The cheapest times to fly from BNE to SNA are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to September 9th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 BNE to SNA is mid October. Prices can be as high as $3045 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $746 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Brisbane (BNE) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $836 to $1921 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $934. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2123. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1189 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1129 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BNE to SNA flight.

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

BNE to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BNE to SNA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Brisbane. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $340 (20%) 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 $1070. Return trip prices are from the SNA to BNE 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 BNE 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 13 hour 55 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 BNE to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 35.78% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BNE to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 8.59% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BNE to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 3.72% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BNE to LGB flights


Flight Hacking BNE to SNA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BNE to SNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (BNE > LAX > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1045
  • Average savings: $84 (7.44%)

See BNE to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (BNE > SFO > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1064
  • Average savings: $65 (5.76%)

See BNE to LAX flights

Hack #3: Sydney (BNE > SYD > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1072
  • Average savings: $57 (5.05%)

See BNE to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7186 miles or 11565 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BNE to SNA flight is about 13 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Brisbane and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from BNE to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BNE
Origination airport name Brisbane International Airport
City Brisbane
Country Australia
Latitude -27.4
Longitude 153.1

Return Airport

Destination code SNA
Destination airport name John Wayne-Orange County Airport
City Santa Ana, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.7
Longitude -117.9


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