The cheapest times to fly from SNA to MUC are

  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • October 8th to March 18th (except the week of December 17th)

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 MUC is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1600 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $697 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Munich

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Munich (MUC) will usually cost between $834 to $1413 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $881. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1457. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $577 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1028 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to MUC flight.

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

SNA to MUC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to MUC flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MUC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SNA. 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 $175 (15%) 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 $991. Return trip prices are from the MUC 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 MUC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 44 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 MUC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Stuttgart Airport (STR) in Stuttgart

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from MUC
  • Usually 22.63% less expensive than MUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to STR flights


Flight Hacking SNA to MUC

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 MUC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $557
  • Average savings: $471 (45.84%)

See SNA to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $567
  • Average savings: $461 (44.82%)

See SNA to LGW flights

Hack #3: Barcelona (SNA > BCN > MUC)

  • Price for both tickets: $649
  • Average savings: $379 (36.84%)

See SNA to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5974 miles or 9614 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to MUC flight is about 11 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from SNA to MUC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSNA
Origination airport nameJohn Wayne-Orange County Airport
CitySanta Ana, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMUC
Destination airport nameMuenchen Airport


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