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The cheapest times to fly from SNA to RDU are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 RDU is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1082 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $293 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $341 to $631 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $337. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $558. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $221 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $400 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to RDU flight.

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

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SNA to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to RDU 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 $0.11, 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 $125 (25%) 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 $375. Return trip prices are from the RDU to SNA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SNA to RDU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 57 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 RDU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 13.63% less expensive than RDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to CLT flights

Destination alternative #2: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 0.63% less expensive than RDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to GSO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2208 miles or 3553 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to RDU flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Raleigh/Durham, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from SNA to RDU.

 

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 RDU
Destination airport name Raleigh-Durham International Airport
City Raleigh/Durham, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.9
Longitude -78.8

 

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