The cheapest times to fly from SNA to NCE are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 1st 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 NCE is early February. Prices can be as high as $1773 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $559 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Nice

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Nice (NCE) will usually cost between $636 to $1529 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $670. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1518. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $849 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $867 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to NCE flight.

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

SNA to NCE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to NCE 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 $0.09, 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 Nice, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $175 (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 $849. Return trip prices are from the NCE 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 NCE 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 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SNA to NCE

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 NCE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SNA > LGW > NCE)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $343 (39.5%)

See SNA to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (SNA > LHR > NCE)

  • Price for both tickets: $547
  • Average savings: $320 (36.91%)

See SNA to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $611
  • Average savings: $256 (29.53%)

See SNA to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nice Cote D Azur Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6072 miles or 9772 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to NCE flight is about 11 hour 55 minutes.

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeNCE
Destination airport nameNice Cote D Azur Airport


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