The best airport to fly into is John Wayne/Orange County/Santa Ana (airport code: SNA). Our hotel has a free shuttle to and from the airport, and is just blocks away. Long Beach airport (LGB) is about 20 miles north, and is good if you’re flying Jet Blue. I do not recommend flying into Los Angeles International (LAX) unless you really can’t help it. Often, the fare is lower into LAX than SNA; however, the hassle and cost of getting from LA to Orange County is usually not worth it. You will pay at least $40 each way for a shuttle, and it will take up to 2 hours each way depending on the time of day. If your flight is $100-$150 more into SNA, it’s worth it. SNA is currently building a new, third terminal and serves most major airlines.
Car rentals are available at SNA, but you shouldn’t need a car during the conference. You may want to rent one to do some sightseeing before or after the conference. We’ll have a free shuttle available between the hotel and the campus. If you are staying in the dorms, a taxi ride from the airport will cost $13-16 (it's approximately 4 miles). The address to give the taxi driver to get to the dorms is 4057 Mesa Court, Irvine, CA 92697.
UC Irvine is located off the 405 freeway, from either the Culver or Jamboree exits. Click here to access UCI’s official Campus Maps page, which includes links to PDFs with driving directions and parking information. The closest general parking area for access to SLM and IALLT2011 activities is the Mesa Parking Structure, near the corner of Mesa Road and University Drive.
The Irvine Transportation Center is located approximately 9 miles from campus and serves Amtrak and Metrolink trains. You’ll need to take a bus or taxi to the campus or hotel.