The cheapest times to fly from SNA to DEN are
- January 1st 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 SNA to DEN is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $687 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to Denver
Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $182 to $454 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $195. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $214 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $306 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to DEN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SNA to DEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SNA to DEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $107 (30%) 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 $247. Return trip prices are from the DEN to SNA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SNA to DEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SNA to DEN? 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 Denver International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 845 miles or 1360 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SNA to DEN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to DEN flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Denver, CO?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from SNA to DEN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John Wayne-Orange County Airport|
|City||Santa Ana, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Denver International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SNA to DEN tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 25% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for SNA about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 11 minutes late
- United: 7 minutes late
- Frontier: 25 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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