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Getting In and Around Santa Ana

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The sunny city of Santa Ana in Southern California is very well connected by a vast network of transportation options. One can easily reach the city either by air, rail or road. Moreover, every nook and corner of the city is connected by efficient forms of public transportation like buses, cabs, taxis and free trolleys (only for Downtown Santa Ana). The outskirts of the city can also easily be explored by renting cars or hiring a cab.

Arriving Santa Ana by Plane

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Arriving Santa Ana by Plane

John Wayne Airport (SNA, JWA) is the nearest international airport to the city of Santa Ana. It is the only commercial airport in the County of Orange and was also the second busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles area in 2014. As of 2015, some major airlines operating at John Wayne Airport are Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Other popular airline companies offering services to JWA include American Eagle, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, United Express and WesJet.

Address: Thomas F. Riley, 18601 Airport, Santa Ana-92707, CA, US
Phone: (949) 252-5200
Website: http://www.ocair.com/

Getting To and From John Wayne Airport

There are many forms of public transportation available at the airport to reach the city of Santa Ana including buses, private shuttles, taxis and transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, which are easily available through their mobile application.

Public Transportation: It takes about 50 to 70 minutes to reach the city center of Santa Ana via buses. For detailed information on the buses serving John Wayne Airport, please click here.

Car Rentals: It takes about 15 to 20 minutes drive to reach Santa Ana city center, depending on the traffic. Here are some car rental companies operating at John Wayne Airport.

On-Site Rental Cars

Advantage Rent A Car - (800) 777-5500
Alamo Rent–A–Car - (888) 826-6893
Avis Car Rental - (800) 633-3469
Budget Rent-A-Car - (800) 218-7992
Dollar Rent A Car - (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - (800) 261-7331
Hertz Rent A Car - (800) 654-3131
National Car Rental - (888) 826-6890

Off-Site Rental Cars

These are licensed car companies that can pick up passengers from the terminals and transport them to their off-site locations.

Airport Van Rental - (877) 826-4680, (949) 845-4747
Allied Rent A Car - (866) 700-7368, (714) 835-4990
AM-PM Rent-A-Car - (800) 220-4310
American Eagle Car Rental - (877) 323-9595, (714) 432-1313
Firefly Car Rental - (888) 296-9135, (949) 757-0661
Fox / Payless Rent-A-Car - (800) 225-4369, (310) 261-4475
Go Rentals - (800) 464-8267, (949) 222-1900
Orange County Van Rental - (877) 826-7452, (714) 549-2618
Los Angeles Van Rentals - (888) 452-8267
SNA Auto Rental - (877) 342-4477, (949) 251-0202
Stop Then Go Rent-A-Car - (888) 704-7867, (949) 222-0100
Thrifty Car Rental - (888) 847-4389, (949) 442-0702
United Auto Rental - (888) 660-0101
U-Save Car & Truck Rental - (888) 755-6664, (949) 752-6664

Door to Door Shuttles: Shuttles are probably one of the cheapest way of reaching your destination in the city from the airport and vice-versa. They are located at the lower level of the airport under Ground Transportation Center. 

Taxis or Yellow Cabs: Taxis are available at the lower level of the airport, between Terminal A and B. For Terminal C, taxis can be found at Lower Level at Column 14. Visitors can easily choose from 4 passenger cars to 7 passenger vans. Yellow Cabs usually charge $3.50 for the first 1/5 mile and subsequently $0.55 for every other 1/5 mile.

Phone: (714) 999 9999, (949) 999 8294, (714) 444 4444, (949) 444 4444

Arriving and Getting Around Santa Ana by Rails and Buses

Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center is the primary center for all rail transportation and buses in the city. It is mainly used by Metrolink’s Orange County Line, Inland Empire Orange County Line Trains and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner. It is also used by Greyhound buses and is the main hub for Orange County Transportation Authority bus transport. There is also a free trolley that runs in Downtown Santa Ana on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

Address: 1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92701-2690
Phone: 1 (714) 565-2690
Website: http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/sartc/

Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner Train runs daily, connecting Santa Ana to San Luis Obispo and San Diego-Union Station. It also connects Santa Ana to other cities like Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Union Station, Fullerton, Irvine and Anaheim. For more information on various routes and fares, please click here.

Metrolink: The Orange County Line by Metrolink connects Santa Ana to LA Union Station and Oceanside. It also connects Santa Ana to other cities like San Clemente, Irvine, Tustin, Orange, Fullerton, Buena Park and Anaheim. For more information on routes and fares, click here.

Greyhound Buses: They provide great inter-city bus transportation in Santa Ana. For more information on bus schedules, click here.

Bus System in Santa Ana: The buses are operated by The Orange County Transportation Authority that connects the entire city of Santa Ana and its outskirts too. For more information on bus schedules, click here.

Arriving and Getting Around Santa Ana via Road

Santa Ana has great road connectivity as well. Santa Ana Freeway is one of the most important freeways in Southern California, connecting the city of Santa Ana to other major cities like Los Angeles and its southeastern suburbs.

Generally, it costs from $65 onwards to rent a car in Santa Ana. Visit this website to rent a car in Santa Ana via www.expedia.co.in. Taxis/Cabs are also another great way to explore the city at your own leisure. Use TaxiFareFinder to determine the rate of your journey around Santa Ana.

Santa Ana Taxi and Limousine Services

(800) 4My-Taxi
Phone: 1-800-200-0000
Website: http://www.18004mytaxi.com/

California Yellow Cab
Phone: 1 714 444 4444, 949 444 4444, 657 444 4444
Website: http://www.californiayellowcab.com/

Santa Ana Yellow Cab
Phone: (714) 444 1234
Website: http://www.santaanayellowcab.com/

Yellow Cab
Phone: 714-999-9999
Website: http://www.yellowcab.com/cities/santa-ana

Want Limo
Address: 1400 E St Andrew Pl, Santa Ana, CA 92705, United States
Phone: 1 714-459-2681
Website: http://www.wantlimo.com/

VIP Limousine and Coaches
Address: 420 W Central Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707, United States
Phone: 1 800-735-7535
Website: http://www.viplimos.us/

Limousine Worldwide Transportation Orange
Address: 1225 Glenwood Pl, Santa Ana, CA 92707, United States
Phone: 1 949-502-0195
Website: https://lwtlimo.com/

Red Hat Limo
Address: 3807 S Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: 949-610-4214
Website: http://www.redhatlimo.com/

Arrive In Style Limos
Phone: (949) 364 6898, (714) 556 7090, (866) 995 5466
Website: http://www.aislimos.com/

Hot Limousines of Orange County
Address: 174 W Lincoln Ave #232, Anaheim, CA 92805, United States
Phone: 1 714-880-8887
Website: http://www.hotlimosoc.com/

A Complete Map Guide on Getting Around in Santa Ana

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