The cheapest times to fly from HRL to SNA are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 HRL to SNA is mid October. Prices can be as high as $791 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $334 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $359 to $584 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 $405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $173 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $445 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HRL to SNA flight.

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

HRL to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HRL to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Harlingen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is 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 $135 (25%) 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 $396. Return trip prices are from the SNA to HRL 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 HRL 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 3 hour 21 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 HRL to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 5.84% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HRL to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 3.15% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HRL to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 1.46% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HRL to PSP flights

Destination alternative #4: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 1.01% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HRL to ONT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1312 miles or 2111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HRL to SNA flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Harlingen/San Benito, TX and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from HRL to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HRL
Origination airport name Valley International Airport
City Harlingen/San Benito, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -97.7

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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