Security Wait Times and Locations
Your safety is our top priority. Our streamlined security measures ensure the safety of ONT guests and staff; while helping you get where you’re going faster than ever. With multiple TSA security lanes and convenient screening options like TSA PreCheck and CLEAR, your journey at ONT is a smooth experience from curb to gate.
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Learn More About Security at ONT
We have a number of resources available to help you feel safe and secure as you make your way around our airport. Click below to learn more.
CLEAR at ONT
Enjoy a faster, safer, touchless way through airport security. Instead of using traditional ID documents, CLEAR uses biometrics - your eyes and face - to confirm it's really you.
City of Ontario Police & Fire Departments
Our airport is watched over each and every day by Ontario's Police & Fire Departments, which are trained to handle the wide array of safety needs unique to an airport like ours.
For emergencies, dial 911
For non-emergency needs, call (909) 986-6711
Frequently Asked Questions
On average you can breeze through our security checkpoints between 5-20 minutes.
Our checkpoints are open 21 hours a day, from 3:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
TSA recommends arriving at the airport 2 hours before your flight, but passenger flow at ONT averages under an hour.
This varies by Terminal and day of the week, but mornings from 5am-9am (T4) and evenings from 7pm – 11pm (T2) are fairly busy. It’s always best to check Arrivals and Departures.
Planning ahead and packing appropriately will make it easier for you to get through security. TSA provides a list of acceptable items for both checked and carry-on luggage.
Yes. TSA offers a PreCheck program that streamlines the security process. You can apply for PreCheck using TSA’s online portal. Please note, TSA may not always have the Pre-Check lane open due to passenger flow or security directives.
To protect travelers and staff, TSA’s national security screening guidelines are followed, including passenger and carry on baggage screening. For more information on the screening process, read TSA’s security screening procedures.
We want every passenger to have a positive experience. To help travelers with disabilities navigate through the Airport, we’ve created several resources. If you have questions about security policies for medical equipment and medications, refer to TSA’s guidelines and exemption policy.
No. For understanding on the proper way to travel with these items please visit: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all
Yes, it is! You can sign up at the airport with one of the CLEAR kiosks before your next flight.
They are open in both Terminal 2 and Terminal 4, every day from 4:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Our growing range of dining and shopping options gives passengers a taste of the Inland Empire’s offerings while meeting the everyday needs travelers have. We will work with you to establish a thriving food, shop, or vending establishment at ONT.