The cheapest times to fly from SNA to PHX are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of October 1st, November 19th, and November 26th)
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 PHX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $955 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $205 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $224 to $465 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $231. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $498. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $267 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $255 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SNA to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SNA to PHX 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 $0.47, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PHX, and Saturday 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 $42 (14%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $262. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SNA to PHX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 338 miles or 544 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SNA to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to PHX flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from SNA to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John Wayne-Orange County Airport|
|City||Santa Ana, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SNA to PHX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for SNA about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 4 minutes late
- American: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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