The cheapest times to fly from SNA to IAD are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 6th to November 18th
- early December
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 IAD is early September. Prices can be as high as $1624 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $297 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $321 to $657 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 $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $862. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $536 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $386 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to IAD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SNA to IAD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SNA to IAD 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 $0.11, 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. Sundays 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 $143 (28%) 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 $363. Return trip prices are from the IAD 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 IAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 3 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 IAD while comparing.
- 135 miles (217 km) away from IAD
- Usually 2.46% less expensive than IAD
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SNA to IAD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Washington Dulles International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2260 miles or 3637 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SNA to IAD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to IAD flight is about 5 hour 3 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from SNA to IAD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John Wayne-Orange County Airport|
|City||Santa Ana, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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