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The cheapest times to fly from SNA to DFW are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 24th)

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 DFW is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $851 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $290 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $306 to $557 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $335. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $591. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $256 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $398 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to DFW flight.

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

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SNA to DFW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to DFW 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 $0.21, 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 to Dallas, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $79 (17%) 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 $368. Return trip prices are from the DFW to SNA 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 SNA to DFW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 9 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 SNA to DFW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Robert Gray AAF Airport (GRK) in Killeen, TX

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 25.13% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to GRK flights

Destination alternative #2: Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS) in Wichita Falls, TX

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 11.56% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to SPS flights

Destination alternative #3: Waco Regional Airport (ACT) in Waco, TX

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 9.92% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to ACT flights

Destination alternative #4: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 9.92% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to GGG flights

 

Flight Hacking SNA to DFW

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 DFW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (SNA > SJC > DFW)

  • Price for both tickets: $396
  • Average savings: $3 (0.63%)

See SNA to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1202 miles or 1934 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to DFW flight is about 3 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from SNA to DFW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSNA
Origination airport nameJohn Wayne-Orange County Airport
CitySanta Ana, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.7
Longitude-117.9

Return Airport

Destination codeDFW
Destination airport nameDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
CityDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.9
Longitude-97

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SNA to DFW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for SNA about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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