The cheapest times to fly from LIM to SNA are

  • January 15th to May 6th
  • August 27th to November 25th (except the weeks of September 3rd, October 1st, and November 12th)

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 LIM to SNA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2454 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $691 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Lima (LIM) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $736 to $1472 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $720. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1681. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $961 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $995 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIM to SNA flight.

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

LIM to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIM to SNA flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lima. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 $181 (16%) 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 $928. Return trip prices are from the SNA to LIM 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 LIM 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 8 hour 26 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 LIM to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 42.36% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LIM to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 1.41% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIM to SBA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $697
  • Average savings: $299 (30%)

See LIM to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (LIM > SFO > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $747
  • Average savings: $248 (24.92%)

See LIM to LAS flights

Hack #3: Mexico City (LIM > MEX > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $757
  • Average savings: $239 (23.97%)

See LIM to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4140 miles or 6663 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIM to SNA flight is about 8 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Lima 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 LIM to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LIM
Origination airport name Jorge Chavez International Airport
City Lima
Country Peru
Latitude -12
Longitude -77.1

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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