Directions & Parking

Location

University of California, Irvine
Our event will be held in the UC Irvine Conference Center, on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, located in the city of Irvine, Orange County, California, near the I-405 freeway and Culver Dr.

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Parking

Parking is $10/day in the Student Center Parking Structure, located directly across from the conference center, just east of the intersection of W Peltason Dr and Pereira Dr. Parking permits must be displayed on your dashboard. There is a parking kiosk with an attendant 7:00am-5:00pm Saturday, and 8:00am-1:00pm Sunday.

Parking Structure

After hours, there is a permit dispenser at the parking structure entrance which accepts MasterCard, Visa or cash ($1, $5 bills and coins, exact change only).

Purchase your permit and display it on your dashboard. Parking enforcement is 24x7, and while the campus could use the money you'll pay for a parking ticket, it's a lot cheaper to pay for the daily permit. If you didn't see a parking kiosk when you entered the parking structure, find the kiosk and buy a parking permit. Park in any unmarked space, and walk out the way you came in, cross Pereira Dr., and enter the Conference Center.

UC attendees: there is permit reciprocity for parking permits from other UC campuses.

There is also a small park-and-ride lot near the CA-73 and University Dr., about a 25 minute walk to the conference center. Cross University Dr. at the crosswalk and head right on the Peters Canyon Trail to Campus Dr., go right on Campus Dr, then right on W. Peltason to reach the conference center.

Driving Directions

For more detailed information about the UC Irvine area and transportation considerations there are more details on the UC Irvine Parking Website and of course campus maps for once you have arrived.

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Set your GPS to the intersection of W Peltason Dr. and Pereira Dr, Irvine, CA, or follow these directions:

From Downtown LA, I-5:

1. Head south on I-5 S
2. Take the exit onto CA-55 S toward Newport Beach 5.4 mi
3. Take exit 5A to merge onto CA-73 S toward San Diego   3.2 mi
4. Take exit 14B for University Dr 0.4 mi
5. Turn left onto University Dr 1.1 mi
6. Take the 3rd right onto Campus Dr 0.3 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto W Peltason Dr (at Bridge Rd)   495 ft
8. Turn left onto Pereira Dr 285 ft
9. Turn left into parking structure ($10/day, cash preferred)

From West LA, I-405:

1. Head southeast on I-405 S
2. Take the exit toward CA-73/CA-55/San Diego
3. Merge onto CA-73 S/Corona del Mar Fwy   3.8 mi
4. Take exit 14B for University Dr 0.4 mi
5. Turn left onto University Dr 1.1 mi
6. Take the 3rd right onto Campus Dr 0.3 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto W Peltason Dr (at Bridge Rd)   495 ft
8. Turn left onto Pereira Dr 285 ft
9. Turn left into parking structure ($10/day, cash preferred)

From Riverside/San Bernadino, CA-91, CA-55:

1. Head southwest on CA-91 W
2. Take exit 34 on the left to merge onto CA-55 S toward Newport Beach   13.0 mi
3. Take exit 5A to merge onto CA-73 S toward San Diego 3.2 mi
3. Merge onto CA-73 S/Corona del Mar Fwy   3.8 mi
4. Take exit 14B for University Dr 0.4 mi
5. Turn left onto University Dr 1.1 mi
6. Take the 3rd right onto Campus Dr 0.3 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto W Peltason Dr (at Bridge Rd)   495 ft
8. Turn left onto Pereira Dr 285 ft
9. Turn left into parking structure ($10/day, cash preferred)

From Newport Beach, CA-55:

1. Head northeast on CA-55 N
2. Take exit 5A to merge onto CA-73 S   3.1 mi
3. Merge onto CA-73 S/Corona del Mar Fwy   3.8 mi
4. Take exit 14B for University Dr 0.4 mi
5. Turn left onto University Dr 1.1 mi
6. Take the 3rd right onto Campus Dr 0.3 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto W Peltason Dr (at Bridge Rd)   495 ft
8. Turn left onto Pereira Dr 285 ft
9. Turn left into parking structure ($10/day, cash preferred)

From San Diego, I-5:

1. Head northwest on I-5 N
2. Slight right at I-405 N (signs for Long Beach/I-405)
3. Take exit 5 for Culver Dr 0.3 mi
4. Turn left onto Culver Dr 1.0 mi
5. Take the 3rd right onto University Dr 1.0 mi
6. Turn left onto Campus Dr 0.3 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto W Peltason Dr 495 ft
8. Turn left onto Pereira Dr 285 ft
9. Turn left into parking structure ($10/day, cash preferred)

Metrolink/Bus service

Weekend Metrolink service and OCTA bus service are limited. The Tustin Metrolink station on the Orange County Line is the nearest train station to UC Irvine. OCTA bus fare is $2/ride with no transfers and exact change is required ($1 bills or coins $0.05 and up). A one-day pass is $5, which may save you money if you need to ride multiple buses or are planning a round-trip. You can walk from the Tustin Metrolink station to Culver and Irvine Center Dr (about 20 minutes). From there you can catch Bus 79 which goes to UCI.

From the Irvine Spectrum shopping center, you’ll take Bus 90 to Bus 79 to UCI. From the Irvine Metrolink station (in the Irvine Spectrum area) you’ll have to walk about 25 minutes to first catch Bus 90.

From LA, Google Transit has info for OCTA and Metrolink, so you can use that to plan a route.

Air

The UC Irvine campus is about 4 miles from Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA).

OCTA can get you to UCI with a fair bit of walking. However, OCTA service is limited on the weekend, so taking a taxi to the campus will save you a lot of time.

If you going to be staying in the area, several local hotels provide a shuttle to/from the airport, and to/from UCI.