Parking System Upgrade (PARCS):
John Wayne Airport (JWA) has installed a state-of-the-art Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) in all parking structures. The new system features two options: a traditional paper ticketed system and a new ticketless feature. With the new ticketless option, a patron will be able to swipe a credit card to gain access to the parking structure. The same credit card MUST be used upon exit, eliminating the need to retain a paper parking ticket. Read the news release for more information...
Accepted Payment Methods and Payment Options
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express are accepted in all parking locations. Debit cards bearing the Visa or MasterCard logos are acceptable.
Contactless Credit Cards: With the implementation of JWA's new state-of-the-art Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS), passengers can waive their contactless credit cards such as MasterCard PayPass and American Express Pay at entry and exit lanes in lieu of inserting them into the machines, making for a quicker transaction.
Express Exit Lanes: Passengers paying by credit card can use dedicated Express Exit Lanes and avoid waiting for a cashier. A receipt will automatically be printed. Cash is not accepted in Express Exit Lanes.
Ticketless Options: Passengers can park at any parking location without a parking ticket by using the new ticketless parking option. When entering any parking facility, simply insert a valid credit card into the entry column's yellow slot - no ticket will be issued to you and no charges will be incurred at entry time. Upon return and exiting the parking facility, proceed to any Express Exit Lane, and insert the same credit card used upon entry for calculation of parking fees and payment. A receipt will automatically be printed. This ticketless method eliminates having to keep track of a parking ticket while away on travel, reduces wait time at exit, and eliminates waste from disposal of the paper parking ticket.
Pay-on-Foot Stations (Parking Structure C only)
Pay-on-foot stations allowing for credit card payment of parking fees, prior to returning to one's vehicle, are now available in Parking Structure C on levels 1 and 3. Pay-on-Foot stations allow passengers to pay parking fees and exit Parking Structure C using Express Exit Lanes without waiting for a cashier. Cash is not accepted at pay-on-foot stations.
Handicapped accessible parking is available in all parking lots. Vehicles parking in handicapped accessible spaces must display a valid handicapped placard or license plate. Valet Parking has wheelchair access.
Oversize vehicles may only be parked on the top levels of the A2 and B2 Parking Structures, which have a height clearance of 9' 4". These lots are located across the roadway from the terminal and are accessible from the departure level. There is no oversize vehicle access to the lower levels. Any vehicles taller than 9' 4" should be parked in the Main Street Parking lot.
Hours of Operations
All parking options are open from 4:30 a.m. to midnight daily and offer short- and long-term parking. Parking facilities remain open after hours to serve arriving passengers.
Address and Directions
John Wayne Airport Terminal Parking:
Thomas F. Riley Terminal
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Main Street Parking:
1512 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614
Parking Status and Info
For additional parking information, please call Customer Relations at (949) 252-5200 - dial "0" after the initial recording to speak to a Customer Relations Assistant.
If you can't remember where you parked, call Airport Police Services at (949) 252-5000 for assistance.
For parking status call: (949) 252-5200