The cheapest times to fly from PEK to SNA are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • September 3rd to November 25th (except the week of October 1st)

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 PEK to SNA is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1695 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $491 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $499 to $1258 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 $496. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1432. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $935 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $682 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to SNA flight.

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

PEK to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to SNA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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 to Santa Ana, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $105 (13%) 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 $703. Return trip prices are from the SNA to PEK 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 PEK 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 12 hour 16 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 PEK to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 30.87% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Frontier, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, Korean Air, LATAM, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6269 miles or 10089 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to SNA flight is about 12 hour 16 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from PEK to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePEK
Origination airport nameCapital International Airport

Return Airport

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


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