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Orange County, also called John Wayne. We were there last week. The airport code is SNA.

It's just 12 or 15 minutes. It's easiest to take the 73 toll road. You may want to set up a toll road account in advance, because we used the toll road every day going in to Orange County. Go the thetollroads.com.
 
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Take MacArthur South from the airport and turn left on San Joaquin Hills Rd then right at the T with Newport Coast Rd to avoid the Toll Road. MacArthur runs right next to the airport. There is a Pavillions grocery store at the T if you want to pick up supplies, they have a very nice deli and wine section, its an upscale Vons / Safeway.

The next closest airport is Long Beach if you like flying JetBlue.


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Speaking of the Pavilions grocery store, if you tell them that you are staying at the Marriott, they have a code to put in so that you get the "Club Price" for things that are on sale.
 

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Orange County, also called John Wayne. We were there last week. The airport code is SNA.

It's just 12 or 15 minutes. It's easiest to take the 73 toll road. You may want to set up a toll road account in advance, because we used the toll road every day going in to Orange County. Go the thetollroads.com.
Sorry BUT I could not disagree more. By taking hwy 73 to Newport coast drive you'll drive about 2 miles on a toll road at the cost of over $3. To me it make a lot more sense to take the great surface streets from the resort to the MacArthur exit/entrance on Hwy 73 and save the $3 each way.
 

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Sorry BUT I could not disagree more. By taking hwy 73 to Newport coast drive you'll drive about 2 miles on a toll road at the cost of over $3. To me it make a lot more sense to take the great surface streets from the resort to the MacArthur exit/entrance on Hwy 73 and save the $3 each way.

Thanks for the info. I'm from Houston, so I was just doing what that lady in the Garmin told me to do.

Would you use San Joaquin Hills Rd. to MacArthur? And then is it best to get on 73, or just stay on MacArthur to the airport?
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm from Houston, so I was just doing what that lady in the Garmin told me to do.



Would you use San Joaquin Hills Rd. to MacArthur? And then is it best to get on 73, or just stay on MacArthur to the airport?


MacArthur runs all the way to the airport and its 3 lanes each direction 50 mph. I take it a couple times a week going to the beach at Crystal Cove, I live 5 min from SNA. Locals tend to avoid the freeways, although 73 is not as crowded as the 55/405 interchange next to the airport. Its affectionately know as the orange crush.


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Thanks for the info. I'm from Houston, so I was just doing what that lady in the Garmin told me to do.

Would you use San Joaquin Hills Rd. to MacArthur? And then is it best to get on 73, or just stay on MacArthur to the airport?
Not sure what you are asking?

Are you asking how to get from the resort to the airport or from the airport to the resort.

From the airport you take MacArthur past the 73 up the hill to San Joaquin then to Newport Coast drive then down NCD to the resort OR just take MacArthur all the way to the pac hwy then south to the resort

We get on and off the freeways at MacArthur when we go north or west on the freeways So if going toward Disney, we take MacArthur then the 73 to the 55 then to the I5 and Disneyland
 

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What is the closest airport to Newport Beach?

Yes the closest is SNA (John Wayne), however there are several airports that are within driving distance. Long Beach, LAX, Ontario, and even San Diego. It really depends on where your coming from, whether you want a direct flight, and the cost. SNA is usually the most expensive. Also the time of day should be factor to consider. Although LAX is about 35 miles you don't want to get stuck in morning or evening traffic.

I would suggest you look at all the alternatives. The closest order would probably be SNA, Long Beach, Lax, Ontario, and then San Diego....
 

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Pavilions and Vons are owned by the same company as Safeway on the east coast. My card for Safeway worked.

Speaking of the Pavilions grocery store, if you tell them that you are staying at the Marriott, they have a code to put in so that you get the "Club Price" for things that are on sale.
 

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Agree on looking at other airports. Just remember that Southwest has a big presence at SNA, JetBlue at Longbeach (and Burbank), and others like up the same way with the big names going in and out of LAX with direct flights from pretty much any of their hubs. I live in the DC metro area and never need to pay more than $350 for a direct flight if I shop around.

Yes the closest is SNA (John Wayne), however there are several airports that are within driving distance. Long Beach, LAX, Ontario, and even San Diego. It really depends on where your coming from, whether you want a direct flight, and the cost. SNA is usually the most expensive. Also the time of day should be factor to consider. Although LAX is about 35 miles you don't want to get stuck in morning or evening traffic.

I would suggest you look at all the alternatives. The closest order would probably be SNA, Long Beach, Lax, Ontario, and then San Diego....
 
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