The cheapest times to fly from SNA to CSX are

  • February 12th to April 29th (except the week of March 26th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

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 CSX is early September. Prices can be as high as $2055 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $578 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Changsha

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Changsha (CSX) will usually cost between $691 to $1721 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $722. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1736. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1014 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1271 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to CSX flight.

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

SNA to CSX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to CSX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CSX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SNA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Changsha, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $131 (10%) 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 $1160. Return trip prices are from the CSX 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 CSX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SNA to CSX

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 CSX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (SNA > SEA > CSX)

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $364 (28.6%)

See SNA to SEA flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SNA > LAX > CSX)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $321 (25.26%)

See SNA to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (SNA > SJC > CSX)

  • Price for both tickets: $975
  • Average savings: $297 (23.33%)

See SNA to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Korean Air, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7009 miles or 11280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to CSX flight is about 13 hour 36 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SNA to CSX.


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 CSX
Destination airport name Huanghua Airport
City Changsha
Country China
Latitude 28.2
Longitude 113.2


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