Planning Your Trip to Irvine

What to Bring to UCI

Student Housing has a list of helpful items during your stay at UCI.

We know that travelling with many of these items can be difficult. There are stores in Irvine where you can find any supplies that you may not be able to travel with.

Remember to bring items that will remind you of home, especially pictures of family and friends!

Airport Transportation

There are 3 major airports near UCI. All airports have ground transportation available. You should check each of the websites for suggested fees and payment options.

Los Angeles International Airport [LAX]
John Wayne Airport [SNA]
San Diego International Airport [SAN]

Tipping and Fees: For taxis, discuss the payment when you get into the cab. Drivers usually expect a gratuity (tip) of 10%-15% cash over the rate. Shuttles [shared ride], Bus, and Train have fixed rates.

Hotels Near UCI

The following hotels provide lodging and shuttle service from John Wayne Airport and to UCI. Please schedule your reservation before you travel to confirm availability and rates. There may be a discount for UCI students, please ask about when making reservations.

Ayres Hotel and Suites - Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
Travelodge - Orange County Airport
Holiday Inn Express - Costa Mesa
Atrium Hotel


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