getting to the airport

<p>What's the best way to get to John Wayne Airport from the UCI campus, for a student with no car? The flight is at an inconvenient time (early am, Thanksgiving day) so don't want to impose on friends with cars.</p>

<p>I was thinking calling a cab would be the only there a bus or anything?</p>


<p>its like a 20 minute walk :D
good for losing some lb's</p>

<p>if ur lazy, then use the OC Transport authority (OCTA). but it wastes precious quarters for laundry money</p>

<p>btw, are like the majority of us posting here freshmen? it sure seems like it</p>

<p>It's good to know the airport is so close. I knew the airport grounds were pretty close as I had driven past, but at some airports the actual terminals are a long way from the edge of the property. </p>

<p>Re. your question, I'm not a freshman, I'm a MOF ....(mother of freshman.)</p>

<p>The airport is more like 3.5 miles from the university. I'd take a cab.</p>

<p>quarters for laundry money??? you can't swipe your laundry machines yet?</p>

<p>oooh no! we can't swipe laundry machines. yeah isn't it HORRIBLE!!! *gasp gasp</p>

<p>I really don't think it would be an inconvience for a friend to take your freshman to the airport. It isn't far at all. All you gotta do is ask.</p>

<p>But if not...the taxis aren't too expensive here.</p>

<p>For 3.5 miles, a taxi sounds much easier and can take your student from the UCI dorm directly to the airport, but following is the local bus info...</p>

<p>OCTA</a> Bus Transit - Trip Planner
Bus</a> Fares</p>

<p>Depart: UCI in IRVINE at 7:45 a.m.
Arrive: JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT in ORANGE COUNTY at 8:37 a.m. </p>

<p>This plan is for travel on Thursday, November 23, 2006.
Your trip will take approximately 52 min.</p>

<p>You have one transfer.
Estimated total walking distance (to the airport) is under 1/4 mile. </p>

At 7:46 a.m., take Route 79 South.</p>

<p>Exit bus at NEWPORT TRANS CTR DOCK 2 in NEWPORT BEACH, stop #5103 at 8:00 a.m.</p>

<p>Walk to NEWPORT TRANS CTR DOCK 1 in NEWPORT BEACH, stop #5102, and wait for transfer.</p>

<p>At 8:15 a.m., take Route 76 West.</p>

<p>Exit bus at AIRPORT-ARRIVAL TERMINAL in ORANGE COUNTY, stop #5195 at 8:35 a.m.</p>

<p>Walk to JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT.</p>

<p>The airport is close enough that people in the dorms who have cars should be willing to drive them. Because it's a smaller airport, drop-off and pick-up is very easy and you don't ever have to go on any major streets (let alone freeways) to get there. I used to drop people off at the airport all the time and it's no hassle at all. Maybe 10-15 minutes round trip for the driver.</p>

<p>...the question is...will there be anyone with a car around on Thanksgiving morning...</p>

<p>...if there is a bulletin board on the lobby of your dorm, just post a note that you are looking for a ride to the airport and see if anyone responds...</p>

<p>What's the best location for a taxi to pick people up? I keep hearing stories of people's cabs or shuttles arriving really late because they get lost driving to campus -__-</p>

<p>If you want a pickup point at a really obvious landmark, have them pick you up at the Albertson's market across from the school on Campus Drive. That Albertson's has been there for 30 years...</p>