport. There are plenty of dining options throughout all terminals, including both fast food places like CarlsJr and table-service restaurants such as Ruby’s Diner and Hobie Sand Bar. Coffee shops can also be found throughout the terminals.
Nearest gas station
Another option is a different Chevron station at the intersection of Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue at the exit from the Corona Del Mar Freeway. Just down the street, there is an Arco station whose gas is typically 20 cents cheaper, though it would require a slight circle to turn around to get back to the road to the airport.
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- IATA: SNA
- ICAO: KSNA
- Name: John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- Distance from city: 4 miles / 6.4 km
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Car Rental Information
|Popular suppliers||GreenMotion, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, FOX|
|Popular car categories||Large cars, , SUVs, Small cars|
|Lowest price||$44 per day|
Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|GreenMotion||Hyundai Accent||4||2||Small cars|
|GreenMotion||Nissan Altima||4||3||Large cars|
|GreenMotion||Volkswagen Jetta||4||2||Large cars|
|GreenMotion||Nissan Sentra||4||2||Large cars|
|Thrifty||Mazda 3||5||3||Large cars|
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