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Your Guide to Traveling from the UK to Newport Beach, CA

We have gathered helpful information to make your trip from the UK to Newport Beach seamless. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first transatlantic adventure, this guide will ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey.

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Getting Here


Newport Beach is conveniently located next to John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) in Orange County, California, but can also be accessed by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the north, Long Beach Airport (LGB) also to the north, and San Diego International Airport (SAN), to the south, and Ontario International Airport (ONT) to the southeast.


  • From SNA: John Wayne Airport is a convenient 15-minute drive to Newport Beach. Car rentals, taxis, and ride-sharing services are readily available.From LAX: Newport Beach is about a 45-minute drive south of LAX. You can rent a car, book a shuttle, or use ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.
  • From LGB: Long Beach Airport is about a 35-minute drive to Newport Beach. Car rentals, shuttles, and ride-sharing services are available.
  • From SAN: San Diego International Airport is approximately a 90-minute drive south of Newport Beach. Renting a car, booking a shuttle service or the Amtrak is recommended.
  • From ONT: Ontario International Airport is about a 60-minute drive to Newport Beach. Car rentals and ride-sharing services are accessible options.

Travel Tips

Visa and Entry Requirements: UK citizens can travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for stays of up to 90 days. Ensure you have a valid ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before your trip.

Currency: The currency in the US is the US Dollar (USD). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but it’s a good idea to have some cash on hand for small purchases and tips.

Time Difference: Newport Beach is 8 hours behind the UK (GMT-8).


Here’s everything you need to know before you arrive! Let us help you make your dream trip to Newport Beach a reality, with all the information and tips you need for a perfect getaway.

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