The cheapest times to fly from SCE to SNA are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 20th to September 30th

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 SCE to SNA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1049 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $344 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $356 to $771 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 $387. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $740. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $353 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $473 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to SNA flight.

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

SCE to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $242 (38%) 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 $399. Return trip prices are from the SNA to SCE 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 SCE 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 5 hour 0 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 SCE to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 17.97% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 12.90% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SCE 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, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to University Park Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2235 miles or 3597 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to SNA flight is about 5 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from SCE to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSCE
Origination airport nameUniversity Park Airport
CityState College, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.