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The cheapest times to fly from BUF to SNA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • early December

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 BUF to SNA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1082 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $298 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $324 to $660 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $330. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $634. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $304 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $426 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to SNA flight.

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

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BUF to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. 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 $167 (31%) 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 $363. Return trip prices are from the SNA to BUF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUF 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 4 hour 56 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 BUF to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 26.29% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BUF to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 13.97% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BUF to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 8.33% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BUF to BUR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2194 miles or 3531 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to SNA flight is about 4 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from BUF to SNA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code BUF
Origination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7

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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