<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
<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>
<p>Walk to CAMPUS-UNIVERSITY CENTER in IRVINE, stop #3254
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>