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The cheapest times to fly from SEA to SNA are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • July 30th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 SEA to SNA is early December. Prices can be as high as $435 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $147 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $157 to $282 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 $168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $276. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $107 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to SNA flight.

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

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SEA to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. 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 $86 (34%) 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 $169. Return trip prices are from the SNA to SEA 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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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA to SNA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 45 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 SEA to SNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 10.38% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SEA to SAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 9.37% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SEA to LAX flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 979 miles or 1576 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to SNA flight is about 2 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from SEA to SNA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSEA
Origination airport nameSeattle/Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle, WA
Countrythe United States
Latitude47.5
Longitude-122.3

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 SEA to SNA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 38% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SNA heading for SEA about at the time listed on your ticket. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Santa Ana, CA is about 7 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Alaska: on time
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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