The cheapest times to fly from FAO to SNA are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 9th to June 24th (except the week of April 30th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 FAO to SNA is early June. Prices can be as high as $2428 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $493 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Faro (FAO) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $734 to $1427 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $759. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1478. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $719 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $985 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAO to SNA flight.

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

FAO to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAO to SNA flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Faro. 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. Saturdays 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 $254 (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 $914. Return trip prices are from the SNA to FAO 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 FAO 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 11 hour 24 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 FAO to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 16.90% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See FAO to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 2.84% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See FAO to SAN flights

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

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 2.74% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See FAO to LGB flights


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

Hack #1: Copenhagen (FAO > CPH > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $674
  • Average savings: $312 (31.62%)

See FAO to GOT flights

Hack #2: Gothenburg (FAO > GOT > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $685
  • Average savings: $301 (30.51%)

See FAO to CPH flights

Hack #3: Oslo (FAO > OSL > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $686
  • Average savings: $299 (30.36%)

See FAO to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5790 miles or 9318 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAO to SNA flight is about 11 hour 24 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from FAO to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFAO
Origination airport nameFaro Airport

Return Airport

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


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