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The cheapest times to fly from SJC to SNA are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • 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 SJC to SNA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $394 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $87 for Tuesday flights around mid November.

 

When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $97 to $218 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $113. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $242. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $128 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $148 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to SNA flight.

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

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SJC to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to SNA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is 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 $84 (42%) 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 $115. Return trip prices are from the SNA to SJC 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 SJC 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 36 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 SJC to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 27.12% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to LAX flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 17.63% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 13.22% less expensive than SNA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to BUR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SJC 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 Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 342 miles or 550 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to SNA flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from SJC to SNA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSJC
Origination airport nameNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
CitySan Jose, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.4
Longitude-121.9

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 SJC to SNA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SNA heading for SJC about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Santa Ana, CA is about 6 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 5 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 3 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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