The cheapest times to fly from MMH to SNA are

  • December 3rd to April 8th

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 MMH to SNA is late January. Prices can be as high as $975 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $330 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $330 to $800 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 $369. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $798. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $430 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $609 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MMH to SNA flight.

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

MMH to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MMH to SNA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Mammoth Lakes. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.36, which is above 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 $158 (23%) 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 $530. Return trip prices are from the SNA to MMH 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 MMH 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 1 hour 29 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 MMH to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 57.72% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MMH to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 30.30% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MMH to SAN flights


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

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (MMH > SFO > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $524
  • Average savings: $85 (13.96%)

See MMH to SFO flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (MMH > LAX > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $578
  • Average savings: $32 (5.17%)

See MMH to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 279 miles or 449 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MMH to SNA flight is about 1 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Mammoth Lakes, CA and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MMH to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MMH
Origination airport name Mammoth Lakes Airport
City Mammoth Lakes, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -118.9

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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