The cheapest times to fly from PUF to SNA are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 27th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 PUF to SNA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2577 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1253 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Pau (PUF) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $1255 to $2096 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1272. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2020. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $748 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1353 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PUF to SNA flight.

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

PUF to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PUF to SNA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Pau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SNA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PUF. 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 $233 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1410. Return trip prices are from the SNA to PUF 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 PUF 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 11 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 PUF to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 35.23% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PUF to LAX flights

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

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 18.52% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See PUF to LGB flights


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

Hack #1: Paris (PUF > CDG > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $681
  • Average savings: $672 (49.65%)

See PUF to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $832
  • Average savings: $521 (38.48%)

See PUF to CDG flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (PUF > BOS > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $993
  • Average savings: $360 (26.58%)

See PUF to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, Delta, Kenya Airways, KLM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Pau Pyrenees Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5813 miles or 9355 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PUF to SNA flight is about 11 hour 27 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from PUF to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePUF
Origination airport namePau Pyrenees Airport

Return Airport

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


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