The cheapest times to fly from ISP to SNA are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 13th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd 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 ISP to SNA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1394 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $305 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Islip, NY (ISP) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $335 to $920 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $799. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $453 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $565 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ISP to SNA flight.

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

ISP to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ISP to SNA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Islip. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $273 (38%) 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 $449. Return trip prices are from the SNA to ISP 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 ISP 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 5 hour 27 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 ISP to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 28.50% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ISP to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 25.04% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ISP to SAN flights

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

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 20.53% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See ISP to PSP flights

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

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 13.63% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See ISP to BUR flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 11.33% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ISP to ONT flights

Destination alternative #6: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 5.66% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See ISP to SBA flights


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

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (ISP > LAS > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $565
  • Average savings: $1 (0.09%)

See ISP to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Long Island MacArthur Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2483 miles or 3996 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ISP to SNA flight is about 5 hour 27 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from ISP to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeISP
Origination airport nameLong Island MacArthur Airport
CityIslip, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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