The cheapest times to fly from GTF to SNA are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • June 25th to November 18th (except the weeks of July 2nd and July 23rd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from GTF to SNA is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $806 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $238 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Great Falls, MT (GTF) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $258 to $562 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $288. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $530. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $242 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $378 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GTF to SNA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the GTF to SNA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

GTF to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GTF to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Great Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $169 (35%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $312. Return trip prices are from the SNA to GTF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from GTF to SNA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from GTF to SNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 16.53% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 13.23% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 6.22% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to ONT flights

Destination alternative #4: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 5.29% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to BUR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GTF to SNA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Great Falls International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1012 miles or 1629 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GTF to SNA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GTF to SNA flight is about 2 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Great Falls, MT and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from GTF to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGTF
Origination airport nameGreat Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls, MT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSNA
Destination airport nameJohn Wayne-Orange County Airport
CitySanta Ana, CA
Countrythe United States


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