The cheapest times to fly from SNA to GUA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 14th to June 10th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 GUA is early September. Prices can be as high as $1878 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $574 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Guatemala City

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Guatemala City (GUA) will usually cost between $649 to $991 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 $618. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1181. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $563 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $831 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to GUA flight.

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

SNA to GUA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to GUA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GUA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SNA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Guatemala City, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $39 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $795. Return trip prices are from the GUA 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 GUA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 52 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 GUA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport (SAL) in San Salvador

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from GUA
  • Usually 11.19% less expensive than GUA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to SAL flights


Flight Hacking SNA to GUA

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 GUA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (SNA > MEX > GUA)

  • Price for both tickets: $587
  • Average savings: $244 (29.36%)

See SNA to MEX flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (SNA > LAS > GUA)

  • Price for both tickets: $592
  • Average savings: $240 (28.82%)

See SNA to LAS flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SNA > SFO > GUA)

  • Price for both tickets: $617
  • Average savings: $214 (25.75%)

See SNA to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from La Aurora International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2158 miles or 3473 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to GUA flight is about 4 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Guatemala City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from SNA to GUA.


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 GUA
Destination airport name La Aurora International Airport
City Guatemala City
Country Guatemala
Latitude 14.6
Longitude -90.5


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