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Newport Center

A Stylish Way to Ride Around

Introducing, FRANC: (Free Ride Around Newport Center)


Let us introduce you to FRANC, a FREE transportation service around the Newport Center area. Travel to and from Fashion Island Hotel, your Newport Center workplace, Fashion Island, Corona del Mar Plaza, Villas of Fashion Island and Colony with ease.

FRANC’s fleet of GEM vehicles offers transportation services seven days a week from 7 am to 10 pm. Click the map below to view the twelve pick-up/drop-off locations and look for the blue “FR” stop signs around Newport Center. For your convenience, FRANC drivers will also stop at other easily accessible Newport Center locations not listed on the map. GEM vehicles hold one to five passenger(s), and offer a non-stop route directly to your desired destination.


Operating Hours:
7 Days A Week from 7 AM – 10 PM

Download the App, and request your free ride with FRANC now.


Irvine Management Company and its affiliates are not responsible or liable for the services provided by Circuit. Visit this link for full disclaimer with additional details.


When does FRANC run?
FRANC is available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

How many passengers can ride in FRANC?
FRANC can hold up to 5 passengers in one ride. Only 1 person in your group needs to request a FRANC ride.

How can I request my FRANC?
Download the Ride Circuit app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Where does FRANC ride to?
Check out our map, here!

How much does FRANC cost?
Riding with FRANC is free! All you have to do is download the app in the app store.

Explore These Stops and More with FRANC

Fashion Island
Newport Center
Newport Center
Corona del Mar Plaza
Newport Beach

We’ll See You Again Soon

We have made the decision to temporarily suspend operations at Fashion Island Hotel with the expectation for us to re-open in the future. As we continue to receive guidance from the CDC and our state and local public health officials, it is clear that the hotel industry will evolve into a new level of hotel guest expectations and service.

If you have questions regarding an upcoming reservation or event or need to cancel, please call us at 877.591.9145 or email us

Stay healthy and best regards.

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