Hertz On-Demand (on-campus)
Students need not feel stranded when they have the itch to explore Orange County or run errands. Two Hertz On-Demand vehicles are located on the Concordia Irvine campus near the residence halls and are available for those who subscribe to the service. Subscribers receive key-card access to the vehicles and pay as they go ($8.50/hour). There are no application or annual fees. Furthermore, gas, insurance, and GPS navigation are covered under the hourly rate. Students interested in subscribing can obtain more information about Hertz On-Demand at www.hertzondemand.com/LosAngeles. Enter Promo Code “Concordia” when you sign up.
Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA)
OCTA provides bus routes throughout Orange County and connector routes into Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. Bus stops close to the Concordia Irvine campus are located at the intersection of Campus and Culver near UCI and the intersection of Michelson and University near the Ralph's shopping center. OCTA buses are equipped with bike racks to accommodate their passengers’ bicycles.
For more information about OCTA bus routes, please visit http://www.octa.net/Bus-Transit/Routes-and-Schedules/Overview/.
For those with a disability who are unable to ride OCTA’s regular bus routes, OCTA offers a paratransit shuttle service called ACCESS. For more information on ACCESS, please see http://www.octa.net/pdf/access.pdf or call (714) 560-5596.
Bikeways in Irvine
The City of Irvine has a robust system of bikeways and a solid reputation as a bike-friendly city. It has achieved bronze-level status as a cycling community among the League of American Cyclists. With scenic parks and ample shopping centers, it is hard to resist exploring this beautiful community on a road bike or beach cruiser. For more information about Irvine bikeways, please visit http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/cityhall/pw/projdev/bikeways.asp.
John Wayne Airport
Orange County’s John Wayne Airport is a few-minutes’ drive from the Concordia University Irvine campus. For domestic flights, John Wayne is a very convenient location from which to fly. The airport is located at the intersection of Macarthur and Michelson right off of the 405 freeway. For more information about John Wayne Airport, please visit http://www.ocair.com/.
Metrolink serves the coastal and inland regions of Southern California and operates 11 stations in Orange County. The Irvine station is located at the Irvine Transportation Center at 15215 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618. For the routes and schedules of the Metrolink Orange County stations, please visit http://www.octa.net/Metrolink/Lines-and-Stations/ .
For longer hauls within or out-of state, Amtrak is also available at the Irvine Transportation Center off of Barranca Parkway in Irvine. For Amtrak’s routes and schedules, please visit http://www.amtrak.com/california-train-routes.
Shuttles and Taxis
A number of shuttle services are available for transportation to John Wayne Airport. For a list of shuttles, please visit:
Numerous taxi services are also available. For a more extensive list of licensed taxi companies please visit http://www.octa.net/060208/OCTAP.aspx.
24/7 Yellow Cab
ABC Ride Taxi
California Yellow Cab
Checker Cab Co.
Orange County Yellow Cab
Yellow Cab of Greater Orange County