The cheapest times to fly from SNA to LIN are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 22nd 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 LIN is late January. Prices can be as high as $1461 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $627 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Milan

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Milan (LIN) will usually cost between $645 to $1284 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $650. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1223. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $573 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $798 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to LIN flight.

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

SNA to LIN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to LIN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Milan, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $166 (18%) 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 $768. Return trip prices are from the LIN 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 LIN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 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 LIN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lugano Airport (LUG) in Lugano

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from LIN
  • Usually 4.26% less expensive than LIN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SNA to LUG flights


Flight Hacking SNA to LIN

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 LIN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SNA > LHR > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $540
  • Average savings: $259 (32.39%)

See SNA to LHR flights

Hack #2: London (SNA > LGW > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $583
  • Average savings: $216 (27.01%)

See SNA to LGW flights

Hack #3: London (SNA > LCY > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $655
  • Average savings: $143 (17.92%)

See SNA to LCY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6049 miles or 9735 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to LIN flight is about 11 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from SNA to LIN.


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 LIN
Destination airport name Milano Linate Airport
City Milan
Country Italy
Latitude 45.4
Longitude 9.3


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