The cheapest times to fly from SNA to OAJ are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • July 2nd to July 22nd (except the week of July 9th)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)

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 OAJ is early September. Prices can be as high as $1246 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $314 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Jacksonville

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC (OAJ) will usually cost between $373 to $826 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 $409. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $751. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $342 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $526 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to OAJ flight.

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

SNA to OAJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to OAJ 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 $0.14, 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 $192 (30%) 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 $451. Return trip prices are from the OAJ 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 OAJ 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 6 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 OAJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from OAJ
  • Usually 23.88% less expensive than OAJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to RDU flights

Destination alternative #2: Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in Wilmington, NC

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from OAJ
  • Usually 18.17% less expensive than OAJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to ILM flights

Destination alternative #3: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from OAJ
  • Usually 15.32% less expensive than OAJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to FAY flights

Destination alternative #4: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from OAJ
  • Usually 4.76% less expensive than OAJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to MYR flights

Destination alternative #5: Florence Regional Airport (FLO) in Florence, SC

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from OAJ
  • Usually 0.19% less expensive than OAJ
  • 2-layover flights available

See SNA to FLO flights


Flight Hacking SNA to OAJ

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 OAJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Austin, TX (SNA > AUS > OAJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $1 (0.1%)

See SNA to AUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Albert J Ellis Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2284 miles or 3676 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to OAJ flight is about 5 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from SNA to OAJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeOAJ
Destination airport nameAlbert J Ellis Airport
CityJacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC
Countrythe United States


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