The cheapest times to fly from SNA to BOM are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 SNA to BOM is late September. Prices can be as high as $2010 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $727 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Mumbai

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Mumbai (BOM) will usually cost between $740 to $1746 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $738. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1734. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $996 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1024 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to BOM flight.

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

SNA to BOM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to BOM flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Mumbai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $191 (14%) 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 $952. Return trip prices are from the BOM to SNA 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 SNA to BOM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SNA to BOM

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 SNA to BOM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SNA > LHR > BOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $42 (4.1%)

See SNA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 33 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Vistara, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8721 miles or 14035 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to BOM flight is about 16 hour 41 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from SNA to BOM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeBOM
Destination airport nameChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport


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