The cheapest times to fly from DOH to SNA are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • March 26th to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th

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 DOH to SNA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1941 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1139 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Doha (DOH) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $1168 to $1704 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1184. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1872. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $688 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1405 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DOH to SNA flight.

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

DOH to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DOH to SNA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Doha. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 to Santa Ana, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Doha. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $83 (6%) 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 $1393. Return trip prices are from the SNA to DOH 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 DOH to SNA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 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 DOH to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 4.48% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DOH to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 0.57% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DOH to SAN flights


Flight Hacking DOH 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 DOH to SNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vienna (DOH > VIE > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1181
  • Average savings: $224 (15.94%)

See DOH to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (DOH > CDG > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1191
  • Average savings: $214 (15.23%)

See DOH to VIE flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (DOH > CPH > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1207
  • Average savings: $198 (14.09%)

See DOH to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8304 miles or 13364 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DOH to SNA flight is about 15 hour 56 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from DOH to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DOH
Origination airport name Doha International Airport
City Doha
Country Qatar
Latitude 25.3
Longitude 51.6

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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