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The cheapest times to fly from OAK to SNA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, December 24th, and February 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 OAK to SNA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1609 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $195 for Saturday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $205 to $541 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $214. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $662. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $448 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $286 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to SNA flight.

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

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OAK to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $137 (34%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $261. Return trip prices are from the SNA to OAK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from OAK to SNA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from OAK to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 30.77% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 25.52% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to LGB flights

Destination alternative #3: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 20.63% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to SAN flights

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

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 10.84% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to BUR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 371 miles or 597 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to SNA flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from OAK to SNA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeOAK
Origination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.7
Longitude-122.2

Return Airport

Destination codeSNA
Destination airport nameJohn Wayne-Orange County Airport
CitySanta Ana, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.7
Longitude-117.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from OAK to SNA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SNA heading for OAK about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Santa Ana, CA is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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