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The cheapest times to fly from DEN to SNA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 DEN to SNA is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $704 for Friday flights during mid June, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.

 

When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $174 to $450 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 $198. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $210 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to SNA flight.

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

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DEN to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. 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. 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 $107 (30%) 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 $246. Return trip prices are from the SNA to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to SNA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 30 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 31.39% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 18.77% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SAN flights

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 12.94% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ONT flights

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

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 6.31% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to BUR flights

Destination alternative #5: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 5.99% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LGB flights

Destination alternative #6: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 1.62% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to PSP flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN 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 Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 845 miles or 1360 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to SNA flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from DEN to SNA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDEN
Origination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-104.7

Return Airport

Destination codeSNA
Destination airport nameJohn Wayne-Orange County Airport
CitySanta Ana, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.7
Longitude-117.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to SNA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SNA heading for DEN about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Santa Ana, CA is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 8 minutes late
  • United: 11 minutes late
  • Frontier: 10 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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