The cheapest times to fly from SNA to BRS are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th, October 15th, October 29th, and 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 BRS is late January. Prices can be as high as $4455 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $503 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Bristol (BRS) will usually cost between $518 to $1241 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $519. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1626. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1106 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $762 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to BRS flight.

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

SNA to BRS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to BRS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Saturdays 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 $264 (25%) 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 $631. Return trip prices are from the BRS 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 BRS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 39 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 SNA to BRS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from BRS
  • Usually 42.85% less expensive than BRS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to LGW flights

Destination alternative #2: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from BRS
  • Usually 41.67% less expensive than BRS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to LHR flights

Destination alternative #3: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from BRS
  • Usually 31.50% less expensive than BRS
  • 2-layover flights available

See SNA to LCY flights

Destination alternative #4: Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Cardiff

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from BRS
  • Usually 7.22% less expensive than BRS
  • 2-layover flights available

See SNA to CWL flights


Flight Hacking SNA to BRS

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 BRS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (SNA > CPH > BRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $691
  • Average savings: $71 (9.32%)

See SNA to CPH flights

Hack #2: Paris (SNA > CDG > BRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $692
  • Average savings: $71 (9.25%)

See SNA to CDG flights

Hack #3: Barcelona (SNA > BCN > BRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $56 (7.35%)

See SNA to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5370 miles or 8642 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to BRS flight is about 10 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SNA to BRS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SNA
Origination airport name John Wayne-Orange County Airport
City Santa Ana, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.7
Longitude -117.9

Return Airport

Destination code BRS
Destination airport name Bristol Airport
City Bristol
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.4
Longitude -2.7


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