Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 43 miles from UC Irvine, and about a 60-120 minute drive from the campus. Leaving this airport at any time between 3pm and 8pm on a weekday can potentially inflate this drive time to nearly 2 hours. While this is the largest airport in Southern California, it is also the busiest, with long security lines, and long baggage wait times. Taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are all available. This airport is only recommended for international flyers.
Orange County Airport (SNA) is the recommended airport. This is the closest airport to UC Irvine at only about 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) away. Orange County Airport is also referred to as John Wayne Airport.
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 24 miles away. Long Beach Airport is about a 30-45 minute drive from UCI (barring heavy traffic).
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is 46 miles from UCI. Ontario Airport is at least an hour drive to campus.
UCI Student Center & Event Services
311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA 92697
Complimentary parking will be provided at the Student Center Parking Structure.
The Student Center Parking Structure is located on the corner of West Peltason Drive and Pereira Drive.
Upon arrival, mention “EEDAL” to the parking attendant to receive a free, daily parking permit.
EEDAL 2017 EVENT PARKING