The cheapest times to fly from SNA to VLI are

  • January 8th to April 29th
  • mid May
  • August 13th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • November 12th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 VLI is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3754 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1126 for Thursday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Port Vila

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Port Vila (VLI) will usually cost between $1213 to $2824 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1483. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2629. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1146 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1783 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to VLI flight.

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

SNA to VLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to VLI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Port Vila, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $4939 (47%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1456. Return trip prices are from the VLI 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 VLI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SNA to VLI

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 VLI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SNA > LAX > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1445
  • Average savings: $338 (18.93%)

See SNA to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (SNA > SJC > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1474
  • Average savings: $309 (17.31%)

See SNA to SJC flights

Hack #3: Nadi (SNA > NAN > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1540
  • Average savings: $243 (13.6%)

See SNA to NAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Port Vila Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6010 miles or 9672 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to VLI flight is about 11 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Port Vila?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from SNA to VLI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeVLI
Destination airport namePort Vila Airport
CityPort Vila


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