The cheapest times to fly from SNA to SEA are
- January 8th to February 4th
- May 21st to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
- July 30th 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 SEA is early December. Prices can be as high as $439 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $147 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Seattle
Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $157 to $275 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $170. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $262. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $93 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to SEA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SNA to SEA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SNA to SEA 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 $0.13, 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 $86 (34%) 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 $169. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SNA to SEA? 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 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 979 miles or 1576 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SNA to SEA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to SEA flight is about 2 hour 45 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Seattle, WA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from SNA to SEA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John Wayne-Orange County Airport|
|City||Santa Ana, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Seattle/Tacoma International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SNA to SEA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 60% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SEA heading for SNA about 2 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Seattle, WA is about 7 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Alaska: 2 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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